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.
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...
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...
A Day at Work is a top-down, small town simulator wherein the player takes control of Tom, a dutiful employee...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Adder Attack is a simple arcade game. The player must collect golden nuggets and avoid deadly snakes. The dangerous lethal...
Commodore 64 (1984)
AD Infinitum is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft that can move around the screen...
The time of year is no obstacle for a dog. Spring, summer, fall or winter, a dog is more than...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Radiant Silvergun
- 95 Donkey Kong
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 94 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
- 94 Ms. Pac-Man
- 93 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
- 93 Project Gotham Racing 2
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)
- 4.47 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (1993)
- 4.46 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
- 4.45 Microsurgeon (1982)
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