Last Updated on December 3, 2022
We combed through YouTube to find the best retro gaming channels for people interested in playthroughs, commentary, and tutorials about retro video games. This list is organized and ordered by highest subscriber count.
- 1. Summoning Salt
- 2. Gaming Historian
- 3. MetalJesusRocks
- 4. The Retro Future
- 5. Lord Karnage
- 6. HappyConsoleGamer
- 7. Game Sack
- 8. Pat the NES Punk
- 10. Continue?
- 11. Retro Game Mechanics Explained
- 12. RetroManCave
- 13. Classic Gaming Quarterly
- 14. darbian
- 15. nenriki86
- 16. RetroGameTech
- 17. Kim Justice
- 18. RetroRepairs
- 19. Old Classic Retro Gaming
- 20. Retroware
- 21. Gaming History Source
- 22. Retro Core
- 23. retrosutra
- 24. Old Style Gaming
- 25. implantgames
- 26. onaretrotip
- 27. MamePlayer
- 28. Retro Gamer Boy
- 29. Let’s Play Retro Games!
- 30. Matt Barton
- 31. Retro Gamer Girl
- 32. RetroGameCouch
- 33. Highretrogamelord
- 34. Michael’s Retro Game Reviews
- 35. La Mazmorra Abandon
- 36. Retro Game Players
- 37. The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)
- 38. dotsarecool
- 39. Retro Game Hunters
- 40. Amigos Retro Gaming
- 41. Chronik Spartan Gaming
- 42. Retro Games Fan
- 43. Alex Korotkov
- 44. Retro Games Party
- 45. Top Retro Games
- 46. Jelly J
- 47. Retro Gaming
- 48. Chidreams Emulation GamePlay
1. Summoning Salt
Average Views Per Video: 2,841,698
Joined: Mar 29, 2012
Popular Video: Mario Kart Wii: The History of the Ultra Shortcut
2. Gaming Historian
The Gaming Historian is a documentary series all about the history of video games. The show is researched, written, edited, and created by Norman Caruso.
Average Views Per Video: 834,634
Joined: Jul 17, 2006
Popular Video: The Story of Super Mario Bros. 3 | Gaming Historian
The Metal Jesus is a long-haired rocker dude who runs a popular YouTube channel dedicated to Retro Gaming with a Heavy Metal soundtrack.
Average Views Per Video: 256,422
Joined: Apr 16, 2006
Popular Video: Unboxing new iPod touch 7th gen (2021)
4. The Retro Future
Welcome to The Retro Future.
Average Views Per Video: 138,557
Joined: Mar 7, 2014
Popular Video: The BEST Nintendo DS Game Money Can Buy!?
5. Lord Karnage
Average Views Per Video: 97,955
Joined: Feb 10, 2007
Popular Video: Classic Game Room HD – MARIO KART Wii review Part 1
Retro gaming fun!
Average Views Per Video: 59,278
Joined: Mar 17, 2008
Popular Video: UNRELEASED SOUTH PARK GAME! (Never before seen Gameplay Footage) – Happy Console Gamer
7. Game Sack
I’m Joe. Here I talk about video games I find interesting and a few that may not be so great.
Average Views Per Video: 204,503
Joined: Mar 27, 2011
Popular Video: Console Crunch #5 – Game Sack
8. Pat the NES Punk
Comedic reviews of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s games, the Completely Unnecessary Podcast, Flea Market Madness, The Video Game Years, and more!
Average Views Per Video: 35,155
Joined: Jun 20, 2008
Popular Video: Bayou Billy / The Punisher (Part 2) – Angry Video Game Nerd & Pat the NES Punk
We play retro games and decide if we want to stop playing or continue?
Average Views Per Video: 45,534
Joined: Apr 18, 2011
Popular Video: Continue? & JonTron – Drunkstravaganza Part 2
11. Retro Game Mechanics Explained
A YouTube channel about video games & programming.
Average Views Per Video: 250,619
Joined: Sep 13, 2016
Popular Video: Pac-Man Kill Screen Explained
I’m Neil and this channel is a celebration of retro computers, games and history. We’ll be unboxing, blowing into carts, firing up old systems, repairing kit and gaming across a range of formats.
Average Views Per Video: 50,301
Joined: Jan 1, 2012
Popular Video: Meet the SGI Octane – A 3D Graphics Powerhouse from 1997
13. Classic Gaming Quarterly
Classic Gaming Quarterly attempts to offer an alternative to the low-effort, cookie-cutter, “me too” content flooding the gaming genre on YouTube.
Average Views Per Video: 206,936
Joined: Jul 9, 2013
Popular Video: The Launch of the Nintendo 64 (1996) | Classic Gaming Quarterly
Hey, I’m darbian, a speedrunner from the USA. I play retro games with the goal of completing them as quickly as possible.
Average Views Per Video: 234,766
Joined: Sep 5, 2013
Popular Video: (4:56.878) Super Mario Bros. any% speedrun *Former World Record*
Hi there!! Welcome to Nenriki Gaming Channel. Here you’ll find a… || collection of my personal long game-plays || mostly no-casual/no blind gameplays ||
Average Views Per Video: 70,848
Joined: Sep 22, 2010
Popular Video: Adventure Island (NES)
Hello! My name is Martin and this is my channel. I’m a Scottish metalhead/geek/gamer/maker and fixer of things.
Average Views Per Video: 73,649
Joined: Jan 3, 2010
Popular Video: Video Game Controller Evolution – From Master System To Xbox 360 – Retro To Modern
17. Kim Justice
I’m Kim Justice. I make documentaries about old computer and video games, mostly with a European slant
Average Views Per Video: 29,504
Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Popular Video: Top 10 Best/Worst WWE Games (+ WCW and ECW) – Kim Justice
Hi Everyone! I’ve recently gotten into retro gaming again, and found a cheap way to build up my collection is buying “Damaged” items online and trying to fix them.
Average Views Per Video: 48,902
Joined: Jan 22, 2007
Popular Video: Fixing eBay Junk – Game Boy Advance Game – Game Won’t Boot Up – Pokemon Ruby
19. Old Classic Retro Gaming
This channel will cover various systems like arcades, PC(Windows, DOS), and many various consoles. We cover as many systems as we can to show our vision of video game history.
Average Views Per Video: 24,670
Joined: Apr 8, 2010
Popular Video: NES Game: Super Mario Bros. (1985 Nintendo)
We are a collective of skilled, international developers, artists, and creatives working together on video games, rad swag, and arcade machines.
Average Views Per Video: 2,139
Joined: Mar 31, 2007
Popular Video: PRISON CITY Teaser Trailer (Coming 2023)
21. Gaming History Source
Welcome to My channel ! My primary video series is known as the ” Let’s Compare series”.
Average Views Per Video: 62,674
Joined: Jul 11, 2010
Popular Video: Let’s Compare ( Classic Pac-Man )
22. Retro Core
The Retro Core Channel is home to the original Retro Core game series that started way before the days of You Tube. These days it’s also home to the awesome Battle Of the Ports.
Average Views Per Video: 9,909
Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Popular Video: Hi-Fi buying at Hard Off (Japanese hardware recycle store)
When I was a child, I loved watching the platforms of that time (8 and 16 bits generations) run the same video game to discover their differences, compare them and see which was the best version.
Average Views Per Video: 71,494
Joined: Aug 5, 2015
Popular Video: Pac-Man 🥠👻 Versions Comparison 🥠👻 Arcade, Atari 2600, NES, MSX, Game Boy, Genesis, SNES and more!
24. Old Style Gaming
This Channel pays homage to the days when gaming ruled!
Average Views Per Video: 12,143
Joined: Oct 20, 2011
Popular Video: The 30 Best Commodore 64 Games Ever Made!
IMPLANTgames is dedicated to detailed and insightful reviews of classic and modern games.
Average Views Per Video: 10,413
Joined: Mar 8, 2008
Popular Video: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES/SNES) – The Art of the Sequel – IMPLANTgames
Hi, guys. Thanks for checking out my channel. I’m Pete, and as you’ve probably guessed, I’m on a retro tip!
Average Views Per Video: 14,873
Joined: Sep 22, 2014
Popular Video: 15 DOS Games Still Worth Playing (MS-DOS)
Average Views Per Video: 19,417
Joined: Sep 24, 2009
Popular Video: Ghouls’n Ghosts 1988 Capcom Mame Retro Arcade Games
28. Retro Gamer Boy
Hi, I’m Retro Gamer Boy and I’m a games developer and I’ve worked for companies like PlayStation, Xbox and Ubisoft. Crafting some big hit titles, some of which are now considered retro games. But at my core I’m a retro gaming fan like you.
Average Views Per Video: 4,167
Joined: Aug 15, 2013
Popular Video: You Need To See This New Sega Genesis Game – Metal Dragon
29. Let’s Play Retro Games!
Hi, I’m Nick, and welcome to RetroBreak! I make videos on everything I love about Retro Gaming!
Average Views Per Video: 3,302
Joined: Jan 26, 2007
Popular Video: Top 15 3DS Games You Need to Play!
30. Matt Barton
Matt Chat is a YouTube show hosted and produced by Dr. Matt Barton, a professor at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Author of several books on the history of videogames, Matt is among the best-known academics studying videogames today.
Average Views Per Video: 6,510
Joined: Jul 12, 2006
Popular Video: Matt Chat 221: Seth Robinson’s Early Days
31. Retro Gamer Girl
Welcome fellow gamers and tech enthusiasts! We are Emily & Beau A.K.A Team Retro gamers, reviewers & collectors in Australia.
Average Views Per Video: 6,501
Joined: Oct 26, 2017
Popular Video: Huge 2019 Game Room Tour 2000+ Games 100+ Systems | Retro Gamer Girl
Hello there! I am Elmar, a guy from The Netherlands. I collect old stuff. On the RetroGameCouch I review, hack and explore everything related to retro.
Average Views Per Video: 21,219
Joined: May 17, 2015
Popular Video: Building The Best Game Boy In The World
I am a retro gamer at heart, who grew up with DOS games (like Commander Keen 4) and old Windows games (such as Lego Island and Age of Empires II) and I always loved older games, but since 2007 I became an insane fanatic (lol).
Average Views Per Video: 1,409
Joined: Apr 10, 2010
Popular Video: Barbie as Sleeping Beauty (longplay) for the PC
34. Michael’s Retro Game Reviews
Welcome to Michael’s Retro Game Reviews. I’m Michael and i review the best and sometimes the worst of video games.
Average Views Per Video: 4,970
Joined: Aug 30, 2009
Popular Video: Game Boy Player Review (GameCube)
35. La Mazmorra Abandon
I’m a fan of classic PC games since I was a child and I have still got a considerable number of them with their boxes and manuals. In fact, hundreds of video games populate the racks of my home due to my passion for this genre of entertainment.
Average Views Per Video: 4,217
Joined: Jul 5, 2011
Popular Video: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (Westwood Studios) (Behind the Scenes / Tras las Cámaras)
36. Retro Game Players
The Sunset Hotline Network is now fully operating and running limited programming 24 /7
Average Views Per Video: 1,745
Joined: Jan 13, 2007
Popular Video: Is a Modded PSP still useful?? A Tour of my Modded PSP – Retro GP
37. The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)
The Retro Hour Podcast is a weekly retro gaming podcast that has been running since 2016. Join hosts Dan Wood, Ravi Abbott and Joe Fox as they update you on the weekly news headlines and speak to an industry veteran each week!
Average Views Per Video: 1,506
Joined: Jan 16, 2016
Popular Video: Stuart “Ashens” Ashen Talks Terrible Old Games – The Retro Hour EP63
On this channel you can find a bunch of videos about Mario speedruns. Many of the video clips come from my Twitch livestream, but I occasionally upload informational videos or tutorials.
Average Views Per Video: 3,935
Joined: Feb 27, 2007
Popular Video: Super Mario World Credits Warp Explained
39. Retro Game Hunters
Sup guys! My names Sam and I play games! I enjoy lots of games from all types of consoles new and old!
Average Views Per Video: 1,072
Joined: Jul 20, 2017
Popular Video: FALL GUYS MADE ME CRY TODAY!!
40. Amigos Retro Gaming
Amigos Retro Gaming covers all retro games from all systems, but is especially fond of the Amiga.
Average Views Per Video: 410
Joined: Jul 24, 2015
Popular Video: NEW Donkey Kong “Arcade Version” (2018, Playsoft) Atari 400/800/XE/XL 5200
41. Chronik Spartan Gaming
A perspective of the world of gaming past, current and future…Game news, reviews, game collecting, trailers and behind the scenes making of videos for Chronik Spartan Games.
Average Views Per Video: 2,301
Joined: Mar 22, 2017
Popular Video: I Played Only Gameboy For 30 Days
42. Retro Games Fan
Retrogaming videos for all classic systems including ColecoVision, Atari 2600, Nintendo NES & Famicom, Sega Genesis, Vectrex, Super Nintendo, Intellivision, Arcade Games, and MORE! We post gameplay videos, reviews, let’s play videos, and more!
Average Views Per Video: 2,449
Joined: Feb 17, 2017
Popular Video: Chinese Knock Off NES Classic Mini Unboxing & Playing Nintendo Famiclone Bootleg
43. Alex Korotkov
The channel is devoted to the walkthroughs of retro games, as well as games in retro style or the continuations of old games.
Average Views Per Video: 5,020
Joined: Aug 2, 2017
Popular Video: Terminator 3: The Redemption. GameCube. Walkthrough
44. Retro Games Party
A channel dedicated to all arenas of retro gaming including videos of our own awesome parties and classic arcade machines, pinballs and consoles in our collection.
Average Views Per Video: 2,369
Joined: May 6, 2012
Popular Video: Konami/Stern 1982 Amidar Arcade PCB Repair
45. Top Retro Games
The best old games for consoles, computers and arcade machines.
Average Views Per Video: 466
Joined: Jul 21, 2019
Popular Video: 40 Sharp MZ-700 Games
46. Jelly J
I once listened to the Wii song for 8 hours and 33 minutes without interruptions.
Average Views Per Video: 845
Joined: Jul 31, 2016
Popular Video: I Went Undercover at a FURRY CONVENTION
47. Retro Gaming
Packed with retro games of the past. Relive your youth as we take you back in time to the games you will never forget across all console formats
Average Views Per Video: 79
Joined: Jan 3, 2018
Popular Video: Retro Gaming Channel Trailer
48. Chidreams Emulation GamePlay
This channel is mainly about testing out the various gaming emulators such as RPCS3 (PS3), Ryujinx & Yuzu (Nintendo Switch), Xenia (Xbox 360), Citra (Nintendo 3DS), Cemu (Nintendo Wii U), Spine (Playstation 4) and providing videos on how these games run on these emulators.
Average Views Per Video: 693
Joined: Nov 25, 2010
Popular Video: Installation of Atmosphere Cheats on Ryujinx
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