Top 10 Retro Game Reviewers

This is a list of the top 10 retro/old school video game reviewers on YouTube.

The Top Ten

1 James Rolfe James Rolfe James Duncan Rolfe is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, film and video game critic, and internet personality, best known for starring in the web television series The Angry Video Game Nerd, a joint production of Rolfe's Cinemassacre Productions, GameTrailers, and ScrewAttack.

Legendary YouTuber - Martinglez

The OG of game reviewers.

The legend and the catalyst of retro game reviewing mixed with comedy on YouTube. James Rolfe's most famous work from his website and is in fact an internet hit. - The8Bit

2 SomecallmeJohnny

This is a YouTube channel considered among one of the most underrated retro video game review shows on YouTube. SomecallmeJohnny is well known for the Johnny VS videos. - The8Bit

3 JonTron JonTron Jonathan Aryan "Jon" Jafari, best known by his internet pseudonym JonTron, is an American comedian, reviewer, and internet personality.

JonTron is very popular on YouTube and focuses more or less on relevantly "newer" retro games from the N64 and PS2 era. JonTron is also very well known for the hit series "StarCade" a show about reviewing all kinds of Star Wars related games. - The8Bit

4 Pat The NES Punk Pat The NES Punk

Pat Contri from created Pat The NES Punk back in 2008 which is heavily influenced by AVGN. Pat is mostly well known for having one of the, if not THE biggest and most valuable NES Game collections in the world. He is also noted for the most popular video gaming podcast on iTunes called Completely Unnecessary Podcast. - The8Bit

5 Classic Game Room Classic Game Room

CGR is probably the oldest retro video game reviewing show on the internet. With many different variations like CGRUndertow, Classic Game Room deserves this spot. - The8Bit

Oh man, I've been watching these guys ever since I first got into YT gaming videos. I used to have a very big connection with PS1 games and it was cool to see even the least known PSX games get some attention. - Mcgillacuddy

6 ProJared ProJared

ProJared actually gives you reasons as to why a game is good or bad, and he reviews a nice variety.

ProJared is awesome! Especially his D&December videos. - The8Bit

ProJared deserves on this list

7 Brutalmoose Brutalmoose
8 Larry Bundy Jr.

Really funny AND informative, his work is so good, looking up unknown subjects, he makes the others look way behind the times in comparison. - MrJolly

Although Guru Larry doesn't focus on retro games consistanty, he is still recognizable to many YouTube gamers as a "retro gamer". Larry is very good at VO work and is very skilled at sharing with others interesting video game facts that you probably never knew about. - The8Bit

Guru Larry is just downright amazing on his research, by far one of the most original and extensive retro gaming channels on YouTube. How he is virtually never mentioned on these Top Ten lists is beyond me.

Also having really intelligent humor in his videos also helps them be awesome too!

9 Console Wars

Console Wars is best known for 2 guys who love retro video games who battle out games that are the same but on different consoles (this is mostly NES/SNES vs Genesis games). The episodes are very comedic and enjoyable for everyone. - The8Bit

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10 Kaptain Klassic

Probably the youngest out of all the actual retro game reviewers inspired by AVGN. Also not big at all but very underrated.

One of the youngest retro game reviewers out there inspired by AVGN. Good content that deserves more notoriety.

Probably the youngest retro game reviewer similar to AVGN. Underrated talent that deserves more noteriety.

The Contenders

11 The 8-Bit Eric Show

The 8-Bit Eric Show is known best for retro video game vlogs and pickups by Eric Perez. He also from time to time reviews retro games and mix it with sitcoms. - The8Bit

12 The Completionist The Completionist

Home to That One Video Gamer on YouTube which like JonTron is powered by Normal Boots. The Completion is (hince the name) consists of Jirard Khalil completing games 100% through and reviewing them. - The8Bit

13 JewWario

Justin Carmical was a retro gamer on YouTube who was best known for reviewing Japanese import games and showing people how to play them and his website You Can Play This. Justin also reviewed candy as a project on the side. JewWario is the only YouTube channel in this list that is no longer in production. - The8Bit

14 Joueur du Grenier

The best :), but he's french :/ - Squadela

15 PeanutButterGamer

PBG is hilarious and weird

16 The Lonely Goomba

This guy mostly makes sarcastic, comedic reviews, but I like his videos. - Garythesnail

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17 Caddicarus Caddicarus Caddicarus (James Caddick) is a British YouTuber who started YouTubing around May of 2012. He makes reviews on Sundays, with the Caddicarus show, and he makes random videos on Wednesdays with the Caddy show.
18 The Retro Game Rage


19 Irate Gamer

Irate Gamer is discontinued in 2017. - Neinwott

20 Game Dave

Really cool guy apart of Retroware and his review are really good.

21 Stop Skeletons From Fighting

Use to be HVGN and now is just SSFF. Good reviews.

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