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.
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...
Alpiner is a third-person action game in which the player's goal is to climb safely to the top of various...
Alpine Ski is an arcade skiing game that features three levels of different alpine events.The first level is a downhill...
Al's Home is a freeware game in which your job is to collect various given monster types on the bottom...
Altair is one of the first commercial Spanish games. Taking elements from Phoenix and Moon Cresta, the player controls a...
Atari ST (1987)
In this top-down arcade shooter you are a pilot of space craft, breaking through a strongly defended enemy space station...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
A helicopter flying over Foret Town is attacked by a mysterious monster. The only survivor is an amnesiac who was...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms is a side-scrolling action game in which you play as a dead guy who's...
The adventure of Tipi is a Korean-made side-scrolling platformer with cartoon-like characters and animations, similar to games like Elfland, Realms...
Commodore 64 (1988)
You are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, trapped in some parallel reality. Your mind is filled with musicians and your "Concerto in...
In Amagon, your mission is to investigate a dangerous, monster-infested island. As Amagon, you begin the game with only a...
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