Games by Year of Release: 1988

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

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: 2021-02-19Tags: 3d first-person polygons science fiction shoot em up vector graphics

Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels

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 Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: detective interactive fiction mystery puzzle-solving text adventure

Battle Chess

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 Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 3d amiga cd32 amiga original game board game chess multiplayer

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

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

Star Command

Star Command

Star Command is a 1988 space role-playing game released by Strategic Simulations Inc initially for MS-DOS, then Amiga and Atari ST. One of the things I learned from the world of v...

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2020-02-19Tags: aliens science fiction space exploration squad management text-based turn-based

Obliterator

Obliterator

Obliterator is an arcade adventure game developed and published by Psygnosis in 1988 for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, and Atari. It was ported to DOS, ZX Spectrum, and MSX the following year.

Year: 1988 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-11-21Tags: aliens arcade platform-shooter science fiction shoot em up

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: 2021-02-19Tags: 3d first-person freescape polygons science fiction vector graphics virtual world zx spectrum

Wayne Gretzky Hockey

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 Updated: 2021-08-26Tags: 2 players hockey licensed sport sim top-down

Star Goose!

Star Goose!

Star Goose! (also know as Stargoose Warrior) is a sci-fi arcade shooter created by Logotron for the Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS and released in 1988. Designed by two brilliant game...

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-03-20Tags: arcade shoot em up top-down

2400 A.D.

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 Updated: 2020-12-15Tags: aliens post-apocalyptic real-time science fiction

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: 2021-02-18Tags: action-rpg adventure-rpg fantasy puzzle-solving rpg elements sword and sorcery wanderer

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: 2021-02-21Tags: 3d birds-eye view science fiction shoot em up