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

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

Time Bandit

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, t...

Year: 1988 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2015-11-26Tags: arcade interactive fiction multiplayer science fiction split-screen text adventure

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: 2019-10-22Tags: post-apocalyptic real-time science fiction

Driller

Driller

Driller, also known as Space Station Oblivion, is a 3D strategy/puzzler created by Incentive Software initially for ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC in 1987. In 1988 the Atari ST, Amiga and DOS versions were released.

Year: 1988 Genre: Puzzler Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 3d first-person freescape polygons science fiction vector graphics virtual world zx spectrum

Menace

Menace

Menace is a side scrolling space shooter created by DMA Design originally for the Amiga. It was published by Psygnosis in 1988. One year later the game was ported and released for the Commodore 64, Atari ST and DOS.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: amiga original game arcade science fiction shoot em up

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: 2019-10-22Tags: aliens science fiction turn-based

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

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: commodore 64 freeware science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling space flight

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

Black Lamp

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 Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: arcade fantasy platform

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

The Black Onyx

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 Updated: 2018-03-22Tags: dungeon crawler fantasy first-person japan turn-based

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