Welcome To Retro Garden - Retro Games Shop, News & Reviews

Welcome to Retro Garden, a site dedicated to finding and reviewing classic games, offering advice on Retro Gaming, and generally providing a warm and fluffy community for gamers to find out about games and old consoles. So if you're from the generation where "Waggling your joystick in your bedroom" was not a euphemism, or are dabbling your feet in retro games to begin with, then you will hopefully find some use to this site.

Latest Retro Gaming Reviews

Play Blackpool This Weekend – Arcade Machines, Talks & Tickets

In a few short days the Play Blackpool event will take place at the Norbreck Castle. I am going, are you? If you are not, please take a look at this guide to see what you are missing!

Golf Review

Fore! Golf is one of those sports that transfers well into video games. It's largely mathematical, and with the game costing as much as a round at another location, it's well worth investing in a Golf game. In this review, Jake Parr takes look at the Game Boy classic. What is it like to play?

Aftershock for Quake Review

As well as being a genre defining game, the extra power and flexibility of the game Quake lead to a range of mission packs and total conversions. Nothing was safe from Quake, and in this review, Jake reviews Aftershock for Quake, one of the more puzzle based conversions for Quake. So what's it like to play? In this review, Jake Parr looks at this puzzler from the Quake Franchise.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Review

One of the best things about Retro gaming is that one man's retro games is another man's new games. It's a game I wouldn't think was retro, but then I'm getting on a bit, so who am I to say what is right? In this review, Jake Parr takes a look at Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, to see how it holds up today.

Duke it Out in DC Review

Another week, another review of a mission pack. In this review, we take a look at the mission pack "Duke it Out In DC", an expansion pack that puts Mr. Nukem in the United States capital, which has been taken over by hogs. But what's it like to play? In this review, Jake Parr takes a look at this package from Sunstorm Interactive.

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

When ID Software released Wolfenstein 3D, one of the other things they did which was superb was release the engine behind it. As such, lots of games were released using the same engine. In this review, Jake Parr reviews Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, one such game that uses the Wolfenstein 3D engine. But what's it like to play?

Duke Caribbean: Life’s a Beach Review

It's time to kick ass, and chew bubblegum...on the beach! Duke Caribbean: Life's a Beach is a add on pack for Duke Nukem 3D, building on the bikini nature of some of the sprites, with Hawaiian shirt hogs, and water pistols instead of normal pistols. In this review, Jake Parr takes a look at this add on pack for the Duke.

Dr. Mario Review

The Game Boy was in no shortage of puzzle games. With it's long battery life and simple gameplay, it seemed puzzlers and Nintendo's first handheld worked well together. There were loads, and Jake Parr reviews a game that - like Tetris - appeared on another system first. Dr. Mario.

Total Carnage Review

Total Carnage was an interesting game. Forget big money, forget big prizes. We love them, but we need to sort out the crisis in the Middle East. Total Carnage is not the smash hit (no pun intended) the prequel Smash TV was, but in this review, Jake Parr will look at whether the game was actually any good.