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40 Best Gaming Fonts For All Your Gaming-related Designs (2021)

As we all know, gamers have a unique sense of artistic style. If you want to tap into that gaming aesthetic and recreate it in your own creative projects, you’ll need the right font for the job. 

With that in mind, we’ve put together this ultimate list of the best gaming fonts available in 2021. The typefaces below are ideally suited for any game-related design. 

Whether you’re a video game developer looking for a cool font to use in your latest project, a marketer working on game branding/promotional materials, or a Twitch streamer/YouTube gamer looking for a tasty typeface to use in your channel art, you’re sure to find a font you love on this list.

Top 40 best gaming fonts

Alright, let’s get started! Here are our top 40 favorite gaming fonts on the market. If you see anything you like, just click on the font name to head to the download page.

1. Video Game Font

Let’s kick things off with a blast to the past with the retro-inspired, aptly-named ‘video game font’. This is a design that pays homage to classic arcade games like everyone’s favorite martian-shooter from the 80s, space invader. It’s super nostalgic. 

It has a pixelated design and the download comes with both the main character set and 17 bonus pixelated martians, so you can add some cool 8-bit graphics to your designs. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

2. Tsuki Typeface

Tsuki is one of my personal all-time favorite sans-serif fonts. This beautiful typeface is full of character. It’s inspired by Japanese Mangas and would look great in JRPGs and indie games.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

3. Game Over Font

Game Over is a handmade brush and SVG font. That brush-stroke design would look great in horror games, grunge, and other artistic projects. As the name suggests, it would also work well as in-game ‘game over’ text.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

4. GUMDROP

Gumdrop is a fun, quirky, and modern font that’s great for mobile games. It’s a blocky font that jumps off the page, so it would work well in titles, posters, YouTube icons, android/ios app logos, and more. The set includes basic A-Z characters in uppercase and lowercase, numbers, and punctuation. It’s fully compatible with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

5. Caveman Gaming Font

As the name suggests, Caveman is a font that looks like it belongs in the paleolithic period. It’s perfect for survival game titles and any game set in the ancient/Jurassic era. It’s a strong, eye-catching typeface that looks like it’s been cut straight out of a slab of rock. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

6. Starzone Scifi Gaming Font

If you’re looking for a futuristic font for a scifi game, look no further than Starzone. This is a professionally designed, robotic font that’d look great on scifi posters, video game branding, product packaging, and more. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

7. Monocoque racing gaming font

Monocoque is a ‘speed typeface’ with a blocky shape and sharp corners. It perfectly captures the essence of speed, with characters that lean forward as if racing off the page. This makes it ideally suited for car games and racing games. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

8. Guava Candy

Candy-themed mobile games are super popular these days. If you’re working on a design project for something similar, the Guava Candy kids gaming typeface might be just the font your looking for. It’s a fun, playful, confectionery-inspired font with a design that jumps off the page. The attention-grabbing aesthetic makes it ideal for mobile games and online mini-games.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

9. River Adventurer

River Adventurer is the perfect font for adventure games. It’s a blocky sans-serif gaming font in all-caps that calls to mind the jungle and images of wildlife. It really evokes a sense of adventure and would be perfect for eye-catching designs where you want the text to really stand out, like app store logos, posters, and Youtube thumbnails.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

10. Hermes Typeface

Hermes is a Cuberpunk-esque font designed by LogoLabs. It manages to somehow be both retro and futuristic at the same time. The high-tech, futuristic design juxtaposes with the 80s aesthetic to create something truly magical. It brings to mind games like Cyberpunk 2077 and films like Blade Runner. 

Price: Free for personal use through Befonts. Commercial licenses are available through Creative Market from $9.

11. Dankosaurus

Dankosaurus is a dinosaur-inspired children’s gaming font. It’s an upbeat, quirky font that’s great for kids’ games set in the prehistoric or Jurassic era. The font comes in 2 styles: regular and rounded and includes both uppercase and lowercase character sets.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

12. Royal Kingdom

Royal Kingdom is another playful font that’s great for children’s games. The cartoonish design is great for game UI projects as well as banners, posters, flyers, gaming merchandise, and any other fun creative designs. It comes in 3 different formats: OTF, TTF, and WOFF and includes uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, and punctuation. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

13. Jamer Retro Game Font

Jamer is a retro pixelated font with a modern twist. The designer has used an innovative 3D effect to create a unique, one-of-a-kind design that’s perfect for projects where you’re going for that retro gaming style. Characters are all-caps, and it’s only available in OTF file format.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

14. Grind Demolished

Grind is a big, bold, powerful font. The textured character design gives it ‘demolished’ look that oozes toughness and masculinity. It’s ideal for games aimed at an older audience or male market. It would work also well on many different kinds of displays. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

15. Battleground

Battleground is a Sports-themed display font with a strong character design. It’s reminiscent of games like PUBG and would work great for esports logo designs. The download pack includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, punctuation, and stylistic alternates and ligatures. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

16. Calamity

Calamity is a solemn, serious-looking font that looks great both horizontally and vertically. It’s a monospaced font, which means all of the characters are fixed width and take up the same amount of horizontal space. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

17. Victorius gaming font

Victorius is another fun, ancient-looking gaming font that’s great for kids’ mobile games and minigames. It has a gladiatorial design and has clearly taken inspiration from ancient Greek texts. It’d work well in any gaming-related designs themed around gladiators, mythical creatures, or the ancient world. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

18. Speed Beast

Speed Beast is another racing-themed display font by professional font designer Vunira. It’s an agile font that evokes a sense of speed and would work well on any automotive or sports-themed gaming project. 

Price: The demo version is free for personal use. Lifetime licenses for the full version (including both personal and commercial use) start at $10.00

19. CageWorld

CageWorld is a handcrafted vintage display font. It has the same kind of style as the cult-favorite run-and-gun action game Cuphead, which was inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

20. Gore Regular

Gore is a ‘violent font family’ that’s suitable for dark, horror-themed games and gaming-related designs. It’s a font that makes a huge impact, with very thick and heavy lettering and no curves whatsoever.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

21. Arena Esport Font

Arena is another font designed for esports teams. It’s great for team logos, t-shirts, and merchandise. It’s available in OTF and TTF formats. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

22. Fun Blob

Fun blob is a quirky, happy, upbeat font that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The rounded corners and messy, uneven lettering give it a comical look. It’s a great, versatile display font that’s ideal for kids’ games, posters, magazines, YouTube covers, and more. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

23. Rackis

Next up, we have Rackis. This versatile display font is suitable for esports team logos, game titles, posters, logos, thumbnails, merchandise, and all your other gaming designs. It comes in 4 different font formats: regular, bold, italic, and bold italic. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

24. Cube Gaming Font

Cube gaming font is a stylish sans serif with a modern design. It’s great for any graphic design, including business cards, photos, posters, and logos, but it’s particularly well suited to gaming-themed designs. The font comes with both uppercase letters and numbers 0-9. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

25. Pixel Coleco font

Pixel Coleco is a bitmap font based on the classic Colecovision gaming console from the early 80s. This style of font was ubiquitous in the classic games of the early 80s so it’s sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia. 

Price: Free (Freeware License)

26. Rockgan

Rockgan is a space game display font with a playful design. It’s especially well-suited to space-themed mobile games and comes in OTF file format. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

27. Gameria

Let’s move onto the Gameria font family. This font features quirky, blocky-shaped characters with sharp corners. It’s another great display font that pops off the screen and would well in game titles, posters, and more. It comes in OTF, TTF, and WOFF file formats and includes both uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as basic punctuation and numbers 0-9.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

28. Nordic Light

Nordic light is a large, modern block font. The designer has used a mix of squared and jagged corners to create a fun design that’s great for gamers. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

29. Arcadia

Arcadia is another modern, scifi gaming font with a sporty design. It’s great for esports logos as well as retro-themed designs, racing games, scifi games, book covers, and more. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

30. Scrubland Adventure Gaming Font

If you’re working on a new design project for an adventure game, Scrubland might be just the font you’re looking for. It’s a cartoonish font that’s taken inspiration from comics and classic adventure games.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

31. Atari Classic

When people think of video game nostalgia, they think of Atari. Atari were early pioneers in video game consoles and arcade games who released their first console way back in the 70s, which remains a cult classic to this day. If you want to tap into that iconic Atari game aesthetic, check out this awesome retro font that’s based on the original Atari 8-bit character set. 

Price: Free (Freeware License)

32. Attack of Monster Horror Gaming Font

Attack of Monster is a Halloween-themed gaming font that’s great for scary game-related designs. The overall look of the typeface is more ‘spooky’ than ‘bone-chilling’, so it’s more suitable for spooky children’s games than true horror games targeted at an adult market. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

33. The Bomb Sound

The Bomb Squad is a powerful and playful block font that has sharp corners and clean lines. It’s a strong ty[eface that packs a punch, so it’d work well as a display font on posters, covers, game thumbnails, and YouTube channel art. 

The font family includes standard uppercase and lowercase Latin letters, numbers, and punctuation in both regular and italic. It comes in OTF, TTF, and WOFF file formats.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

34. Pixel Rand

Next up, we have Pixel Rand. This is an OTF font built with medium-sized pixels and random positioning. Its bitmap style is ideal for pixel-based video games and old, retro-style designs. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

35. Overfield Futuristic Gaming Font

Overfield is a futuristic, techno-type font that’s taken inspiration from classic scifi movies and games. It has a robotic, techno design, which makes it a great choice for games in the scifi genre. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

36. Monstarize

Monstarize is another spooky display font that’s great for horror games. The letters are designed to look like they’re dripping off the page like slime. It can be downloaded in OTF, TTF, and WOFF. The pack also contains A-Z and a-z letters, punctuation, and numbers. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

37. Arcade Machine

Arcade Machine is another one of my personal favorite gaming fonts on this list. The designer wanted to pay homage to all the things he loved as a child in the 80s and took inspiration from retro arcade games, synthwave, and Miami Vice. It’s super nostalgic and the retro design is one-of-a-kind. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

38. Nostrum

Nostrum is another gaming font that I can see working well for Esports team logos and merchandise. It comes in 3 different font styles: regular, italic, and rough.

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

39. Jumpman

Jumpman is a simple deco gaming font with a wacky design. The characters lean hither and thither, as if jumping off the page, with gives the font a comical look that’s ideal for fun mobile games. The designer took inspiration from the original Nintendo Donkey Kong game.

Price: Jumpman is free for personal use but commercial use requires a donation. If you want to use it in commercial projects, you’ll need to contact the designer.

40. Varino

Last but not least, we have Varino – another futuristic, scifi gaming font. The minimalist aesthetic and unique characters make it stand out from other scifi fonts. It comes in 5 different styles: bold, normal, light, extrude, and outline. 

Price: Personal use and commercial use included in Envato Elements subscription ($16.50/month)

Final thoughts

There you have it – 40 of the best gaming fonts in 2021 to inspire your next creative project. If you still didn’t find the font you were looking for, check out this collection of fantastic fonts for more ideas!

Good luck!

Matt Moran

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