36 Best 1980s games

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The best 36 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 Hyper Jam released the 11 February 2019 and ranked #9, Rand-O-mazE released the 24 October 2018 and ranked #15, Tiger Striker released the 27 September 2018 and ranked #19.

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# Kung Fury: Street Rage - 2015

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Get blown into another dimension as you experience the gutbusting fun with the Kung Fury game. Beat the Nazis to stop Kung Führer and uphold the law! Become the action! Be. Kung. Fury!!!!

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7# 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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10# 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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11# 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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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# 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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14# 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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17# 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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19# Tiger Striker - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Tiger Striker
Screenshot of the video game Tiger Striker

This is a shoot em up game , In this game the player combats a large number of enemies by shooting at them in the space . player will destroy the core of the battleship of enemy to win the game.

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21# 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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23# Sol Galaxy Defender - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Sol Galaxy Defender
Screenshot of the video game Sol Galaxy Defender

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Third Person Perspective arcade game. Defend your base against hordes of aliens intent on taking over our Solar System.

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24# Tiger Fighter 1931 - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Tiger Fighter 1931
Screenshot of the video game Tiger Fighter 1931
Screenshot of the video game Tiger Fighter 1931

This is a shoot em up game , In this game the player combats a large number of enemies by shooting at them, the game is set in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression,off the air of the North Eastern Province.

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25# 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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