What are Arcade Games?

Arcade games are typically games with shorter levels, increasingly harder difficulty with each passing level, and simple but intuitive controls.

 

These games share the same characteristics as their coin-operated counterparts due to the type of environment built around arcades, where players would have to pay additional coins to continue playing after death. While not the same, as you can't add a coin into your PS4 slot (seriously, don't), the genre is meant to emulate the gameplay as much as possible, and encompasses a wide range of additional genres as well.

 

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A typically frenetic scene of the player shooting abstract shapes in arcade shooter Waves

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Waves and Waves 2 have been made free-to-play after their developer sadly passed away from cancer just a couple of weeks ago.

A banner announcing the official PlayStation Plus Essential August 2022 lineup

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Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation Plus Essential August 2022 lineup, and it's another strong showing. Could Sony finally be learning?

A banner image showing the logo for the OlliOlli World Void Riders DLC

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Roll7 has revealed details about a fun Oxenfree crossover that was recently hidden away inside OlliOlli World through strange shenanigans.

Skate 4 Reveal Rumor Report cover

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A new report claims that Skate 4 development is further along than previously thought and that Full Circle and EA will reveal the game in July 2022.

VOID Riders

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The 2.5D skating game OlliOlli World has a new expansion out that takes skaters into space.

McPixel 3 Key Art

Game Page

McPixel 3 is a game filled to the brim with crazy gameplay, by indie developer Sos Sosowski.

Artwork for the upcoming Knockout City Season 5

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Velan Studios has announced it will make Knockout City free-to-play. The transition will start in Season 6, alongside a move to self-publishing.

McPixel chills in a limo with his finest tux.

Preview

McPixel 3 recaptures the hilarious fun of the original with clever gags and problem-solving that will make players feel just as dumb as its

OlliOlli World Key Art

Game Page

Ready for some rad skateboarding action? Then check out OlliOlli World, a new twist on the skateboarding genre. 

The world of Radlandia expands out in artwork for OlliOlli World.

Review

OlliOlli World sticks the landing in terms of gameplay, but its attempt to appeal to a new generation clash with its core as a score-based arcade

Two flying disc competitors square off in the key art for Windjammers 2.

Review

We have another Windjammers, and the developers at DotEmu have done an excellent job updating its timeless arcade gameplay with slick visuals and new

The player's ship flying past some bones in Everspace 2

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A new Everspace 2 update has been released, and it's a big one, bringing a new companion, new story content, and a glimpse at the Everspace 2 roadmap.

Rocket League

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For this year's Haunted Hallows event, players will be able to acquire three versions of the batmobile, plus decals, boosts, and wheels as rewards.

Streets of Rage 4 developer Dotemu acquired Focus Home Interactive cover

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Focus Home Interactive has acquired Streets of Rage 4 developer Dotemu in a deal that should give a serious boost to retro-style games in the future.

Splash screen of an X with red background containing game logo and collage of characters

Review

Streets of Rage 4 was incredible. The one thing that was missing was more of it. Luckily, the developers noticed and brought us the Mr. X Nightmare.

Knockout City Key Art

Game Page

Ready to dodge some balls and take it to the streets against your friends? Have some fun with Knockout City, a team-based competitive multiplayer

A Bomber-class ship launching a rocket in the new Everspace 2 update

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The first major Everspace 2 update has exited hyperspace and is now orbiting Steam and GOG, bringing a new companion, new missions, and more.

A ship in flight in Everspace 2

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Everspace 2 is getting a big update later this month, with a new companion, new story missions, and more on the cards for Early Access players.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

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The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 next-gen upgrade release date is finally here, and many fans are enjoying the graphical and performance upgrades

Everspace 2

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Everspace 2's Early Access Roadmap has been revealed, and with it comes star systems, player ships, companions, and more in the coming months.

Redout Space Assault Key Art

Game Page

Looking for some space combat action? Look no further than Redout: Space Assault by indie developer 34BigThings. 

Disjunction Key Art

Game Page

Disjunction is a tech noir stealth-action RPG that follows multiple narratives in a futuristic New York City.

Disjunction_Review

Review

Disjunction might be the Cyberpunk game we’ve all been waiting for.

Olija - Key Art

Review

Olija is a pixel-art platformer telling the tale of Lord Faraday, a man trying to save his failing town who finds himself in a mysterious, dark land.

Vicarious Visions Blizzard Entertainment cover

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 developer Vicarious Visions has effectively ended its role as a lead developer after merging into Blizzard Entertainment.

Everspace 2 Spaceship flying in front of a sun

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Everspace 2 is a fast-paced, action-packed spaceship RPG that allows you to explore a vast galaxy while customizing your ship. This Everspace sequel

Olija Key Art

Game Page

From Skeleton Crew Studios and developer Thomas Olsson comes a 2-D action-platformer, Olija.

A ship exploring a debris field in Everspace 2

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We now have an Early Access Everspace 2 release date.

Olija - Key Art

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Bleak-core should probably be its own genre at this point. Games that go out of their way to create a world that seems to embody depression, decay,

Windjammers 2 release date delay cover

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The Windjammers 2 release date has been unfortunately delayed to sometime next year, disappointing fast-paced frisbee fans around the world.

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course release date cover

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The Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course release date has been delayed until 2021, owing to a desire from the developers who don't want it to be "

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Crash Bandicoot items cover

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Crash Bandicoot items have arrived as part of a new update.

Horace Key Art

Game Page

Developed by two people Paul Helman and Sean Scapelhorn, Horace is a cool little throwback to the old school platforming world. 

Rocket League Haunted Hallows Ghostbusters cover

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The Rocket League Haunted Hallows event will be launching tomorrow, bringing some iconic Ghostbusters items to the game.

The main artwork for Horace

Review

As a Brit, I often encounter stereotypes of my sceptred isle.

A car leaping into action in Rocket League

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After the recent September update, Rocket League now requires you to have an Epic Games account when you're playing it on Steam.

Rocket League free-to-play release date cover

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The Rocket League free-to-play release date and details have finally been unveiled by Psyonix, giving us a good look at what we can expect when this

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Denuvo DRM cover

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Denuvo DRM has been reportedly uncovered by an irate gamer, and that's not the only thing that flew under the radar:

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Charity DLC cover

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A Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 charity DLC has been launched by Activision.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Officer Dick Preview Image

Guide

A new Tony Hawk means new secret characters, as a remake of an older Tony Hawk game through Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Alien Guide Preview Image

Guide

A big part of Tony Hawk games have been the secret characters, whether it's a cameo from the Marvel cast like Spider-Man or Wolverine, or your

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 Preview Image

Review

There are a lot of games that really stick with you growing up.

A scene from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

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Amazon customers who preordered Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 are getting an unfortunate surprise today as they learn that their shipments are being

Rocket League PS Plus and Nintendo Switch Online

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Rocket League PS Plus and Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions will not be required to play the game when it switches to a free-to-play format in a

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

Game Page

The legendary skateboarding franchise returns with a nostalgia trip back to the 90s!

Rocket League Shared Inventory cover

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The Rocket League Shared Inventory is a pretty cool new development to allow for cross-platform enhancements, but there's a hitch — not all of your

Cuphead

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Today on thegameawards Indie Studio Update, Geoff Knightley and Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc., the creators of Cuphead, have announced that Cuphead

Rocket League 75m players cover

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Today marks the five-year anniversary of Rocket League and the developers have released some pretty impressive stats about the game.