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198X

Hi-Bit Studios
Jun 20, 2019 - PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

52%

Critics Recommend

Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
IGN Italy
6.8 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
GamingTrend
85 / 100
COGconnected
70 / 100
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Critic Reviews for 198X

Metro GameCentral

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5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A mawkish attempt to glorify the 80s that features some gorgeous visuals and music but offers no real insight into the era's culture or games.

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198X is exciting as a stroll down memory lane, but its simplicity and abbreviated story leave it short on substance

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198X is a throwback mash-up of five very brief genre excursions with an overwrought story of growing up thrown on top.

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It is indeed a great history lesson on the golden age of the arcades, but a short one, with low replayability.

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198X is an incredible nostalgia trip for those who grew up playing arcade games and gives younger players the opportunity to experience those games in all their 80s glory.

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198X does a fantastic job of breathing some life into genres of old, paying homage in a respectable, loving way while achieving an identity all of its own. For me there was no weak link in the gameplay and the storytelling moments kept me engaged and looking forward to the next bit of exposition. Hi-Bit Studios' 198X is a short experience but one I'm glad I've had. Here's hoping for future instalments to build upon this solid foundation.

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Sitting at a playtime of somewhere between one and two hours, 198X gives players a glimpse of the retro-inspired world that the developers have crafted, leaving players wanting more of what they got.

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A fascinating if overly lean meditation on the video game scene of old, 198X is a compressed, weaponised dose of nostalgia that deserves to be experienced by anyone whom professes a love for this greatest of hobbies.

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