Where to buy retro games UK: Some of the best Retro game stores in the UK

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Where to buy retro games UK: Some of the best Retro game stores in the UK

Where can you buy retro games in the UK? The likes of CEX and Cash Converters sometimes stock an old console or a handful of old games, but where else can UK-based retro gaming fans go to browse and buy retro games? Here, we showcase a number of websites and shops that provide just that – an easy, simple way to buy retro games in the UK.

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  • Retrogames
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  • Retro Game Base
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  • ConsoleMAD
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  • Console Passion
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  • GAME
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  • Warp Zone
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  • Retro Gaming World
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Where can you buy retro games in the UK? The likes of CEX and Cash Converters sometimes stock an old console or a handful of old games, but where else can UK-based retro gaming fans go to browse and buy retro games? Here, we showcase a number of websites and shops that provide just that – an easy, simple way to buy retro games in the UK. Read next: Most anticipated games of 2016

Where to buy retro games UK: Retrogames

Starting way back in 1995, Retrogames is a great resource that started life as a gaming magazine for UK-based retro gaming fans to purchase old-school games and consoles. The site, which looks pretty retro itself, allows users to sign up and over time, suggestions of games and consoles to buy based on your interests will be served up. Not sure if you want to purchase a certain game or console? The site provides prospective buyers with reviews from previous customers complete with star ratings.

The site also has an eBay shop where they’ll stock “slightly more tatty examples” of games not nice enough to appear on the Retrogames site at a discount.

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Where can you buy retro games in the UK? The likes of CEX and Cash Converters sometimes stock an old console or a handful of old games, but where else can UK-based retro gaming fans go to browse and buy retro games? Here, we showcase a number of websites and shops that provide just that – an easy, simple way to buy retro games in the UK. Read next: Most anticipated games of 2016

Where to buy retro games UK: Retrogames

Starting way back in 1995, Retrogames is a great resource that started life as a gaming magazine for UK-based retro gaming fans to purchase old-school games and consoles. The site, which looks pretty retro itself, allows users to sign up and over time, suggestions of games and consoles to buy based on your interests will be served up. Not sure if you want to purchase a certain game or console? The site provides prospective buyers with reviews from previous customers complete with star ratings.

The site also has an eBay shop where they’ll stock “slightly more tatty examples” of games not nice enough to appear on the Retrogames site at a discount.

Step 2 of 7: Where to buy retro games UK: Retro Game Base

Retro Game Shop is another great option for retro game fans as unlike some of the other companies listed in this article, there’s a physical store to browse as well as the online store. This gives users the opportunity, if they live in London, to go and physically check out the game or console they want to purchase before they hand over their hard earned cash. Apart from that, the website is fairly easy to navigate with clear indicators as to whether the product is boxed, game only, good condition, etc and even sells modified consoles for those interested.

Got some retro games or consoles that you’d like to get rid of? Retro Game Base also buys old games and consoles to be sold in-store.

Step 3 of 7: Where to buy retro games UK: ConsoleMAD

ConsoleMAD is another website that supplies gamers with retro games and consoles across the UK and Europe (PAL standard, essentially) that claims to provide “Realistic pricing” as “some sites will often inflate their places to take advantage of the popularity of certain brands, like Pokemon”. The site also publishes a monthly blog post detailing any new additions to the site, allowing you to check quickly and easily if a game you’re looking for has been added to the collection.

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Step 4 of 7: Where to buy retro games UK: Console Passion

Established in 2001, Console Passion claims to supply retro gaming fans with games and consoles not only from the 90s but 80s and even 70s, featuring products from the likes of Atari, Amstrad, Nintendo and Sega amongst others. The site also offers a dedicated modification section, allowing gamers to buy modified consoles that, for example, run properly on a 60Hz TV or import your own mods.

As a bonus, the site also employs technicians that can perform console repairs and modifications (legal, of course) that provides users with the ability to play imported games without the need for an adapter.

Step 5 of 7: Where to buy retro games UK: GAME

While it may not boast a particularly wide selection of retro games and consoles, GAME is known for featuring old-school consoles on its site once in a blue moon – these can be found by clicking this link.

Step 6 of 7: Where to buy retro games UK: Warp Zone

Warp Zone is a fairly cool website that sells retro games and consoles – but that’s not all. Along with a selection of games and consoles to choose from, the website also offers a number of custom-built and usually one-off consoles to buy (at a premium of course!) along with the option to commission your own personal design.

Along with custom-built consoles, the site offers a number of retro gaming-themed t-shirts for fans to purchase.

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Step 7 of 7: Where to buy retro games UK: Retro Gaming World

Retro Gaming World sells a number of different consoles and retro games, from the Amstrad CPC to the Sinclair Spectrum – but that’s not all. As well as featuring a number of consoles and games, the website also sells a number of computer magazines and console accessories, although the magazine section of the site was under construction at the time of writing.

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