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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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Pointless? Possibly. Are we envious? Definitely

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20 Mar 2017

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Anyone fancy digging the old N64 out again?

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17 Mar 2017

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It doesn't have to be this painful

by Matt Tate
16 Mar 2017

Donkey Kong definitely dabs in new 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' trailer

Stop, stop, it's already dead

by Matt Tate
10 Mar 2017

The latest Zelda game will take over your life

Link is better than ever in Nintendo's open-world masterpiece

by Matt Tate
09 Mar 2017

There's a secret hidden message in your Nintendo Switch Pro controller

Have you found it?

by Gary Ogden
06 Mar 2017

5 video games you need to play in March

Those thumbs are going to be busy

by Matt Tate
03 Mar 2017

What 'Mario Kart' - the ultimate driving game - taught me about life

Joel Golby, like you, is merely a product of 'Mario Kart'

by Joel Golby
02 Mar 2017

Don't eat Nintendo Switch games, they taste rank

That's... not what they're for

by Gary Ogden
02 Mar 2017

Xbox are releasing a new 'Netflix for games' service called Game Pass

Unlimited gaming for a tiny price

by Gary Ogden
28 Feb 2017