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 Saturn (1999)
The Dungeons & Dragons Collection is a compilation of Capcom's Dungeons & Dragons series, comprised of the coin-op arcade games...
Shadow over Mystara is a sequel to Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom. Two years have passed since the heroes...
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom is a 2D side-scrolling, weapon-based beat'em up game set in the Dungeons & Dragons...
DUX is a scrolling shooter in the vein of R-Type. When scientists searched for new materials to enhance their space...
DUX 1.5 is an overhauled version of the shoot'em up DUX. In comparison to the original version, it features: a...
Michael P. Welch's DX-Ball is essentially an improvement over the classic Amiga game Megaball by Ed and Al Mackey. It...
DX-Ball 2 is based on Michael P. Welch's DX-Ball, in turn based on Megaball by the Mackey brothers. Gameplay uses...
SEGA Saturn (1997)
D-Xhird is 3D arcade, weapon-based 1vs 1 fighting game, similar to Battle Arena Toshinden (1 character from Battle Arena Toshinden,...
DXtris is a freeware clone of Tetris. The following game modes are available: Normal: Typical Tetris gameplay. Tetromino pieces drop...
Atari ST (1993)
Dynabusters is a multiplayer bomb'em-up game for up to six players which reminds a lot of Dynablaster. To win you...
Atari ST (1994)
En enhanced followup to Dynabusters. Added to the original game (a typical Dynablaster clone) are more diverse pickups, more levels,...
Dyna Gear: An Action Adventure On The Era Of Dinosaur is a 2D arcade platform game. The player can choose...
The most beloved playing mode of Dynablaster is surely its multiplayer mode. However, getting enough players together all at once...
Dynasty is a fast-paced puzzle game with Oriental themes. The mouse cursor is shaped like a dragon's head, with the...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
Dynasty Warriors Advance is a Game Boy Advance adaptation of the Dynasty Warriors franchise. Based on the "Three Kingdoms period"...
Atari 8-bit (1993)
Dziedzictwo Gigantów is an arcade platform game. The aim is to find an ancient magic artifact in the castle of...
ZX Spectrum (2015)
Dziurak: DeLuxe is an enhanced version of previous version of the game. The main goal of the player is finding...
ZX Spectrum (2009)
Dziurak: Go to Hole! is a simple arcade game played on a single board. The main goal of the player...
Xbox 360 (2007)
An updated edition of Every Extend Extra, Extreme (otherwise known as E4) takes the music based shooter to the next...
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