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.
ZX Spectrum (1982)
Bubble Trouble is an arcade maze style game in which the main goal is to collect all of the objects...
Bubble World is a simple arcade action game similar to Bubble Bobble. The player controls a small creature that can...
Your mission in this game is to shoot with your gun, firing colored bubbles at the bubbles already in the...
PC Booter (1984), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1985), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1983), MSX (1983), SG-1000 (1985), Arcade (1982) and Coleco Adam (1983)
Loosely based on the Buck Rogers comic strips, Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom is a fast-paced arcade racing game taking...
Captain Bucky O'Hare and his loyal crew - Blinky, Deadeye, Jenny and Willy - fight to save the Aniverse from...
Bug Attack is an action shooter. You play as a killer bee that has to fight against an invasion of...
Apple II (1982)
Bug Battle is a Centipede variant where the player has to defend a prize winning garden that has been infested...
Thought frogs had it easy? Bugfeast is here to shatter your idyllic concept of the little green hoppers' daily lives,...
Bug Frenzy is a remake of Heli Bob. The graphics and effects have been reworked and a resolution of up...
Atari ST (1998)
Bugger! is an extended conversion of the classic coin-op Frogger for one up to six players. Frogs are standing at...
In Buggers the player takes control over a space ship who has to destroy aliens which want to conquer earth....
Atari 2600 (1982)
You have been sent to a long-dead planet to investigate life sign readings. When you get there, giant bugs are...
Bugs is a shoot 'em up similar to Centipede. A garden is under attack by various vermins and the player...
Bugs! is a free, text-mode clone of Centipede written in Pascal (some versions include the source). A horde of insects...
PlayStation 4 (2017)
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)
- 4.44 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
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