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.
Atari ST (1990)
Douglas Rockmoor is a Boulder Dash clone. You control Douglas Rockmoor and have to dig through caves and collect diamonds...
Dōjin Kaizokuban is an unofficial text-mode remake of Truxton. It includes many recognizable elements from the original game, including the...
DoveZ: The Second Wave is the sequel to DOVE. It is an arcade 2D side-scrolling shooter with classic gameplay where...
Nearing the end of the 21th century, human society entered a development stage that was dubbed "neo capitalism". Powerful mega-corporations...
TurboGrafx CD (1991)
In this sequel to Down Load, the player once again takes control of Syd, a young "cyber diver" - a...
It's raining men. You have a basket.An emergency in an office building is causing men to jump out the windows....
Another sports title in the Nekketsu High game series, this time featuring the Nekketsu guys go at each other's throat...
As the sun sets, Dracula rises, hungry for the blood of fresh victims. As Dracula, the goal of this game...
The vampire hunter, Dr. Lifelust, wants to live forever. To do this, he needs vampire blood. To fulfill his goal,...
Draggy and Croco is a timed arcade game for up to two players. The main goal of the game is...
Drag N Drop is a puzzle matching game that tests the player's reaction time, observations, and patience. There are dozens...
Dragon Ball Z is a 2D fighting game, based on the popular manga and anime. The game is loosely based...
Game Boy Color (1998)
Dragon Dance is a Breakout variant with power ups similar to Arkanoid. Like in those games the objective is to...
Dragonfarm is basically a mix between Pokémon with dragons and economic simulation. The player is the manager of a farm...
Dragon Fighter is a vertically scrolling shooter in which the player rides a dragon. The goal is to solve a...
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)
- 4.44 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
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