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Best Retro Games of 2016

With each year passing, video games become more and more expensive. What’s worse is that instead of selling them as a whole package, video game publishers sell them in different smaller packages trying to make a profit and bleed the players’ wallets.

As a result, more and more indie retro games appear on the market whose intention is not to break the bank, but break the mold instead if you are into old style games, and are a ray of light in an industry that has become murky.

Retro games fall into many different categories such as shooters, strategy, role play and even casino games. For casino games for real money these are better than most and sites like will keep you safe while trying them online.

So, here are some of the best retro games of 2016.

Nuclear Throne

This rogue-like shooter was developed by Vlambeer. In it you get to play with a dozen different characters depending on whose abilities you like the most. The goal is to shoot your way through the levels, which a randomly generated. In the process you get to collect perks and new weapons.

You won’t find any frivolous dialogue trees or quests here. It’s pure quick-moving shooter, where a couple of stray bullets could mean the end of you. The highlights of this game are the tight controls. It’s recommended best for skilled players that like survivals. It’s available for only $12.


Enter the Gungeon

This one is similar to Nuclear Throne in gameplay, only that Enter the Gungeon is a true bullet hell. If you want levels crawling with enemies, screen flooded with projectiles, and game where ultimate flipping, ducking, rolling and jumping skills are necessary, this game is for you.


It’s a game where the best defense is a good offense. The choice of weapons is great as there are hundreds of them, so you have various ways of blasting your enemies. This game is really hard because with each dying you have to start all over from the first floor.


Axiom Verge

This game will bring nostalgia tears to your eyes. It’s a retro-styled forward-thinking game inspired by classics like Bionic Commando or Metroid. The story is awesome too. You are a scientist and you wake up on an alien, but ancient world. You get to uncover the mysteries of the world with the help of secrets, upgrades and variety of weapons.

Game Dev Story

This one is available for Android and iOS devices. You can buy it for under $3. Game Dev Story is a simulation game where you have to build your own company that will create a million-selling game. You get to decide about the console, the story and type of game that the company has to produce.

As you manage your company you get to employ various experts, from sound engineers to programmers, game developers etc. Build your own billion-dollar enterprise with this awesome retro game.


Pac-Man 256

This is one of the many redesigns of the legendary Pack Man game. Although you can buy it from Steam, you can get it for free on your mobile if you don’t mind the ads. This one is as retro as it can be. Eating pellets while running away from ghosts to stay alive. However, with this version there is a twist.

It still remains a simple game, but with a modern spin. It shouldn’t take you much to get back into the gameplay.

Carl Williams

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2 Responses to “Best Retro Games of 2016”

  1. Berto Yulianto says:

    Pac-Man 256 is my favorite. Simple yet addictive.

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