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.
Atari 8-bit (1988)
Inwazja is a simple shooting game. Using a small cannon the player must kill all the spiders falling on the...
Commodore 64 (1988)
An enemy has entered your region of space in a mothership, and unleashed foes aimed at destroying you. As the...
Game Boy Advance (2001)
In this Afterburner-inspired Gameboy Advance launch title, a player pilots the SHN fighter through seven pseudo-3D levels. Returning to Earth...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
This sequel to Iridion 3D is different in gameplay, but twice as much action. Piloting in Kiloblaster Style mechanics from...
Iridon is a traditional, vertically scrolling shooter. The player's mission is simple: destroying 50 huge space ships by flying over...
Big Brother, the robotic overlord, watches his realm with his all-seeing Evil Eyes keeping his servant droids in line. The...
iRoll is a Marble Madness variant. The player guides a marble through the 60 labyrinths with the mouse. The basic...
Iron Fist is a side-scrolling martial arts game. Using your keyboard, walk along the land, punching or kicking crates to...
You play the role of a cowboy who must stop train robbers from escaping on trains on various stages. The...
Iron Maiden: Speed of Light was released to promote Iron Maiden's homonymous video and their 2015 album The Book of...
In 1944 the United Forces are preparing their final assault on the Normandy coast. The mission is to break through...
Isin-Densin Zero is a freeware vertical shooter from Japan where the player controls a small spaceship equipped with a claw...
iS: internal section is a "tube shooter" in the tradition of Tempest and S.T.U.N. Runner. The game uses flat shaded,...
Iskib is a 2D side-scrolling, arcade-like action game. The player's objective is to run a whole level, avoiding being shot...
Isometric Bomber is an game similar to the classic Bomberman, but with isometric graphics. The art features a crayon style...
It came from space, and ate our brains! is a twin stick shooter where a blocky character needs to survive...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
It's the Wooluf! is a simple single screen arcade game. The goal of the game is guiding the sheep across...
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