classic retro games - mike matei

Many greatest games revolutionized the gaming industry in the 1980s and ‘90s. Few of the popular games from the past decades are Tetris, Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and The Legend of Zelda. At present, many publishers are introducing remakes of their most popular retro games with graphics makeover. Those retro game new edition are reviving classic games for a new generation of players.

These are few best retro game remakes for various gaming platforms. Let’s explore with Mike Matei.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA- OCARINA OF TIME 3D

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA- OCARINA OF TIME 3D - mike matei

Ocarina of Time was the first adventurous 3D game in the series of Zelda for the N64. No doubt the game introduced a completely new aspect to the land of Hyrule that fascinated game lovers the world over. The game’s comprehensive gameplay, impressive audio, and thrilling new 3D outlook fascinate players.

So there is nothing surprising if Nintendo introduced a new version of one of its popular games for the 3DS. The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time 3D evolve the game’s graphics with stereoscopic special effects. The remastered Ocarina of Time involves a mirrored Master Quest to play through, latest item system, and a different Boss Challenge mode. Another good news is that Ocarina of Time 3D is a transportable game on the handheld 3DS you can enjoy playing while traveling.

BLACK MESA

BLACK MESA

Black Mesa is a popular Half-Life new version from Crowbar Collective that has been receiving amazing reviews since it first looked on Steam (received rating 8.9 on KeenGamer). The remake has been inactive evolution for years and is now heading towards the completion with Crowbar Collective improving the final Xen parts. In comparison, Black Mesa’s graphical quality might not that favorable to contemporary first-person shooters, however, the remake has given Half-Life a huge graphical evolution with great quality and accurate visuals than the to some extent chunky original. Furthermore, Black Mesa comprises a completely new soundtrack, overhauled physics engine and improved level design that confirms an even more immersive game as compared to the first Half-Life.

HALO – COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY

HALO - COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY

Halo- Combat Evolved was the introduction title for the Xbox that gains popularity as one of Microsoft’s largest game series. Halo’s non-linear designing level and electrifying soundtrack set a benchmark for other games. Game lovers also impressed with Halo’s split-screen multiplayer that comprised 5 customizable multiplayer styles to battle it out on.

On the 10th anniversary of Halo, Microsoft and 343 Studios introduced Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for the Xbox 360, which you can also enjoy on the Xbox One. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a new edition with overhauled high-quality graphics for 16:9 TVs. Apart from that, it’s almost alike to the original Halo; and players can even shift between the game’s original and new graphics. It also comprises a latest online multiplayer mode that includes reconstructed maps from Combat Evolved and Halo 2.

SCORCHED EARTH 3D

SCORCHED EARTH 3D

The original Scorched Earth was a shareware DOS game that became popular in the early ‘90s. It’s a turn-based weapons game in which players’ fire missiles from their tanks during single-player or multiplayer battles.

Scorched Earth 3D is a new version of the original Scorched Earth that contains 3D graphics. Therefore, the new version gives the game a huge graphical evolution and a completely new dimension with its 3D landscapes. The new version based on the original gameplay formula, and it comprises all the artillery from the first game. Players can also enjoy playing Scorched Earth 3D in an online multiplayer mode. The good news is that the new version is a freeware game you may add to Windows from the website of Scorched 3D.

Final Words

So, these are few best and popular retro games among game lovers and experts like Mike Matei. If you haven’t tried any one of these new versions of popular games, try now!

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Mike Matei
Mike Matei is an actor, artist, and executive producer of Cinemassacre Productions, owned by his best friend James Rolfe, who he works with on writing, editing, and starring in a multitude of series.