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.
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...
Linux (2018), Windows (2010), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), SEGA Master System (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991), Macintosh (2018), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1990)
The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator....
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...
BBC Micro (1983)
Alien Swirl is a fixed screen shoot 'em up in the style of Moon Cresta and Phoenix. The player controls...
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...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 95 Radiant Silvergun
- 95 Donkey Kong
- 94 Super Mario Bros.
- 94 Street Fighter II Turbo
- 94 R-Type II
- 94 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 94 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
- 94 Ms. Pac-Man
- 93 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
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)
- 4.47 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (1993)
- 4.46 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
- 4.45 Microsurgeon (1982)
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