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Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships 

Nathan Gibson
Updated June 15, 2018 1.6k votes 214 voters 3k views 23 items

List Rules Vote up the video games that caused massive arguments with your friends.

Although they were meant to be fun and enjoyable, retro video games that caused arguments definitely existed. Whether they were competitive games that let you do whatever you wanted or supposedly cooperative affairs where your pals abandoned you, plenty of games ruined friendships.

Before the advent of online gaming, the vast majority of multiplayer games were enjoyed by people in the same room, using the same television. This allowed opponents to see each other's moves and added a more combative atmosphere to proceedings. With your friends playing right next to you, it was far easier to become frustrated with them when they did horrible things or screwed you over.

However, some titles were far more likely to lead to fights than others. If you decide to play the classics again, maybe only play with your enemies.

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Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1992 (Nintendo)
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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1997 (Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd.)
3
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1999 (HAL Laboratory)
4
Mario Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1998 (Hudson Soft)
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1992 (Midway Games)
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Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 2001 (Gearbox Software)
7
Worms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 2007 (Team17 Software)
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Soulcalibur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1998 (Namco)
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Tekken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1994 (Namco)
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StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1998 (THQ)
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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1983 (Hudson Soft)
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Pong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1972 (Atari)
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Contra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1987 (Konami)
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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1991 (Mindscape Group)
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Pokémon Red and B... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
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Age of Empires is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1997 (Ensemble Studios)
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Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Streets of Rage Released: 1991 (Sega Wow)
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Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1989 (Acclaim Cheltenham)
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Bubble Bobble is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1986 (Taito Corporation)
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The Simpsons Arcade Game... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1991 (Backbone Entertainment)
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Micro Machines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 2003 (Gremlin Interactive Limited)
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Sensible Soccer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 1992 (Sensible Software)
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TimeSplitters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Retro Video Games That Were Guaranteed To Ruin Friendships
Released: 2000 (Crytek UK)