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.
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...
Alpha Blaster is a vertical shooter. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen which can scroll...
Taking up the invitation of game author Jonas Kyratzes to test an alpha version of a game prototype he's working...
Alphaprobe is based on the arcade game Lunar Lander and sees you controlling the N.S.S. Alphaprobe attempting to land on...
Alphos is a basic vertically-scrolling shooter patterned after the 1982 Namco coin-op Xevious. Piloting the fighter craft Mnemonic, the player...
"SOS! Centacom! Our central computer has broken down. We will be delivered to the Gentiles. Unless Space Marshall Alpharoid restores...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Radiant Silvergun
- 95 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 95 Donkey Kong
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 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)
- 4.45 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