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.
PC Booter (1982)
In this Asteroids clone, you get points by shooting enemy ships, and asteroids which gradually break down into smaller and...
Nintendo Switch (2017)
Astro Duel: Deluxe is a same-screen, retro shooter arena party game and an updated version of the original Astro Duel....
Astro Fighter is a single player space shoot-em-up, where formations of ships appear at the top of the screen and...
AstroFire is an Asteroids variant, but with a few twists: instead of asteroids there are monsters of sorts to shoot...
Jump into your single seater and blast a gigantic horde of alien invaders. Using eighteen different types of plasma guns...
Astro Go! Go! is an action-oriented racing game. The player has the choice between five vehicles which all have different...
The Astro Invaders are attacking! You must use your laser base to defend the Earth. Beware of the incoming invaders...
Astromania is an action game that consists of three different sections that have to be played in order.On the first...
Memotech MTX (1984)
Astromilon is a fixed screen shoot 'em up where the player has to blast down squadrons of alien fighters. Each...
Your astronaut buddies are trapped on moons. Even worse, there are asteroids roaming about. You move your ship about, avoiding...
Game Boy (1990)
Astro Rabby is a top-down platformer in which the player takes control over a rabbit which has to travel through...
AstroRaid is a fixed-screen shoot 'em up game, where the player controls a spaceship and must defeat wave after wave...
Setting the scene for a shoot-'em-up game is always a stiff proposition and never anywhere more so than here: due...
Earth is invaded by a force called the Galaxy Highters in 1996, which was set in the future seen from...
Asura Blade: Sword of Dynasty is a one-on-one fighting game set in a post-apocalyptic world where fantasy and sci-fi technology...
Asura Buster: Eternal Warriors is a one-on-one fighting game and the sequel to Asura Blade. It offers essentially the same...
Atari 2600 (2004)
This is the game Qb altered to have a Christmas theme that was given away in a 2004 AtariAge contest...
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