Old video games are more than just a trip down memory lane. Some offer more enjoyment and value than modern releases.
A recent Reddit discussion asks which older games hold up today. Here are some of the top responses.
After all these years, building the amusement park of our dreams is still an absolute blast.
While the RollerCoaster Tycoon series has seen modern releases and remakes, nothing holds a candle to the original classic.
Age of Empires II
The recent Age of Empires II HD release proves that the real-time strategy title stands the test of time.
Whether on PC or Xbox, AoE II is a classic that’s still a blast to play, even after all these years.
Between the original Tertris release to modern reimaginations like Tetris 99 and Tetris Effect, the addictive puzzle game can still capture our attention.
Heroes of Might and Magic III
While the popular turn-based strategy franchise may not be a marquee game today, Heroes of Might and Magic still has plenty of fans.
Most look back at the third installment as the pinnacle of the series. Many hours were lost playing the game during all-night marathon sessions.
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
While there may be better Castlevania games, Symphony of the Night sets the standard for the genre.
It was a treat to play upon release on PlayStation One. Likewise, it was a blast to play when it debuted on Xbox 360. Even today, taking a trip down memory lane is enjoyable.
The Civilization series continues to go strong. Many, however, look back to Civilization 2 as the best of the series.
Even compared with recent releases, many prefer the 1996 title as the best experience.
The Oregon Trail
Everyone’s favorite game they played in school was The Oregon Trail.
It’s possible to play the Apple II game online. Surprisingly, it holds up well, too.
Knights of the Old Republic
While the remake is in developmental trouble, most fans are content with replaying the original.
Super Mario Bros. 3
The famed platformer is among the best in the Super Mario Bros. series. Despite releasing on the NES in 1988, it still holds up today.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Another old Nintendo game, Link to the Past originally appeared on the Super Nintendo in 1991.
While subsequent Zelda titles have revolutionized the series, for many, Link to the Past is still the best Nintendo has to offer.
While Portal isn’t as old as some other video games discussed, it’s still been fifteen years since its release.
The short and sweet first-person puzzle game from Valve continues to delight fans.
Between the high-octane action and over-the-top commentary, NBA Jam stands the test of time.
It’s still a fan-favorite in arcades nationwide, whether you’re playing alone or with friends.
Every subsequent SimCity has been chasing the highs of SimCity 2000. While others have done well, not counting the disastrous SimCity 2013 from Electronic Arts, nothing can match the excellence of the 1993 city-builder.
SimCity 2000 is one of many old video games we still actively play today.
If the Diablo II Ressurected release taught us anything, Blizzard‘s action roleplaying game still has a large audience.
Despite the upcoming release of Diablo IV, many people are delighted to spend their time with Diablo II.
Donkey Kong Country
We’re still (im)patiently waiting for a new Donkey Kong Country game. Thankfully, Nintendo Switch Online has us covered.
The classic Super Nintendo platformers still hold up well while challenging even the most seasoned gamers.