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Still a 90’s kid at heart? Wish it was still 1985? Rather play Frogger than Assassin’s Creed? GameSpew’s Retro section is for you!

Here we celebrate everything yesteryear: the best games of days gone by, re-releases of the classics, and pretty much anything to do with the golden age of video games.

Games That Changed Our Lives #12: Red Dead Redemption

To summarise Red Dead Redemption as simply “Grand Theft Auto in the ol’ West”, is to do it such a disservice that you ought to...
Spider-Man 2000

Games That Changed Our Lives #11: Spider-Man (2000)

When we think about Marvel superheroes in gaming, one rises above the rest in terms of prevalence: Spider-Man. Spider-Man has had a far greater presence...

Games That Changed Our Lives #10: The UFO Trilogy

By David Haughton With XCOM 2 getting ever closer I feel its time to pay tribute to a series that tired to keep the XCOM...

Games That Changed Our Lives #9: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

By Conor Bailey Star Wars games have always had a special place in the hearts of gamers. It's very, very hard not to name a...

Games That Changed Our Lives #8: Final Fantasy VII and VIII

Those crazy Japanese. Western culture can’t account for them. The Japanese are so bewildering that Sophia Coppola earned four Oscar nominations for a film...

Games That Changed Our Lives #7: The Dragon Age Series

Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Neverwinter... The list of RPGs I've played and thoroughly enjoyed throughout my life goes on, but none will ever...

Top 10 Atari 2600 Games

The Atari 2600 Video Computer System, or VCS, is one of the greatest consoles of all time. It was the system that truly kicked...

Games That Changed Our Lives #6: Donkey Kong Country

Remember when we were innocent? Think about it. Take a break from plotting the growth of your criminal empire or raising your destructive magicka...

Games That Changed Our Lives #5: Gran Turismo

We live in an era of invention and, as such, compulsively seek the new. Were someone to have stumbled ontoDragon’s Den in 1997 and...
Top 10 Underrated Consoles

Top 10 Most Underrated Games Consoles

Over the years there have been loads of great gaming machines that just never got as much love as they truly deserved. Some of...

Rare Replay Review

As someone that has admittedly not played many Rare games, the announcement of Rare Replay was a nice surprise for me. Promising a collection...

Games That Changed Our Lives #4: Sim City

Can you think of anything more boring than Urban Planning? A friend of mine took a degree in it at university and several times...

Games That Changed Our Lives #3: Tomb Raider

Imagine a world without Lara Croft. The ridge-climbing, relic-seeking, ass-kicking English aristocrat with the curves of a genetically enhanced Page 3 model first somersaulted...
16 bit racers

Retro Gaming: Three Classic 16-Bit Racers

The Mega Drive and SNES gave those of us old enough to remember them many gaming delights. The consoles are best known for the...

Games That Changed Our Lives #2: The Metal Gear Series

For better or worse we live in a world of franchises. McDonalds and Subways. Dominos and Pizza Hut. Tesco and more Tescos. A franchise...

Back to Black – Criterion’s signature shooter

For those of you who weren’t clutching controllers in the early 2000’s, Black may have slipped you by without much notice. But for those...

In Praise of the Sega Saturn

The title of this article almost qualifies as an oxymoron. You know, like those advertisements on TV where banks attempt to show how caring...

Games That Changed Our Lives #1: Goldeneye 007

Nostalgia. It’s a funny thing. While your run-of-the-mill human being thinks back to summer afternoons spent in the park or on the beach, days...

The Most Inspirational Game You’ve Never Heard Of: System Shock

A terrifying first-person action romp through the mutant and cyborg filled corridors of TriOptimum’s Citadel Station; the power seat of a spiteful and ego-maniacal computer A.I gone rogue - S.H.O.D.A.N.
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