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.
Cubology is a 3D color matching game. On arcade mode, the objective is to clear a pile of multicolored cubes,...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Cuddly Cubert is a single screen isometric viewed game inspired by the arcade game Q*Bert where you have to turn...
Cultures: The Beginning is a simple action game, released to promote the strategy game Cultures. The player controls a Viking...
Cunyngas is an old-school top-down shooter. The story: The race of Gomin lives under oppression of the race of Mopol....
Xbox 360 (2010)
Today is the wedding day of the princess of the Crescent Isle, and everyone is attendance. Suddenly, the evil Warlock...
Curveball takes the arcade classic Pong to the third dimension.Two players hit a ball at each other with the goal...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
Bearing only a superficial likeness to the Dragon 32 version, Cuthbert in the Cooler for the Commodore 16 has none...
Cutie Q is the second sequel to Gee Bee after Bomb Bee which appeared just a few months earlier. Like...
Making of a Ninja is the first entry in the Cutout Heroes series. Nin, the lovable but inept ninja was...
CyberDome! is a single player shoot 'em up that was originally released as shareware but has since been made available...
Cyberhunt is an infinite, arcade-style shooter game that is set in a cyberpunk galaxy. The aim of the game is...
Cybernauts is a very simple 2D rail shooter/shooting gallery game. The player just controls a crosshair, and destroys various enemy...
Cyber Police is a Final Fight-inspired arcade game set in the future. As a member of Cyber Police, your mission...
ZX Spectrum (1982)
When relentless swarms of metallic rats start terrorising the neighbourhood, the call is put out to find someone who can...
Atari ST (1992)
Cyber Snake is a "snake" game where you have to collect all the diamonds in each level before the time...
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)
- 4.66 Pac-Man: Championship Edition (2007)
- 4.61 Aleste 2 (1989)
- 4.53 Strider 2 (1999)
- 4.52 Spear Resurrection (2001)
- 4.51 Action Soccer (1995)
- 4.51 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX (2010)
- 4.50 Metal Slug 5 (2003)
- 4.50 Ninja Gaiden (1992)
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