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.
New Nintendo 3DS (2017)
Switch-a-Roo! is a Pokémon-themed online Flash game that was formerly available on the official site for the Nintendo DS game...
Swooper is a space shooter. The player has to transport a vaccine from Earth to a space station in which...
Atari 2600 (2005)
The Swoops! cartridge contains three games:Splatform Simply bounce to the right from platform to platform as fast as you can....
Sword is a side scrolling platform game, with gameplay similar to Rick Dangerous. Using dexterity skills and machine gun the...
Atari 2600 (2000)
En garde! Attack, feint, block, strike!This is a one-on-one sword fight for two players only. Press the button to skip...
Atari 2600 (1983)
Much like the games SwordQuest: EarthWorld and SwordQuest: FireWorld before it, SwordQuest: WaterWorld involves walking through rooms, picking up items,...
Atari ST (1996)
Sworm is a Snake variant. The player controls the head of a snake and on eating numbered extras, the tail...
SYD of Valis is a reworked version of the action-platformer Valis II with simplified gameplay and a "Super Deformed" and...
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
Sylphia is set in an environment inspired by the Greek mythology. The heroine of the game was a fearless maiden...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
Syndrome + Tank Block & Blast It is a triple games pack that contains three unreleased games:Syndrome: A top view...
SYNSO:CE is an updated version of Squid Yes! Not So Octopus!. Just like the original game it is a single-screen...
SYNSO: Squid Harder! is the sequel to Squid Yes! Not So Octopus!. Just like the original game it is an...
This special edition is a remixed version of SYNSO: Squid Harder!, initially made for the cover disc of April 2010...
System Mania is a management game where the player must flip switches, turn cranks and press buttons to fix machines....
Clone of classic game Asteroids.You have to team up with Syyrah in 120 levels, when strategy and reflexes mix up...
Game Boy (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a game based on the movie of the same name. The Game Boy version is...
This open-source, freeware remake of the classic vector-based arcade game adds several new sets of levels with curious shapes, and...
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)
- 4.45 Microsurgeon (1982)
- 4.44 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
- 4.43 Full Auto (2006)
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