Games by Year: 1988

Backlash

Backlash

Backlash is a 3D shooter created by the British studio Novagen for the Atari ST in 1987 and ported to Amiga in 1988. The game was programmed by Paul Woakes and designed by Bruce Jordan, the founders of the company.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 3d first-person polygons science fiction shoot em up vector graphics

Star Command

Star Command

Star Command is a space RPG/strategy video game developed by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1988 where you select your crew and start exploring the galaxy..

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-25Tags: aliens science fiction turn-based

Thunder Blade

Thunder Blade

Thunder Blade is an arcade released by Sega originally in 1987 where the player has to control an helicopter, the Gunship Gladiator, to destroy all enemies using guns and missiles and defeat the dictator.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: arcade flight helicopter shoot em up transport

Fish!

Fish!

Fish! is a text adventure created by the British game studio Magnetic Scrolls, published in 1988 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS and other platforms by Rainbird. Wri...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: comedy detective interactive fiction mystery text adventure

Times of Lore

Times of Lore

Times of Lore is an action RPG created by Chris Roberts (author of Wing Commander) and published by Origin Systems for Commodore 64, Apple II, DOS. Later it was ported to Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum and NES.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: action-rpg adventure-rpg fantasy puzzle-solving rpg elements sword and sorcery wanderer

2400 A.D.

2400 A.D.

2400 A.D. is a post-apocalyptic top-down role-playing game by Origin Systems, the creators of the Ultima series.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-04-20Tags: post-apocalyptic real-time science fiction

Armalyte

Armalyte

Armalyte is one of the best shooters ever created for the Commodore 64. This horizontally scrolling sci-fi shoot 'em up was developed by Cyberdyne Systems and published by Thalamus in 1988.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: 2 players commodore 64 science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling space flight

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio is an early managerial simulation created initially by George Blank for the TSR-80 in 1978. The source code of the game (written in BASIC) was published in SoftSide magazine.

Year: 1988 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-07-08Tags: business simulation fantasy history management medieval turn-based

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is an arcade game created by Atari in 1984 and despite the title of the third movie, it's the sequel to the first Star Wars game (the third game, The Empire Strikes Back, was released one year later).

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: aliens arcade licensed movies science fiction shoot em up

Virus

Virus

Virus (known as Zarch when it was originally created for the Acorn Archimedes) is a 3d shooter designed by David Braben and one of the first real 3D games ever created. Initially ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 3d birds-eye view science fiction shoot em up

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine

Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine is a sci-fi shoot 'em up created by Raffaele Cecco for Hewson Consultants and published in 1987 for the ZX Spectrum. It was then ported to the Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, and Amiga.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: arcade science fiction shoot em up zx spectrum

Knight Rider

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is a game based on the 1982 television series starring KITT, the hi-tech supercar, and David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight. The game was created by Pack-In-Video and published by Acclaim in 1988 for the NES only.

Year: 1988 Genre: Racing Updated: 2018-03-21Tags: first-person licensed shoot em up

Katakis

Katakis

Katakis is a sci-fi shooter inspired to R-Type, developed by Factor 5 and released in 1988 for the Commodore 64 and Amiga. The C64 version was created by Manfred Trenz and Andreas ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: freeware science fiction shoot em up space flight

TV Sports: Football

TV Sports: Football

TV Sports: Football is the first game of the TV Sports series created by Cinemaware initially for the Amiga. It was published in 1988, while the C64 and DOS versions followed later.

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: american football amiga original game multiplayer sport sim top-down