48 Best 1980s games

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The best 48 1980s games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS, Linux and 3DS. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Hyper Jam released the 11 February 2019 and ranked #10, Unlucky Seven released the 31 December 2018 and ranked #33, Miami Cruise released the 31 December 2018 and ranked #24.

1# Shenmue I & II - 2018

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SEGA®’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. Return to the epic saga that defined modern gaming. The saga begins…again.

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3# Beat Cop - 2017

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Stay vigilant and quick-witted but remember that if this wont work, you can always do some old school jaw wrecking. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy). (Pixel Crow and respective logos are trademarks of MIASIK.BIZ Maciej Misik.

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5# Dark Fear - 2015

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Dark Fear is a pixel horror game with RPG and adventure game elements. Explore a diverse landscape filled with forests, mountains, lakes and deserts. Make allies in the local village, upgrade your weapon and armor, go hunting/fishing and fight your way to the truth by slaying your foes, solving puzzles and helping people with their...

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6# Retro City Rampage: DX - 2016

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Open-world carjacking goes back to the '80s in this 8-BIT nostalgic throwback. Run missions! Outrun the law! Rampage the city with weapons, power-ups and vehicles. This send-up to '80s and '90s video games and pop-culture includes both a full Story Mode of open-world adventure as well as an Arcade Mode for quick pick-up-and-play action. If that's not enough, it also packs an interactive city full of shops, minigames, customizations, collectibles, special guest stars, and more.

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7# Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age - 2016

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Prepare to delve into a fascinating world where the forces of technology and magic are embroiled in a vicious struggle! Blurring the lines between the RPG and strategy genres, Megamagic recaptures the unmistakable flavour of the 80s in a game magnified by the incredible music by Mitch Murder.

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9# Crossing Souls - 2018

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It’s 1986 in California. A group of friends discover a mysterious pink stone that allows to travel between two realms. This gang will live the summer of their lives in an adventure that will get them involved in a government conspiracy. Control five kids with special skills while fighting and solving puzzles.

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10# Hyper Jam - 2019

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Hyper Jam is a neon-soaked arena brawler with a dynamic perk drafting system that makes each match different from the last. The hard-hitting fusion of lethal weapons, stackable perks, furious combat, and a killer synthwave soundtrack will keep you coming back for more. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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11# Capsule Force - 2015

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CAPSULE FORCE is a multiplayer competitive action game spanning across several galaxies. Ongoing war has forced the Earth World Leaders to dispatch intergalactic forces to capture galaxies via capsules. Compete with an opposing galactic force member and retrieve your stolen capsule! Battle your opponent head-to-head in a variety of worlds inspired by 80s space anime. Trade shots, parry turrets, dodge laser beams, and use your energy shield to deflect projectiles back at your opponent! Advance toward your capsule by riding the tram to the next screen. But watch out! The path to your enemy's base is riddled with traps! Fend off your opponent and capture the galaxy to win the round!

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12# Bug Attack! - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Bug Attack!
Screenshot of the video game Bug Attack!

Bug Attack! is a game inspired by arcade classics including Missile Command and Space Invaders. Players are tasked with protecting their building as long as they can. Bugs emerge everywhere from the ground at an increasing rate. Which is the greater enemy? The bug horde, or your own nerves?

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13# Aesthetic Arena - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Aesthetic Arena
Screenshot of the video game Aesthetic Arena

Aesthetic Arena, is a wave based shooter where the objective is to survive in a trippy atmosphere.

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14# Razerwire: Nanowars - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Razerwire: Nanowars
Screenshot of the video game Razerwire: Nanowars

A modern revisitation of the 80s arcades. Use your Razerwire to cut through waves of nanobugs with a rogue-like inspired progression.

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15# Reagan Gorbachev - 2016

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The year is 1986. Cold War leaders Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev have been kidnapped by militant extremists. Once rivals, now they must cooperate… or die. Sneak, slash or shoot your way through an army of mercenaries. Save the world from nuclear Armageddon.

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16# The Walking Vegetables - 2017

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It’s the 1980’s and an evil alien race has invaded Earth, turning all vegetables into crawling, bawling, mauling abominations. You are about to join Department Radical, the grooviest police force on Earth. Are you a rad enough dude (or dame) to smite these ravenous creatures?

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19# H0ST - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game H0ST
Screenshot of the video game H0ST

Cyberpunk arcade-action, inspired by games like Alien Shooter\UBERMOSH and movies like TRON\Johnny Mnemonic

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23# Hodl: The God of Crypto - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Hodl: The God of Crypto
Screenshot of the video game Hodl: The God of Crypto

Hodl: The God of Crypto is an 80s inspired side scroller and arcade racer. After Hodl makes you an offer you can't resist, you have the power to move crypto currency prices as you move through the Crypto Dimension. Can you get to the moon?

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25# New Retro Arcade: Neon - 2016

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Emulate your favorite retro arcade games in an environment engrossed with retro realism and extremely detailed surroundings. Play together with friends in your own arcade, either with or WITHOUT a VR Headset and realise what arcade life felt like back in the 80’s/early 90’s.

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