Games by Year: 1985

Little Computer People

Little Computer People is an incredibly advanced life simulation game created in 1985 by Activision for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and Apple II. An Amiga version was released in 1987. It...

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2016-12-15 Tags: real-time life-sims c64

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark is a 1983 video game developed by Free Fall Associates and published by Electronic Arts. The concept is similar to chess, but with real-time fights between pieces to decide...

Year: 1985 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2016-11-25 Tags: real-time turn-based chess variants

Karateka

Karateka is a martial arts fighting game and the first title created by the famous designer Jordan Mechner, author of Prince of Persia. Karateka was developed by Mechner for the Apple II and published...

Year: 1985 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2017-05-14 Tags: fighting martial arts beat-em-up brawler

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist is one of the most popular fighting games of the 80s. It's a martial arts fighting game created by Gregg Barnett for the Beam Software and released in 1985. The...

Year: 1985 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-12-18 Tags: fighting martial arts

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

GamesNostalgia pays a small tribute to Sir Roger Moore with James Bond 007: A View to a Kill, an interactive fiction created by Angelsoft for Apple II, DOS and Macintosh and released in 1985. A View to...

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-06-04 Tags: interactive fiction/text adventure detective/mystery movies

One-on-One

One on One, also known as Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One, is a basketball simulation developed by Eric Hammond and published by Electronic Arts initially in 1983 for the Apple II and Atari 8-bit....

Year: 1985 Genre: Sports Updated: 2016-07-10 Tags: basketball sport sim commodore 64

Revs

Revs is the first racing game created by Geoff Crammond, developer and game designer famous for the Formula One Grand Prix series. The original version, created for the BBC Micro and published by Acornsoft...

Year: 1985 Genre: Racing Updated: 2017-02-04 Tags: driving simulation

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle is a combat flight simulator first released in 1985 by MicroProse for the Commodore 64 and Apple II. The game was designed and developed by Sid Meier, the creator of Civilization. The...

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-12-13 Tags: flight sim

The Pawn

The Pawn is a text adventure created by Magnetic Scrolls initially for the Sinclair QL and published by Sinclair Research in 1985. The game wasn't very successful and one year later Magnetic decided to...

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-05-26 Tags: fantasy interactive fiction with graphics

Time Bandit

Time Bandit is an action/adventure arcade written originally for the TRS-80 the ported in 1985 to Atari ST and Amiga by MichTron. The gameplay is similar to the popular Gauntlet, the arcade developed...

Year: 1985 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2015-11-26 Tags: arcade interactive fiction sci-fi/futuristic split screen