30 Classic Computer Games Available for iPhone & iPad

Classic games from yesteryear are finding new life on the iPhone and iPad — devices that have more than enough horsepower to run those old titles. More retro games are being added all the time, but here are 30 of our favorites.

Alternate Reality: The City

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1985, for Apple II, Atari, Commodore 64, & MS-DOS

Another World

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $4.99
Originally released: 1991, for Amiga & Atari ST

Beneath a Steel Sky

Made for: iPhone, $2.99
Originally released: 1985, for Amiga & DOS

Bounder

Made for: iPhone ($.99) & iPad ($2.99)
Originally released: 1985, for Commodore 64
Released for iOS under a new title, Bounder’s World.

Bundesliga Manager

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1989, for Amiga, Atari, Commodore 64, & PC

Death Rally

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1996, for DOS

Defender of the Crown

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $2.99
Originally released: 1986, for Amiga

Doom

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $4.99
Originally released: 1993, for DOS

Driver

Made for: iPhone, $2.99
Originally released: 1999, for PlayStation 1

Duke Nukem 3D

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1996, for DOS

Final Fantasy I, II, & III

Made for: FFI: iPhone, $8.99 | FFII: iPhone, $8.99, | FFIII: iPhone ($15.99) & iPad ($16.99)
Originally released: 1987, for NES (first game)

Final Fight

Made for: iPhone, $2.99
Originally released: 1989, for Arcade

Gobliiins & Gobliins 2

Made for: G1: iPhone, $2.99 | G2: iPhone, $2.99
Originally released: 1991, for Amiga, Atari ST, PC, & Mac (first game)

Llamatron

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $1.99
Originally released: 1991, for Atari ST
Released under a new title, Minotron 2112.

The Manhole

Made for: iPhone, $1.99
Originally released: 1988, for Mac & PC

Myst & Riven

Made for: Myst: iPhone, $4.99 | Riven: iPhone, $4.99
Originally released: 1991, for Mac (first game)

The Oregon Trail

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $1.99
Originally released: 1978, for Apple II*

Prince of Persia (Retro)

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1989, for Apple II

R-Type

Made for: iPhone, $.99
Originally released: 1987, for Arcade

Rogue

Made for: iPhone, Free
Originally released: 1980, for Unix

Secret of Mana

Made for: iPhone, $8.99
Originally released: 1993, for SNES

The Secret of Monkey Island

Made for: iPhone ($2.99) & iPad ($4.99)
Originally released: 1990, for DOS
The sequel, Monkey Island 2, is also available for iOS.

Spectre

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1991, for Mac

The 7th Guest

Made for: iPhone ($2.99) & iPad ($5.99)
Originally released: 1993, for DOS

Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Made for: iPad, $4.99
Originally released: 1987, for Commodore 64

SimCity

Made for: iPhone ($.99) & iPad ($6.99)
Originally released: 1989, for Amiga & Mac

Street Fighter II

Made for: iPhone, $3.99
Originally released: 1991, for Arcade

Uridium

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1986, for Commodore 64

Worms & Worms 2

Made for: W1: iPhone ($.99) & iPad ($4.99) | W2: iPhone & iPad ($4.99)
Originally released: 1995, for Amiga (first game)
The spinoff game Worms Crazy Golf is also available in the App Store.

X-Men

Made for: iPhone & iPad, $.99
Originally released: 1992, for Arcade

Classic computer gamers will also want to check out the Commodore 64 app and the Atari’s Greatest Hits app. Among the retro games known to be currently in development for iOS are Battle Chess, The 11th Hour, Glider, Grand Theft Auto III, and the Marathon trilogy.

*The Oregon Trail was originally created in 1971 as an educational tool for schools in Minnesota. The first published version was made for a CDC Cyber computer. The Apple II version listed here was the first version of the game to be mass produced and sold to the public.

About Robin Parrish

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Comments

  1. Speedball 2 is also available, not to mention sid meyer’s civilization.

  2. What about hardball from accolade that was Atari st

  3. AmorphousBlb says:

    Duke Nukem II and Heartlight

  4. I hope the might and magic series gets ported over

  5. Eduardo says:

    Ascendancy, Shadow warrior, Archon, Wolfenstein 3D, and orhers I don’t rember right now.

  6. Cool list, but I was a little disappointed to find that the versions of Myst, Riven, and SimCity are not actually the original ones I played way back when, but instead “updated” versions. I was hoping for genuine nostalgia there. However, one thing that SHOULD be on this list is “The Labyrinth of Time,” because that was a particular awesome find and was one of the very first games of this kind. Plus, they haven’t altered anything. (And, in fact, it’s better than ever because my CD-Rom copy had a glitch that always froze it when I got to the ziggurat… I was finally able to complete the game!)

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