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The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam 

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Updated March 12, 2020 448 votes 178 voters 16.1k views

If you're looking for PC arcade games on Steam, look no further. For this list we're ranking the best arcade games for PC, including traditional arcade games, as well as Steam games with arcade influences.

Lists of arcade games on Steam wouldn't be complete without 2D-fighting arcade games like Mortal Kombat X or Tekken 7. See how well you can stay on beat in rhythm arcade Steam games like Geometry Dash and Thumper. Dodge a never-ending stream of bullets, missiles, and whatever else they can shoot at you in bullet-hell arcade games like Deep Space Waifu and Ikaruga. Super House of Dead Ninjas and Metal Slug are favorites when it comes to platformer arcade games on Steam.

There are PC arcade games that have evolved from classic arcade games as well, like Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+. No matter what you're looking for, this ranked list of Steam arcade games will have something for you.

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Gauntlet Slayer Edition ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is a top-down hack and slash dungeon crawl video game developed for the PlayStation 4 and part of the Gauntlet series. The player takes the role of one of four heroes, Thor the Warrior, Thyra the Valkyrie, Merlin the Wizard, or Questor the Elf, (one player per race) allowing up to four-player multiplayer co-op gameplay.[3][4][9] The dungeons to be explored are part defined maps and part procedurally generated.

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Metal Slug is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 1996 (Nazca Corporation)
Metal Slug is a run and gun video game developed by Nazca Corporation and published by SNK. It was originally released in 1996 for the Neo Geo MVS arcade platform. The game is widely known for ...more
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Tekken 7 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2014 (Namco Bandai Games)
Tekken 7 is a 2015 fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games. It is the ninth installment in the Tekken fighting game series. The game is the first in the series to make use of ...more
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Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2015 (NetherRealm Studios)
Mortal Kombat X is a fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios. It is the tenth main installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series and was released on April 14, 2015 for PlayStation 4, ...more
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Geometry Dash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Robert Topala)
Geometry Dash is a series of five video games developed by Sweden-based developer Robert Topala. There are 21 official levels in the full version of Geometry Dash, 18 of which are unlocked from ...more
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Kung Fury: Street Rage ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2015 (Hello There AB)
Kung Fury: Street Rage is the companion video game to the film Kung Fury published by Hello There AB. The game is a challenging beat-'em-up where you fight Nazis to beat King Führer.
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Jamestown: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up video game developed and released by Final Form Games in 2011. The game takes place on Mars in an alternate history ...more
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Pac-Man Championship Edi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2010 (Mine Loader Software)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX[a] is a 2010 maze video game developed and released by Namco Bandai Games for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, later ported to Steam and iOS. Pac-Man Championship ...more
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Sonic & All-Stars Ra... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2012 (Sumo Digital)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a mascot-based racing game in which players race against each other using over 20 characters from various Sega franchises, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, ...more
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One Finger Death Punch ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Silver Dollar Games)
One Finger Death Punch is an indie beat 'em up video game where players must survive rounds of enemies in the many different stages. The game has two main modes; a campaign and survival mode. In ...more
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DEEP SPACE WAIFU is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam

Deep space waifu is a casual strip 'em up action game. 

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Super House of Dead Ninj... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2013 (Megadev Games)
Super House of Dead Ninjas is a platform game developed by Megadev and published by Adult Swim Games. The game is available as a freeware browser game on the Adult Swim website and in an ...more
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Super Hexagon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2012 (Terry Cavanagh)
Super Hexagon is an independent action twitch video game developed by Terry Cavanagh and scored by Niamh Houston. Originally released for iOS in September 2012, versions for Windows and OS X ...more
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Peggle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2007 (PopCap Games)
Peggle is a casual puzzle video game developed by Sukhbir Sidhu and Brian Rothstein of PopCap Games. Initially released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X systems in 2007, it has since had ...more
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Road Redemption is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2017 (EQ-Games)
Road Redemption is a vehicular combat racing video game developed by EQ-Games and Pixel Dash Studios as a spiritual successor to the Road Rash series of vehicular combat racing video games. The ...more
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Deathsmiles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2008 (CAVE)
Deathsmiles is a horizontal side scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game by Japanese developer Cave, released in late 2007. It is notable for its aesthetic style, featuring heavy occult and gothic ...more
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UBERMOSH is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2015 (Walter Machado)
UBERMOSH is an arcade game about cutting bullets with a sword, in a gun-filled cyberpunk mosh pit. Like a pinball table or a coin-op arcade machine, UBERMOSH was made to give you a shot of ...more
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Cadillacs and Dinosaurs:... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
mdsobuzislam7636 added Released: 1994 (Rocket Science Games)
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm is a video game made by Rocket Science Games based on the comic book Xenozoic Tales. The game was originally released in 1994 for the Sega CD and ...more
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Bit Blaster XL is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2016 (Nickervision Studios)
Bit Blaster XL is a classic quarter eating arcade game developed by Nickervision Studios. Simple controls turn your ship, boost, and brake. Bit Blaster XL features a variety of power-ups to ...more
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Lethal League is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2014 (Team Reptile)
Lethal League is an indie fighting video game developed by Dutch developer Team Reptile. Lethal League is a 2D arena fighting video game in which up to four players face off against each other ...more
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OK K.O.! Let's Play Hero... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2018 (Capybara Games)
OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game developed by Capybara Games and published by Cartoon Network Games. It is based on the show OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and ...more
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Ikaruga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2001 (G.rev)
Ikaruga is a 2001 shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Treasure. The game was released in the arcades in 2001 on the Sega NAOMI, subsequently released on the Dreamcast in Japan and ...more
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Luftrausers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Released: 2014 (Vlambeer)
Luftrausers is a shoot 'em up video game developed by Netherlands-based indie developer studio Vlambeer and published by Devolver Digital for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3 and ...more
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Rivals of Aether is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam
Rivals of Aether is a fighting game created by Dan Fornace. It was released for Microsoft Windows in March 2017 and or Xbox One in August 2017. It received positive reception from critics, who ...more
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Waves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best PC Arcade Games On Steam

Waves is a twin stick shooter that can be played by anyone, but with a high enough skill threshold to keep even the most hardened shooter fan entertained. Set in a Neo-Cyberspace arena your system is being overrun by bugs, errors and viruses and the only solution is to kill every rogue process before it kills you.