Those old enough to remember the 80s will recall an era of fluorescent socks, brick-sized mobile phones and terrible, terrible music.
But it was also a time of brilliant games. Videogaming was still a novelty in the 80s, and the decade saw the birth of many new genres, such as the platformer, the god-game and the beat-em-up.
The best titles were still to be found at the local arcades, but gamers keen for a fix back home could fire up high-tech computers such as the Sinclair Spectrum 48k, Commodore 64 or the Sega Mastersystem.
Making a list of the best games from that time that everyone will agree on is a practically impossible task, but we're having a go anyway.
We've gone for games that raised the bar, games that created genres and games that are still enjoyable to play even now.