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Re-live retro gaming with EmuOS, a collection of classic video games

Emuos Homescreen
Emuos Homescreen (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • You can now check out EmuOS, an online repository of old video games.
  • The site serves as a way of archiving old games and pieces of software.
  • EmuOS has Pac-Man, Pong, Pikachu Volleyball, and many other older titles.

If you're feeling nostalgic, you can hop on over to EmuOS. It's an online repository of old video games and older pieces of software that you can use within your web browser. EmuOS has popular older games, such as Pong and Pac-Man, and also has Quake 1, 2, and 3.

EmuOS has a few different skins to go along with its retro feel, including Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME. EmuOS is part of Emupedia. The Emupedia GitHub page outlines its purpose:

The purpose of Emupedia is to serve as a nonprofit meta-resource, hub and community for those interested mainly in video game preservation which aims to digitally collect, archive and preserve games and software to make them available online accessible by a user-friendly UI that simulates several retro operating systems for educational purposes.

Pikachu Volleyball Emuos

Source: Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Windows Central)

Inside EmuOS, you can bounce a volleyball back and forth in Pikachu Volleyball, get a rally going in Pong, or mess around in Paint. You can even have Clippy appear if you miss the "helpful" assistant from the olden days of Windows.

What's your favorite old video game or piece of software? Let us know in the comments below.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • Is it legal?
  • "You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here." I remember ripping off shrink wrap, reading the included booklets/pamphlets... The good ol dayz...
  • Original Zork. Ah... Those were great games. I miss adventure games. A whole genre that doesn't really exist any more.
  • eSheep. sob... so old memories. im sad now :'(
  • Some of these games have open source variants that allow running them on Windows 10 directly (like open xcom). Also games like Doom and Hexen have support for custom engines like Doomsday (/better lightning effects) and various high quality texture mods ( eg https://www.nexusmods.com/hexenbeyondheretic/mods/2 ). Worth checking out.