Games by Year: 1985

James Bond 007: A View to a Kill

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.

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2019-10-14Tags: detective interactive fiction movies mystery text adventure

F-15 Strike Eagle

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.

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2019-08-19Tags: aviation flight simulation vehicular combat simulator

Mercenary

Mercenary

Mercenary: Escape from Targ is a sci-fi action-adventure game designed by Paul Woakes and released by his company, Novagen Software, initially for Atari 8-bit in 1986. It was porte...

Year: 1985 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: aviation first-person flight puzzle-solving science fiction virtual world wireframe

Archon: The Light and the Dark

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 the winner.

Year: 1985 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 2 players board game chess variants fantasy multiplayer real-time turn-based versus war

Scarabaeus

Scarabaeus

Scarabaeus (Invaders of the Lost Tomb in the US) is a 3D search, puzzle-solving and survival game developed by Andromeda Software and published in 1985 by Ariolasoft for the Commodore 64.

Year: 1985 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: 3d ancient egypt first-person horror maze puzzle-solving

Little Computer People

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.

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: artificial life cards commodore 64 real-time social simulation virtual life

One-on-One

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: 2019-09-19Tags: 2 players basketball commodore 64 multiplayer versus

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein is the sequel to Castle Wolfenstein, the action-adventure known as the first stealth game, created by Muse Software. Initially released for the Commodore ...

Year: 1985 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-10-14Tags: freeware shoot em up stealth ww2

Karateka

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 in 1984 by Brøderbund.

Year: 1985 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: apple 2 original game brawler fighting martial arts

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

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.

Year: 1985 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: 2 players commodore 64 fighting martial arts versus

Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run

Monty on the Run is the third game in the Monty Mole series developed and published by Gremlin Graphics Software in 1985. Monty Mole, created by Peter Harrap, was a popular video game series in the 80's.

Year: 1985 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: platform puzzle-solving

Ultima III: Exodus

Ultima III: Exodus

Ultima III: Exodus is the third game in the Ultima series and the first to be officially released by Origin Systems, in 1983. It was developed on Apple II and ported to many platforms including Commodore 64, DOS, Atari ST and Amiga.

Year: 1985 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2019-09-30Tags: apple 2 original game fantasy puzzle-solving turn-based wanderer

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Gauntlet is a fantasy hack and slash dungeon crawl arcade developed by Atari Games and released in October 1985. The game was ported to many platforms including Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Apple II and others.

Year: 1985 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2019-08-27Tags: arcade dungeon crawler fantasy hack and slash

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift is one of the earliest games created by LucasArts (aka Lucasfilm Games). It was designed and produced by Noah Falstein, and it was released initially, in 1985, for the Atari 8-bit computers.

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2019-09-17Tags: aliens atari 8-bit first-person science fiction tank vehicle simulator