What are the best Arcade games on Steam?

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    #1Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter V is a cross-platform arcade fighting video game developed and published by Capcom. It can be played in different modes such as Arcade and Extra Battle. This is the latest main installment in the Street Fighter series.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Vihaan Nair
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "I find Street Fighter V being more ugly as time pass by. But not as ugly as you think though. It still a terribly good game tho. Still 5 stars for Street Fighter V. 👍"
  2. 31

    #2Tekken 7

    Tekken 7

    Tekken 7 is the ninth installment of the arcade fighting video game franchise Tekken. It was initially released on March 18, 2015. The game was developed and published by BANDAI NAMCO.

    Games

    Windows

    $49.99

    Liu Li
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "Now that Season 2 of Tekken is out, I think this is the high time to buy one and engage in heart-stopping combats! Let's go!"
  3. 30

    #3Rocket 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.

    Games

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

    $19.99

    Timothy Crawford
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This looks like an interesting game. However, this is on Amazon not coming from Steam. It also costs a little more than I am willing to pay currently."
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    #4Burnout 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.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Bob Xu
    Written on July 24, 2017
    "Burnout Paradise is an old Arcade game that you can now download and play on Steam. It is an open world racing game. I'm a fan of open world games by default so this gets a thumbs up from me just on that. The graphics look a little dated now but considering the game was released in 2009 they are still pretty good. The physics aren't very realistic, but not many driving games are. This should be on a list of best arcade games on steam."
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    #5NBA Playgrounds

    NBA Playgrounds

    NBA Playgrounds is a multiplayer arcade basketball video game for computers with Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Saber Interactive and was published by Mad Dog Games, LLC.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Wang Luo
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This looks like a very involving game with lots of detailed content that brings life to the game. This seems inviting to me for players who really are into this sport and desire a competitive online challenge. It looks to me as though this challenge is met here. Without actually playing it, I shall rate it based solely upon my first impression of this game."
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    #6Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is an indie action game developed by Dennaton Games. It is the direct follow-up to the first game with the same name, which is set against a backdrop of escalating violence and retribution.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android

    $14.99

    Joyce Graham
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I really enjoyed Hotline Miami on Steam and decided to try out its sequel, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. This game is even better than the first one and even has a custom level editor, which adds even more to the fun. The graphics are great, the story is incredibly interesting and immersive, and the soundtrack is fantastic! I love this game and highly suggest it to anyone who played the first game or who wants a fun arcade game to play on Steam."
  4. 20

    #7FlatOut 2

    FlatOut 2

    FlatOut 2 is an arcade racing video game playable on computers running Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Bugbear Entertainment and was published by Strategy First.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Russell Ruiz
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "FlatOut 2 is a classic game. I remember as a child playing this st was so great and it still is. I especially love the crash dummy mode."
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    #8Metal 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.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $7.99

    Nathan White
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "Metal Slug 3 is an acceptable port of the SNK arcade classic but don't expect it to be perfect. The music sounds "off" and the gameplay overall seems to change speed often without reason. If you're a fan of this it might be worth a look but otherwise I'd skip it."
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    #9Crazy Taxi

    Crazy Taxi

    Crazy Taxi is an arcade open world racing game with a lot of minigames and little missions. Punk and rock music will be the soundtrack of your frantic races against time carrying your taxi customers. 

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Doris Hansen
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "great game! good time waster."
  7. 14

    #10N++

    N++
    N++ is a platformer arcade video game about darting obstacles and avoiding enemies while collecting gold. It was developed and published by Metanet Software Inc. and was released on August 26, 2016.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Julie Hicks
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "I'm one of those arcade-game kids that misses the glory days of Dig Dug, Asteroids, and Pinball. When I found N++, it was like I had rediscovered my childhood, but in an updated technology format. It's got the arcade style, with 2D graphics and simple controls, but it's got modern precision and the momentum programming is perfection. It keeps your fingers moving and grabs your attention so much that you'll feel the essence of the arcade circa 2017 around you."
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    #11Metal 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.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $7.99

    Harry Powell
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "MS is one of my favorite games to play on Steam. It's challenging to the extreme and fun whether playing against others are just alone. When playing against others it will sometimes slow down so be prepared for that."
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    #12Double 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.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows

    $3.49

    Víctor Espinosa
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "Double Dragon is a classic Nintendo game revamped on Steam. This game is for mobile devices so you can now play it anywhere and get the nostalgic feeling from when you were a kid. It's also fun to play with a friend via bluetooth co-op."
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    #13Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is an arcade multiplayer kart racing video game for computers with a Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Sumo Digital and was published by SEGA.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Benjamín Barragán
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Sonic is one of the most popular video game characters ever. It is, therefore, no doubt that a game that features him would be good. The story mode of the game will keep you entertained for a while. I must say that the game equals or even surpasses Mario Kart in this genre. Overall, this is a really good game!"
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    #14Redout

    Redout

    Redout is a futuristic racing game by 34BigThings. Taking inspiration from AG racing classics such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD, players will experience high-octane races. The game comes with Career mode and online multiplayer mode.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $34.99

    Jason Stephens
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "This game is fun for me and my family. It's just like all the quarter guzzling arcade games we played when we were children! But watch out, the virtual reality support is pretty weak, and you'll get motion sick real easy."
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    #15Mercenary Kings

    Mercenary Kings
    Mercenary Kings is an indie side-scrolling arcade action video game developed and published by Tribute Games Inc. It can be played on computers with Windows and Mac operating system, and on PlayStation 4.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Roger Elliott
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "There's just something magical to me about side scrollers. I think it may be the nostalgia factor back to the early NES days, even my Turbo Grafx 16 days. It might be my countless hours spent at the arcades tossing in nickels and quarters to try to finish these games but having a game like Mercenary Kings just fulfills all that nostalgic longing for me. I'm not even sure if people still remember a classic game called Metal Slug, but this game is basically that for the modern times. It's a lot of fun, it's bloody though, so maybe not the best for your young ones, but for the teens and above, that want to experience what us old folks grew up with, this is pretty close to it. One of the best arcade games available on Steam I've come across. It's arcade style action, so that means it's 2D side scrolling like I mentioned, but the graphics are polished up and the animated sequences look really good. You can now play multiplayer too which adds a new dimension to it and really gives it good re-play-ability. I know this game might not be for everyone as it is a bit repetitive, and with all the hype for all the current and new age games today, it might not stack up to the wow factor of those games, but this is one for those who want to go back in time to just having a good challenging run through in levels without much complexity in controller mastering. Check it out, it might surprise you to see how addicting it is to play Mercenary Kings."
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    #16Trials 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.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Vishal Chavan
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I love arcade style games and I often use Steam to find fun games to play. One of the best games that I recently played was "Trials Evolution: Gold Edition." It has everything you could possibly want in an arcade game and more! It's really addictive and I've barley been able to put it down since starting."
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    #17Need for Speed: Most Wanted

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an arcade racer game developed by Electronic Arts. It lets players drive a variety of different cars through different terrain as they try to outrun cops and rivals in a high-intensity environment.
    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3

    $6.22

    Patricia Barnes
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I've also never played this game but by the looks of it it looks quite impressive."
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    #18BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

    BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

    BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a fighting game which is developed by Arc System Works. It features 2v2 team battles, and this 2D graphics game highlights characters from Persona 4 Arena, BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    $49.99

    Sean Francis Santaromana
    Written on April 24, 2019
    "BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (abbreviated as BBTAG) is the latest ambitious venture by Arc System Works as a 2-D crossover arcade fighter. The game brings in fighters from 3 titles under Arc System Works (BlazBlue, the Persona 4 fighting games, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st]), one western web anime (RoosterTeeth's RWBY series), and recently announced, two titles from arcade fighter developer Examu (Arcana Heart and one more unannounced title). While the game is still releasing new fighters to add to the roster, fans of 2-D arcade fighters, especially those of the above-mentioned titles, can already enjoy the current game as it already has a respectable number of characters available."

Summary

Best What are the best Arcade games on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Street Fighter VGames 34 Paid
2Tekken 7Games 31 Paid
3Rocket LeagueGames 30 Paid
4Burnout ParadiseGames 26 Paid
5NBA PlaygroundsGames 25 Paid
6Hotline Miami 2: Wrong NumberGames 23 Paid
7FlatOut 2Games 20 Paid
8Metal Slug 3Games 20 Paid
9Crazy TaxiGames 18 Free
10N++Games 14 Paid
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