Metal Slug

Metal Slug is surely one of the greatest names ever for a game franchise – but SNK’s classic shooter series is more than just a fun title. Across seven main games and numerous remakes and spin-offs, the small group of soldiers that feature in each game have dealt with enemy warriors, zombies, robots, aliens, and everything else that stood in their way with increasingly outlandish weapons. It’s got one of the most satisfying assault rifles in the history of gaming, some wild vehicles that you can pilot, and a cool, timeless cartoon art style. Metal Slug 3 is probably the series highlight, but you can’t go wrong, really.