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Arcade

Category Tier-2 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Arcade, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.57
97% 56,146 votes
8.42
96% 25,947 votes
8.41
97% 7,881 votes
8.37
96% 11,226 votes
8.36
96% 14,638 votes
8.31
97% 3,685 votes
8.28
96% 4,908 votes
8.28
95% 8,556 votes
8.28
97% 3,272 votes
8.28
98% 2,155 votes
8.26
96% 5,147 votes
8.22
94% 11,342 votes
8.21
96% 2,892 votes
8.21
95% 7,290 votes
8.21
94% 16,025 votes
8.20
94% 8,591 votes
8.19
95% 4,095 votes
8.18
97% 1,239 votes
8.17
95% 3,795 votes
8.17
96% 2,261 votes
8.17
96% 2,597 votes
8.16
93% 11,342 votes
8.15
97% 1,324 votes
8.14
93% 16,521 votes
8.14
94% 5,016 votes
8.12
95% 2,785 votes
8.11
95% 3,058 votes
8.10
92% 15,847 votes
8.10
93% 5,347 votes
8.09
94% 3,809 votes
8.09
97% 789 votes
8.07
94% 2,973 votes
8.05
93% 4,650 votes
8.02
96% 654 votes
8.01
95% 1,250 votes
8.01
100% 212 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Arcade is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Arcade, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Action 70%
  2. Casual 55%
  3. Singleplayer 51%
  4. Indie 48%
  5. 2D 48%
  6. Colorful 31%
  7. Pixel Graphics 27%
  8. 3D 26%
  9. Retro 25%
  10. Adventure 24%
  11. Shooter 24%
  12. Cute 20%
  13. Controller 18%
  14. Shoot 'Em Up 18%
  15. Funny 18%
  16. Platformer 17%
  17. Top-Down 16%
  18. Family Friendly 16%
  19. Puzzle 16%

The Arcade tag refers to games that are inspired by or reminiscent of the classic arcade games that were popular in the 70s and 80s. These games typically offer fast-paced, action-packed gameplay with simple controls and a focus on high scores.

Arcade games often feature elements such as quick reflexes, precise timing, and strategic decision-making. They are known for their addictive nature and provide a challenging experience that keeps players coming back to beat their own or others' high scores.

Some key characteristics of arcade games include:

  • Straightforward Gameplay Arcade games usually have easy-to-understand mechanics that can be grasped within minutes. This accessibility allows players to jump right into the action without needing extensive tutorials or complex controls.
  • High Scores Arcade games emphasize achievement and competition through score-based gameplay. Players aim to earn as many points as possible by overcoming challenges, reaching milestones, or performing skillful maneuvers.
  • Fast-Paced Action To create a thrilling experience, arcade games often feature rapid movement, intense battles, time constraints, or races against the clock. This dynamic gameplay keeps players engaged and on edge.
  • Power-Ups and Bonuses Many arcade-style titles offer power-ups or bonuses throughout the game that enhance a player's abilities temporarily. These power-ups can give an extra boost in speed, firepower, defense, or special abilities to aid in overcoming obstacles or defeating enemies.

Examples of popular Arcade-themed titles available on Steam include:

  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ A modern take on the classic Pac-Man game where players strive for high scores while navigating mazes and evading ghosts.
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved A frenetic twin-stick shooter with dazzling visuals and challenging levels where players compete for high scores in fast-paced, chaotic battles against geometric shapes.
  • Downwell A vertical scrolling platformer where players descend a well filled with enemies and obstacles, blasting their way down while collecting gems for points.

Arcade games provide a nostalgic gaming experience with simple yet addictive gameplay that appeals to both casual and hardcore gamers. They are perfect for quick bursts of entertainment or challenging friends for the highest score.

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