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.
Apple II (1983)
You are the law in Crime Wave. You drive your cop car around town and try to catch robbers in...
Crimsonland is a top-down shooter in which you must defend yourself against a large horde of aliens. You use both...
Linux (2015), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2015), iPhone (2014), Android (2015), iPad (2014), Windows Phone (2015), PS Vita (2014), Windows Apps (2015), PlayStation 4 (2014), Xbox One (2015) and Nintendo Switch (2017)
Crimsonland is an enhanced version of the 2003 game Crimsonland. It is a top-down arcade arena shooter that is similar...
Crimzon Clover: World Ignition is a 2D vertically-scrolling shoot'em up in the manic shooter/bullet hell/danmaku style, similar to DoDonPachi. The...
The year is 199x and a robot army has invaded Tokyo City. A boy and a girl (who remain unnamed)...
Take control of an ambulance (out of 3 choices) and save lives! Race to the scene of crisis, take the...
Croaka-Crawla is a clone of the arcade game Frogger where the player must control a frog and get him to...
Crossfire is a shooting game. Two players are required. Each player has a gun that can be moved up and...
Atari 2600 (1983)
It seems as if forever that the evil Morplus from the planet Tzoris have terrorized the galaxy, leaving death and...
ZX Spectrum (1988)
In the sequel to Sidewize the call is out once again to save a planet to from invading aliens. Armed...
Crucis Fatal Fake is a 3D team-based doujin (independent) fighting game, based on Fate/Stay Night. Masters (mages from normal world)...
An arcade racer in the long running Cruis'n racing game series. This game marks the first time licensed cars have...
Game Boy Color (2000)
Cruis'n Exotica for Game Boy Color is an adaptation of the arcade/console racing game of the same name. It reuses...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
Take control of one of ten high powered vehicles and race through 14 tracks based on different places in the...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
Cruncher is a Pac-Man clone where you must move around a top view single screen maze eating all the dots...
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)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
- 4.41 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
- 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