Between remakes and remasters, plenty of classic games have been given a new life on modern hardware, but others remain hard to play in any form.
Though it’s more of a history lesson than a genuinely fun game these days, the randomly generated dungeons of Rogue gave the roguelike genre its name.
An update of the original arcade classic, Galaga ‘88 is pure shoot ‘em up fun with (for the time) improved graphics.
Before the series’ more recent action revival, Prince of Persia began as a tough-as-nails platformer famous for its fluid rotoscoped animation.
Diablo and Overwatch developer Blizzard’s puzzle-platformer The Lost Vikings puts players in the boots of three Vikings, each with their own unique abilities, trying to escape after being abducted by aliens.
The driving in Out Run is simplistic, but its synthy soundtrack and colorful graphics still make it an absolute vibe.
One of the most beloved arcade games of the ‘90s, The Simpsons lets players control the titular family as they rough up the citizens of Springfield using bowling balls, vacuum cleaners, and skateboards.
X-Men basically takes The Simpsons arcade game and substitutes the X-Men as playable characters. This four-player game was an arcade staple for many years.