The dying game

Shadow of the Beast 2
This Amiga classic featured one of the most amazing game over screens anyone had ever seen or heard. Just listen to that guitar solo over '80s synth. Lovely. And such poignant artwork too. Amazingly, it doesn't come across as pretentious, even today. We like.

The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare
This Megadrive/Genesis and SNES 'classic' has perhaps the worst game over screen ever. The family gather around to look at Bart's F-graded exam paper, which is pinned to the fridge. Yes, it's The Simpsons. Yes, they look pretty much like they do in the cartoon. Can we go now, please?

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.