The BEST Episodes of High Score (2020)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 17, 2021

Network: Netflix

Traces the history of classic video games, featuring insights from the innovators who brought these worlds and characters to life.

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Comeback Kid

#1 - Comeback Kid

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2020

A Japanese playing card company called Nintendo enters gaming and hits it big with Donkey Kong, then later takes over home gaming with the NES.

star 7.58
268 votes
Level Up

#2 - Level Up

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 19, 2020

Nintendo goes 3D with Star Fox. Wolfenstein 3D popularizes the first-person shooter format, while Doom ups the ante with networked gaming.

star 7.58
213 votes
This Is War

#3 - This Is War

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 19, 2020

Sega's Genesis console and its speedy new character, Sonic, hit the market. Electronic Arts kicks off a partnership with football legend John Madden.

star 7.53
236 votes
Boom & Bust

#4 - Boom & Bust

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 19, 2020

Space Invaders and Pac-Man lead an arcade craze, while Atari's cartridge system dominates home gaming until a high-profile failure sparks a downfall.

star 7.53
302 votes
Fight!

#5 - Fight!

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 19, 2020

Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat give rise to the head-to-head fighting genre, but the increasing graphic violence in games brings controversy.

star 7.40
217 votes
Role Players

#6 - Role Players

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 19, 2020

Inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, adventure and role-playing computer games introduce unprecedented levels of choice and complexity to players.

star 7.21
242 votes