Best Websites to Fix Retro Games

Ready to relive retro gaming right in your browser? If you’re bored at work and suddenly remember the hours you spent playing with theNintendo Power Pad as a child, don’t worry. You can go back to your youth without ever leaving your desk. Check out some of these amazing websites where you can play all classic games right in your browser – no emulator apps or ROMs required.

The biggest award on our list is the digital library at, which has two different sections on online gaming: a well-organized console lounge and an Internet arcade game . (Ah, the days when token-based arcade games were in full swing.)

While it can be a little tricky to grasp the controls of a game at times, it’s a small price to pay for a huge archive of classic games that you can play right in your browser.

You can also check the DOS collection on to find some classic PC games (including some classic Sierra games like Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards). And if you don’t feel like playing at the moment, you can even play with some old Windows 3.1 or Macintosh applications.

(By the way, is a great but smaller alternative if you just want to spend the day playing legacy Sierra games.)


The second verse is the same as the first. If you can’t find it on or the controls or quality of the game you’re trying to play just doesn’t work, try ClassicReload . The site has over 5,000 different retro PC and console games that you can play right in your browser, including some very modern games like Command and Conquer: Red Alert and Duke Nukem 3D. (Well, in a modern way.)

Retro games online

It’s hard to find great sites that allow you to play games in your browser without installing Adobe Flash . Retro Games Online has a great HTML5 player that loads quickly and is responsive. The site isn’t as well-classified as its counterparts, and it runs ads before downloading the emulated games you want to play, but it’s a great option for some classic console games, including the best Super Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Emulator online

Like Retro Games Online, Emulator Online is a bit overwhelmed with ads, but at least offers categories for the various games it places to make browsing easier. HTML5 web emulators load quickly as well, but heck it can be painful trying to switch between the many buttons and joysticks of a Nintendo 64 controller on a computer keyboard. This won’t stop us from playing Mario Kart 64; it’s just a big learning curve.

Skum in HTML5

There is not much you can do on , but its trusty HTML5 port of the Scumm engine is one of our favorite time killers. Said Scumm engine, in case you didn’t know, is what you used to play these ancient click-word-click-item-action LucasArts adventure games and you get seven options to choose from at site. We especially love that Day of the Tentacle is fully voiced – the subtitles just don’t convey this game properly.


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