Best Arcade Games

The Top Ten

1 Pac-Man

Pac-Man. enough said.

2 Donkey Kong

The reasons that I like donkey kong because it was the first arcade game that Mario appeared in he changed his name from jumpman to Mario and Pauline was first love interest and it's been around since I was born and I believe it's the number one arcade game

This game started MARIO. MARIO saved gaming. This game was also the first game with jumping - Ilikegames

Started the mario franchise

3 Galaga
4 Space Invaders

I thought it was on atari 2600

5 Mortal Kombat ll

This is the best game ever hands down!

6 Pong
7 Frogger
8 Dig Dug

I love dig dug it's very easy and fun

9 Galaxian
10 Robotron: 2084

The Contenders

11 Tetris

It's really upsetting to see today's arcades lacking so much in puzzle games such as this timeless gem. I could play Tetris for hours! - Entranced98

12 Mortal Kombat
13 Pole Position II Pole Position II
14 Dr. Mario
15 Killer Instinct
16 Mario Bros.

Mario and Luigi will grip you in a compelling adventure. - refep

17 Asteroids
18 Joust

You'll only realize how many quarters you lost AFTER playing this game! - refep

19 Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

The best video game. It has the weirdest villains, best soundtrack, and most Michael Jackson like goal-save the children that are tied up in corners. The classic white suit and fedora outfit appears in this and when there are multiple players, there are different colors. It is so entertain because it is both fun and hilarious. Best dance breaks! - Coatsy

20 Lunar Lander
21 Paperboy
22 Q*bert
23 Altered Beast
24 Centipede

This game is my favorite arcade game, and the box is not creepy on the Sega dreamcast box which is creepy on the Q*bert PlayStation box.

25 Dance Dance Revolution

My favorite!

Still a huge fan of this fun little game. Such a shame I don't see many DDR machines in arcades nowadays (I blame the chavs who randomly jump around on them and break the arrow buttons). Luckily I have a couple of PS2 versions so I can still enjoy it whenever I want to. - Entranced98

26 Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

Good Game - VideoGamefan5

27 Street Fighter II

This game was insanely popular when I was 10 years old. I remember kids dropping $20 in half an hour on this game. That says a lot! They must have made millions.

28 Breakout
29 Battlezone
30 Dragon's Lair

A game where making decisions controls the ending. Sounds great. But do you know of any modern console games like that? - Skullkid755

31 Berzerk
32 Defender
33 Mappy

Of Course, mappy is the best! - CasinLetsGoBowling

Mappy is the best

34 Daytona USA

Wish there were more cabinets around nowadays - I was once lucky enough to find one in excellent condition and dumped like five credits in it in a row. - Entranced98

35 Ms. Pac-Man
36 Metal Slug 3

Come on! Only 39? And where is snow bros? - enzocarranza

37 Burger Time

I think that it is cool

38 Tempest

Tempest is so addictively fun, it should be way higher on the list. - NuMetalManiak

39 Time Crisis
40 NBA Jam
41 Jurassic Park
42 Missile Command
43 Rally-X
44 Tekken
45 Street Fighter
46 Donkey Kong Jr.
47 1942

Of course it made the list! And you thought I forgot! - refep

48 1945
49 Pole Position
50 Xevious
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top 10 Classic Namco Arcade Games Top 10 Best Beat Em' Up Arcade Games Top Ten Arcade Games Developed by Atari Inc. Top Ten 70s Arcade Games Best Capcom Arcade Games

List Stats

200 votes
118 listings
6 years, 293 days old

Top Remixes (6)

1. Galaga
2. Pac-Man
3. Space Invaders
1. Pac-Man
2. Donkey Kong
3. Frogger
1. Galaga
2. Pac-Man
3. Donkey Kong

View All 6

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.