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.
Atari 2600 (1982)
In Word Zapper your goal is to zap three words in 99 seconds. First, the current word will appear at...
Nintendo 64 (1999)
World Driver Championship allows players to develop a racing career as they compete for job offers with each of the...
World Quest is a shareware horizontal scrolling shoot 'em up. The objective of the game is to destroy defence bases...
This visually simplistic game will challenge the player's reflexes, reaction and strategic thinking. The player needs to guide the red...
World Trophy Soccer (also known as European Club Soccer) is a reworking of Manchester United Europe, using the same side-view...
World War II: Pacific Heroes is an arcade shooter and, as the name implies, takes place in the Pacific theater...
The game principle behind Worm 2000 is simple: you control a worm with your keyboard, moving it so that it...
An adaptation of Gridrunner, where the player is assigned to defend Earth from a herd of ravenous space worms, who...
In yet another take on the classic Snake concept, The Worm lets the player commandeer a smiley-faced crawler whose tail...
Felton Pinkerton wanted to take his wife to the fair, so he didn't get a chance to spray pesticide on...
Wrangler is a Spanish-made side-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a jet pilot whose mission is to protect the...
Wrath of Kong is a Donkey Kong variant. A girl called Jane has been captured by Kong and it's up...
New York is being overrun with crime, and the city's children are mysteriously disappearing. It is up to the Black...
In Wrath of the Sea King, the player takes the role of Dust, a peerless burglar plagued with continual headaches...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 96 Gauntlet
- 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
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)
- 4.54 Puyo Puyo Sun (1996)
- 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)
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