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)
There once was a notorious gambler named Johnny Five Aces, who hid a treasure somewhere. There is a map to...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (2010)
A static screen platform game. Our hero is a small unnamed yellow creature. During his stroll in the forest, he...
A truly bizarre game which was rather popular at the time. It's an action game of sorts, in which you...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Adventures of Captain Becky is a puzzle platform game starring the titular female pirate captain. The goal of each stage...
The Adventures of Dangerous Dave & Brutal Bob Part 1: Mole Surfing was made to promote a British bicycle shopping...
The plot is based on a TV sitcom of the 60's named Gilligan's Island. Your ship crashed on a deserted...
Game Boy (1994)
As Lolo, king of eden land, you have to puzzle your way through numerous screen-sized rooms. In each room, you...
Bob, like Smith and Jones before him, is an archaeologist treasure-hunter, exploring retro-pixelated dangerous ruins filled with traps and nasty...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
The Adventures Of St. Bernard is a single player arcade style game.The player takes the role of a St Bernard...
Tom Sawyer's famous literary exploits come to life in this adventure where you play Tom Sawyer (or Huck Finn in...
Atari 2600 (1982)
Adventures of TRON is based on the motion picture TRON from Walt Disney Productions.The game environment consists of 4 floors,...
Adventures With Chickens is a single person shareware puzzle game with both educational and shoot 'em up elements.The player takes...
Dedicated console (1976)
Adversary is a dedicated console playing three Pong variants. The games are Tennis, Ice Hockey and Handball and use color...
Advert Attack is an action game available on the Neopets website. Ostensibly, it presents itself as a game called "Super...
The dwarfs are trapped below ground. You, the Avatar, are having odd dreams. The Wiseman says this is prophesied that...
Xbox 360 (2007)
Aegis Wing is a side-scrolling shooter originally created by three Microsoft interns. The player controls a small ship in epic...
Atari ST (1994)
Aerial Combat 2 is a two player dogfight game written in STOS and sequel to Aerial Combat ST. Since this...
Atari ST (1995)
Aerial Kombat 3: The Final Encounter is a two player dogfight game written in STOS and sequel to Aerial Combat...
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)
- 4.45 Microsurgeon (1982)
- 4.44 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
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