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    Rez Infinite PC Port Analysed!

    Tetsuya Mizuguchi's classic has finally arrived on PC, with brilliant VR support and excellent scalability across a range of gaming hardware. Here's the complete breakdown, along with DF Retro-style comparisons …

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    DF Retro's Failed Consoles: We Play Every 32X Game [Part One]

    Part one of a two-part DF Retro special! John plays every single game available for Sega's mushroom-shaped disaster - the Sega 32X, or Mega Drive 32X. And not only that, …

  • Image for DF Retro: The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

    DF Retro: The Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

    One of the greatest titles available on the original PlayStation, Soul Reaver's 3D 'Metroidvania' gameplay pushed the system to its limits. John presents the history behind the game, examines the …

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    DF Retro Podcast #1: The History of Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver

    John discusses Soul Reaver - the game, its history and its technology - with Ben Lincoln, in this initial DF Retro Podcast. Ben is the founder of thelostwords.net, which focuses …

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    SNES Mini Preview: A 16-Bit Tech Showcase!

    This week's SNES Mini reveal has John excited. Here's his breakdown of the key titles in the line-up, how they expanded on the SNES's core technology - plus thoughts on …

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    DF Retro: Soul Calibur

    This week, John takes a look at the seminal Dreamcast classic - Soul Calibur. With its roots in the arcade, Soul Calibur stands as one of the very first games …

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    DF Retro: Quake 2

    John dives into id Software's 1997 classic Quake II. With its cutting edge technology, Quake II furthered id's domination of the PC. Against expectations, a pair of talented development studios …

  • Image for DF Retro: Metal Gear Solid 2

    DF Retro: Metal Gear Solid 2

    John is back with the longest, most detailed Digital Foundry Retro yet - a deep dive analysis into one of Hideo Kojima's most accomplished, yet controversial titles.

  • Image for DF Retro: Metal Gear Solid 2 E3 2000 Trailer

    DF Retro: Metal Gear Solid 2 E3 2000 Trailer

    The classic MGS2 trailer from E3 2000, brought to YouTube for the first time at 60fps and sourced from the best version of the asset available.

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    DF Retro Live! Saturn vs PlayStation at EGX Rezzed 2017

    Catch up with John and Rich's retro discussion panel at last week's EGX Rezzed! Apologies for the video quality on this one, but hopefully the content is entertaining for you!

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    DF Retro: Blaster Master

    With the arrival of Blaster Master on Nintendo Switch, John looks back at the original game, how it worked, what made it special, and how its sequels stacked up. Also... …

  • Image for DF Retro: Analogue Nt Mini - the 21st Century NES

    DF Retro: Analogue Nt Mini - the 21st Century NES

    This week, John takes a closer look at the Analogue Nt Mini - the premium console designed to play NES games and more.

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    DF Retro: The Need for Speed

    Rewind to 1994 and join John Linneman for an in-depth retrospective on the original Need for Speed, from its beginnings on 3DO all the way through to the PC, Saturn …

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    DF Retro: NES Classic Mini - The Enthusiast's Review

    And now for something completely different! DF Retro tests out the hugely popular NES Classic Mini. Does the quality of the emulation and the choice of games hold up against …

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    DF Retro: Halo

    Starting with a look back at the history of Bungie, John takes a close look at Halo itself including the technology powering it and the smart design choices made during …

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    What Went Wrong With Mega Man Mobile?

    The NES Mega Man titles are classics - but the new mobile ports simply aren't good enough.

  • Image for DF Retro: Shadow of the Colossus

    DF Retro: Shadow of the Colossus

    John revisits Shadow of the Colossus, revealing early concept work, deep-diving into the brilliant technology, then moving on to the best way to play this PS2 classic today.

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    DF Retro: Ico

    To celebrate the arrival of The Last Guardian, Digital Foundry Retro revisits the Ueda Collection on PlayStation 2, starting with Ico.

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    DF Retro: Shenmue 2

    John revisits Shenmue 2, checking out what made it special, how well it holds up today and the best way to play in the 21st century. Plus: all the Xbox …

  • Image for DF Retro: Tomb Raider

    DF Retro: Tomb Raider

    John returns to Lara Croft's original adventure, comparing the Saturn and PS1 versions, along with the various PC editions - and what's the best way to revisit this classic on …

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    DF Retro: Quake on Sega Saturn

    John analyses Lobotomy Software's port of Quake. It shouldn't run on Sega Saturn, but somehow... it does.

  • Image for DF Retro: Shenmue

    DF Retro: Shenmue

    John revisits a genuine Dreamcast classic - Yu Suzuki's stunning Shenmue. But what made it so special, and what's the best way to play the game today?

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    DF Retro: Duke Nukem 3D

    John takes a look at five different console ports of Duke Nukem 3D all ported by different studios. Does Duke hold up across all of them? Watch to find out.

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    DF Retro: Unreal Tournament

    In this episode of DF Retro, John tackles Unreal Tournament on consoles. As the very first set of console games powered by Unreal technology, Unreal Tournament for PlayStation and Dreamcast …

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    DF Retro: Half-Life

    John takes a look back at Half-Life, one of the most influential shooters in history. What impact did it have on the industry, how were the console ports, and what's …

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    DF Retro: Castlevania - Symphony of the Night

    John takes on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. How did the game work on PlayStation and what went wrong with the Sega Saturn port? We seek the answer to this …

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    DF Retro: Nintendo Launch Spectacular

    As a new Nintendo system draws closer to launch, John takes a moment to look back at some of the most impressive launch titles to grace each of Nintendo's consoles. …

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    DF Retro: Half-Life 2

    John returns to the world of Half-Life for a look at its sequel - Half-Life 2. We revisit Half-Life 2 across every major platform from its original PC release running …

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    DF Retro: GoldenEye 007/Perfect Dark

    John takes a look back are the classic Rare shooters for Nintendo 64 - GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark. These innovative classics helped shape an entire genre on consoles but …

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    DF Retro: Deus Ex

    John takes a look back one of the greatest PC games of all time - Deus Ex. Then we jump over and examine its port on PlayStation 2 - a …

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    DF Retro: Ridge Racer 5/Ridge Racer Type 4

    John takes a trip to Ridge City for a weekend of racing action. We start with a look at PlayStation 2's first game which offers a wonderful blend of arcade …

  • Image for DF Retro: Mechwarrior 2

    DF Retro: Mechwarrior 2

    John steps back into the Activision classic MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat. We explore how the game looks in its various forms on PC and determine the best way to …

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    DF Retro: MDK

    John returns to examine Shiny Entertainment's PC masterpiece. It's a PC game by console developers designed to push the limits of the platform circa 1997 and it does so with …

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    DF Retro: Daytona USA

    For this episode of DF Retro, the forecast is calling for blue, blue skies. That's right, it's Daytona USA! At the time of its release, Daytona USA was the single …

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    DF Retro: Silent Hill 2

    On this episode of DF Retro John pays a visit to Silent Hill for a look at this fan favorite. Silent Hill 2 remains one of the most revered experiences …

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    DF Retro: Metroid Prime

    On this episode of DF Retro, John revisits Retro Studios classic installment in the Metroid series. Now in first person, Retro and Nintendo manage to perfectly translate the essence of …

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    DF Retro: Crusader No Remose

    This week John explores one of the most important developers in PC gaming history - Origin Systems. From Ultima to Wing Commander, Origin produced a wide variety throughout its existence …