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Play over 4,000 retro games free online

Street Fighter II. Sim City. Dune II. Aladdin. Championship Manager. Doom. If any of these titles cause your eyes to glaze over and your mind to fill with 8-bit music, best free up your diary for the day. 

Thanks to software programmers Jason Scott and David Mulholland, some 4,000 classic titles that stole hours of your childhood are now free to play on your internet browser over at the Internet Archive.

While many of the titles have existed online for years, the Archive has now made the process of finding and playing them painfully simple: just type the name of your favourite pixelated pastime into the search box and chances are there'll be an MS-DOS version available. 

If you've got a shiny new, chances are that it's going to collect dust for the next few weeks. You can scroll through the entire catalogue of titles (which is still growing) here, or check out our favourite picks below.



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It's just a matter of time

by David Cornish
31 Oct 2016

The best game I ever played: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tristan Cross remembers the video game that shaped his life

by Tristan Cross
28 Oct 2016

The Gears of War director tells us about his favourite games

Rod Fergusson tells us about the greatest games he's ever played

by David Cornish
28 Oct 2016

The best games still to come in 2016

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by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

Why gaming is more important for men than you might think

Sam Diss on the games that bring men closer together

by Sam Diss
27 Oct 2016

Awesome Halloween costumes for your iPhone (seriously)

Because buying your own fancy dress is too much hassle

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

How video games made you the man you are today

...without you even realising

26 Oct 2016

John Lydon on his destructive love of gaming

Apps took all our money. Even John Lydon’s

by Ralph Jones
26 Oct 2016