Great Curation for Adventurous Gamers
by Walter written 4 months ago
RetroGameTreasure is a great source for curated games for a wide range classic consoles. Gamers who are just starting to build a collection will get the most out of the service, but even experienced collectors can be sent some gems they have missed. Customer service is also very good.
Let's break it down:
Selection -- RGT stocks games ranging from Atari 2600 to Dreamcast/GameCube/PlayStation 2/XBox, including mobile game systems. You have to choose a minimum of 2 systems and 4 game genres, however, so RGT isn't for single-system or single-genre collectors.
Customer Service -- Customer service is excellent. RGT keeps customers informed about shipping and tracking, as well as any shipping hiccups that may occur. Also, in the event that you receive a game that you've indicated you already own (as happened to me once), you are immediately sent a replacement. Everything is handled very professionally. Subscriptions can be paused for a month at a time, or canceled by emailing RGT. Finally, the boxes RGT ships in are very cute.
Curation -- This is the most important part of a service like RGT. Each shipment during my three-month subscription surprised me with one or two gems that I had forgotten about from back in the day. I also received a couple of games off my designated wish list during that time, and only one real miss. I'd call that pretty good! However, you do need to go into this with pretty broad expectations. This is a service to help adventurous gamers explore and discover classic games. If you are only seeking specific games or only interested in one or two genres, then you would be better off just buying exactly what you want.
Condition -- I was mainly looking for the games to be playable, so condition didn't matter to me very much. Some games I received included original packaging and instructions, while some were only in generic jewel cases, and others were somewhere in-between. If you are very picky about the condition of your games, then you would probably do better on your own.
Custom Games Service, so cool!!
by Anthony written 11 months ago
So awesome to have a way to get Classic games for the consoles I loved as a kid! You get some pretty neat options on personal settings and you can change them on the fly! Don't listen to the negative guys review, he probably didn't fill out his settings page right and these guys have great customer service!