These Are The Classic PC Games You Should Play Right Now

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There are a whole load of things you can do whilst at home, and one of those things is play classic PC games.

Evenings which were once spent playing PC games have long been replaced with binge-watching every episode of Netflix’s new hit shows like Narcos, Breaking Bad and the latest smash – Tiger King.

If however, you’re getting slightly bored of the Joe Exotic – Carole Baskin beef, why not get the nostalgia flowing with some classic PC games?

Read on for our ultimate guide to retro games that will transport you right back to your childhood.

3D Roulette

3D Roulette Classic PC Games Lockdown

3D Roulette is a great classic PC game you can play right now

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Roulette is one of the oldest casino games around having been first devised over three hundred years ago in France.

Since then the game has gone on to become incredibly popular with gamblers across the globe.

The mid-20th century was perhaps the Golden Age for roulette, when a rapid period of casino expansion in Las Vegas introduced the game to hundreds of thousands of players.

It was then further popularised by its portrayal in popular Hollywood movies like James Bond.

Unfortunately the introduction of mechanised slot machines into mainstream casinos saw the popularity of roulette wain.

The game did experience an upturn in fortunes though at the turn of the Millennium when online casinos began to grow and become extremely popular.

Live 2D games were originally pioneered but nowadays if you want to get your spinning wheel fix you’re spoilt for choice.

Roulette has come a long way since its humble beginnings, with operators such as 888 online Casino offering up some exhilarating, first-class games, such as their immersive 3D roulette game.

Age of Empires

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Age of Empires has come a long way since its first release in 1997 and remains just as popular today.

If you didn’t spend your days off school masterminding the growth of a Stone Age civilisation of Age of Empires have you really lived?

This real time strategy game that was first released in 1997 is the perfect answer to any lockdown related boredom that you may be experiencing.

If you’re unaware of the game, its various releases focus on distinct periods of human history.

The very first release of the game allowed players to choose from 12 distinct civilisations based on East Asian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Greek prehistory.

You will be tasked with out-developing your competitors, technologically, culturally and if needed, militarily.

There have been numerous releases of the game since 1997 ranging from Ancient Rome to the Aztecs and African Kingdoms.

The very latest release, Age of Empires III is available now.

Football Manager

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Football Manager has been reimagined for a new 2020 audience.

Age of Empires might have you entertained for five or six hours.

However, Football Manager will keep your attention up until the point of exhaustion.

If you download the game and don’t find yourself setting up individual training tactics at 3am then you’re doing something wrong.

Football fans of a certain age have been waxing lyrical about old versions of Football Manager on social media for ages now.

Yet, why trade in nostalgia for performance by playing a game released in 2003 when you can enjoy that era on the latest release?

Online you’ll find many sites and blogs that compile the best tactics, training regimes and databases available.

Fortunately, for nostalgia lovers one dedicated fan on YouTube has even put in the time and effort to recreate the Championship Manager 2003/2004 database for the current game.

Within an hour or so you could be taking charge of Arsene Wenger’s invincible or trying to win the Premier League title with a cash poor Manchester City side Robbie Fowler and Nicolas Anelka up front.

If 2003/2004 isn’t your season of choice you can find a whole host of other years and eras to play with online.

It’s the perfect way to combine your gaming and sporting passion with both new and old teams to enjoy.

Duke Nukem

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Roll back the years by playing this 1996 classic on your PC.

Before Call of Duty and Fortnite took over the first-person shooter market there was another game that provided thrills and spills galore.

Duke Nukem 3D which was released in 1996 was one of the genre defining games of its era.

It was the first time that the action hero, first introduced in the 1990s was brought into real life with 3D graphics.

Players could now enjoy their bubble gum chewing, buzz cut wearing, machismo hero in the glory of ultimate 3D.

In this game, Duke Nukem is forced once again to stave off the threat of an alien invasion in his hometown of Los Angeles.

For fans of the franchise this game is the absolute peak of the series.

After 1996, the Duke Nukem franchise fell off a cliff with developers seemingly focusing on quantity rather than quality.

So, relive the glory days with this phenomenal game.

Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital is a great classic PC game to check out

Theme Hospital is a great classic PC game to check out

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Theme Hospital is an amazing game to play if you’re bored and wanting to pass time.

Funny, educational engaging and even rewarding, you’ll be tasked with designing and running your own hospital, where you will treat a range of different ailments.

Can you manage your health budgets better than the government?

Can you keep your staff happy whilst maintain that you’re at the very cutting edge of modern medicine?

You’ll find out as you’re put to the test on this game.

So, what are you waiting for?

Fire up your PC and head back in time to your childhood with one of these amazing old school PC games.

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