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.
Due to a malfunction, an alien spaceship looses its cargo while flying over the Atlantic. The cargo is the food...
ZX Spectrum (1982)
Alien Swarm is a simple space shooter similar to Galaxian. The player controls a space ship and shoots aliens. The...
Alien Syndrome is a scrolling shooter arcade conversion.Your job is to run around and rescue all the captives and make...
Game Gear (1992)
Alien Syndrome for Game Gear is a sequel to the arcade game of the same name. Five years after the...
An alien raiding force is coming to Earth, seeking the "green gold" (hemp). When the aliens have located the ideal...
Apple II (1981)
Alien Typhoon is an enhanced version of Apple Galaxian,with more aliens on screen. In essence it is a variant of...
Based on the Alien versus Predator comic book series. During the 25th century, mankind has colonized many planets. On one...
Alive Sharks is a shareware underwater action arcade game where you play a marine biologist who dives for rare ocean...
In this tribute and fangame sequel to Alley Cat, the author has extracted that game's assets and attempted to reproduce...
A fan remake of Alley Cat, carefully styled to maintain several minor distinctions for legal purposes, this game nonetheless aims...
Commodore 64 (1986)
Alleykat is a vertically-scrolling racer with elements of a shoot-em up game. The player, a speeder pilot, strives to become...
Atari 2600 (2001)
As waves of aliens attack, you must kill them all before you are killed yourself. There are eight different aliens,...
Alligator Hunt is an arcade shoot 'em up, similar to Blood Bros.One or two players take on the role of...
Atari 2600 (2003)
This game is based on a 1959 20th Century Fox horror/sci-fi movie of the same name. You are Jane Marvin....
Alpha-1 is 2D side-scrolling slow-paced shoot'em up game in space, similar to R-Type. The player is pilot of Alpha-1 space...
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