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.
John Chenault's Snake! is one of the first Nibbles clones for the IBM PC.But this ASCII graphics Snake game has...
Xbox 360 (2008)
Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp is pretty much exactly what the title suggests: a man named Johnny jumps around on Platforms,...
Created by Jonathan Smeby, Jonny RPG is a humorous depiction of the developer's life with predominantly fantastic and surreal elements,...
Atari 2600 (1982)
You're on the road with the rock band Journey! After each concert, your goal is to guide the five band...
Wii U (2015)
The year is 0373 in the new space age calendar. The earth's population is growing rapidly and people are now...
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth! is a single player game which has nothing to do with the Jules...
PC Booter (1983), Lynx (1992), NES (1987), Atari ST (1986), Atari 2600 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 7800 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1983), Palm OS (2002), Xbox 360 (2005), Macintosh (1994) and Arcade (1982)
In Joust, players take control of a knight with a lance who rides their flying ostrich (or stork, for Player...
Commodore PET/CBM (1980)
Joust is jousting game in which two players must joust it out on horses. Players can control the location of...
The followup to Joust, where players take control of a knight with a lance who rides a flying ostrich like...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Jouste is a side view single screen game inspired by the arcade game Joust where you are the Queen's Champion...
A colourful but resource-efficient unauthorised fan remake of an arcade classic, all of the salient elements remain from the absurd...
Jr-Boulderdash is a minimalistic Boulder Dash clone. Your goal is to collect all the buried treasures on the screen, without...
The Alliance has been invaded by an alien force named Species CAN-8932. The Council of Elders decreed that the Juggernaut...
Juggler is an action game where the player controls a magician who can create large floating bubbles. The object of...
Nintendo DS (2007)
This handheld version is different from its cousins. It still has the same setup, racing or drifting in a variety...
Windows 3.x (1997)
A collection of five mini-games based loosely on the movie of the same name.All of the games are standard arcade-reflex...
Jump! is an arcade game of guiding a permanently bouncing ball through a vertically scrolling field of obstacles. The ball...
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)
- 4.52 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX (2010)
- 4.51 Action Soccer (1995)
- 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