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.
A magical/horror-themed ball-and-paddle game in the vein of Arkanoid/Breakout, based around the idea of defeating an evil magician and his...
As a giant space slug your job is to guard your territory. Random hot-shot space-ship pilots insist on landing on...
Giant Worlds is an unofficial (but eventually authorised) sequel to The Great Giana Sisters. It uses graphics based on the...
While watching television, Giddy learns that an alien spaceship has descended over Cutesville. It starts to send strange waves that...
Giganoid, like the name is suggesting, is very similar to Arkanoid. Most features of the 8-bit Breakout extension are implemented...
PlayStation 2 (2005)
Giga Wing Generations is a vertically scrolling shooter and the third game in the Giga Wing series. Players control one...
G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero is a pseudo-3D third person shooter game, similar to the Rambo III arcade...
Atari 2600 (1983)
Cobra Strike is an arcade style action game for one to three players. As G.I. Joe, you need to defend...
Nintendo DS (2009)
TurboGrafx CD (1995)
In the future, time travel became a regular commodity. Criminal organizations began using advanced science in order to escape into...
Atari 2600 (2007)
Run, run, run! Fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! And I'm one tough cookie!You,...
Although it offers more direct gameplay, Ginormo Sword is basically a graphical interpretation of Progress Quest, a metagame like You...
Girl Actions is a single person, keyboard controlled, space shooter. Its name is a play on words as it sounds...
Girlscamp is based on the not exactly successful German TV show. After choosing one of ten female candidates - no...
In Glacier you control a heavily armed sports-car (the "iceblade"), and your goal is to drive down the so-called "Mountain...
Atari 2600 (1988)
Defend the earth from an alien mother ship with a sinister plot to cover the surface of the planet with...
Commodore 64 (1993)
You are the best helicopter pilot there is and due to your heroics you are now part of the Gladiator...
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 R-Type II
- 94 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
- 94 Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX
- 94 Ms. Pac-Man
- 93 SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games as rated by our users:
- 4.67 Ice Guys (1997)
- 4.61 Aleste 2 (1989)
- 4.53 Summer Carnival '92: Recca (1992)
- 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)
- 4.46 Mario Kart 8 (2014)
- 4.45 Microsurgeon (1982)
- 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