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.
For fans of Kroz and ZZT comes a textmode dungeon romp even busier and more abstract! You play a wizard...
Majokko Daisakusen is a turn-based strategy game with action-style battles featuring characters from several famous magical girl anime series from...
Nintendo 64 (1998)
The full Major League Baseball is on display in this mainly arcade style baseball title. All teams and players are...
Apple II (1987)
You are Major Mayhem, an astronaut whose job is to clean up Mars of deadly alien spiders before Earth begins...
Abel's daughter has been kidnapped by his former friend, Bayer. Bayer has sold his soul to the devil, and sacrificed...
Arthur the brave knight must rescue his beloved Princess Prin-Prin from the Demon Emperor Azazel and his forces. Among them...
Makai Prince Dorabocchan is a platformer in which the player takes control over the son of a mighty vampire. Unfortunately...
Make Trax is an action game that draws similarities with Pac-Man. The player controls a paintbrush which is shown from...
Atari 2600 (1983)
You are Commander Harrington "Harry" Crag of the starship "Endless Search". You are put into a Malagai base for repairs...
The princess has been kidnapped by a strange creature! What to do? Grab a mallet and bash heads in until...
Maluch Racer is a simple arcade racing game, dedicated to the memory of the Polish car Fiat 126 (also known...
Commodore 64 (1985)
In this game, players need to protect three llamas from being killed by alien invaders. To help them, a "killdroid"...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Mamono na Yūsha to Nazo no Iseki (Monster Hero and the Mysterious Ruins) is an action platform game starring a...
PlayStation 3 (2013)
In this little game your job is to collect the falling trash with your bin, which you move with your...
Commodore 64 (1987)
Chris Auker has stolen the Mandroid files and fled to Cove 4 in an effort to contact criminal mastermind, Max....
In this platform game your goal is to reach the bottom right of the screen where the exit to the...
Commodore 64 (1997)
Manganoid is an Arkanoid variant for up to two players. Regardless of the number of players there are two palettes...
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Mange Cailloux is a variant of the arcade game Pengo. Like the original game it is played on a single...
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 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 94 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
- 94 Ms. Pac-Man
- 93 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
- 93 Project Gotham Racing 2
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