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.
Alien-Dropout is a shoot 'em up based on the arcade game Astro Invader. Earth is once again threatened by aliens...
Windows 3.x (1990)
Alien Force places you in control of a space ship on a mission to destroy all enemy ships. Destroy every...
The mobile version of Alien Homind is completely different from The Behemoth's original game. Whereas that was a side-scrolling action...
Alien Invasion is an arcade shooter similar in most aspects to Space Invaders and its myriad of variants. The player...
Acorn 32-bit (1990)
Alien Invasion is a fixed screen shoot 'em up based on Space Invaders but with some additions to the gameplay....
Alien Legion is a side scrolling platform shooter similar to Hewson's Exolon which was released a few years earlier. Earth...
Alienoid is a Breakout variant game with a space theme. There are 20 different worlds, each one with five levels....
Four alien races determined to wipe out the Galarion system have only one thing in their way. A small ship...
Alien Panic is a variant of Space Panic. Set in an abandoned construction site, the game is a single screen...
Commodore 64 (1982)
Alien Panic 64 is a single screen platform game where the aim is to get three aliens from the top...
Atari ST (1992)
Aliens is a shoot'em-up game for high-resolution only. Just like in Space Invaders you control a spaceship at the bottom...
Windows 3.x (1993)
Aliens is a single player shareware game based on Taito's Space Invaders. As with the classic Space Invaders game the...
Aliens is a single-screen shooter which features a common setup: aliens attack an unnamed planet which is represented by green...
Mattel Aquarius (1983)
Aliens is a fixed screen shoot 'em up. Like other games of its kind the player controls a space craft...
Whereas most platforms, including the MSX, received their own versions of Activision's Aliens, Square gave Japanese MSX users a unique...
Aliens Go Home Run! combines the gameplay of Breakout, baseball and a shoot 'em up. The protagonist is Sally, a...
This edition includes: Alien Shooter Alien Shooter: Fight For Life Alien Shooter: The Experiment
A modern update of Space Invaders, Alien Sky places you in control of a starfighter as you combat swarms and...
Alien Stars is a scrolling vertical shooter. Players are cast in the role of a lone pilot who must shoot...
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