What are the best arcade games?

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    Hearthstone is a card game available for different platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. Players can collect cards, prepare your deck, and battle it out with other players. This card-based game is set in the Warcraft universe. 


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Henry Bell
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Blizzard Entertainment® is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. After establishing the Blizzard Entertainment label in 1994, the company quickly became one of the most popular and well-respected makers of computer games. "
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    #2Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing

    Asphalt Xtreme: Rally Racing

    Break through to unexplored territory with Asphalt Xtreme! Customize your Monster machine and drive around dunes, charge through canyons, drift across the mud and fly past your opponents to reach the finish line! 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jin Yi
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "When it comes to arcade games, nothing is more iconic than a racing game. This looks like a instant classic to me. It has great graphic and the music is awesome. There seems to be a lot of variety so it would never get tiring. I would pay a reasonable amount of money to have this arcade style racing game on my phone."
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    #3N.O.V.A. Legacy

    N.O.V.A. Legacy

    N.O.V.A. Legacy is an epic sci-fi FPS that brings you a console-like experience on your mobile phone. The game has various game modes, story mode, shadow missions and special ops, so grab your weapon and get ready to save the Colonian Administration forces once again. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gerald Harrison
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "N.O.V.A. Legacy isn't really an arcade game, it's a first person shooter for a mobile phone. However, it's controls are pretty good and the graphics are nice. I'd check it out if you're into that sort of thing."
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    #4Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter

    Fallout Shelter is a free management game by Bethesda wherein you will have to create a nice and safe vault in the underground, after a nuclear war. You will pick some dwellers and then provide them with a good life.


    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Helen Clark
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "I'm not sure who considers fallout shelter and arcade game, but whoever it is they're possibly mentally deficient and definitely wrong. It's one of those idle non-games, with no real gameplay except "watch numbers go up" woo. I can do the same with my calculator..."
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    #5Clash Royale

    Clash Royale
    Clash Royale is a real-time online PvP game that allows users to collect cards that can be used to upgrade spells, improve troops, and erect defenses. Use a wide array of cards to defeat other players in battle!

    iOS, Android, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Esteban Vázquez
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Multiplayer game featuring 11 arenas. Players collect achievements by taking over various towers. Each player collects cards amd trophies signifying an achievement. Players can join up and play as a clan and also in online tournaments."
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    #6Cut the Rope: Magic

    Cut the Rope: Magic

    Join Om Nom in his new adventure where he can transform to six different forms! Try to outsmart the evil wizard to get past the 160+ new puzzles waiting for you to be solved.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jordan Carter
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "The game is fun but the levels are too hard. Also we have only 3 magic flies and to buy one w e need 55 gems. Please increase the number of magic flies in the beginning and decrease the amount of 1 magic fly. Also ads pop up for no reason. If you add these changes then I will give you 5 stars. "
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    #7Sky Force Reloaded

    Sky Force Reloaded

    A scrolling shooter game in the spaceship. You will have to choose your plane and fight, but be careful: every plane has its weaknesses and strengths, so choose wisely to win the level. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arthur Palmer
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "What a letdown, Sky Force could be such a good game, but you need to play again and again the same levels in order to get stars to upgrade your plane, or you have to pay. I have bought the booster to get 2x stars, but it's not enough. Grind, grind, grind, or pay, then still grind. What was once a great game is now a grind fest, money munching, shadow of its former self but with better graphics. "
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    Unkilled is a free multiplayer zombie survival by MADFINGER Games. Based in New York City, players pick 5 different characters and try to fight the walking dead. It allows lots of gamepad controllers.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joseph Hall
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Unkilled: Multiplayer Zombie Survival is my favorite of the survival genre. The graphics are great and the game play is superior. The characters are fun and the multiplayer provides a great gaming experience."
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    #9Double Dragon Trilogy

    Double Dragon Trilogy
    Enter Double Dragon Trilogy is a game comprised of the three installments of the franchise. It was developed and published by DotEmu and can be played on Windows, Android, and iOS devices.

    Android, iOS, Windows


    Judy McCoy
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I wanted the best arcarde games for my iphone. I found Double Dragon Trilogy and haven't put it down yet. Lots of fun and action."
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    #10Metal Slug 3

    Metal Slug 3
    Metal Slug 3 is a run and gun video game developed by SNK. The most highly praised title in the series among Metal Slug fans for its refined balance and game volume.


    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Scott Newman
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "An older game, and old style, but it has a sort of catchy playstyle, and the gameplay is fun. I found myself losing track of time playing this game. It has many interesting and fun areas to play in and it is multiplayer, so you can play with friends."
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    #11Midway Arcade

    Midway Arcade

    Explore the 3D arcade and play your favorite old school games! Earn tickets and redeem them to earn prizes and compete against all your friends for the highest scores using Game Center. 



    $0.99- with in-app purchases

    Alice Mendez
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This is an app for Apple products, released in 2015. It costs 99 cents to download. This is a fun app with 10 arcade-style games, including Air Hockey and Arcade Basketball. There are two other game packs available for 99 cents each, which is a fair price to pay for the Fantasy Game Pack and the Action Game Pack. If you are waiting in line or have to chill for a short while, this is an interesting way to pass the time, but still be able to shut it off quickly and return your attention to whatever is at hand."
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    #12Atari's Greatest Hits

    Atari's Greatest Hits
    Revive the best gaming age with this collection of the most popular and classic Atari games: play more than 100 games with the classic Atari controls, so the old school players can go back in time to pay their favorite games once again. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Benjamin Wallace
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Atari is a stone cold classic in the gaming industry. Unfortunately, that magic doesn't transfer over to a system that really isn't designed with this kind of platforming in mind."
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    Pac-Man is a maze-themed arcade game designed by Toru Iwatani of Namco. It was first released in Japan as Puck-Man in May 1980. Players navigate Pac-Man through a maze containing dots, known as Pac-Dots.


    iOS, Android, Online, PlayStation Store

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rachel Ramirez
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I have always liked Pacman so this is a fun game for me. The puzzles are just like the original game which is great for nostalgia purposes. I can play for hours and hours as I do love the game. I find it challenging. It's really useful if you have a long plane ride, train ride or commute in general. The time will pass quite quickly as you're playing. It's challenging enough to keep you engaged as you move through the levels. I do like the tournament style play and the daily gift they offer; it provides more of an incentive to play. "
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    #14Ghosts'n Goblins

    Ghosts'n Goblins

    Ghost ‘n Goblins is a side-scrolling action game now available for smartphones. As Sir Arthur, you must battle against demons and undead in order to rescue the princess Prin-Prin. The game has been optimized for the unique play experience of smartphones.


    iOS, Android


    Emma Gutierrez
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I love that this game is so close to the original and the controls are easy to get used to. I wish it would be compatible with the updates since other apps need to update to work properly."
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    #15Jetpack Joyride

    Jetpack Joyride
    Jetpack Joyride is a side-scrolling action video game. The player controls Barry Steakfries (the same protagonist of 'Monster Dash') in a high-flying adventure through the labs of Legitimate Research. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sai Jain
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "When I was a kid I dreamed about having a jet pack one day. I thought we would all be flying around on jet packs throughout the sky by now. Well, I can still do that virtually with Jetpack Joyride. This is an amazing game with beautiful graphics that will really test your reflexes. There are some really cool jet packs to fly and you can even battle with your friends. I can spend hours playing Jetpack Joyride. So who needs a real life Jetpack when you can have more fun playing Jetpack Joyride."
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    #16Metal Slug X

    Metal Slug X

    Metal Slug X is a run and gun arcade video game for computers Windows computers, Android and iOS devices, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It was developed and published by SNK CORPORATION.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Cecilia Sandoval
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This is a pretty good game. It's a little spendy, but it's worth it. You can connect to Steam and play your friends and the controls and missions are pretty cool. This is a good rendition of the popular arcade game. "
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    #17Pong Arcade

    Pong Arcade

    The simple table tennis game of Pong came out in 1972 from Atari by Nolan Bushnell. Pong's success at the arcade leads to the creation of small console versions that allow anyone to play at home.




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    #18Space Invaders : Next Generation

    Space Invaders : Next Generation

    Space Invaders : Next Generation brings back the classic Space Invaders game to your Android phone. You’ll have to fight to survive the attacking waves while having tons of fun at the same time.




    Rosa María Leal
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "I grew up playing Space Invaders, and when I saw Space Invaders: Next Generation, I had to download it. It was fun and I like that it has weekly updates, so there is always something new. It is a new game, so there are still lots of glitches to be worked out and the onscreen ads are really annoying. I enjoy it, but it is not the same as the classic Space Invaders. "
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    #19Rocket League

    Rocket League

    Rocket League, a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is a multiplayer football game that involves cars. Released in 2015, the football racing game was developed and published by Psyonix, Inc.


    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One


    Virginia Perry
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Rocket League drove me INSANE at first but I slowly got into it and now I can't stop playing it! You'd think that just some cars and a ball wouldn't be that much fun, right? WRONG! It's addicting!"
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    Rush is a beautiful arcade game where you have to tap quickly and dodge obstacles in an endless roller coaster ride. Complete 100 challenges, collect spheres, unlock roads, and rank up to compete with other players worldwide.


    Android, iOS

    Free- With-in app purchases

    Julie Carter
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "Rush is a really fun game. I love it! I've set a goal to complete all 100 challenges. I'm not there yet, but it will be fun trying!"
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    #21Carmageddon: Max Damage

    Carmageddon: Max Damage
    Create carnage in a wide range of large open world environments and smaller battle arenas, with plenty of fun stuff to smash into, smash up, snap off and sling around. Explore city streets and country trails, arid deserts, and icy wastelands. 



    Keith Wilson
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I take umbrage with this solution. Carmageddon has poor reviews on steam. I am an avid gamer, and I had never heard it until this solution. With so many fantastic arcade games to choose from, this one is likely no where near the top of the list. Try out Cuphead for a mind blowing arcade experience."
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    #22Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

    Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

    Trials Evolution: Gold Edition is an arcade multiplayer racing video game for computers running Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Redlynx Ltd and Ubisoft Shangai and was published by Ubisoft.




    Alexander Ramos
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "If you enjoy racing motor bike and landing awesome tricks then Trials Evolution is right up your drive way. My son playing it on the weekends when he is off from school and loves to show off his level of skill to the family."
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    #23Burnout Paradise

    Burnout Paradise
    Burnout Paradise is a racing video game set in an open world. The game was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It's the fifth part of the Burnout series and is the first of the series to be released on PC.

    Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360


    Jose Douglas
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Burnout Paradise is a great choice for those who want an older racing game that still holds up well. The refreshing open-world setting allowed me to explore the game world at my leisure, making the game a lot of fun for when I didn't want to be confined to a narrow racetrack. The freedom to go where I wanted was appealing both as a racing fan as well as someone who plays games in other genres."
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    #24Thunder Raid

    Thunder Raid

    Thunder Raid is a fun plane shoot 'em up with multiple stages and a funky style. Venture into the firefight and duel against the bosses.



    Walter Perry
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I think this game could have been really great if it had been given the proper polish that it deserves. It is still a very fun game, but it can have some hiccups and can be just a bit laggy. Overall I do enjoy this title and recommend it to those who are fans of the genre, I just wish the developers would have added a bit more TLC in the in the coding process."
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    Players are a spacecraft in Sinistar trying to stop the enemies from building the evil Sinistar. The classic Williams Electronics arcade is one of the pioneers to utilize digitized voice to the game's antagonist.




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    #26Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    The game that started it all is now available for free in your mobile phone. Collect every ring and complete all levels with Sonic, the iconic and most famous blue hedgehog that everyone loved back in the days. 


    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Barbara Williamson
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This game makes me feel like a kid again. I have played this game many times and it is FREE so that is always good. You get to run, spin, collect loops and save the world from a evil Dr. Eggman. It has great graphics and being that blue hedgehog is so fulfilling. Your stressful day will melt away. "


Best What are the best arcade games
1HearthstoneGames 13 Free
2Asphalt Xtreme: Rally RacingGames 10 Free
3N.O.V.A. LegacyGames 9 Free
4Fallout ShelterGames 8 Free
5Clash RoyaleGames 6 Free
6Cut the Rope: MagicApps 5 Free
7Sky Force ReloadedGames 5 Free
8UnkilledGames 2 Free
9Double Dragon TrilogyGames 0 Paid
10Metal Slug 3Games 0 Paid

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