I suspect Valve will announce Half Life 2: episode 3, Half Life 3, Portal 3, Team Fortress 3, Left 4 Dead 3, Dota 3, and Day of Defeat 3 all in one day just for fun.
On the subject of the topic at hand:
Retro, to me, implies games from the 1970 till around 1994. And with very rare exceptions I think they display a lot of fundamentally bad game design. They were surely fun at the time, but modern games are generally better.
I play a lot of older games, especially from the late 90's and early 2000's. Right now I'm working through Jedi Knight 2, and starting to play Civ 3 for the first time. Stuff like Quake, Half-Life, Starcraft, Mario 64, Alpha Centauri, Freespace 2, Fallout, Baldur's Gate, Planescape, Spyro, Zelda 64, Wind Waker, Xenogears, Banjo-Kazooie, UT, Counter-Strike, Deus Ex, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Red Alert 2, Warcraft 3, Morrowind, etc. still hold up very well after more than a decade. I keep a 1TB hard drive full of semi/non legal copies of old games for when the internet apocalypse happens.
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