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.
Manpa Sikjeok-pyeon is based on the Chinese Ming Dynasty story of Yi Zhi Mei ("Iljimae" in Korean), a mysterious thief...
Illusion Blaze is a Korean-made sci-fi horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. The player controls either of the two available spacecraft that must traverse...
I Love Kittens! is a package of 22 feline mini-games ranging from traditional cat show fair to more outlandish games...
I Love Puppies! is a package of 22 canine mini-games ranging from traditional dog show fair to more outlandish games...
ILYAD is a side scrolling shoot 'em up with big sprites. You control a spaceship and your goal is to...
Image Breakout is a Breakout variant made to commemorate the original game's 37th anniversary. It is accessed by typing "atari...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Imagine is a 3rd-Person Perspective arcade game. The main character of the game is the sorcerer Wormthorp. Examining the Secret...
Game Boy Advance (2002)
Imakuni? no Ball is a Pokémon-themed e-Reader application. It is a remake of the 1980 Game & Watch game Ball,...
Impact! is a clone of Asteroids that keep most of the gameplay features of the original arcade game. The player...
An army of imps has taken over your computer screen, and they're transporting lost souls, zipping randomly across the playfield....
TurboGrafx CD (2002)
Implode is a homebrew puzzle game. It plays like a falling block puzzle in all respects, with the exception of...
This freeware remake of the arcade game from 1987 replaces the old 2D bitmap graphics with fully 3D-rendered levels and...
Xbox 360 (2010)
The Impossible Avatar Getaway 2 is the sequel to the first title, and is conceptually identical: the player's avatar continually...
Xbox 360 (2010)
The Impossible Avatar Getaway is neatly summed up by its title: The player controls their Xbox Avatar, who must escape...
The Impossible Game is a platform game much like Canabalt, where the stage is perpetually moving forward and the goal...
After the Ukrainian Chernobyl disaster in 1986, scientists put forward a new hypothesis about the cause based on mascots of...
The oddly-named Moebius Goatlizard is a conversion of the SAM Coupé game Lost Disks of SAM, itself a conversion of...
In The Incredible Fartalot, the player takes control a professional farter called The Incredible Fartalot. One day while reading 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)
- 4.61 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)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
- 4.43 Metal Slug 5 (2003)
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