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Games by Year of Release: 1988

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels is an interactive fiction written by Bob Bates and released by Infocom for MS-DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, and Amiga in 1988. It...

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure

detective interactive fiction mystery puzzle-solving text adventure

2400 A.D.

2400 A.D. is a post-apocalyptic top-down role-playing game by Origin Systems. Before starting a new game, I have the (maybe bad) habit of looking at the story of searching for a review.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

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Battle Chess

Battle Chess is a chess game created by Interplay initially for the Amiga and published in 1988. It was so successful that it had been ported to most platforms available, including...

Year: 1988 Genre: Simulation

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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

first-person licensed shoot em up

The Black Onyx

The Black Onyx is a Japanese RPG created by Bullet-Proof Software originally in 1984 for the NEC-PC 8801. It was the first role-playing game developed in Japan, taking inspiration from big western hits such as Wizardry and Ultima.

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

dungeon crawler fantasy first-person japan party-based turn-based

Power Strike

Aleste, released outside Japan as "Power Strike", is a popular shoot-em-up developed by Compile and released initially for the SEGA Master System in 1988. Later it was published for MSX2.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter

arcade science fiction top-down v-scrolling shoot-em up

Wayne Gretzky Hockey

Wayne Gretzky Hockey is an ice hockey simulation created by Bethesda Softworks for Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS and released in 1988. There were also Macintosh and NES versions, while the C-64/128 version was never completed.

Year: 1988 Genre: Sports

2 players hockey licensed sport sim top-down winter sports

Santa Paravia and Fiumaccio

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

Year: 1988 Genre: Strategy

basic language business simulation fantasy history management medieval political turn-based

Black Lamp

Black Lamp is a fantasy platformer published by Firebird for Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST and Amiga in 1988, then ported in 1989 to Atari 8-bit. It's a game with a dark atm...

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer

arcade fantasy platform

Questron II

Questron 2 is the sequel to Questron, a fantasy RPG created by Strategic Simulations Inc in 1984 for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and Atari 8-bit. Four years later, the sequel was ...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

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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

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Rastan is a hack & slash side-scrolling platformer created by Taito and released initially in 1987. The game was designed and directed by Toshiyuki (aka "Nenko") Nishimura. The her...

Year: 1988 Genre: Action

arcade barbarian brawler coin-op conversion fantasy fighting hack and slash platform side-scrolling

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

arcade flight helicopter shoot em up transport


Eliminator is a sci-fi arcade/shooter designed by John M. Phillips and developed by Hewson initially for the Atari ST. It was published in 1988 also for the Amiga, Commodore 64, in 1988 for Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter

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