The Average Gamer

The Gaming Den

We run a pop-up retro night for gamers in London. It’s called The Gaming Den. Here’s a snippet of the first one:

Gaming Den Promo from The Visual Collective on Vimeo.

Featuring a retro room filled with your favourite consoles as well as recent releases, The Gaming Den lets you show off your skills on all those classic games that you wish you’d never packed away or sold. We have a bar and food, run by the excellent people behind Madd.

If you want to bring your own games and play them against challengers or friends, please do. We can’t take any responsibility for them, so please look after your own stuff.

Retro consoles available:

  • SEGA Saturn
  • SEGA Dreamcast (Jap and Pal)
  • SEGA Megadrive
  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • SNES
  • NES

What’s Next

The next event will feature Nintendo in a StreetPass Special. More info here.

When, Where and How Much?

11th August from noon to 11pm

MADD, 53 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PH

None. It’s free!



  • Tekken and Tekken 3
  • Gran Turismo and Grand Turismo 2
  • Micro Machines V3
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
  • WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
  • Destruction Derby 2


  • Duke Nukem 3D (including Death Tank Zwei – 7-players) (New!)
  • Quake (New!)
  • WipEout
  • Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition
  • Virtua Cop 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • SEGA Rally Championship
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2
  • SEGA Worldwide Soccer ’97
  • Tomb Raider

PlayStation 2:

  • WipEout Fusion
  • Kuri Kuri Mix
  • Timesplitters 2

Nintendo 64:

  • WipEout 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • GoldenEye 64
  • Blast Corps
  • Perfect Dark
  • Pokémon Stadium< (New!)


  • Beach Spikers
  • WaveRace: Blue Storm
  • F-Zero GX
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (New!)


  • Power Stone 2
  • Dead or Alive 2
  • SoulCalibur
  • Metropolis Street Racer (MSR)
  • Chu Chu Rocket

SEGA Megadrive:

  • Sonic 2
  • FIFA 95
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Micro Machines (New!)


  • Super Mario Kart
  • Street Fighter II – The World Warrior
  • Sensible Soccer: European Champions


  • Maniac Mansion (New!)