Top 10 Retro Game ReviewersThe8Bit This is a list of the top 10 retro/old school video game reviewers on YouTube.
The Top Ten
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 Cinemassacre.com and is in fact an internet hit. - The8Bit
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
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
Pat Contri from ThePunkEffect.com 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
It's classic flippin game room... With 2085, this show just got even better!
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
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
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
Good reviewer for such a small channel. Hope to see this one get more viewers in the future.
The welfare series reboot was funny!
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.1 Comment
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!
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
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
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
The best :), but he's french :/ - Squadela
PBG is hilarious and weird
This guy mostly makes sarcastic, comedic reviews, but I like his videos. - Garythesnail
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! THIS IS SO FUNNY
Really cool guy apart of Retroware and his review are really good.
HE IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL HEROES OF ALL TIME! HE IS MADE IN 2016-2017. HE PLAYS A TON OF BAD RETRO GAMES! SUCH AS BUBSY 3D, PLATOON FOR NES, PAC-MAN 2600, TMNT, SUPERMAN 64, AND MORE. - Neinwott
Irate Gamer is discontinued in 2017. - Neinwott
Use to be HVGN and now is just SSFF. Good reviews.
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List StatsUpdated 14 Dec 2017
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