It’s nice to feel nostalgic.
It’s magical to read old books again. Back then, games were much easier. There were fewer game features that were too complicated, and what was left was the core of what made a game. But that’s not a bad way to feel at all. Since many of us were much younger when we played some of the games on this list, the magic was in the fun, interesting, but simple gameplay.
Almost everyone likes to go back in time every now and then, either to remember good times or to remember how magical gaming was when we were younger. That’s why we’re taking a trip down memory lane.
Resident Evil (1996)
Not only have the movies been around for a long time, but so have the games. You can play them on your PC or your old PlayStation. Resident Evil is a cult favorite. If you want to play a game from the past over and over again, here’s a blast from the past.
Play the game by taking control of Chris or Jill. Even though the game is old, the makers have done a good job of making it playable. Survival is the most important part of this game, and you’ll need a plan because you can run out of items pretty fast.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (2000)
You can play it on your old PlayStation, your new PC, or a remake on a newer device. No one could forget this old song. Most people will remember it as something they did for hours. And the music… well, don’t even get us started on the music. Like this, they don’t make them any more. Rage Against the Machine or Naughty by Nature are great bands to listen to while you play.
The new versions are great, but let’s not forget where it all began. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is likely one of the best skating games, or at the very least, it was the first of its kind.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (1992)
This game can be played online without even having to be downloaded. Simple buttons? So what? The key is to keep things simple. Play the old Sonic the Hedgehog games if you want a taste of the past in a small package.
The images and background art in this game are similar to what you’d find in later games in the series, and they still look good. And the background music is our favorite part—it’s too catchy for this world.
Mortal Kombat (1992)
Do you long for the days when you could go to an arcade and have a great time playing anything? If you feel this way, you should play Mortal Kombat if you’ve never done so. Mortal Kombat was one of the most fun fighting games ever made. There were interesting figures like Sonya and Sub-Zero for us to choose from.
As you’ve probably heard, it was one of the first action games that wasn’t afraid to show a little more edge than the others. The series is known for its violence.
Soulcalibur can be played on iOS, Xbox 360, and Android. Soulcalibur was a very well-made game for the time it came out. It changed how people thought about what action games could do. It’s a 3D fighting game that was technically harder and more complicated than games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat at the time.
But that’s why it’s so much fun to play Snake Game again, even though it came out in the ’90s. Soul Calibur requires a lot more strategy than other games because all the characters take longer to recover and you can move in eight different ways instead of just side steps. It’s also a very pretty game that still looks great.
Crash Bandicoot (1996)
When we first played Crash Bandicoot, we remember how funny and unique the characters were. It was a classic PlayStation game that was mostly about how well you could jump, but it was still fun and easy to play. The graphics, the stages, the characters, and the story all worked well together in this color pop from the 1990s.
Crash was an easy character to like because he was a bad genius’s failed experiment who just wanted to save his girlfriend. Both the levels and the boss fights were different. You went to temples, towns, and even the sky.
Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior (1991)
Street Fighter started out small, but this old fighting game made a big impression on many gamers and non-gamers when they were kids. It was a global sensation and a big part of both arcade and home computer gaming.
If you like the newest Street Fighter games, it might not be a bad idea to go back and play some of the older ones, and Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior is one of the best.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
If you get the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service, you can still play this game from the 1990s. If you thought Zelda had a bad year, it doesn’t look like it did. Even this version from 1998 is a game that stands the test of time and should be remembered. Ocarina of Time is a famous game that all Zelda fans and video game fans in general should play at least once.
Even though the graphics aren’t as good as the current games like Tears of the Kingdom, the gameplay, story, level design, and characters are all great. Also, the version on 3DS looks better, if that’s what you want.
If you want to play with a magical instrument that helps Link play songs that move his story forward, meet your faithful horse Epona for the first time, and go around this country with amazing music in the background, we promise you won’t regret a second of Ocarina of Time. Even though it’s old, that doesn’t mean it can’t be a great journey.