50 Best 1980s games

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The best 50 1980s games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. 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 Jetboard Joust: Next-Generation Retro released the 23 October 2020 and ranked #11, Nerm the Worm released the 23 October 2020 and ranked #16, Building 847 released the 23 October 2020 and ranked #12.

2# 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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4# F1 2013 - 2013

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Make history in FORMULA ONE™! F1™ 2013 features all the cars, stars and circuits from the 2013 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ plus, for the first time, classic content. F1 Classics is an expansive new game mode, introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker, in which you’ll race legendary drivers in famous cars on iconic...

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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# 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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8# 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# 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# Jetboard Joust: Next-Generation Retro - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Jetboard Joust: Next-Generation Retro

Fast & fluid arcade-style SHMUP meets hardcore modern roguelike! Take flight on a lethal, pimped-up jetboard, darting through the skies and blasting alien invaders with an explosive arsenal of extreme weaponry. Face off against massive, multi-stage bosses. An arcade classic for the next generation!

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12# Building 847 - 2020

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Set in an alternate-reality 1986, you're a private detective investigating the aftermath of a bizarre event inside Building 847. This night will be one to remember...

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13# The Videokid - 2017

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So by delivering pirate video tapes to his customers and staying one step in front of the cops, he quickly became... Running the gauntlet of his bogusly dangerous delivery route, The VideoKid must survive against all the odds to reach his beloved Jessica. Harking back to a simpler time of pure gameplay, take control of The VideoKid as he hurls videos through the mailboxes, or windows, of his customers to earn cash.

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14# The Good Book VN - 2020

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The Good Book VN is a Visual Novel using text and picture's and theme music It contain's over 18 page's of rich story text Crime and Punishment Fiction set in uk England in the 1980's A story about young teenager that chose the wrong path in life.

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15# Bug Attack! - 2018

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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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16# Nerm the Worm - 2020

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Nerm the Worm was developed from the heart with the goal of offering a brand new super fun-to-play snake game with unique twists & new turns! Nerm presents challenging goals, an adorable personality, and fifty grueling levels to progress through! Nerm just wants to escape! ..Can you help him?

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18# Skool Daze Reskooled - 2018

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The smash hit game Skool Daze has returned with all the characters and trickiness of the original. Be Eric the hero. Crack codes, fire catapults, hypnotise teachers, trap rats and frogs. Complete the tasks and don’t go over 10000 lines and get expelled.

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19# Aesthetic Arena - 2018

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

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21# Shapeshooter - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Shapeshooter

SHAPESHOOTER is an On-Rail SHMUP Game. You'll have to crawl with your tank through huge psychedelic stages blasting through hundreds of aliens while pumped by a powerfull and unique soundtrack!

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22# Next Earth: The Journey Trilogy - 2020

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Screenshot of the video game Next Earth: The Journey Trilogy

Real time strategy meets puzzle adventure. Slow down and speed up space. Collect all the fuel cells. Then get to the exit while avoiding the Octians before the timer runs out.

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