198X

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7 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

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

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5 / 10
Jul 12, 2019

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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6.8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2019

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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9 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

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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GameMAG

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8 / 10
Jul 4, 2019

198X is one of the brightest and deepest dedications of the history of arcade games. If you want to know how modern blockbusters started, you will not find the best chance in an interactive form.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2019

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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70 / 100
Jul 24, 2019

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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8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

A beautifully designed love letter to the heyday of video game arcades, 198X uses its passion for a bygone era to tell a touching story that is also a reminder of just how powerful video games really are.

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Spaziogames

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6.4 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2019

The first episode of 198X is an homage to the best and most iconic arcade games of the 80s, but tells a really trivial and generic story.

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6.4 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2019

Instead it comes off more like a homage to similar tales.

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