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.
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...
This arcade game that pits two biplane pilots in head-to-head air combat, in a 2-player only game. You just need...
Ace Ball is a split-screen Pong variant, presented in the third person point of view. The player may compete with...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
The Air Strike Force (A.S.F.) is the most advanced aircraft squadron on the planet. Not held by any nation, they...
Skies of Deception is the second game in the action flight series to appear on the PSP. The player commands...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This sixth installment in the Ace Combat series is a prequel to Ace Combat 5 that tells about the Belkan...
Atari ST (1988)
Ace Invaders is a Space Invaders clone written in 68000 assembler. You control your ship with the joystick and your...
Jupiter Ace (1982)
Ace Invaders is a single screen side view shooter based on the arcade game Space Invaders where you control a...
Atari 2600 (1992)
A falling block game similar to Columns. The object of the game is to create a horizontal or vertical line...
BBC Micro (1984)
Acid Drops is a fixed screen shoot 'em up where the player can move left and right along the bottom...
Ack! Man is a single player, keyboard controlled, Pac Man game. In this game Ack! Man replaces Pac-Man and the...
Acne Attack is a very unique game where you must pop pimples on a guy's face. The levels get more...
Zombocalypse has come, and as one of the last survivors, the president of the USA, the player must try to...
Acornsoft Games Pack 1 is a collection of three games.Asteroids is a version of the arcade game and plays as...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Radiant Silvergun
- 95 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
- 94 Donkey Kong
- 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)
- 4.66 Pac-Man: Championship Edition (2007)
- 4.61 Aleste 2 (1989)
- 4.53 Strider 2 (1999)
- 4.52 Spear Resurrection (2001)
- 4.51 Action Soccer (1995)
- 4.51 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX (2010)
- 4.50 Metal Slug 5 (2003)
- 4.50 Ninja Gaiden (1992)
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
- 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