When old is gold, these are the best retro games that make us misty eyed. By Marc Chacksfield. 09 January 2020. We’re living in a golden age of gaming, with an incredible range of interactive experiences to suit every taste. Even so, it’s hard not to occasionally pine for the simpler days of the arcade era, where the best retro games - those fantastic 8-bit and 16-bit titles - turned us.