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.
Subterranean Animism is a 2D vertically scrolling danmaku shoot'em up. It is the eleventh official game in the Tōhō. Reimu...
Apple II (1982)
Succession is an action game set in a Pac-Man-like maze. The player controls the Masher, a creature with an antennae...
SUiCA32 is a 2D single screen bullet hell/danmaku top down shooter, based on Touhou. The player controls Reimu Hakurei, a...
Atari 2600 (1982)
Suicide Mission is an arcade action game similar to Asteroids. You control a microscopic submarine navigating the bloodstream of someone...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)
Suicide Run is a side view horizontal shooter where the screen scrolls left to right constantly, and your aim is...
Commodore 64 (1983)
A side scroll single shooter aviation game which involves missions flown against an enemy headquarters that requires demolition. Your fuel...
SEGA Saturn (1996)
An enhanced port of Suiko Enbu (aka, Dark Legend) exclusively upgraded for the Saturn.The game is a one-on-one 2D fighting...
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
Alzadick is a vertically-scrolling sci-fi shoot-em-up designed for Naxat Soft's Summer Carnival of 1992, a game competition similar to Hudson's...
TurboGrafx CD (1993)
Released specifically for Naxat Soft's Summer Carnival of 1993, Nexzr Special is a collection of short stages and modes that...
Summer Saliens was available on Steampowered.com from 21st June to 4th July 2018 during the annual Steam summer sale. This...
Game Boy (1991)
Despite what the title may indicate, Sumo Fighter is not a sports game but a side-scrolling platformer. The player takes...
ZX Spectrum (2014)
Sunbucket is an "action puzzle" platform game. You must escape from enemies and use your warm plasma field to active...
Sunday vs Magazine is a crossover fighting game featuring dozens of characters from two of Japan's most popular shonen manga...
PS Vita (2012)
SunFlowers lets the player control the sun and sends the sun rays down to fields and valleys in order to...
Sunny Ball is a game similar to Breakout, that contains classic and colorful levels. Like similar games the player controls...
Sunset Flavors is a time management game where the goal is to serve cold drinks to thirsty customers at a...
Dragon 32/64 (1988)
Supa Nova is a bit of a cross between two old Atari games; Asteroids and Missile Command. As in Missile...
Super Action Ball is a Korean-made humorous arcade-style football (soccer) game. Teams consisting of four players each compete in small...
Super Advanced Breakout is a Breakout variant: you have a pad (in this case a purple rectangle), a ball, 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)
- 4.47 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