The 25 Best 80s Arcade Games of All Time

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Old heads, you're going to love this one! And that's because we've finally taken the time to honor one of the best periods in gaming history. During the 80s, arcades blossomed into a crucial pastime for people of all ages. Grabbing a pizza, sipping on some extra sugary soda, and crowding around an arcade machine to get your chance at getting a high score are the types of activities that dominated the lives of arcade-goers in the 80s. The likes of Atari, Namco, Nintendo, Capcom, and more are responsible for soaking up tons of quarters thanks to their run of iconic releases that are encased within artful arcade cabinets. Join us as we hop into our time machine to present to you the 25 best 80s arcade games ever made.

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Best 80s Arcade Games

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1. ‘Pac-Man’

Buy Now, $18.99

2. ‘Ms. Pac-Man’

Buy Now, $299.99

3. ‘Donkey Kong’

Download Now, $7.99

4. ‘Star Wars’

Buy Now, $599.99

5. ‘Galaga’

Buy Now, $24.49

6. ‘Centipede’

Buy Now, $29.99

7. ‘Golden Axe’

Buy Now, $31.99

8. ‘Frogger’

Buy Now, $46.98

9. ‘Final Fight’

Buy Now, $37.70

10. ‘Outrun’

Download Now, $3.99

11. ‘Robotron: 2084’

12. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Buy Now, $35.99

13. ‘Q*bert’

Buy Now, Price Varies

14. ‘Dig Dug’

Buy Now, $29.90

15. ‘Missile Command’

Buy Now, $29.99

16. ‘Defender’

17. ‘Tempest’

Buy Now, $29.99

18. ‘1942’

Buy Now, $17.95

19. ‘Mario Bros’

20. ‘Track & Field’

21. ‘Chase HQ’

22. ‘Zaxxon’

Buy Now, $269

23. ‘Contra’

Buy Now, $63.92

24. ‘Joust’

25. ‘Paperboy’

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