DescriptionArcade refers not to games that originated as arcade machines, but to action games with very simple gameplay interaction similar to coin-op arcade games. These games usually require little puzzle solving or tactical thinking and rely solely on the “twitch” gameplay. Related sub-genres include Maze games and Paddle/Pong games.
Xbox 360 (2008)
Aaron's Ping-Pong is a indie game version of Pong, with virtually identical gameplay. The game area is entirely black, and...
Abandon 2 is a Breakout game with an unique approach.Like any other Breakout game, your job is to remove all...
In search of Abandoned Well, your space ship landed on one of a suburban planet. The onboard sensors detected large...
Abashera is a first person maze/platform game. Your mission is to find, and sometimes activate, the exit by solving different...
Abductor is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen, moving...
Commodore 64 (1983)
A Bee C's is an educational game for little children. It teaches the alphabet by using a hardware speech module...
Atari 2600 (2002)
A Better Pac-Man in an alteration of the official Atari 2600 Atari release of Ms. Pac-Man. The music and graphics...
Commodore 64 (1999)
In Abhor your aim is to avoid getting hit by the bubbles that move in a front from left to...
ABM is an EGA graphic remake of Missile Command. In this game you must stop missiles from coming down to...
Apple II (1980)
An early Missile Command clone which puts the player in charge of defending the US East Coast from a nuclear...
ABM Command (formerly DEFCON 1) is a missile defense game. The game is split into three phases: In the defense...
Abmis the Lion, King of the Beasts, has a problem: all of his kingdom's potatoes have been stolen, without which...
Atari 8-bit (1983)
Abracadabra is a simple arcade game starring a young wizard who has to collect keys in the maze-filled wizard’s castle...
Wii U (2017)
Absolute Pinball is a pinball game which features four tables with different themes: Desert Run (car tour from Paris to...
Absolute Terror is a single player space shooter.Earth's colonies are revolting. What is worse, their forces are winning because they've...
Abstracta is a flash-based, semi-abstract, meditative shooter. The gameplay consists in controlling a blue blob with the mouse, collecting and...
This is a very basic, linear "shoot'em'up" game in which the robot of your choice, rigged with a variety of...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The human race is in a state of decline after a 200 year war in the 25th Century against Alien...
Accidental Runner is a fast game similar to the endless runner / auto-run platformer games. It has different stages each...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Radiant Silvergun
- 95 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 95 Donkey Kong
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
- 93 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
- 93 Project Gotham Racing 2
- 93 Ms. Pac-Man
- 92 Zenji
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.69 Summer Carnival '92: Recca (1992)
- 4.67 Ice Guys (1997)
- 4.61 Aleste 2 (1989)
- 4.53 Strider 2 (1999)
- 4.52 Spear Resurrection (2001)
- 4.50 Ninja Gaiden (1992)
- 4.48 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (1999)
- 4.45 Microsurgeon (1982)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
- 4.41 Metal Slug 5 (2003)
Games must have at least 5 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.
Arcade is part of Gameplay. This group of genres contain:
- Action RPG
- Beat 'em up / Brawler
- Board Game
- Cards / Tiles
- City Building / Construction Simulation
- Dating Simulation
- Falling Block Puzzle
- Game Show / Trivia / Quiz
- Graphic Adventure
- Hack and Slash
- Hidden object
- Interactive Book
- Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure
- Japanese-style Adventure
- Japanese-style RPG (JRPG)
- Life / Social Simulation
- Managerial / Business Simulation
- Martial Arts
- Mental training
- Music / Rhythm
- Paddle / Pong
- Party Game
- Puzzle elements
- Quick Time Events (QTEs)
- Rail Shooter
- RPG elements
- Sandbox / Open World
- Survival Horror
- Tactical RPG
- Tactical Shooter
- Tile Matching Puzzle
- Timed Input
- Time Management
- Tower Defense
- Trading / Collectible Card
- Tricks / Stunts
- Vehicle Simulator
- Vehicular Combat Simulator
- Virtual World
- Visual Novel
- Word Construction