Update, : Okinawa Rush added at rank #14.
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Astalon: Tears Of The Earth (2021)

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Linux Mac OS Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Three explorers wander through a post-apocalyptic desert to find a way to save the people in their village. A dark, twisted tower has been pushed up from the depths of the Earth... but does it hold the answers they seek?


  • platform
  • post-apocalyptic
  • retro
  • metroidvania
  • pixel
  • boss
  • fantasy
  • chiptune
  • 2d
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • fight
  • action
  • anime
  • magic

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Habroxia 2 (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch vita Playstation 4

Blast off for a sequel that pushes every facet of 2D shoot'em ups to escape velocity!


  • shooter
  • twin-stick
  • retro
  • boss-fight
  • old-school
  • boss
  • horizontal
  • arcade
  • pixel
  • scrolling
  • non-linear
  • bullet-hell
  • chiptune
  • vertical
  • stage

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Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Mac OS Linux

He's gonna take you back to the past . . . again!

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  • platform
  • retro
  • man
  • boss
  • hardcore
  • boss-fight
  • difficult
  • cuss
  • must-buy

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Jet Lancer (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS

Jet Lancer is a frenetic aerial dog-fighting game where you hunt enemy pilots, carve up giant robots, and defy death at supersonic speeds as a daring mercenary in the far future.


  • flight
  • addictive
  • shoot-em-up
  • bullet-hell
  • shooter
  • retro
  • pixel
  • replay-value
  • fast-paced
  • 2d
  • twin-stick
  • arcade
  • sci-fi
  • anime
  • boss-fight

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (2018)

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PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK! To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo Switch™. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features!


  • arcade
  • retro
  • shooter
  • classic
  • twin-stick
  • compilation
  • side-scrolling
  • brawler
  • rpg

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The Messenger (2018)

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ps1 Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor. Leveraging player expectations as a core design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story only to turn into an epic time travelling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania packed with replay value and deadpan humor.


  • ninja
  • platform
  • retro
  • metroidvania
  • inventory
  • classic
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • adventure

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Stranger Things 3: The Game (2019)

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Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch Android IOS iPhone Playstation 4 Mac OS

Explore through the world of the hit Netflix original series in the official game for Stranger Things 3!


  • cooperative
  • retro
  • local
  • 1980s
  • split-screen
  • adventure
  • pixel
  • action-adventure
  • puzzle
  • isometric
  • horror
  • action
  • controller-support

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Collect or Die (2017)

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Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile Android

As a volunteer we would like to invite you to our technology & learning centre where you can enjoy tea and cake before taking on some light physical and mental testing. Of course its not as easy as it sounds, with tons of obstacles ranging from saws and thwomps to lasers and sentries, things can get tricky fast!

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  • retro
  • platform
  • fast-paced
  • physics
  • gore
  • hardcore
  • violent

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Cathedral (2019)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch Playstation 3

Make your way through more than 600 rooms, and unravel the secrets of your past by finding the five elemental orbs. Cathedral features a vast world, meant for exploring!


  • metroidvania
  • first-person
  • retro
  • platform
  • shooter
  • dungeon
  • boss
  • fps
  • vertical
  • shantae
  • humans-versus-aliens
  • crossbow
  • free-for
  • boss-fight
  • 40-player

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HROT (2021)

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early access PC Windows

HROT is a single-player retro FPS set in a small socialist country neighboring Soviet Union (Czechoslovakia) after an unspecified disaster in 1986. Those times were dark and terrifying and so is the game.

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  • first-person
  • retro
  • shooter
  • horses
  • fps
  • blood
  • dark
  • gore
  • 1980s
  • atmospheric
  • historical
  • alternate
  • violent
  • single-player
  • old-school

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