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Top 10 Video Games by year
1980-1989

Criteria: These video games were chosen for their popularity, acclaim, impact, and influence.

List Begun: 2022-01-23
Top 10 Video Games by year 1980-1989
1989
1. SimCity
2. Prince Of Persia
3. Minesweeper
4. DuckTales
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. Super Mario Land
7. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
8. Golden Axe
9. Final Fight
10. Populous
SimCity video game cover
1988
1. Super Mario Bros. 3
2. Mega Man 2
3. Ninja Gaiden
4. Super Mario Bros. 2
5. Double Dragon II: The Revenge
6. Dragon Quest III
7. Altered Beast
8. Snatcher
9. John Madden Football
10. Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Super Mario Bros. 3 video game box cover
1987
1. Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
2. Contra
3. Double Dragon
4. Metal Gear
5. R-Type
6. Sid Meier's Pirates!
7. Super Contra
8. Mega Man
9. Maniac Mansion
10. Final Fantasy
Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! video game box cover
1986
1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Metroid
3. Castlevania
4. OutRun
5. Bubble Bobble
6. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
7. Dragon Quest
8. Kid Icarus
9. Arkanoid
10. Rampage
The Legend of Zelda video game box cover
1985
1. Super Mario Bros.
2. Ghosts 'n Goblins
3. Gauntlet
4. Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
5. Gradius
6. Battle City
7. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
8. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
9. Gun.Smoke
10. Commando
Super Mario Bros. video game box cover
1984
1. Tetris
2. Elite
3. Duck Hunt
4. King's Quest
5. Marble Madness
6. Excitebike
7. Balloon Fight
8. Boulder Dash
9. Kung-Fu Master
10. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Tetris video game box cover
1983
1. Star Wars
2. Lode Runner
3. Dragon's Lair
4. Punch-Out!!
5. Mario Bros.
6. Spy Hunter
7. Bomberman
8. Track & Field
9. Elevator Action
10. Mappy
DOOM - Star Wars video game cover art
1982
1. Ms. Pac-Man
2. Pitfall!
3. Dig Dug
4. Joust
5. Pole Position
6. Robotron: 2084
7. Donkey Kong Jr.
8. Microsoft Flight Simulator
9. Q*bert
10. Tron
Ms. Pac-Man video game box cover
1981
1. Donkey Kong
2. Galaga
3. Frogger
4. Centipede
5. Defender
6. Tempest
7. Castle Wolfenstein
8. Scramble
9. Zaxxon
10. Bosconian
Donkey Kong video game box cover
1980
1. Pac-Man
2. Missile Command
3. Adventure
4. Rogue
5. Berzerk
6. Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
7. Battlezone
8. Wizard of Wor
9. Crazy Climber
10. Phoenix
Pac-Man video game cover



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