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The All-Time Best PC Arcade Games On Steam

Updated September 30, 2020 803 votes 210 voters 21.0k views29 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Steam arcade games.

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.

Any list of arcade games on Steam wouldn't be complete without all those popular 2D fighters like Mortal Kombat X and Tekken 7. See how well you can keep to the beat in rhythm arcade Steam games like Geometry Dash and Thumper, or 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 also fan-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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  • Metal Slug1
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    Metal Slug

    Nazca Corporation, SNK Playmore
    Metal Slug is a run and gun video game developed by Nazca Corporation and published by SNK. It...  more
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  • Kung Fury: Street Rage2
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    Kung Fury: Street Rage is the companion video game to the film Kung Fury published by Hello...  more
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  • Tekken 73
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    Tekken 7

    Namco Bandai Games
    Tekken 7 is a 2015 fighting game developed and published by Bandai Namco Games. It is the...  more
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  • One Finger Death Punch4
    25
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    One Finger Death Punch

    Silver Dollar Games
    One Finger Death Punch is an indie beat 'em up video game where players must survive rounds of...  more
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  • Gauntlet Slayer Edition5
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    Gauntlet Slayer Edition

    Arrowhead Game Studios

    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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  • Jamestown6
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    Jamestown

    Final Form Games
    Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up video game...  more
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  • Super House Of Dead Ninjas7
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    Super House of Dead Ninjas is a platform game developed by Megadev and published by Adult Swim...  more
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  • Mortal Kombat X8
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    Mortal Kombat X

    NetherRealm Studios
    Mortal Kombat X is a fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios. It is the tenth main...  more
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  • Super Hexagon9
    14
    5

    Super Hexagon

    Terry Cavanagh
    Super Hexagon is an independent action twitch video game developed by Terry Cavanagh and...  more
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  • Waves10
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    Waves

    Squid In A Box Ltd

    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.

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  • Peggle11
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    Peggle

    PopCap Games
    Peggle is a casual puzzle video game developed by Sukhbir Sidhu and Brian Rothstein of PopCap...  more
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  • Geometry Dash12
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    Geometry Dash

    RobTop Games
    Geometry Dash is a series of five video games developed by Sweden-based developer Robert...  more
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  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+13
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    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+

    Mine Loader Software, Namco Bandai Games
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX[a] is a 2010 maze video game developed and released by Namco...  more
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  • Road Redemption14
    17
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    Road Redemption

    Pixel Dash Studios, EQgames
    Road Redemption is a vehicular combat racing video game developed by EQ-Games and Pixel Dash...  more
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  • Sonic And All-Stars Racing Transformed15
    16
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    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a mascot-based racing game in which players race...  more
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  • Bit Blaster XL16
    12
    5

    Bit Blaster XL

    Nickervision Studios
    Bit Blaster XL is a classic quarter eating arcade game developed by Nickervision Studios....  more
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  • UBERMOSH17
    14
    7

    UBERMOSH

    Walter Machado
    UBERMOSH is an arcade game about cutting bullets with a sword, in a gun-filled cyberpunk mosh...  more
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  • Orbt XL18
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    Orbt XL

    Nickervision Studios
    Stay in orbit while avoiding obstacles or being sucked into a black hole. Survive as long as...  more
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  • Lethal League19
    17
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    Lethal League

    Team Reptile
    Lethal League is an indie fighting video game developed by Dutch developer Team Reptile....  more
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  • OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes20
    17
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    OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game developed by Capybara...  more
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  • Cadillacs And Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm21
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    Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm is a video game made by Rocket Science Games...  more
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  • DEEP SPACE WAIFU22
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    DEEP SPACE WAIFU

    Neko Climax Studios

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

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  • Deathsmiles23
    8
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    Deathsmiles is a horizontal side scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game by Japanese developer...  more
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  • Ikaruga24
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    Ikaruga

    G.rev, Treasure Co. Ltd
    Ikaruga is a 2001 shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Treasure. The game was...  more
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  • LUFTRAUSERS25
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    LUFTRAUSERS

    Vlambeer
    Luftrausers is a shoot 'em up video game developed by Netherlands-based indie developer studio...  more
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