50 Best Old-school games

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The best 50 Old-school games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Inferno - Beyond the 7th Circle released the 30 April 2021 and ranked #10, R-Type Final 2 released the 29 April 2021 and ranked #3, CARNAL released the 9 April 2021 and ranked #25.

1# Vampire's Fall: Origins - 2018

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For countless years the villagers of Vamp’Ire have enjoyed a life of peace and happiness. But now, rumors are spreading about a wielder of dark magic - a Witchmaster. Fearing the rumors to be true, the village musters a militia to prepare for the worst.

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Price: $5-$15

2# The New World - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game The New World
Screenshot of the video game The New World
Screenshot of the video game The New World

Early Access

Colony Ship is a turn-based, party-based role-playing game set aboard a generation ship launched to Proxima Centauri. The game features a detailed skill-based character system, multiple ways to handle quests, choices & consequences, and branching dialogue trees.

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Price: Free

3# R-Type Final 2 - 2021

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R-Type has returned! The legendary side-scroller is back and better than ever with beautifully rendered 3D graphics, exhilarating shoot-'em-up gameplay, and a multitude of stages, ships, and weapons that will allow you to conduct a symphony of destruction upon your foes.

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Price: $5-$15

5# Witcheye - 2019

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Witcheye is a big, colorful, old-school platform adventure with a unique touchscreen control system that gives unparalleled control over the hero. Swipe to move and touch to stop, bouncing off of enemies and dodging hazards in six vibrant worlds. Set off on an adventure as a mild-mannered witch who transforms into a flying eyeball of vengeance after a smarmy knight and wizard steal her spell ingredients. You'll guide her through 50+ levels, each containing something completely unique: tricky new enemies, mysterious new environments, and puzzling new secrets. These elements are brought to life with colorful, clean pixel art and a lively, head-bobbing original soundtrack. Designer Peter Malamud Smith was the co-creator (with Charlie Hoey) of the viral hit The Great Gatsby For NES, and creator of the well-received mobile action puzzlers Satellina and Satellina Zero. - Unique, intuitive controls, for a fresh take on a classic gameplay style - 50+ fast-paced levels full of unique elements, including over 100 enemies, minibosses, and bosses - Crisp pixel art visuals - 30+ track original soundtrack - Unlockable bonus modes and challenges, including a hard mode with fully remixed enemies and levels - Robust speedrun features, including player ghosts and timers with built-in splits

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Price < $5

7# Unit 4 - 2017

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Fast paced platforming action, cooperative gameplay up to 4 players, an elite squad of agents with amazing skills, space travels, exploration, unique missions, fancy characters, incredible fights with huge bosses, trade, minigames and much more!

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Price: $15-$25

9# Serpent in the Staglands - 2015

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A true role-playing adventure. Set in the icy Staglands, this party-based CRPG has you take the role of a trapped god on a perilous journey across a beautiful, deadly peninsula.

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Price: $15-$25

11# Otherworld Legends - 2020

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Explore beautiful otherworlds like tranquil bamboo grooves, zen patios, grand underworld tombs or dreamy mirage palace. Master heroes with fiery temper and overwhelming power. Collect bizarre and funny items and experiment with their combinations to find the best build. Together with the randomly generated world, every playthrough is a thrilling experience.

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Price: Free

12# Nox Archaist - 2020

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An 8-bit RPG modeled after the iconic games of the 1980s. You control a party of adventurers who travel the Realm, talk to NPCs in towns and castles, explore dungeons, and fight monsters as you seek to save the world from a terrible danger.

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14# Silver Cats - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Silver Cats
Screenshot of the video game Silver Cats

In the afterlife world, a fierce struggle began between demons for the right to own the throne. Due to the feuds of the demons, a rift opened into the afterlife world, which turned the country Rain into ruins. Now the guild "Silver Cats" is trying to return the destroyed world to its previous state.

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Price: $25-$40

15# Guardian Tales - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Guardian Tales
Screenshot of the video game Guardian Tales

Begin your adventure in Kanterbury, a world in turmoil from the Invaders' attack, destined to be saved by the Legendary Guardian! Puzzle Solving Gameplay Lift heavy boulders, throw explosive bombs and sling yourself across obstacles to discover hidden pathways to amazing treasures! Intense PVP and Rankings Assemble and synergize your best party of 3 heroes to face others in real-time combat for glory!

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Price: Free

16# ACA NeoGeo: Ghost Pilots - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game ACA NeoGeo: Ghost Pilots
Screenshot of the video game ACA NeoGeo: Ghost Pilots

GHOST PILOTS is a shooting game released by SNK in 1991. The hero flies an old-fashioned seaplane in order to fight the two powerful nations invading their own country. Alongside giant military weapons, a mysterious combat unit arrives and makes for an intense battle.

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Price: $5-$15

17# Queen's Wish: The Conqueror - 2019

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At last, the Queen has given you power and freedom! The cost? You must rebuild her Empire. Will you? In this epic, indie fantasy adventure, you are free to explore, fight for fame and power, and shape the world as you choose. Escape into an unpredictable open-ended story and cunning tactical combat.

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Price: $5-$15

18# Space Avenger - Empire of Nexx - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Space Avenger - Empire of Nexx
Screenshot of the video game Space Avenger - Empire of Nexx

Space Avenger is super fast paced top down arena shooter with multiple ships and tons of upgrading options that will help you in your war against the Empire of Nexx. Traverse intense battles across multiple worlds as you attempt to push the Nexx back and save your people!

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Price: $5-$15

19# Tech Glitch - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Tech Glitch
Screenshot of the video game Tech Glitch

An old school couch multiplayer game. Get your friends and compete against each other. Multiple game modes? Check. Many maps? Check. Power-Ups! Check. Nothing is decided until the clocks stop ticking. You can always flip the tables and win spectacularly.

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Price: Free

20# Perilous Warp - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Perilous Warp
Screenshot of the video game Perilous Warp

Perilous Warp is a fast-paced indie retro-shooter inspired by the classic 3D-actions. Communication with a distant space colony has been lost, and you bravely step into the teleporter with the desire for glorious adventures. But do not expect to win in a heartbeat!

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Price: Free

22# Tortured Hearts - Or How I Saved The Universe. Again. - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game Tortured Hearts - Or How I Saved The Universe. Again.
Screenshot of the video game Tortured Hearts - Or How I Saved The Universe. Again.
Screenshot of the video game Tortured Hearts - Or How I Saved The Universe. Again.

Single player, fantasy RPG with turn-based combat and non-linear story. Conversation driven: 512 k words of dialog and 300 k words of other text. Combat with or without a party, using martial styles (melee, bare handed, ranged) or magic (arcane, divine, bardic, psionic). Plus crafting.

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Price: Free

23# Kakele Online - MMORPG - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Kakele Online - MMORPG
Screenshot of the video game Kakele Online - MMORPG

Kakele Online - MMORPG is a 2D MMORPG! It is an old style multiplayer open world nostalgic and classic 2D pixel real time role playing game. Play on Mobile and PC! NO pay to win! NO ads! Play for FREE!

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Price: Free

24# Lawyer Guy: Defender of Justice - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Lawyer Guy: Defender of Justice
Screenshot of the video game Lawyer Guy: Defender of Justice

Early Access

Lawyer Guy is a challenging, fast-paced 2D action platformer. No gimmicks, just high-quality level design and old-school difficulty, with some modern quality-of-life touches. You should play it even though it's not a roguelike.

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Price: Free

25# CARNAL - 2021

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Screenshot of the video game CARNAL
Screenshot of the video game CARNAL
Screenshot of the video game CARNAL

A small and challenging retro-fueled FPS straight from the nightmares of 90's millennials. The Sons of Anak are opening portals to extract Dark Matter from the "other side". Kill the possessed soldiers, the manifested demons helping them and any inanimate objects standing in your way!

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Price < $5

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