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.
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
Alien Attack is based on the arcade game Galaxian where you move a spacecraft left or right at the bottom...
On planet Rexus, located on the far edge of the galaxy a distress call has been sent out. When an...
Alien Blitz is a clone of Space Invaders with no noticeable differences in design and gameplay. The player moves his...
Atari ST (1991)
Alien Blockade is an adapted version of the arcade game QIX. The player controls a marker and must use it...
The Hordes of Octo are back and are spread all over the 10 zones of the galaxy. It is your...
It is 2200 A.D. and the Hordes of Octo invaded the Earth. It is your task to deliver the planet.The...
Atari 7800 (1990)
Alien Brigade is a side scrolling shooter similar to Operation Wolf. Aliens have arrived on earth and have brainwashed both...
Nintendo 3DS (2013)
Ex commando Really Shooter and his mother Poor Mama is running the cleaning service Clean House together. Sometimes when aliens...
aliEnd is a 2D arcade game in which the player runs, jumps, and fires missiles on the surface of a...
Apple II (2017)
Created to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Apple II line, Alien Downpour pays tribute to old-school shoot-'em-up action. There...
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...
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)
- 4.61 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)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
- 4.43 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
- 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