The Amiga is 30 years old today – these are the 11 best games

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Who needs a console when you have an Amiga 500? Who needs a console when you have an Amiga 500?

The home computer that played host to everything from Speedball to Rainbow Islands hits the big 3-0, but which of its games still hold up today?

Back in July 1985 the Commodore Amiga 1000 was the state-of-the-art in home computing. Back then IBM-compatible PCs and Apple computers were too expensive for ordinary families, but most people could afford an Amiga – or its arch rival the Atari ST. But it wasn’t until the release of the Amgia 500 two years later that Commodore really hit it big, as the humble grey box became the UK’s favourite home computer. And by association one of the most important video game formats of the 16-bit era.

Or at least that’s how we saw it. Although the Amiga was a major force in the UK and Europe its success in America was more fleeting…

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