Retro fonts remain probably the best-wanted typographic tool of many designers. The year 2019 doesn`t promise to be an exclusion, so here are 20 Best Retro Pixel & 8-Bit Style Fonts to give a retro gaming look and feel to your designs.
Determination: Better Undertale Font
These two fonts were designed to represent the in-game text as seen in the video game Undertale.
Sh Pinscher Free Bitmap Font
This beast is a bit more typographic than the typical bitmap fonts out in the wild, with its ligatures, small-cap, symbols, supported languages and even emojis.
Free Font: Sabo
Sabo is a free 8-bit style pixel font from Philippe Moesch that comes in two styles – inline and filled.
Press Start 2P
Press Start 2P is a bitmap font based on the font design from 1980s Namco arcade games. Although the design of uppercase letters and digits dates back to Atari’s “Sprint” (1977), the specific glyph forms in this TrueType conversion are based on those from “Return of Ishtar” (1986), one of the first games to include and regularly use lowercase as well as uppercase letters in its screen font.
A Goblin Appears
Long story short, you can use this font for free for Non-Commercial.
Pixel Operator (previously known as the 8-bit Operator) is a libre/free raster proportional and monospace sans serif typeface.
This is an 8-bit style blackletter typeface inspired by cross stitch patterns.
Billy is a retro inspired pixel font, currently available in 3 weights.
Barcade Brawl font
This was made to look similar to the system fonts from old arcade boards, PC microsystems, NES games, etc.
Create wonderful 8-bit art using this free font.
Pixel Art Font
Pixel font is designed based on pixels, so it is sharper than regular fonts. In the following project you’ll see all 428 glyphs of the font, sample use of it and also the languages which are supported by this font.
Jaunt is an 8-bit pixel font that’s easy on the eyes with the spunk of a feisty little hero-to-be.
Chubby Choo is a retro bitmap typeface.
Argent Pixel CF
This is a low resolution, pixel-based version of the original Argent typeface. Argent Pixel recreates the distinctive look and feel of Argent in an intentionally limited form – evocative of early Macintosh typography, but compatible with modern systems.
Pixel typeface inspired by the 80’s. It is an eight-bit old-school geometric font based on pixels. Despite the old school, the font looks modern and simple. The font is built on a clear geometric grid, verified to the last pixel. It is ideal for design works in the old style, illustrations and for game design.
Game Over is a fun 8-bit font full of personality. This font was inspired by the low-res bitmap lettering seen on early generation computer devices. If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you may already have a subconscious relationship with this font thanks to SEGA, PlayStation, NES, N64, GameBoy, etc.
Berlin Fraktur – Free Typeface
Berlin Fraktur pixel font was designed by HK Sarsfield; design student from Auckland, New Zealand.
Rixel | Free Font
Rixel is a display typeface inspired by pixel & 8-bit fonts used in old-school computer games. Its rounded edges create a strong and modern look that can be used in a variety of projects from editorial design to motion graphics! It was created for fun and as long as you’re having fun while using it – you’re doing it right! Contains uppercase, lowercase, numerics and most popular symbols.
Because you can never have too many pixel fonts… This font family was designed to be used at 10pt and multiples thereof.
Optimus Miniums Clean Pixel Font
Clean pixel font. Can be used in retro games and small screen interfaces. Can be used in any size with antialiasing. Optimized for 8 pt size, so it looks great in 16, 32, 64 pt and so on without antialiasing.