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.
Nintendo Switch (2018)
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...
In this shoot 'em-up the player controls a gun mounted on a tower and the aim is to shoot down...
Following the previous AirStrike game, the N.I.T.O. terrorists' main plan was defeated. However their terrorism remains a threat and when...
A mysterious terrorist organization named N.I.T.O. has alarmed the international community. Their factories and oil refinery production has suddenly gone...
Following the events in AirStrike 2, the N.I.T.O. terrorists are at it again and have set up a brand new...
Atari ST (1992)
Air to Air Combat is a two-player dogfight game. The game area is one screen in size and if a...
In this game based on the TV show, you command a military helicopter on a mission to rescue hostages. The...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Akai Katana is a top-down shooter with the Bullet Hell play style, meaning the ship has a specific area called...
An homage to a bygone era of computer gaming, Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero is a 2D side-scrolling platform game. Akimbo takes...
Xbox 360 (2008)
A Kitchen Sink War is similar to the classic game Asteroids. It puts the two players in control of a...
In the magical Sword World, the land of Alantia enjoyed a peaceful existence, until the evil king Ezekiel conquered the...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Radiant Silvergun
- 95 Donkey Kong
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 94 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
- 94 Ms. Pac-Man
- 93 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
- 93 Project Gotham Racing 2
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)
- 4.47 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (1993)
- 4.46 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
- 4.45 Microsurgeon (1982)
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