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.
Oriental Legend or Xi You Shi E Zhuan is a 2D side-scrolling fighting game with cartoon graphics, based on an...
Atari ST (1993)
The Original is a Boulder Dash clone for 1-4 players. The game comes with 90 levels and in each of...
Acorn 32-bit (1988)
Orion is a side scrolling shooter similar to Defender. Marauding aliens are attacking the player's home planet and it's his...
The evil overlord Bytor and his supreme wizards have stolen The Ankh. This Ankh is said to have incredible powers...
The Orion Project is a single player space shooter released as shareware.In this game the player controls a space ship...
Ork Attack: The Return is a single player game that is very similar to the 1983 game Siege. Essentially this...
A simplistic "snake" clone written in AmigaBASIC. You guide a snake around the screen by pressing the M and N...
Oshioki Kirai! 2 is a humorous arcade-style action game. The player controls a permanently running character who must escape from...
This game is a first person shooting gallery game. With the mouse you control your crosshair and all you have...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Ostron is a clone of Joust.Riding an Ostrich, you must do battle with buzzard-mounted knights. Rather than shooting at them...
Otogi: Myth of Demons is a third-person action game which lets you play as Raikoh. Once a mighty warrior, he...
The game plays in the galaxy Galarion, where the races Tekkos, Kzeos, Insoid and Protorion live. Normally, they live in...
OutDrive is an arcade racing game with bright, neon graphics and an 80s soundtrack. The introduction sequence shows how a...
Outer Ridge combines Asteroids with 3D space viewed from the cockpit, similar to Wing Commander. On each level, there is...
Written as an entry for the 100KB PC Game compo at the Inscene 2000 demoparty, Out 'M' Up is a...
Atari 2600 (1983)
This is an obstacle race in a space ship. The ship controls in a rather Asteroids-like way, in that you...
Game Boy (1992)
You are cruising around in outer space when suddenly you are out of gas. The game is played from an...
Apple II (1981)
Outpost is a variant of the arcade shoot 'em up Space Zap. The player is in command of an unarmed...
DOS (1989), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1988), SEGA Saturn (1996), Atari ST (1988), Game Gear (1991), SEGA Master System (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987), J2ME (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2014) and Arcade (1986)
OutRun is a racing game that allows the player to race across varied terrain in a readily available Ferrari, complete...
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