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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with 1980s, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.36
96% 14,629 votes
8.35
97% 4,860 votes
8.27
98% 1,957 votes
8.15
97% 1,324 votes
8.02
94% 2,375 votes
7.98
94% 1,325 votes
7.98
95% 795 votes
7.87
97% 212 votes
7.81
93% 655 votes
7.81
94% 468 votes
7.80
90% 3,444 votes
7.79
96% 189 votes
7.79
94% 421 votes
7.78
94% 403 votes
7.73
92% 513 votes
7.69
100% 54 votes
7.68
91% 636 votes
7.67
100% 51 votes
7.65
94% 206 votes
7.62
100% 44 votes
7.62
92% 356 votes
7.61
94% 173 votes
7.61
94% 151 votes
7.61
100% 42 votes
7.57
100% 38 votes
7.56
94% 109 votes
7.56
88% 1,305 votes
7.54
87% 2,142 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with 1980s is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as 1980s, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 61%
  2. 2D 58%
  3. Retro 53%
  4. Singleplayer 47%
  5. Pixel Graphics 46%
  6. Arcade 46%
  7. Casual 41%
  8. Indie 39%
  9. Adventure 36%
  10. 1990's 34%
  11. Old School 28%
  12. Colorful 26%
  13. Atmospheric 22%
  14. Shooter 20%
  15. 3D 20%
  16. 2D Platformer 19%
  17. Platformer 18%
  18. Puzzle 18%
  19. Top-Down 16%
  20. Exploration 16%
  21. Sci-fi 15%

The 1980s tag refers to a theme or setting that is inspired by or reminiscent of the decade known as the 1980s. This tag is often used to categorize games that aim to capture the nostalgia, aesthetics, and cultural references associated with this particular time period.

The 1980s was a vibrant era characterized by significant social, cultural, and technological developments. It was a decade known for its iconic fashion trends, music styles (such as new wave and synth-pop), film and television shows, and advancements in video gaming.

Games with the 1980s tag may include:

  • Retro-style pixel art graphics These games often feature visuals that resemble early arcade or console games from the 80s. The pixel art style is commonly used to evoke nostalgia and capture the look of classic gaming.
  • Synth-heavy soundtracks Many games inspired by the 80s incorporate electronic music influenced by synthesizers, delivering an authentic audio experience reminiscent of the era.
  • Cultural references Games under this tag might reference popular movies like "Back to the Future" or "The Goonies," include characters dressed in typical fashion styles from that time period such as neon colors, big hairdos or leg warmers; alluding to prominent events like space exploration or major sporting events around that time.

An example of a game tagged as "1980s" could be:

  • "Hotline Miami" This game pays homage to action movies from the 80s with its intense top-down shooter gameplay set in Miami. The game's neon-soaked visual style, psychedelic soundtrack composed of pulsating synth music, and retro aesthetics perfectly capture the spirit of the 1980s.

Overall, games with the 1980s tag invite players to relive or experience a nostalgic trip back in time to an era filled with memorable pop culture references and distinct visuals and sounds.

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