Retro Gaming

Retro Gaming is my classic game playthrough series in which I attempt to go through my growing GOG.com library to see how these older games hold up. Note that they aren’t all complete playthroughs, as I allow myself the freedom to kill a series if the game is too frustrating or boring. And sometimes they’re a little too recent to be called retro. OH WELL.

Nostalgia Lane is an intermittent article series in which I recall some of my favorite video games — PC and console — of the past three decades.

Retro Gaming On Deck is a handy list of the classic (although not necessarily old) games that I’ve purchased on Steam/GOG but have yet to use as a playthrough. This is mostly for my personal reference, but if you’re curious here goes:

  • Blackwell series (Steam)
  • Borderlands (Steam)
  • Braid (Steam)
  • Darkest Dungeon (Steam)
  • Fallout 3/New Vegas (Steam)
  • Runaway series (Steam)
  • State of Decay (Steam)
  • Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
  • Star Trek: Judgment Rites
  • The Witcher
  • X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
  • X-Wing Alliance
  • Star Wars Rebellion
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3D
  • Star Wars Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight
  • X-Wing
  • TIE Fighter
  • Akalabeth: World of Doom
  • Age of Wonders
  • Thief 1/2/3
  • Mount and Blade
  • Dreamfall Chapters
  • Magrunner
  • Brutal Legend
  • The Guild
  • The Last Express
  • Dungeon Keeper 1/2
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Deus Ex
  • Wizardry 6/7
  • Wing Commander Prophecy
  • Wing Commander Secret Ops
  • Betrayal at Krondor
  • Betrayal in Antara
  • Police Quest 1/2/3/4
  • Legend of Kyrandia 1/2/3
  • The Witcher 2
  • Space Colony HD
  • NOX
  • Flight of the Amazon Queen
  • Fallout Tactics
  • Theme Hospital
  • Dreamfall
  • To the Moon
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales
  • Richard and Alice
  • I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
  • Stargunner
  • Wing Commander Privateer
  • Zork Grand Inquisitor
  • Wing Commander 2/3/4
  • Star Control 1/2/3
  • Simon the Sorcerer 1/2
  • Divine Divinity
  • Master of Magic
  • Broken Sword
  • Return to Zork
  • Zork Nemesis
  • Starflight 2
  • Master of Orion 2
  • Zork 2/3
  • Zork Zero
  • Beyond Zork
  • Planetfall
  • Fallout 2
  • Freespace 2
  • Anachronox
  • Ultima 1/2/3/4/5/6/8/9
  • Ultima Underworld 1/2
  • Mgiht and Magic 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8
  • Might and Magic Swords of Xeen
  • Crusaders of Might and Magic
  • Baldurs Gate 1/2
  • Icewind Dale 1/2
  • D&D Dragonshard
  • D&D Demon Stone
  • Neverwinter Nights 1/2
  • Alan Wake
  • Alan Wake American Nightmare
  • Torchlight
  • Quest for Glory 2/3/4/5
  • Space Quest 5/6
  • King’s Quest 3/4/5/6/7/8
  • Dragonsphere
  • Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Maritan Dreams
  • Ultime Savage Empire
  • Colonization
  • Lair of the Temptress
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Teen Agent
  • Gabriel Knight 3

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