Tag created in June 2017
1980s's popularity amongst developers
This chart displays the games released over the years with the 1980s tag and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the 1980s tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The 1980s tag has peaked in 2022, with 375 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.03% in 2011 and 0.25% in 2023.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
1980s's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the 1980s tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
While the review count clearly quantifies the reviews a tag receives, keep in mind that it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. The value normalized as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more revealing, as it gives you the popularity trend for 1980s tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 57 (2010) and 1476 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the 1980s tag received between 38% (2021) and 301% (2012) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with 1980s
This chart displays the evolution of the 1980s tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price peaked in 2015 at 7.99$, and bottomed in 2020 at 3.99$. The free to play ratio peaked in 2019 at 12%, and bottomed in 2023 at 1%.
Positive reviews ratio for 1980s, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the 1980s tag games, classed by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for 1980s is 99% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 86% for the Japanese language.
Neon Drive is a slick retro-futuristic, '80s inspired arcade game that will make your brain melt. You've been warned.From beautiful cityscapes and ocean roads to exploding enemy spaceships, Neon Drive has it all.
|9.99||87.3%||May 12, 2016|
|Timothy and the Mysterious Forest|
Timothy and the Mysterious Forest is a mix of old-school Game Boy graphics, meta-narrative, stealth system and action combat with an high difficulty level. Elements from adventure/exploration games are mixed with puzzle and stealth: exploration, reading and keeping a slow pace is the best tactic. Multiple endings!
|9.99||69.2%||Sep 25, 2019|
Flippin Kaktus is an action-driven vendetta with 80s vibes, featuring a spiky hero with the thorny past and rage-outbreaks combat style.
|11.99||66.7%||May 12, 2022|
|Snowman Saves Christmas|
Snowman Saves Christmas is a 1980s Inspired 2D platformer. Featuring 250 Levels of retro inspired platforming fun split across 5 game modes and Multiple PowerUp items.
|6.99||N/A||Nov 30, 2020|
|Untitled Space Game|
A retro space themed local multiplayer PvP game which prioritises skill over luck. Kill your friends, get better weapons, kill them more, repeat!
|Free||63.2%||Nov 16, 2020|
Trade illicit cheese in a dystopian cyberpunk city filled with police killbots trying to hunt you down in this ASCII Art text-based early 80s retro trading game. Like a fine blue cheese, this isn't for everyone.
|2.99||N/A||Jul 14, 2022|
Gravity Runner is a physics based 3D Platformer/Runner with a killer synthwave soundtrack. Make your way through retro synthwave worlds, filled with challenging gravity anomalies to escape an ever growing black hole.
|9.99||N/A||Oct 13, 2021|
|Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum|
Garbage Pail Kids are back in this Long-Lost, All-New platforming adventure. Featuring four playable characters, six secret-filled levels, and a trading-card system, Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum is a throwback to the golden era of 80s gaming.
|9.99||N/A||Oct 25, 2022|
This is mostly a text-based investigative game. As an investigator, you find the true culprit of the case among these people. You identify the real culprit based on their testimonies. Ultimately, please aim to become a CIA special investigator.
|Free||N/A||Dec 26, 2022|
"Chernobyl: Origins" - is a quest game with psychological horror elements. You have to solve a lot of puzzles to find out the terrible secret of the catastrophe at the nuclear power plant. The game will take you to 1986, to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
|11.99||96.7%||Apr 27, 2023|
Wave Break is the world's first skateBOATING game, inspired by arcade skateboarding classics. Grind, grab, kickflip and shoot your way through an explosive 80s crime-filled Miami Vice themed world.
|19.99||88.7%||Jun 11, 2021|
|Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration|
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration takes players on an interactive journey through 50 years of video games via interviews with designers, developers and industry leaders, documentary footage, product design documents, high-res original artwork, and a curated list of more than 90 playable games.
|39.99||94.3%||Nov 11, 2022|
|Hunt the Muglump|
Retro-inspired dungeon crawling adventure/puzzle
|3.33||81.3%||Mar 15, 2020|
Retro Racer is neon lights, a fantastic city, synthwave, and the most vivid images of the 80s. Supercars, vhs effect, IBM computer graphics, glitches, analog synthesizers. Immerse yourself in the world of a neon future that will never come.
|0.99||55%||May 21, 2021|
|Videopac Collection 1|
Experience late 1970s gaming with this collection of 10 games for the Philips Videopac G7000 (aka the Magnavox Odyssey 2). From battling invading aliens in space, to leading your team to victory on the baseball field, to turning into a swarm of killer bees, this pack has it all.
|4.99||N/A||Nov 24, 2022|
Hope's End is a free virtual arcade experience where you can add game cabinets to your collection as DLC or begin playing our wave defense game, The Psions, for free immediately. New games will continue to be added as we create them.
|Free||78.6%||Apr 21, 2023|
|Synth Retro Vapor Wave|
Relaxing game, players drive the car to avoid colliding with other vehicles on the road. Support importing local music and car decal pictures. There are currently 12 maps, 5 cars, 20 music, AI co-driver, dynamic raindrop windows, and a large number of custom effect options.
|0.99||87.8%||Sep 13, 2022|
|Awesome Mix Tape|
Struggle with obsolete tech to load up cracking slices of gaming fun.
|3.99||N/A||Dec 12, 2020|
|Through the Kill Screen|
Through the Kill Screen, an Adventure-RPG about 1980s kids discovering what slumbers beyond the final levels of their favourite computer games. Drink a Slushie, win a Thumb War and save Snoring Town from a sinister conspiracy.
|5.99||96%||Apr 20, 2022|
In RETROLD you can play many games inspired by old arcades from 70`s, 80`s and even 90`s. (NEW GRAPHICS, NEW SONGS, NEW MECHANICS, OLD GAMES) :D
|Free||N/A||Jul 28, 2021|
Want to feel like a cyberpunk hacker? Save your friend by beating 100 levels of security system in this hardcore arcade puzzle game.
|9.99||93.8%||Sep 17, 2020|
Platformer and adventure gameFind a root vegetable, hold it up (KONPSI), eat it, throw it, etc., and move on!Adventure in a big world with PICO-8 specs and cute little dots!
|5.99||66.7%||Oct 28, 2020|
1-3 minutes of drifting experience, repeatedly challenge your own fastest record. 8 maps, 30+ music, 5 cars, support for car decals, support for importing local music.
|6.99||N/A||Apr 28, 2023|
Neon Snake is a well-known classic game in a new unusual style.
|0.99||93.3%||Mar 27, 2021|
You pull over to the nearest convenience store on your way home to get gas and quickly realize the rumors were true about this place. Survive and escape the Oldlake Stalker.
|2.99||91.4%||Sep 23, 2022|