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"...So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay."

- Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Over the years, technology has been rapidly evolving. Things that were once considered "new" or "innovating" can quickly become "old" or "outdated" over time. These changes can happen in a lot of ways, but overall as time goes on all things are at risk of disappearing someday. While it may seem like an impossible (and sometimes pointless) task, that hasn't stopped many people from taking it upon themselves to preserve what others would consider to be not as important. While there are many aspects with respect to preservation in general, emulation plays a key role in preserving software by documenting and allowing old programs to run on modern devices (because what's the point of archiving a bunch of old games if you have no way of playing them!). Because emulation is often associated with preservation, this page is meant to highlight some other projects that have similar goals relating to video games and technology, some of which can even be used in conjunction with emulation.

Preservation projects[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest version Active Recommended Preserves the following software
eXoDOS Windows 6.0 DOS games
eXoWin3x Windows 2.0 Windows 3x games
Retro Learning Pack Windows MS-DOS & Windows 3.1 educational software
eXoScummVM Windows ScummVM games
eXoAppleIIGS Windows 1.0 Apple IIGS games & apps
Flashpoint Windows 13 "Dart Frog" Flash and other web games
instance_archive(); Windows 15/10/2021 GameMaker games.
Kahvibreak Windows
Linux
1.6 J2ME games
Pleasuredome Windows 0.267 MAME & Non-MAME romsets
Emerson Arcadia 2001 Central Online N/A Signetics 2650-based machines

(Interton VC 4000, Elektor TV Games Computer, et al.)

INTV Funhouse Online N/A Intellivision fun, facts, tips & pics!
Myrient Online N/A A reenvisioning of video game preservation
GameTDB Online N/A Box art for GCN, NDS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U, and PS3
hShop 3DS N/A The ultimate 3DS content website, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Ghost eShop 3DS N/A The ultimate content for 3DS Website, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Flipnote Archive Online N/A Nintendo's Flipnote Hatena
Only for archiving of Flipnote animations posted to Flipnote Hatena before it closed, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Archiverse Online N/A Nintendo's Miiverse
Only for archiving of Miiverse data before it closed, shouldn't be confused with revivial projects.
Open Shop Channel Online N/A Homebrew apps library for the Wii
MarioCube Online N/A Rare files for Wii/GCN. WiiWare/Virtual Console WADs from Wii Shop Channel
Redump Online N/A Database of checksums for disc-based games
TOSEC Online N/A Database of checksums for disc- and cartridge-based games
No-Intro Online N/A Database of checksums for cartridge-based games
Hidden Palace Online N/A Video game development media (such as prototypes, hardware, source code, artwork, and more)
The Cutting Room Floor Online N/A Dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games. From debug menus, to unused music, graphics, enemies, or levels, many games have content never meant to be seen by anybody but the developers — or even meant for everybody, but cut due to time/budget constraints.
LostMediaWiki Online N/A Pieces of lost or hard to find media (whether it be video, audio or otherwise)
Rchive Online N/A Downloadable Roblox games from 2006-2017.
The Roblox Lost Media Project Online N/A Pieces of lost or hard to find media relating to Roblox (whether it be video, audio or otherwise)
Valve Archive Online N/A Pieces of lost or hard to find media relating to Valve (whether it be video, audio or otherwise)

Revivial Projects[edit]

As the internet has become more readily available over time, a lot of companies have experimented with adding online services to their products (see Early Online Services). However, because of how dependent these features can be on a single company or server they are at high risk of disappearing once the service gets shut down. #Private Game Servers, especially for MMOs are at risk as the entirety of the game is based on playing online. If the game has no way of allowing the user to host their own private server then once the service ends, so does the game. This will especially be a problem in the future as more and more games are becoming more dependent on online services. Other than MMOs, private game server revive projects particularly important for preserving online experiences in AAA games where big publishers are already notorious for using intrusive copy protection, acquiring IPs and developers and then turning them to zombies, instead of using or turning their games to P2P-based online infastructure they are shutting down their own custom/private servers. Revival projects ensure these kind of online experiences, aren't lost to history. Depending on interest and importance, there has been a surprising amount of fans who have come together to keep a service and/or game experience alive.

Private Platform Servers[edit]

Name Platform(s) Official Servers/Active Revived? Revive Group(s)/Communities Revived Platform(s)
Steam's online features Windows Linux macOS ~ Goldberg Emulator
(uses multiplayer over LAN)
Windows Linux
Games for Windows – Live Windows
As of 2023, users are unable to login to Games for Windows Live through the GFWL Marketplace. The in-game overlay, however, still works fully on all games already owned either digitally or retail, with long login times ranging from 1-5 minutes.[1]
WIP XLiveLessNess N/A
Game Center
Achievements, Challenges, Leaderboards etc.
iOS N/A N/A
Google Play Games
Google Play Services
Achievements, Challenges, Leaderboards etc.
Android Windows N/A N/A
WiiConnect24 and channels Wii
On June 27, 2013, WiiConnect24 service features were globally terminated.
On January 30, 2019, Nintendo shut down the Wii Shop Channel and removed all WiiWare, Virtual Console games, and other Wii Channels from sale or initial download.
WiiLink24
(formerly RiiConnect24)
Wii
Nintendo eShop Nintendo 3DS Wii U Switch ~
The ability to purchase, download, and play new content on the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS was discontinued for the rest of the world on March 27, 2023.
Servers only active for Switch platform at the moment.
N/A N/A
Nintendo Zone Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS ~
This application has been discontinued worldwide, but all other Nintendo Zone functionality remains.
SatellaZone Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Nintendo DS Wii
On May 20, 2014, at 7:30 PM PT, Nintendo ended the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
Wiimmfi
AltWFC (Open Source)
WiiLink WFC (WIP)
Kaeru WFC
Nintendo DS Wii
Flipnote Hatena Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS Web
An online service, titled Flipnote Hatena, allowed users to download flipnotes created by other users and to post stills from flipnotes to the sharing site Miiverse.
It was shut down on April 2, 2018.
Sudomemo Nintendo DS
Flipnote Gallery: World
for Flipnote Studio 3D
Nintendo 3DS
kaeru gallery
kaeru
Nintendo 3DS
GameSpy Various
It was shut down on May 31, 2014.
OpenSpy Various
Nintendo Network Nintendo 3DS Wii U
On October 4, 2023, Nintendo announced the discontinuation of the service by early April 2024.
It was shut down on April 9, 2024.
WIP Pretendo Nintendo 3DS Wii U
Miitomo iOS Android
It was ultimately discontinued on May 9, 2018.
Kaerutomo iOS Android
Miiverse Network Nintendo 3DS Wii U
Discontinued on November 8, 2017.
rverse Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch Online Switch Raptor Network (Offline) N/A
PlayOnline Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 ~
The termination date for Final Fantasy XI and PlayOnline on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 was March 2016, with only the PC version of Final Fantasy XI still supported.
N/A N/A
PlayStation Broadband Navigator PlayStation 2
Service for PlayStation 2‘s Broadband Navigator end in Japan on March 31 2016, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia announced.
N/A N/A
PlayStation Network PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5
Vita
WIP RPCN (P2P match-making)
PSORG Revival
clank
hyenas
PlayStation 3
Playstation Home PlayStation 3 WIP Destination Home PlayStation 3
PlayStation Mobile Android Vita
The service completely shutting down on September 10, 2015.
Games were available to devices via the PlayStation Store.
N/A N/A
PlayStation Now PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Windows ~
With the expansion of the PlayStation Plus service to offer additional tiers in May–June 2022, the standalone PlayStation Now subscription was shut down, but its services were incorporated into the PlayStation Plus Premium tier.
N/A N/A
SpotPass/StreetPass Nintendo 3DS Wii U
On October 4, 2023, Nintendo announced the SpotPass service would be discontinued by April 2024. It was later revealed that it would shut down on April 8, 2024, at 4 pm PDT.
WIP[1] Pretendo N/A
VTech Learning Lodge ? ? N/A N/A N/A
Wireplay Web
The service endured for a time but was finally shut down in 2014.
N/A N/A
Xbox Live/Xbox network Xbox Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S ~
Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
On July 29, 2024, Xbox will stop supporting the ability to purchase new games, DLC, and other entertainment content from the Xbox 360 Store on the console and the Xbox 360 Marketplace.
WIP Insignia
Xenia WebServices (P2P match-making)
Xbox Xbox 360
Clients YouTube Web
Latest clients online, but older clients offline
TubeFixer (iOS)
yt2009 (Web, Android)
yt2013 (Web)
more
Instagram Web
Newer clients online, but older clients offline
~ LegacyIGN

Private Game Servers[edit]

These shouldn't be confused with LAN tunneling (LAN multiplayer over internet) and offline multiplayer gaming over LAN/local connection. P2P infrastructure based games are included for informational purposes regarding their availability, even if the primary focus might be on the private servers. While some games listed below use peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructure, they might have private servers for authentication phase and just because a game has a dedicated private server for online feature support doesn't mean it has matchmaking capable. There are various online features for games such as: Leaderboards, User Generated Content, Clans etc. Some games might only support some of the platform service functionalities such as Live Aware from Xbox Live. (e.g. Red Dead Revolver)

Remember, for games lacking official or private revival servers, LAN multiplayer can still be an option if the game supports it. You can use LAN tunneling software to play with your friends over the internet. If none of these available consider local co-op option if the game supports it, especially with streaming software for playing with your friends over the internet.

Take a look at this before adding a game to this list.

Name Platform(s)
(Only online multiplayer supported ones)
Official Servers/Active Revived? Revive Group/Community Revived Platform(s)
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
2006 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006
PlayStation 2 PSP Xbox Windows Xbox 360
Servers down.[2]
N/A N/A
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Servers down.[3]
N/A N/A
4x4 Evolution Windows macOS Dreamcast
Servers shut down on July 16th, 2011.
The Dreamcast version of the game will support up to four players online and the PC and Mac versions will allow up to eight players over Internet or LAN connections. The game will use GameSpy's "peer to peer" technology to support Internet multiplayer options between all of the platforms.[4]
Dreamcast-Talk and Shuouma Dreamcast
A A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Aion
Aion: The Tower of Eternity
Windows GoldAion Windows
Allods Online Windows ? ? N/A
Alien Swarm Windows Various Windows
Anthem Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One
BioWare announced on February 24, 2021, that they were discontinuing any future work on Anthem, though will continue to support the live servers for the immediate future, while the developers on the game would be transitioned to Mass Effect and Dragon Age titles. Bloomberg reported that this decision partially led EA and BioWare to cancel the multiplayer elements that had been planned in Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, instead focusing that game as a single-player experience.[5]
N/A N/A
APB: All Points Bulletin
APB: Reloaded
Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One N/A N/A
ArcheAge
ArcheAge: Unchained
Windows ~
The game was released in Korea on January 15, 2013, and in Europe and North America on September 16, 2014. ArcheAge: Unchained was announced in August 2019 and launched on Steam and Glyph on October 15, 2019 and got merged with the base game in November 2023 with all the characters and items transferred. On April 25, 2024, Kakao Games announced that Archeage servers in North America and Europe would close effective June 27, 2024.[6]
ArcheAge Classic Server Windows
Aura Kingdom Windows Aura Kingdom Eternal Windows
Avatar: Legends of the Arena Windows
Servers closed in 2013.
WIP LegendsOfTheArena Discord channel Windows
B A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Batman: Arkham Origins Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
On December 4, 2016, the online services for Arkham Origins were officially retired. Despite this, the servers remained available for PC and Playstation.
As of January 2021, it appears that you can no longer find matches on PC or Playstation matchmaking.[7][8]
Arkham: Revived Windows
Battlefield 1942 Windows macOS
Battlefield 1942's master server shutdown in 2014.
OpenSpy Windows
Battlefield 2 Windows
On June 30, 2014, the multiplayer master server was shut down alongside other GameSpy-powered titles.
BF2Hub
OpenSpy
Windows
Battlefield 2142 Windows macOS
In July 2014, all online components (including Singleplayer) of the game were deactivated following the shutdown of GameSpy.
BF2142 Reclamation
OpenSpy
Windows
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat PlayStation 2 Xbox Xbox 360
Multiplayer on Xbox was shut down on April 15, 2010. All Xbox, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 2 servers are offline.
Cristian(PS2)
Unknown(Xbox 360)(WIP)[2]
Insignia(Xbox)(WIP)[2]
PlayStation 2
Battlefield 1943 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Servers for Battlefield 1943 will be shut down on December 8, 2023.
WIP arcadia[3] N/A
Battlefield 3 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows ~
Servers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be shutdown on November 7th 2024.[9]
On Windows servers are still active.[10]
Venice Unleashed Windows
Battlefield 3: Aftershock iOS
It was released for free on the US App Store and was later pulled from the App Store with servers shut down on March 31, 2012 due to negative reception.[11]
N/A N/A
Battlefield 4 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One ~
Servers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be shutdown on November 7th 2024.[12]
On Windows servers are still active.
N/A N/A
Battlefield Hardline PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One ~
Servers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be shutdown on November 7th 2024.[13]
On Windows servers are still active.
N/A N/A
Battlefield Vietnam Windows
On June 30, 2014, the multiplayer master server was shut down alongside other GameSpy-powered titles.
GameRanger
OpenSpy
Windows
Battlefield Bad Company PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Servers for Battlefield Bad Company will be shut down on December 8, 2023.
WIP arcadia[3] N/A
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Servers for Battlefield Bad Company 2 will be shut down on December 8, 2023.
Project Rome
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Master Server Emulator
Windows
Battlefield Heroes Windows
Went offline on 14 July 2015, alongside fellow EA free-to-play titles Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed: World, and FIFA World.
Rising Hub
Phoenix Heroes
Windows
Battlefield Play4Free Windows
Went offline on 14 July 2015, alongside fellow EA free-to-play titles Battlefield Heroes, Need for Speed: World, and FIFA World.
Phoenix Play4Free Windows
Battlestations: Midway Windows macOS Xbox 360 ~
Since December 2012 GameSpy closed down all their support for Battlestations: Midway. Players trying to play the Multiplayer (powered by GameSpy) are getting only error messages.
Xbox 360 version multiplayer playable.[14]
OpenSpy (PC)
Xenia WebServices(needs testing)
Windows
Battlestations: Pacific Windows macOS Xbox 360 ~
Windows version used GFWL.[15]
Xbox 360 version multiplayer playable.[16]
N/A N/A
Black Desert Online Windows Xbox One PlayStation 4 ? N/A N/A
Blade & Soul Windows BNSPVP Windows
Blur PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Reports of PC server closure appeared since 2013.
Amax Emu
Amax Emu (RPCS3)
PlayStation 3 Windows
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Both PC and home console versions servers depends on GameSpy so it went offline.
OpenSpy (PC)[4]
OpenSpy (RPCS3)
PlayStation 3 Windows
Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Windows Xbox PlayStation 2
GameSpy.
OpenSpy (PC)[4]
Insignia (Xbox)
Windows Xbox
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Windows Xbox PlayStation 2
The online multiplayer aspect was shut down forever so your only choice now its using revive servers or LAN tunneling options.
Insignia[4] Xbox
Burnout Paradise
Burnout Paradise Remastered
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Switch ~
The online service for the original version of the game was permanently discontinued in August 2019. The remastered version for Nintendo Switch with refreshed online servers was released on 19 June 2020.
WIP? ? N/A
Burnout Revenge Xbox PlayStation 2 Xbox 360
The online servers for Burnout Revenge were shut down for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on September 1, 2007. The Xbox 360 servers were shut down on October 24, 2012.
N/A N/A
C A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Calling All Cars! PlayStation 3
The servers for Calling All Cars! were taken offline in January 2010.
PSONE PlayStation 3
Call of Duty
Call of Duty: Classic
Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Windows macOS
Game online infastructure is P2P-based so it's playable.
COD.PM
RPCN (RPCS3)
OpenSpy (PC)
Windows PlayStation 3
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Xbox
The servers for Call of Duty Finest Hour on the PlayStation 2 have just been discontinued by GameSpy.[17]
OpenSpy (PS2)
Cristian or Bobz (PS2)
Insignia
PlayStation 2 Xbox
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Windows
Game online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360[18] and PC so it's playable.
Xenia WebServices
OpenSpy (PC)
Windows Xbox 360
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Xbox
The servers for Call of Duty 2: Big Red One on the PlayStation 2 have just been discontinued by GameSpy.
OpenSpy (PS2)
Cristian or Bobz (PS2)
Insignia
PlayStation 2 Xbox
Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 Xbox ~
Game online infastructure is P2P-based on seventh-gen home consoles[19] so it's playable, but it needs custom server for authentication process[20].
For sixth-gen home console versions you need to use revive projects.
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
Cristian or Bobz
Insignia
Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 Xbox
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Reflex Edition
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows Wii ~
Home console versions multiplayer servers still active today.
Steam/1.8 version needs CoD4X to join most of the dedicated servers. If you have physical copy and updated to 1.7 version you can still join some of the compatible vanilla dedicated servers.
You need gecko code to play on Wii[21] but servers down[22] and because the game uses different servers, WFC revival projects are incompatible.
GameRanger
CoD4X
CoD Nintendo[5]
Windows
Call of Duty: World at War PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows Wii ~
Home console versions still have multiplayer enabled.
For physical Windows or Steam version if you have already a profile registered with keys you can still join dedicated servers using master server list but if you try to register a new profile there is no way to play multiplayer anymore due to physical Windows copies and steam versions ran out of keys so you need to use revive projects.
You need gecko code to play on Wii[23] but servers down[24] and because the game uses different servers, WFC revival projects are incompatible.
Plutonium
CoD Nintendo[5]
Windows
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Xbox One

Vanilla servers are still up.
IW4x Windows
Call of Duty: Black Ops PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii Windows Nintendo DS ~
DS and Wii servers down and because the game uses different servers, WFC revival projects are incompatible.
Servers on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 are still up.
plutonium
CoD Nintendo[5]
Windows
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows ~
The servers were shutdown in September 2016.
However according to recent Reddit user report "ranked matches" still works.
GameRanger Windows
CityVille Web
CityVille was shut down on April 30, 2015.
N/A N/A
Champions Online Windows N/A N/A
Chromehounds Xbox 360
The game's online servers were shut down in January 2010.
N/A N/A
Club Marian Web ?
Official Website is still up.
~ Flashpoint Windows Linux macOS
Club Penguin Web
On January 30, 2017, it was announced that the game would be discontinued on March 29, 2017, later shut down its servers on March 30, 2017, at 12:01 AM PDT.
New Club Penguin Windows macOS Linux
HTML5 version is currently WIP.
Colin McRae Rally 04 Windows Xbox
Windows version uses GameSpy.
OpenSpy
Insignia
Windows Xbox
Colin McRae Rally 2005 Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox
Windows and PS2 version uses GameSpy.
OpenSpy (PS2)
Cristian (PS2)
OpenSpy (PC)
Insignia
Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Windows
In 2005, control of online play for Red Alert 2 and a number of older C&C games was passed over from EA to XWIS, a community-run server.
CnCNet Windows
The Crew Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Xbox 360
On December 14, 2023, Ubisoft announced that the servers will shut down after March 31, 2024, so the game is unplayable from now on.
WIP The Crew Unlimited N/A
D A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Dead Space 2 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Electronic Arts is shutting down the online servers for a number of older titles including Dead Space 2 multiplayer by the end of the 2023.
N/A N/A
Defiance Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Official game servers, community forums, and social media outlets were shut down by owning company Gamigo on April 29, 2021.
WIP defiance-server N/A
Demon's Souls (2009) PlayStation 3
On February 28, 2018, the servers for Demon’s Souls will be shut down. The game will remain fully playable, but online functionality such as in-game messaging, player death locations, and World Tendency features will stop working.[25]
The Archstones PlayStation 3
Destiny PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
PlayStation 4 Xbox One

See this page for PS3 and Xbox 360, this page for PS4 and Xbox One.
WIP V4NGUARD PlayStation 3
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Windows macOS
PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4
Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
Switch
WIP DiIiS Project Windows
Drift City Windows ~
On February 22, 2016, GamesCampus announced that the Drift City USA servers would close.On March 21, 2016, the USA server was shut down, although the Korean server is still playable.
On April 2, 2021, Arario announced that the Drift City Evolution server would be closing. On May 1, 2021, the Japanese server closed and the only remaining official server is the Korean server, hosted by Masangsoft.
Drift City Remastered Windows
Driveclub PlayStation 4
The online servers for Driveclub were shut down on 31 March 2020.
WIP Driveclub Rewritten N/A
Fantasy Tennis
Fantasy Tennis 2
Windows
Alaplaya shut down Fantasy Tennis/Fantasy Tennis 2 on February 8th 2013.
JFTSE Windows
Dragalia Lost Android iOS
Service for Dragalia Lost ended on November 29, 2022, at 10 PM PT.[26]
Dawnshard
Orchis
Android iOS
Dragon's Dogma Online Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4
As of 2019, the servers have been shut down.
DDON Windows
Dungeons & Dragons Online Windows macOS
N/A N/A
E A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
EA Sports MMA PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Servers shut down on April 13, 2012.[27][28]
N/A N/A
EA Sports UFC PlayStation 4 Xbox One
As of December 2, 2019, the EA SPORTS UFC servers will be retired.[29]
N/A N/A
EA Sports UFC 2 PlayStation 4 Xbox One
Servers shut down on February 6, 2023.[30]
N/A N/A
Dust 514
EVE: Dust 514
PlayStation 3
The game was shut down on May 30, 2016.
[31][32] N/A N/A
Elder Scrolls Online, The Windows macOS PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
N/A N/A
Empire: Total War Windows macOS Linux
DarthMod Empire Windows
ESPN College Hoops PlayStation 2 Xbox
Insignia Xbox
ESPN Major League Baseball PlayStation 2 Xbox
Insignia Xbox
ESPN NBA Basketball
NBA 2K4
PlayStation 2 Xbox
Insignia (NTSC)
Insignia (PAL)
Xbox
ESPN NBA 2K5 PlayStation 2 Xbox
N/A N/A
ESPN NFL Football PlayStation 2 Xbox
Insignia (NTSC)
Insignia (PAL)
Xbox
ESPN NHL Hockey PlayStation 2 Xbox
Insignia (NTSC)
Insignia (PAL)
Xbox
EverQuest Online Adventures PlayStation 2
Shut down on March 29, 2012, after nine years of operation.
Sandstorm[6] PlayStation 2
Evolve Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One
The game had briefly transitioned to become a free-to-play title known as Evolve Stage 2 before 2K Games shut down the game's dedicated servers in September 2018.
N/A N/A
F A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Far Cry Windows
Multiplayer online functionality dropped by Ubisoft in August 2015.[33]
LRv3 Windows
Far Cry 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
~
The online functions for PC version ended in June 2021 when Ubisoft closed down servers for its older titles.
Xbox servers down in late-2023 according to recent user reports on reddit.
fc2mp
PS3 Reborn[7]
Windows PlayStation 3
FIFA 05
FIFA 2005
PlayStation 2 Xbox Windows
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[34]
N/A N/A
FIFA 06
FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup
PlayStation 2 PSP Xbox Windows Xbox 360
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[35]
N/A N/A
FIFA 07 PlayStation 2 PSP Xbox Windows Xbox 360
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[36]
N/A N/A
FIFA 08 Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PSP Wii Windows PlayStation 3
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games. The servers will be shut down on February 8th, 2011.[37][38]
NDS and Wii versions online multiplayer was supported? until the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May 2014.
WIP? Wimmfi (NDS) N/A
FIFA 09 Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PSP Wii Windows PlayStation 3
On February 8, 2011, online trophies (including the Ultimate Team DLC) will become unavailable since EA will be shutting those servers down.[39][40]
NDS and Wii versions online multiplayer was supported? until the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May 2014.
WIP? Wimmfi (NDS) N/A
FIFA 10 PlayStation 2 PSP Wii Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Servers down in December 6th, 2011.[41]
Wii version online multiplayer was supported? until the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May 2014.
N/A N/A
FIFA 11 PlayStation 2 Wii Windows macOS PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
In January, 2013, EA switch off the servers that power the online portions of a raft of its games, including FIFA 11.[42]
Wii version online multiplayer was supported? until the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May 2014.
N/A N/A
FIFA 12 PlayStation 2 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Vita
Servers down in February, 2014.[43]
N/A N/A
FIFA 13 PlayStation 2 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii U Vita
Servers down in July, 2017.[44]
N/A N/A
FIFA 14 PlayStation 2 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Vita PlayStation 4
Servers down in October, 2017.[45]
N/A N/A
FIFA 15 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 Xbox One Vita
Servers down in September, 2021.
N/A N/A
FIFA 16 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 Xbox One
EA announced FIFA 16~17 online servers for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4 and PC are scheduled to be discontinued in February, 2023.
N/A N/A
FIFA 17 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 Xbox One
EA announced FIFA 16~17 online servers for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Playstation 4 and PC are scheduled to be discontinued in February, 2023.
N/A N/A
FIFA 18 Windows Switch PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 Xbox One
EA announced FIFA 18~21 online servers for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are scheduled to be discontinued on Monday, November 6, 2023.[46]
N/A N/A
FIFA 19 Windows Switch PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 4 Xbox One
EA announced FIFA 18~21 online servers for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are scheduled to be discontinued on Monday, November 6, 2023.[47]
N/A N/A
FIFA 20 Windows Switch PlayStation 4 Xbox One
EA announced FIFA 18~21 online servers for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are scheduled to be discontinued on Monday, November 6, 2023.[48]
N/A N/A
FIFA 21 Windows Switch PlayStation 4 Xbox One PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X/S
EA announced FIFA 18~21 online servers for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are scheduled to be discontinued on Monday, November 6, 2023.[49]
N/A N/A
FIFA 22 Windows Switch PlayStation 4 Xbox One PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X/S
FIFA 22 online services and features will be retired on November 4, 2024. Also for EA Play members, EA removing FIFA 22 from The Play List on June 30, 2024.[50]
N/A N/A
Fight Night Round 2 PlayStation 2 Xbox
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[51]
N/A N/A
Fight Night Round 3 PlayStation 2 PSP Xbox PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[52]
N/A N/A
Fight Night Round 4 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[53][54]
N/A N/A
Fight Night Champion PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ?
N/A N/A
Final Fantasy XI Online Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox 360 ~
The game was the first MMORPG to offer cross-platform play between PlayStation 2 and PC. It was later released for the Xbox 360 in April 2006. All versions of the game require a monthly subscription to play.
Final Fantasy XI became the final active server on the PlayStation 2 online service. Support for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 versions was ultimately ended on March 31, 2016, leaving only the PC platform playable.
In May 2022 rumors had circulated that FFXI may soon be shutting down. Yoji Fujito released a statement noting that this was not the case and users should not worry about the services being shut down any time soon.
~ N/A (PS2/Xbox 360)
Various (PC)
Windows
Final Fantasy XIV Windows PlayStation 3 macOS
PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5
Xbox Series X/S

Square Enix President Yoichi Wada announced that a new team, led by Yoshida, would assume control and address the game's flaws. The new team both continued to develop and improve the original version, and secretly worked on a completely new replacement. This new game, codenamed "Version 2.0", used a new engine, improved server infrastructure, and revamped gameplay, interface, and story. The original version shut down in November 2012, followed by an alpha test for Version 2.0. The relaunched game released to largely positive reception. By October 2021, it had gained over 24 million registered players, and become the most profitable Final Fantasy game to date. A fifth expansion pack, Dawntrail, is to be released in July 2024.
WIP Sapphire N/A
FishVille Web
The game was discontinued on December 5, 2012.
N/A N/A
Fish with Attitude iOS
The game was discontinued on the 31st of December 2017.
N/A N/A
Flatout 2/Ultimate Carnage Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2 ~
Flatout 2 servers were down.
However FlatOut Ultimate Carnage multiplayer still works in 2022 and will likely work forever since it uses P2P for connecting/hosting servers.
Also GFWL has merged with Xbox Live and still works with FlatOut Ultimate Carnage.
[8]

for Flatout 2
OpenSpy Windows PlayStation 2
Free Realms Windows macOS PlayStation 3
The game's servers were shut down on March 31, 2014 in a closure of three other SOE MMOs that year.
WIP Free Realms Sunrise
OSFR
Windows
G A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Gears of War
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Windows Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
[55]
Xenia WebServices(Xenia) Xbox 360
Gran Turismo 4 Online PlayStation 2
[56]
Cristian PlayStation 2
Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3
All online activity closed on May 20, 2014.[57]
~ Grimoire (RPCN) PlayStation 3
Gran Turismo 6 PlayStation 3
The online servers for Gran Turismo 6 (including GT6 Track Path Editor) were active until March 28, 2018.[58][59]
~ Grimoire (RPCN) PlayStation 3
Gran Turismo Sport PlayStation 4
Online services were shut down on January 31, 2024 with all DLCs delisted on December 1, 2023.[60]
N/A N/A
Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City
GTA IV: Complete Edition
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X/S ~
Multiplayer was removed from the "Complete Edition" version when Microsoft ended its Games for Windows Live support.
Unpatched/previous versions and home console versions still have multiplayer enabled. Although on Windows you need a valid GFWL key.
Otherwise you need revival projects to play multiplayer.
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
RPCN (RPCS3)
GTA Connected
HappinessMP
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows
Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One
Xbox Series X/S PlayStation 5
~
Seventh-gen home console versions of GTA Online were shut down on December 16th, 2021.
As well as GTA Online, services for LA Noire and Max Payne 3 are shutting down on seventh-gen consoles.
The eighth and ninth-generation home consoles and Windows are now the only platforms the game can be played on.
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
3TA Online
RE: V
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Guild Wars Windows entice N/A
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii ~
Neversoft Guitar Hero Titles uses Xbox Live Servers, till this day it still does work on Xbox 360.[61]
PS3 and Wii placeholder text
N/A N/A
Guitar Hero Live PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii U PlayStation 4 Xbox One iOS
GHTV game mode's servers were shut down on December 1, 2018, making over 500 streamable songs no longer playable in Guitar Hero Live.
Wii U's Nintendo Network online service shut down on April 8, 2024, making GHTV Reloaded inaccessible on Wii U until Pretendo supports third-party game servers.[9]
GHTV Reloaded PlayStation 3 Wii U iOS
Gun Bros iOS Android Windows Mobile
Before servers shut down, players could fight with two players online via GameSpy (shut down) and Game Center (shut down).
N/A N/A
Guns of Icarus Online Windows Linux macOS PlayStation 4 [10] N/A N/A
H A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Halo 2 Xbox Windows Xbox 360
Xbox version servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
PC/Vista version servers down in July 2015.
Project Cartographer
Insignia
Windows Xbox
Halo 3 Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
January 13, 2022 marks the server shutdown date for Halo 3 and other classic Halo games.
WIP Sunrise N/A
Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
January 13, 2022 marks the server shutdown date for Halo 3 and other classic Halo games.
Xenia WebServices(Xenia) Xbox 360
Happy Aquarium Web iOS Android
101XP shut down this game June the 15th in 2021. Unfortunately, you can no longer play Happy Aquarium.
N/A N/A
Happy Wars Windows Xbox 360 Xbox One Xbox Series X/S ~
Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows servers shut down on December 17, 2018.
The Xbox One and Xbox Series home console versions is now the only platform the game can be played on.
WIP Happy Wars Hell#Revival Discord channel N/A
Haze PlayStation 3
Servers have been shutdown.[62]
PS3 Reborn[7] PlayStation 3
Hero Online Windows 9x Windows
? N/A N/A
J A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Journey PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Windows iOS
RPCN (RPCS3) PlayStation 3
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Windows GameRanger Windows
Juiced Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox
GameSpy.
Cristian
OpenSpy
Windows PlayStation 2
K A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Knight Online Windows ? N/A N/A
L A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3
Online functionality was discontinued on 13 September 2021, alongside services for LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and the PlayStation 3 version of LittleBigPlanet 3 (the PS4 version in 2024)
WIP Project Lighthouse PlayStation 3
LittleBigPlanet 2 PlayStation 3
Online functionality was discontinued on 13 September 2021, alongside services for LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and the PlayStation 3 version of LittleBigPlanet 3 (the PS4 version in 2024)
RPCN PlayStation 3
LittleBigPlanet 3 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4
Online functionality was discontinued on 13 September 2021, alongside services for LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and the PlayStation 3 version of LittleBigPlanet 3 (the PS4 version in 2024)
RPCN PlayStation 3
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Vita
The online servers for the game have been permanently shut down in March 2021 due to attacks on the server suffered during the prior year.
N/A N/A
Live for Speed Windows
Servers.
Various
Dedicated (no longer available)
Windows
Lord of the Rings Online, The Windows macOS
N/A N/A
Lost Ark Windows N/A N/A
M A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS
On October 4, 2023, Nintendo announced the discontinuation of the service by early April 2024.
It was shut down on April 9, 2024.
CTGP-7 Network
Pretendo Network (WIP)
Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart Wii Wii
Online multiplayer was supported until the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May 2014.
Wiimmfi
WiiLink WFC
Wii
Matrix Online, The Windows
SOE shut down operation of the game on July 31, 2009.
MxoEmu Windows
Max Payne 3 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows macOS ~
The online multiplayer mode and Social Club support for the game were discontinued in September 2021.
As well as Max Payne 3, services for LA Noire and GTA Online are shutting down on seventh-gen consoles.
But servers for PC is still active.
N/A N/A
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault Windows
Gamespy.
OpenSpy Windows
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun PlayStation 2
It features multiplayer capabilities, which is terminated as of 2007.[63]
Cristian
Medal of Honor - Rising Sun Matchmaker server
PlayStation 2
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
(incl. Metal Gear Online)
PlayStation 2
The official servers for the original Metal Gear Online were shutdown in 2007.[64]
Cristian
MGO
PlayStation 2
Metal Gear Online
Metal Gear Online 2
PlayStation 3
Metal Gear Online's North American and European servers were shut down on June 12, 2012.
SaveMGO PlayStation 3
MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Vita
The game requires Gamespy servers on PC for online play and servers were permantly turned off 31st May 2014.
Console versions servers might be unstable and unreliable?[65]
N/A N/A N/A
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Midnight Club: L.A. Remix
Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 ~
Rate My Ride servers have been shut down since 2014[66] but online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360[67] (and PSP?) so it's still playable.
PS3 version uses GameSpy so it's completely offline.
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
OpenSpy(PS3)(WIP)
Xbox 360
Midtown Madness 3 Xbox
Insignia Xbox
Minecraft iOS Android Vita Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Wii U
Switch Windows macOS Linux PlayStation 4 Xbox One
~
PS3 and Xbox 360 versions online infastructure is probably P2P-based so it's playable.
Other versions are unknown.
RPCN(RPCS3)
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)(WIP?)
PlayStation 3
Moon Base Web ?
Official Website is still up.
~ Flashpoint Windows Linux macOS
ModNation Racers PlayStation 3 PSP
On April 12, 2018, it was announced that Sony Interactive Entertainment would cease all online function for the game on July 10, 2018. This, along with a few other PlayStation titles such as CounterSpy, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and Gravity Rush 2, would all have their online functionality removed. On May 3, 2018, it was announced that the online services deadline would be extended to October 10 because of the reaction by some players.
ModNation Racers Revival PlayStation 3
MotoGP '06 Xbox 360 ?
Xenia WebServices(Xenia) Xbox 360
MotoGP '07 Windows Xbox 360 ?
Windows version uses GameSpy so it's offline. Xbox 360 version is unknown...
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
OpenSpy
Xbox 360 Windows
Motor City Online Windows
Servers for MCO have been shut down on August 29, 2003[68]
However there is a way to play offline mode.
N/A N/A[69] N/A
N A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
NASCAR Thunder 2004 PlayStation 2 Windows
Windows version uses GameSpy.[70]
WIP[11] NASCAR Thunder: 2004 Revival N/A
Natural Selection Windows
On January 22, 2014 Unknown Worlds released the source code for download on a GitHub repository under GPLv3.[12]
NaturalLauncher Windows
Natural Selection 2 Windows Linux
Natural Selection 2 Servers are mostly community hosted.[71] List of NS2 Servers
Various Windows Linux
NBA Live 2003 PlayStation 2 Windows
Online servers have been shut down.[72]
N/A N/A
NBA Live 2005 PlayStation 2 Xbox Windows
Online servers have been shut down.[73]
N/A N/A
NBA Live 06 PlayStation 2 PSP Xbox Windows Xbox 360
Online servers have been shut down.[74][75]
N/A N/A
NBA Live 07 PlayStation 2 PSP Xbox Windows Xbox 360
Online servers have been shut down.[76][77]
N/A N/A
Need for Speed: Carbon Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
Online services for NFS Carbon have been shut down on September 1, 2021.
Although there is a work-in-progress unofficial mod called "NFSCO", which will bring online play back.
WIP NFSCO
NFS Carbon FESL Server Emulator
Windows
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) Windows Xbox 360
Xbox

The online multiplayer lobby was shut down on August 1, 2011.
Although it is still possible to play the game in multiplayer, but through an unofficial mod called "Most Wanted Online".
Most Wanted Online Windows
Need for Speed: Underground PlayStation 2
[78]
Cristian PlayStation 2
Need for Speed: Underground 2 Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox
[79]
NFSOR Windows
Need for Speed: World Windows
Went offline on 14 July 2015, alongside fellow EA free-to-play titles Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, and FIFA World.
SoapBox Raceworld
nightriderz
Windows
Neverwinter Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One
N/A N/A
O A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
OGame Web ~
Servers up but there is no official way to play the older version.
WIP ogame-opensource
(v0.84 version with old design)
Web
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis
ARMA: Cold War Assault
Operation Flashpoint: Elite
Windows Xbox
On June 30, 2014, the multiplayer master server for PC was shut down alongside other GameSpy-powered titles.
Also for Xbox version servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
OFPMonitor
Insignia
Windows Xbox
Order & Chaos Online iOS Android Windows Mobile Linux ARM
Windows

The game was permanently closed by Gameloft on 16 February 2023 on all platforms.
N/A N/A
Overlord II PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows Linux macOS
Multiplayer servers are down.[80][81][82]
N/A N/A
P A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Pain PlayStation 3
On November 26, 2013, the game's online features were disabled.
PSONE (RPCS3) PlayStation 3
PangYa
PangYa M (Android and iOS)[13]
Windows Android iOS ~
On December 12, 2016, PangYa's servers in North America shut down, along with its website and forums.
The Korean servers were closed on August 29, 2016, and the Japanese servers, operated by Gamepot, were closed on November 10, 2017.
The Thai servers, operated by Ini3 Digital, remained open until 30th April, 2024. It was the last official server of Pangya, operating for 19 years.
On December 30, 2019, it was announced on the official Facebook page that PangYa M would close on February 7, 2020. However, NCSOFT has launched Pangya M, a redevelopment version of PangYa Mobile on July 3, 2020. Planned to release as a cross-platform game between the mobile version and PC version in NCSoft Purple platform.
Various Windows
Pac-Man 99 Switch
The game was discontinued on October 8, 2023, though the game will remain playable offline for those who have purchased the "Unlock Mode" or "Unlock All" DLCs before they were delisted the month prior.
N/A N/A
Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst Windows
Game is no longer supported by Sega and the Sega servers.
Ultima
Ephinea
Windows
Phantasy Star Online Dreamcast GameCube Xbox Windows
Sega decommissioned the last official servers in 2010.
Schthack PSO
Sylverant
Insignia[14]
Dreamcast GameCube Xbox Windows
PlanetSide Windows
On July 1, 2016, at 4:00pm PT, Planetside servers went offline permanently.
PSForever Windows
Pop'n Music Puzzle-dama Online PlayStation 2
Online service ended on March 31st, 2005.
N/A N/A
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 PlayStation 2 Xbox Windows
Insignia(Xemu)
fiveserver(Windows)
Cristian(PCSX2)
Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 6
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
PlayStation 2 Windows Xbox 360 ?
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
fiveserver(Windows)
Cristian(PCSX2)
Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 PlayStation 2 Wii Nintendo DS PlayStation 3 Windows Xbox 360 ~
NDS and Wii versions online multiplayer was supported? until the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in May 2014.
Xbox 360 version is peer-to-peer based so probably it's still playable, other versions are unknown...
Xenia WebServices(Xenia) Xbox 360
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 PlayStation 2 Wii PlayStation 3 Windows Xbox 360
WiiLink WFC Wii
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PlayStation 2 Wii Nintendo 3DS PlayStation 3 Windows Xbox 360
[83]
WiiLink WFC Wii
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 PSP PlayStation 3 Windows Xbox 360 ?
socom.cc(PPSSPP) PSP
R A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 [15]
Xbox 360 and PS3 multiplayer still works and will likely work forever since it uses P2P for connecting/hosting servers.
RPCN (RPCS3)
Xenia WebServices(WIP)(Xenia)
PlayStation 3
Resident Evil 6 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Windows PlayStation 4 Xbox One Switch
Servers are still up for Switch, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions. Game is peer-to-peer based (on most versions?), not server-based. You don't use a third-party server to play coop - you connect to your friend directly via SteamAPIs (SteamWorks) for Windows version, so for as long as Steam is fine - coop in RE6 will be fine on Windows too.[84][85][86]
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
RPCN(RPCS3)(WIP?)
Xbox 360
Resident Evil Outbreak PlayStation 2
Cristian or Outbreak PlayStation 2
Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2 PlayStation 2
Cristian or Outbreak PlayStation 2
Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3
The game, along with its sequels Resistance 2 and Resistance 3, shut down its online servers on April 8, 2014.
Digital versions of the first two games were released after the servers' closure in Europe.
PS Rewired (RPCS3) PlayStation 3
Resistance 2 PlayStation 3
The game, along with its predecessor and sequel, had its online servers shut down on April 8, 2014.
Digital versions of the first two games were released after the servers' closure, exclusively in Europe.
WIP PSORG N/A
Resistance 3 PlayStation 3
The game, along with its predecessor and sequel, had its online servers shut down on April 8, 2014.
Digital versions of the first two games were released after the servers' closure, exclusively in Europe.
N/A N/A
Respawnables, The iOS Android
On January 13th, 2022, Multiplayer is shutdown, the game will no longer recognize Wi-Fi.
N/A N/A
Rock Band 2 Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ?
Game has online multiplayer and co-op support, but current server status is unknown though it is known that uses their own servers.[87]
GoCentral Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Rock Band 3 Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ?
Game has online multiplayer and co-op support, but current server status is unknown though it is known that uses their own servers.[88]
GoCentral Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
RockFree Web
Acclaim shut down its client-based online games in August 2010 including titles like 9Dragons and Chronicles of Spellborn.
However, the company's Flash-based games including Kogamu and RockFree was ported to Facebook Games platform before being discontinued.
[16]
N/A N/A
R.U.S.E. Windows macOS Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
You will be unable to play multiplayer, link Ubisoft accounts in-game or use online features.
(Ubisoft decommissioning the online services for older games).
N/A N/A
Runes of Magic Windows ? ? N/A
S A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Sacred Windows
Official multiplayer servers were shut down as Ascaron Entertainment went bankrupt and ultimately ceased to exist. Community matchmaking server software was created in the 2020s, but the original instance is currently down.
~ Sacred Ancaria Connection Windows
Saints Row (2006) Xbox 360 ~
Clan/gang servers down. But ranked, casual and coop are up.
WIP Xenia WebServices Xbox 360
Second Life Windows macOS
? ? ?
Sega Rally Online Arcade
Sega Rally 3
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ?
Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
RPCN (RPCS3)
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Sega Tetris Dreamcast
As of November 30, 2002, servers are no longer supported.[89]
Shuouma Dreamcast
Shaun White Snowboarding Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Windows
Online servers were shut down.[90]
PS3 Reborn
Xenia WebServices
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Silkroad Online Windows Origin Online Windows
SimCity (2013) Windows macOS [91] N/A N/A
SimCity 2000 Network Edition Windows 9x [92] Nightfire Launcher Windows 9x
Skate Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
The multiplayer of the game was shut down in July 2011.
Hall of Meat N/A
Skate 2 Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
The multiplayer of the game was shut down.
Hall of Meat N/A
Skate 3 Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
Servers still active.
Hall of Meat N/A
Super Mario Bros. 35 Switch
Its servers were shut down on April 1, 2021, following the official end of the anniversary.
SMB35 Switch
Super Mario Maker Nintendo 3DS Wii U
On November 25, 2020, Nintendo formally announced that course upload support and the bookmark portal site would be discontinued on March 31, 2021.
Sale of the game on the Wii U's Nintendo eShop would be discontinued on January 12, 2021.
The remaining online services for the game, such as playing existing levels already uploaded to the server, was discontinued on April 9, 2024.
WIP Pretendo Nintendo 3DS Wii U
Sims Online, The Windows
EA announced that the game would shut down all activity on August 1, 2008.
FreeSO Windows
Sims Bustin' Out, The PlayStation 2
The PlayStation version of Bustin' Out featured a free online play mode titled "Online Weekend". This mode allowed players to participate in both freeplay and storymode with each other and chat using the USB keyboard on the PlayStation 2. The server for the game shut down on August 1, 2008, the same day The Sims Online was shut down.
Cristian PlayStation 2
T A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Team Fortress 2
The Orange Box
Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
macOS Linux
~
Servers for TF2 on the PS3 went offline permanently on March 28, but while the PS3 version is no longer it seems the servers for the Xbox 360 version are still running because it's P2P-based.
The game continues to receive official Valve server support as of January 2024 for PC, in addition to new content being released on a seasonal basis in the form of submissions made through the Steam Workshop. In June 2011, the game became free-to-play, with revenue derived from microtransactions for in-game cosmetics. A 'drop system' was also added and refined, allowing free-to-play users to periodically receive in-game equipment and items. Discontent

with recent updates has driven some players back to the original/vanilla,[93] pre-free-to-play version of Team Fortress 2. This has led them to explore options like the Team Fortress 2 Classic mod or console versions of the game.

Xenia WebServices(Xenia)
RPCN(RPCS3)(Partially)
Xbox 360
TERA Windows
PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5
Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
~
On 20 April 2022, Gameforge announced that Bluehole had decided to cease work on TERA and that Gameforge would shut down the game's servers for PC on 30 June 2022.
There are no plans to shut down the console servers.
TERA Starscape Windows
Test Drive Unlimited Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 2
TDU1 server has been shut down in September 2012. PS2 version shut down in 2009.
Project Paradise
TDU: Platinum
project ps2 paradise (WIP)
Windows
Test Drive Unlimited 2 Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3
The game's online servers went offline in November 2018, disabling online multiplayer and the TDU2: Casino Online expansion.
Project Paradise 2
TDU World
TDUniverse
Windows PlayStation 3
The Club Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 ?
[94] placeholder text.
PS3 Reborn[7] PlayStation 3
Titanfall Online Windows
The game was cancelled and servers shutdown in 2018.</ref>
WIP TFO:R N/A
TOCA Race Driver Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox
Insignia Xbox
TOCA Race Driver 2 Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox
PC and PS2 versions uses GameSpy.
Insignia
Cristian
OpenSpy
Xbox PlayStation 2 Windows
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows macOS PlayStation 2 Xbox
PC and PS2 versions uses GameSpy.
Cristian
OpenSpy(PC)
OpenSpy(PS2)
GameRanger(macOS)
PlayStation 2 Windows
Tomb Raider (2013) Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Game online infastructure is P2P-based[95].[17]
N/A N/A
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Windows Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 ~
Game online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360[96] so it's playable.
On PC and PS3 it's uses GameSpy so it's offline[97][98].
PS3 Reborn[7] (RPCS3)
OpenSpy
Windows PlayStation 3
Toontown Online Windows macOS
Various servers hosting Toontown Online were shut down throughout the game’s tenure, with the US servers and the game itself closing in September 2013.
Toontown Rewritten Windows macOS Linux
Travian Web N/A N/A
Trials Evolution Windows Xbox 360 ~
Trials Evolution shutting down in January 2024.
N/A N/A
U A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
UEFA Champions League 2004–2005 PlayStation 2 Xbox Windows
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[99]
N/A N/A
UEFA Champions League 2006–2007 PlayStation 2 PSP Windows Xbox 360
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[100]
N/A N/A
UEFA Euro 2008 Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
EA have announced the impending closure of their online servers for a long list of their old sports games.[101]
N/A N/A
UFC Undisputed 2009 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game utilize a Peer-to-Peer online infrastructure, which allows continued online play[102]. However, similar to Call of Duty 3 situation on seventh-gen home consoles, it appears to require a custom server for authentication[103][104].
Xenia WebServices
RPCN?(Untested)
Xbox 360
UFC Undisputed 2010 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360
Servers down.[105]
? OpenSpy (RPCS3)[18] N/A
Ultima Online Windows Linux
The release of Kingdom Reborn in 2007 brought a new game engine with upgraded visuals. In preparation for the launch of the Stygian Abyss expansion, support for the existing client was discontinued to optimize the patching procedure. As a replacement, a revised rendition of the Kingdom Reborn client emerged, rebranded as the "Enhanced Client." This revamped version was unveiled as an open beta in July 2009, coinciding with the release of Stygian Abyss. The "Enhanced Client" is a blend of some of the 3D models and UI from Kingdom Reborn and the 2D art used in the Classic Client. The Enhanced Client and the Classic Client are the two official clients as of 2024.
Various[106][107] Windows Linux
V A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Vindictus Windows
Vindictus was originally released in South Korea on January 21, 2010.
From 2011 to 2015 the game was also released in Europe, Australia, and other parts of Asia, although some of those regional versions have since been shut down, or merged with the North American server.
Windictus Windows
W A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Warhawk PlayStation 3
Sony shut down Warhawk's online servers on January 31, 2019, providing notice by email to PlayStation Network members.
PSONE PlayStation 3
War Inc. Battlezone Windows
In 2014, game servers down.[108]
N/A N/A
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft Classic
Windows macOS Various Windows
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw PlayStation 2
GameSpy.
Cristian
OpenSpy
PlayStation 2
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 PlayStation 2 Xbox 360 ~
Game online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360 so it's playable[109], but it probably needs custom server for authentication process.
PSP and PS2 status is unknown, placeholder text.
[19]
WIP? Xenia WebServices N/A
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ~
Online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360 so it's still playable. Other versions are unknown...
Xenia WebServices Xbox 360
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 ~
Online infastructure is P2P-based on Xbox 360 so it's still playable. Other versions are unknown...
Xenia WebServices Xbox 360
Whacked! Xbox
Servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
Insignia Xbox
WWE WrestleMania 21 Xbox
Servers down due to Xbox Live for the original Xbox was discontinued by Microsoft on April 15, 2010.
Insignia Xbox

LAN Tunneling Programs[edit]

These kind of programs usually creates/uses a network configuration that creates a virtual LAN connection and then allow systems to network with each other over the internet simulates connecting over LAN. This allows you to play games that support LAN multiplayer mode with others over the internet, as if you were all on the same local network, replicating the fun of a LAN party or LAN gaming center but without needing to be in the same physical location. Some programs even offer additional features like lobbies and chat, further enhancing the online experience. LAN tunneling software isn't just for PC games, for example, XLink Kai supports lots of system if the system and game supports LAN/local connection. Consoles with LAN/local connection capabilities;

This means you can use some of these LAN tunneling programs for your consoles as well. LAN Tunneling shouldn't be confused with Netplay, Online Multiplayer Emulation and Online Services. See PCGamingWiki: List of games with LAN multiplayer on PC, or see Consoles category for individual dedicated system pages to see LAN tunneling support and compatibility.

Name Active Recommended
XLink Kai
Lanemu
ZeroTier ~
pLAN Revive ~
Radmin VPN ~
Hamachi ~

Proxy Projects for Retro Web Browsing[edit]

These kind of projects usually retrieves pages from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine or OoCities and delivers them in their original form, without toolbars, scripts and other extraneous content that may confuse retro web browsers.[20] These are quite useful especially for retro web browsing with DOS-based, Windows 1.0x/2x/3x series, Windows 9x series, Windows NT series and MacOS emulators or Hypervisors. Otherwise you can still use pure HTML websites on the internet such as; DreamPipe, thebaratusii, toastytech, TheBlueOSMuseum, LuxuryAerozona, DreamProject Legacy,DOSBox Deathmatch Club, GuidebookGallery, MDGx, Ralf Brown's Interrupt List, Doom2.net, PowerDVD3000.

Name Active Recommended
ProtoWeb
WaybackProxy ~

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

  1. Pretendo project #streetpass-relay. There is also a dedicated preservation project for this called "SpotPass Archive".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Right now we have the game server for BF2MC for the PS2 and XBOX, but the XBOX 360 is missing. But only PS2 game servers are online, recommended to join BF2MC community. The XBOX is missing because we need help integration with the xbox live services/Insignia project.[112] Members of the Battlefield modding-Frostbite 1 discord channel are working on revive server for Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat title.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Members of the Battlefield modding-Frostbite 1 discord channel are working on keeping of Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield Bad Company titles alive. There is a separate project for emulating EA Plasma backend services/Battlefield games built on the Frostbite 1.x engine, called arcadia project but it is in work-in-progress stage. Another project, SimpleSocket's bf1943 branch will contain the code for the Battlefield EU server.[113] Also there is a project called "BF_MasterServer" (fork of NFSC_MasterServer) for EA theater/plasma/messager backend. Lastly, FrostbiteServer project for being built specifically for STAR WARS Battlefront II, but there is a potential that it can be somewhat adapted to other games running on the engine in the future.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Recommended to join Brothers in Arms series dedicated discord channel for multiplayer events.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Join the "CoD Nintendo" discord group to stay up-to-date on news about Call of Duty revival projects for the Wii or DS version.
  6. EQOA Revival discord channel
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 PS3 Reborn revive project for the time being only able to work on games that ran on Demonware matchmaking.
  8. NiteVelocity1's comment about FlatOut Ultimate Carnage multiplayer
  9. @GHTVReloaded on X (formerly Twitter) announcing Wii U's Nintendo Network and confirmation for Pretendo support. However, according to Nathan3197 on the GHTV Reloaded Discord, 3rd party game servers like GHTV Reloaded for Wii U won't be supported until Pretendo finishes building tools and API for third party use.
  10. Recommended to join gunsoficarus discord channel community.
  11. There is no revive online multiplayer option for NASCAR Thunder 2004 but you can use LAN tunneling solutions on both PlayStation 2 and Windows version.
  12. Recommended to join Natural Selection 1 dedicated discord channel for multiplayer events.
  13. PangYa: Fantasy_Golf (PSP) version lack of online play, only supports eight players link up locally in Ad-hoc mode.[114]
  14. Insignia allows the Xbox version to connect to the aforementioned Schtack and Sylverant servers
  15. Red Dead Redemption for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 has no multiplayer content available.
  16. Wikipedia: Acclaim Games
  17. Recommended to join Tomb Raider discord server multiplayer subchannel for multiplayer events.
  18. There is a OpenSpy Online canary patch for UFC Undisputed 2010 using with RPCS3 but it's untested at the moment.
  19. Local multiplayer using AdHoc and tunneling on PSP is possible though.
  20. https://github.com/richardg867/WaybackProxy#waybackproxy