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.
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...
Acornsoft Games Pack 9 is a collection of three games. Snapper is a Pac-Man variant. The player controls Snapper through...
Acrobatic Dog-Fight is a side view shooter where the screen scrolls when you move the plane and your mission is...
Commodore PET/CBM (1982)
Acrobat II is a variant of Circus/Clowns that is very similar to the Commodore 64 and VIC 20 versions. In...
In Across you have a playfield which is divided into a red side, a blue side and a movable wall...
The kingdom "Acter World" is being attacked by wizards and monsters. Playing Princess Lina, you have to defend the royal...
Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. The games are selected from one of three menus and...
Action 52 features 52 different games in a single cartridge. Some of them are the same as those included with...
Action Ball is a variant of the classic Breakout game with a few distinctive features. There are 3 types of...
Action Bass is an arcade-type fishing game that emphasizes the action of trying to catch a big fish, and the...
Game Boy Color (2001)
Alex "Action Man" Mann makes a stop over onto the Game Boy Color where once again he must stop the...
Action Soccer is a quick and uncomplicated soccer game with two different graphic styles (2D overview and 3D isometric). The...
In A Cupid's Day, the player controls the movements of a cupid, those chubby angelic infants armed with bows and...
The Gn'rthan people were peace loving and not warlike. Because of that they were ill equipped to deal with the...
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