Nintendo Dominates the Top Retro Games of 2021, GTA III Outside the Top 5

Published 12/21/2021, 8:00 AM EST


Talking about the best retro games of 2021, Nintendo stays at top of other developers and fans are happy. When it comes to gaming, they’re some ever-green classics that will always hold a special place in the heart of the fans. And no matter how old these games are, they will still entertain more generations to come. There are some classic franchises like Mario, Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy, and many more.

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It’s been many decades since the devs launched these games. And even today, after so many years, these games still haven’t lost their charm. With classic retro games, there’s absolutely no match for the Japanese gaming giant “Nintendo”. It’s because Nintendo launched some amazing titles way back in the late 19s. And even today, the fans still enjoy playing some of those games.

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On the 20th of Dec 2021, the official Twitter handle of “HowLongToBeat” shared an interesting piece of news. Some fans might not be aware of “HowLongToBeat” but no worries. It’s basically a gaming-related website, where they educate fans about video games followed by the total time it would take to finish a video game.

So, they shared a list of the top retro games of the year 2021. And all the games on this list are a minimum of 20 years old or even older than that. The list contains 10 retro games, out of which 5 alone are Nintendo released games.

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Nintendo and all the other games in the top retro games of 2021

Yes, that’s right, Nintendo alone dominated all the other devs in this list of top retro games of 2021.

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Now, let’s have a detailed look at all the games along with their official developers and release date:

  1. Super Metroid- developed by Nintendo and released in the year 1994
  2. Final Fantasy- developed by Square Enix and released in the year 1997
  3. Super Mario 64- developed by Nintendo and released in the year 1996
  4. Super Mario Bros.- developed by Nintendo and released in the year 1985
  5. Half-Life- developed by Valve Corporation and released in the year 1998
  6. Metal Gear Solid- developed by Konami and released in the year 1998
  7. Grand Theft Auto III- developed by Rockstar Games and released in the year 2001
  8. Donkey Kong Country- developed by Nintendo and released in the year 1994
  9. Super Mario World- developed by Nintendo and released in the year 1990
  10. Final Fantasy IX- developed by Square Enix and released in the year 2000

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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