The best retro game consoles in 2022

Relive your childhood or educate yourself about the history of gaming with our favorite retro consoles

If you're hankering for a simpler time, the best retro game consoles are the tech equivalent of a chef's kiss...

7. C64 Mini

The best retro PC console is extremely cute, a lot of its games are still fun to play, and it supports save states and retro display options. 

6. Atari Flashback 8 Gold Deluxe

The best-value retro console comes with 120 built-in Atari 2600 games. We love the Atari Flashback's adorable paddle controllers, too.

5. Retro-Bit Super Retro-cade

While it's not as slick as some first-party retro consoles, we love this system's fantastic library, which includes a strong selection of lesser-known titles, like Side Arms and Wizard Fire.

4. Evercade

Officially licensed and sturdily built, the Evercade comes with game collection cartridges that you can buy separately in order to build up a sweet retro selection.

3. PlayStation Classic

The best retro console with 3D games boasts a beautiful miniature design. It also lets you play some of the most iconic games of the 32-bit era, including Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, and Tekken 3.

2. SEGA Genesis/ Mega Drive Mini

If you're a SEGA fan from a time when Sonic had just arrived and the Biker Mice From Mars were still a thing on TV, this is the best retro game console for you.

1. Super NES Classic

Nintendo has knocked it out of the park by providing a library of essential games inside a faithful, adorable replica of the original SNES. This is a beautifully crafted system.

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