The Video Game Critic's Archive

Miscellaneous articles, hardware reviews, and amusements.

Book Reviews

Go Straight: The Ultimate Guide to Side-Scrolling Beat-Em-Ups

The NES Omnibus Vol 1 A-L

The NES Omnibus Vol 2 M-Z

The Video Game History of The Netherlands

The SNES Omnibus: A-M

The SNES Omnibus Vol 2: N-Z

Art of Atari

Sinclair ZX Spectrum: A Visual Compendium

Super Red Green Blue

Commodore Amiga: A Visual Compendium

Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium

The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987

Book Review: Ultimate History of Video Games


Amazing Items From VGC's Collection

My Halo Paraphernalia

Dragoncast Rumble Fighting Stick Controller

Atari Hot Wheels Cars

Sega Hot Wheels Cars

Mountain Dew Game Fuel

Black Dreamcast Console

Street Fighter Anniversary Joystick

Street Fighter Anniversary Controllers

Resident Evil Chainsaw Controller

Activision Patches

Berzerker Controller


Special Hardware Reviews

Sega 3D Glasses for the Sega Master System

Evercade VS Premium Pack Review

Light Gun Review Special

CollectorVision Phoenix Review

Turbografx-16 Mini Review

Evercade Premium Pack Review

Sega Genesis Mini

Super Nintendo Classic Edition

NES Classic Edition

Milton Bradley's Microvision System Review

Super Retrocade Review

Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak

Hyperkin's Retron 5

Retro-bit Generations console review

Hori Commander 4 Controller for the PS3/4

X-Arcade PS4 Adapter

Intellivision Flashback

Colecovision Flashback review

Atari Controller Round-Up

Thrustmaster Snowboard Controller Review

Genesis Utimate Portable Player review

Sega Genesis Classic Console review

Atari Flashback 4 Deluxe review

Atari Flashback 4 review

Atari Flashback 3 review

X-Arcade Multi-System Joystick Adapter Reviews

X-Arcade Solo Joystick Review

Atari Flashback 1 review

Atari Flashback 2 review

Coleco Portable Arcade Game Reviews

Coin-Op Arcade Game Reviews


Miscellaneous Reviews

Clear Plastic Box Protectors


Video Game Events

Introduction to Video Game Mania

Video Game Mania 3 Tournament

Video Game Mania 4 Tournament

Video Game Mania 5 Tournament

Video Game Mania 6 Tournament

Video Game Xtreme 1 Tournament

Video Game Mania 7 Tournament

Video Game Mania 8 Tournament

Video Game Mania 9 Tournament

The Contra Championship of the Universe


Themed Review Specials

Spider-Man Video Game Retrospective

James Bond 007 Review Special

Halloween Game Review Special

Shark Week Review Special

Batman: A Video Game Retrospective

Top 50 Console Video Games

Worst 50 Console Video Games

Top 13 Most Terrifying Video Games

Summer Game Special Part II

The Sports Hall of Fame

April Fools Reviews Compilation

Jurassic Park Game Review Special

Summer Olympic Games Review Special

Star Wars Review Extravaganza

Baseball Game Review Special

Spring Game Review Special

Top 25 Multiplayer Games of All Time

Doom Game Review Special

Pirate Game Review Special

Christmas Game Review Special

Fall Video Game Special

Summer Game Special

Indiana Jones Video Game Retrospective

Winter Game Review Special


Video Game Art

Pirate Box Art

Atari Lynx Box Art: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Odyssey 2 Box Art Special

Video Game Art: Halloween Edition

Video Game Art: Atari in Space


Movie and Video Reviews

Uncharted Blu Ray Review

Mortal Kombat Movie Reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog Blu Ray Review

Resident Evil Complete Collection Blu Ray Review

Street Fighter Movie Reviews

Video Game Movie Reviews

From Bedrooms to Billions Documentary Review

Angry Video Game Nerd Movie Review

Classic Game Room DVD Review

Once Upon Atari DVD Review

Starcade DVD Review


Just Plain Fun

Hottest Babes in Video Game History

The Day I Uncovered THE SECRET of Missile Command

1982: A Christmas to Remember

Everything I Ever Needed to Know In Life I Learned From Classic Games

Top 10 Best Console Names of All Time

Top 10 Worst Console Names of All Time

VGC Banners Unplugged: The New Ones

VGC Banners Unplugged: The Originals

Rackeyboy Podcast Featuring the VGC


Informative Stuff

Meet the VGC's Supporting Cast

Best Console Design Features of All Time

Worst Console Design Blunders of All Time

Site's 20th Anniversary Message

The Dark Side of Online Gaming

The C64 Critic - In His Own Words

Guide to Cleaning Video Games

Guide to Removing Smoke Smell

The VGC's Frequently Asked Questions Page

Glossary of Video Game Terms