Christmas time means new video game releases, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are top classics on Steam to stuff them stockings with retro lovin’:
10) Stronghold ($5.99)
Some repetitiveness after a while, but still intriguing fortification action. Love or dread? Dread every time!
9) Mortal Kombat ($9.99)
The game that changed it all. Every kid of the ’90s remembers those magic words: “Finish Him”.
8) Wasteland I ($5.99)
This is going way back, but it’s still addictive apocalyptic fun.
7) Civilization III ($4.99)
I didn’t like this as much as Civilization: Call to Power, but still a kick-rear retro classic that kicked my rear more than I kicked it. How do you win at this really tough game? Get riflemen fast, and then invade, invade, invade.
6) Age of Empires 2 ($19.99)
What’s better than Age of Empires? Age of Empires 2! Jaguar Warriors rule!
5) Oddworld ($4.99)
A slave on a quest to save his fellow slaves from being made into lunch meat…. I don’t know of a more worthy quest to spend your holidays.
4) Fallout ($9.99)
The P.C. game that taught us the value of Stimpaks. And the winking smiley faces. How many smileys did you get?
3) Final Fantasy VIII ($11.99)
Arguably not the best in the series, but still one of the best RPGs ever. Can’t beat the soundtrack and the big balloon school that flies!
2) Jagged Alliance 2 ($19.99)
I can’t say enough about this game. It is one of the funniest game ever. And addictive. Not bad for a turn-based squad strategy game. Barry Unger is the key. He’s annoying and inexperienced but he’s cheap and he’s super-smart: he’ll learn really fast.
1) Medieval II Total War ($19.99)
Almost a decade old now, but still hundreds of hours of crusading, conquering and castle-building to be had. Nothing more satisfying than destroying an entire Mongol horde with English Knights.