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.
SEGA Master System (1991)
Agi Gongyong Dooly is an auto-scrolling shooter based on the Korean cartoon Dooly the Little Dinosaur. The protagonist is a...
Atari 8-bit (2007)
Agonia is an action platform game. The aim of the player is to find secret plans hidden in the locked...
Commodore PET/CBM (1979)
Air Attack is a one-key action game; the player has to drop bombs to clear all blocks so it can...
Air Attack is a 2D arcade vertically-scrolling shooter. The game features a futuristic space ship that shoots enemies and bosses....
In this variation on the well-known theme, the player sets off to the skies to inflict damage on the unsuspecting...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
AirBlade takes place in the near future as a man named Oscar has developed a perpetual energy source that will...
Game Boy Color (2000)
As a jet fighter pilot in a civil war, the player will take to the skies in a behind-the-plane view...
The Federation of Intergalactic Powers is under threat by gigantic fortress spaceships which have suddenly appeared and destroyed nearby civilization....
Air Gallet is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up. You fly a fighter jet and have to defend yourself against airborne...
Apple II (1986)
Operating a floatation device similar to Toobin', but jet-propelled, you challenge for supreme title of “Airheart” as you navigate or...
Air Hockey is a budget air hockey game for the PlayStation. There are four characters available to either play as...
In this simulation of the air hockey arcade game the player controls a mallet trying to hit he puck into...
AirHockey 3D is a shareware game that lets you play the real game of air hockey on your computer.As in...
Atari 2600 (1982)
The player is trapped in a crashed nuclear submarine which has begun taking on water. They need to escape by...
Aironauts is a flying aerobatic stunt action game for up to two players, set in a dystopian future society where...
Air Race Championship is an arcade style racing game where you fly planes through imaginative tracks. The tracks lead you...
Atari 2600 (1982)
Goal of the game is to shoot as many enemies as possible (only visible from the side) while avoiding being...
It's World War II and naval battleships have come under attack by enemy plains. It is up to the skill...
Atari 2600 (1977)
Air-Sea Battle is basically a target shooting game. On most settings, you are positioned at the bottom of the screen...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 96 Gauntlet
- 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
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)
- 4.54 Puyo Puyo Sun (1996)
- 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)
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