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25 ‘90s Computer Games You Totally Forgot About Playing

Some of those graphics were truly fugly.

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1. SkiFree

It was so stressful trying to avoid trees with the Abominable Snowman lurking around.
Microsoft

It was so stressful trying to avoid trees with the Abominable Snowman lurking around.

2. Backyard Baseball

Backyard Baseball was a treasure, and anyone who had the privilege of drafting Pablo Sanchez to their squad knows just how incredible that young fella was with a bat.
Humongous Entertainment

Backyard Baseball was a treasure, and anyone who had the privilege of drafting Pablo Sanchez to their squad knows just how incredible that young fella was with a bat.

3. Putt-Putt

Putt-Putt joined the parade, went to the moon, saved the zoo, traveled through time, and entered a race in these perfect children's games.
Humongous Entertainment

Putt-Putt joined the parade, went to the moon, saved the zoo, traveled through time, and entered a race in these perfect children's games.

4. JezzBall

Catching balls by building walls. So simple, yet so entertaining.
Microsoft

Catching balls by building walls. So simple, yet so entertaining.

5. RollerCoaster Tycoon

This game put so much power in the hands of the player, who was in charge of both designing rides and handling the business end of their own amusement park.
Atari, Inc.

This game put so much power in the hands of the player, who was in charge of both designing rides and handling the business end of their own amusement park.

6. Freddi Fish

These detective games were true gems, whether the case was about missing kelp seeds, a haunted schoolhouse, or a stolen conch shell.
Humongous Entertainment

These detective games were true gems, whether the case was about missing kelp seeds, a haunted schoolhouse, or a stolen conch shell.

7. Pajama Sam

From "No Need to Hide When it's Dark Outside" to "Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening", these puzzle games were consistently awesome.
Humongous Entertainment

From "No Need to Hide When it's Dark Outside" to "Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening", these puzzle games were consistently awesome.

8. Pipe Dream

Few things in life garner the same level of pressure felt as that green liquid filled those pipes while you scrambled for the next piece to keep the whole thing going.
Microsoft

Few things in life garner the same level of pressure felt as that green liquid filled those pipes while you scrambled for the next piece to keep the whole thing going.

9. Oregon Trail

I think we were supposed to learn something about the 19th century pioneer experience or whatever, but most of us were just hunting and attempting to cross rivers without killing off our entire wagon.
MECC

I think we were supposed to learn something about the 19th century pioneer experience or whatever, but most of us were just hunting and attempting to cross rivers without killing off our entire wagon.

10. Chip’s Challenge

Nothing got your brain going like this challenging puzzle game.
Microsoft

Nothing got your brain going like this challenging puzzle game.

11. Sim City 2000

This allowed you to create an entire city, taking on tasks that ranged from building railroads and highways, to choosing where to put schools or prisons. So much responsibility.
Maxis

This allowed you to create an entire city, taking on tasks that ranged from building railroads and highways, to choosing where to put schools or prisons. So much responsibility.

12. Doom

Doom involved shooting guns at demons, so it was pretty heavy-duty for youngsters to play, yet that didn't stop it from being massively popular.
id Software

Doom involved shooting guns at demons, so it was pretty heavy-duty for youngsters to play, yet that didn't stop it from being massively popular.

13. Spy Fox

This smooth, gadget utilizing fox was featured in adventure games such as "Dry Cereal", "Some Assembly Required", and "Operation Ozone."
Humongous Entertainment

This smooth, gadget utilizing fox was featured in adventure games such as "Dry Cereal", "Some Assembly Required", and "Operation Ozone."

14. Block Breaker

There are so many variations of this game, but it was certainly a nice, simple option to have back in the day on every clunky home PC.
Microsoft

There are so many variations of this game, but it was certainly a nice, simple option to have back in the day on every clunky home PC.

15. The Magic School Bus

Adults fooled us because this was actually educational software, so you were learning while having fun even though you probably didn't realize it.
Scholastic

Adults fooled us because this was actually educational software, so you were learning while having fun even though you probably didn't realize it.

16. Command & Conquer: Red Alert

This strategy heavy game forced you to make decisions involving the Allied and Soviet armies. It had a single player campaign and an active online mode as well, which wasn't super common at the time.
Westwood Studios

This strategy heavy game forced you to make decisions involving the Allied and Soviet armies. It had a single player campaign and an active online mode as well, which wasn't super common at the time.

17. Duke Nukem 3D

This first-person shooter definitely wasn't intended for children, because if the gun violence wasn't enough, the partially exposed women shown throughout the game earned it a rating of "M," for mature.
Atari

This first-person shooter definitely wasn't intended for children, because if the gun violence wasn't enough, the partially exposed women shown throughout the game earned it a rating of "M," for mature.

18. Hover

If you had Windows '95, Hover came with it, so of course you were liable to play even if you didn't understand it.
Microsoft

If you had Windows '95, Hover came with it, so of course you were liable to play even if you didn't understand it.

19. Rodent's Revenge

In Rodent's Revenge you're a mouse, trapping cats between moveable blocks. It starts out easy, but the levels get harder along the way, and you only have three lives, making your more and more anxious as you advance.
Microsoft

In Rodent's Revenge you're a mouse, trapping cats between moveable blocks. It starts out easy, but the levels get harder along the way, and you only have three lives, making your more and more anxious as you advance.

20. Myst

This was very difficult for a lot of youngsters, but that didn't stop them from clicking around and exploring.
MYST

This was very difficult for a lot of youngsters, but that didn't stop them from clicking around and exploring.

21. Wolfenstein 3D

This first-person shooter allowed the player to run around shooting nazi soldiers. The most difficult part wasn't taking out enemies, it was trying not to get lost on this map that had levels, walls, and a 3D perspective that wasn't too common back then.
Apogee Software

This first-person shooter allowed the player to run around shooting nazi soldiers. The most difficult part wasn't taking out enemies, it was trying not to get lost on this map that had levels, walls, and a 3D perspective that wasn't too common back then.

22. Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee

A game in which you play as an enslaved prisoner who is working at a meat-packing plant that's about to slaughter the protagonist and his peers into food called Tasty Treats. It's a random, peculiar game, but it's so much fun.
Atari

A game in which you play as an enslaved prisoner who is working at a meat-packing plant that's about to slaughter the protagonist and his peers into food called Tasty Treats. It's a random, peculiar game, but it's so much fun.

23. Half-Life

At the time, this game's graphics were incredible and it was a blast, featuring first-person shooter style objectives, and puzzles. It also didn't have cutscenes, which was something games tended to rely heavily on when telling a story back then.
Electronic Arts

At the time, this game's graphics were incredible and it was a blast, featuring first-person shooter style objectives, and puzzles. It also didn't have cutscenes, which was something games tended to rely heavily on when telling a story back then.

24. Army Men

Lots of missions, lots of weapons, lots of melting enemy soldiers with a flamethrower.
3DO

Lots of missions, lots of weapons, lots of melting enemy soldiers with a flamethrower.

25. Backyard Football

Just as fantastic as Backyard Baseball, but for any football fans who wanted to play their sport with these characters. This could also be played online against others, which was such a rarity back then. Little did we know how far gaming would evolve to where we are now...
Humongous Entertainment

Just as fantastic as Backyard Baseball, but for any football fans who wanted to play their sport with these characters. This could also be played online against others, which was such a rarity back then. Little did we know how far gaming would evolve to where we are now...

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