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.
Dedicated console (1976)
Space War Game is a dedicated console available only in kit format for manual assembly. The game is for two...
Spacewars! is, as the name applies, a clone of Space War. In this action game two space ships battle each...
SpaceWORM portrays the improbable and perilous journey of a worm through space. While that much may be gleaned from the...
Similar to the arcade game QIX, your job in Space Xonix is to segment the given screen. Once your space...
Atari ST (1991)
Spacola is a 2D space shooter. Like in Asteroids, the player's ship is pinned at the center of the screen,...
Spanky's Quest is a game about a monkey who decides to go on a picnic. While on his way through...
Game Boy (1991)
Spanky, a cute little monkey, is locked in a tower filled with equally cute baddies. He must get to the...
Spare Phoenix is an endless vertically-oriented platform jumper similar to Doodle Jump. The player controls a phoenix that jumps up...
Interton Video 2000 (1975)
Sparring is a simple Pong variant for a single player. The player bounces the ball against a solid wall on...
Somewhat more faithful to the plot of the movie than the first Spartan X game, it attempts to tell the...
Spaz Attack is a Tetris clone. Several features where added to make it more challenging than your standard Tetris game....
Spazzle Gold is a Whac-A-Mole variant. The player has to use a mallet to hit critters who randomly pop up...
In a far-flung future, the grand cultural works of literature are strewn throughout the stars, with each planet in the...
Special Forces: Kung Fu Commando is a 2D side-scrolling shooter game. The player controls a black-bearded commando with characteristic mohawk,...
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