Namco was a powerhouse for decades in the arcades and consoles, but for over a decade, their star has dimmed. In this exclusive Old-School Gamer list, we share five Namco games we’d love to see come back from the dead.

Pac-Man: The classic maze gameplay, but in VR or 3D? That would be awesome.

Galaga: This game is still awesome and a 3D coat of paint and the same killer gameplay would be a blast.

Ridge Racer: This was once the best racing series in the world. It’s time it reclaims its thrown.

Dragon Spirit: One of the best shooters ever, with one of the best soundtracks, deserves to be revisited.

Weaponlord: Sure, Tekken is still going strong, but real gamers remember this one.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the