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.
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...
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...
AeroNuts is a free 2D click-and-point adventure game. It features an inventory. The game can be controlled via mouse. It...
In Ævil zombies (and their body parts) have taken over and it is up to the lone gunman to take...
Commodore 64 (1985)
A bounty hunter must explore the desert looking for buildings – which include a bank, a cemetery, a saloon, an...
After Burner 3D is a freeware 3D remake of the arcade flight simulator After Burner. Players start from the aircraft...
After Burner: Black Falcon is the fourth game in the After Burner series, released almost fifteen years after the previous...
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)
- 4.61 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)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
- 4.43 Metal Slug 5 (2003)
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