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The Best Retro Arcade Games For The PS4

August 17, 2020 445 votes 28 voters 1.7k views66 items

List RulesVote up your favorite classic games currently available in the PS Store (no newbies).

The PlayStation 4 has its fair share of epic exclusives, but the PS Store also has a surprisingly robust repository of classic arcade games. Everything from Ninja Gaiden and Double Dragon to King Of The Monsters is available to download and play. Perhaps even cooler, new screen-share features and online score rankings really help players kick some retro butt. 

While all the great arcade games of yesteryear are listed below, there are plenty of hidden gems to check out too. SNK epics like Real Bout Fatal Fury Special and King of Fighters '98 are both available, as well as classic arcade games like Frogger and Gradius. With more than 50 classics to choose from, it's a virtual blast from the past with these awesomely retro PS4 games. 

From classic Atari and NES arcade games up to all those awesome (and forgotten) Neo Geo titles, we've listed all the best PS4 arcade games currently available in the PlayStation Store. Vote your favorites up to the top.

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    The King of Fighters '98 is a 1998 fighting game released by SNK released for the Neo Geo...  more

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    Double Dragon is a 1987 beat 'em up video game developed by Technōs Japan and distributed in...  more

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    Castlevania, known in Japan as Akumajou Dracula, is an action-platformer video game developed...  more

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    Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge, also known as Samurai Spirits: Amakusa's Descent in...  more

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    #56 of 195 The Best Fighting Games of All Time#52 of 107 The Best PlayStation Fighting Games

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    Puzzle Bobble 2 is the first sequel to "Puzzle Bobble". It was entitled in Europe and North...  more
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    Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior was the first game in the series (and the first SNK...  more
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    Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, is a 1997 fighting game released by SNK for the Neo Geo...  more
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    Metal Slug 4 is a run and gun video game for the Neo-Geo console/arcade platform created by...  more

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    Tecmo Bowl is an American football arcade game developed and released by Tecmo in 1987. The...  more
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    King Of The Monsters 2

    King of the Monsters 2 is a fighting/wrestling game released on May 5, 1992 by SNK. It is a...  more
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    Ninja Gaiden, known in Japan as Ninja Ryūkenden and as Shadow Warriors in Europe, is a...  more

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    Metal Slug 5 is a run and gun video game for the Neo-Geo console/arcade platform created by...  more
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    Yie Ar Kung-Fu is a 1985 fighting game developed and published by Konami. It is considered to...  more
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    Blazing Star is a scrolling shooter video game for the Neo Geo home game system. It is the...  more
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    Ikari III: The Rescue, known simply as Ikari III in Japan, is an arcade beat 'em up. It was...  more
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    Victory Road is the sequel to Ikari Warriors. The objective is to defeat the enemy aliens...  more
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    Rygar is a video game created by Tecmo in 1986 and originally released for arcades in Japan as...  more

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    Savage Reign is a 1995 futuristic-themed competitive fighting game released by SNK for their...  more
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    The King of Fighters '97 is a 1997 fighting game produced by SNK for the Neo Geo arcade and...  more
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    Ninja Commando is a top-down, vertically scrolling run and gun video game developed by Alpha...  more
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    Bubble Bobble is an arcade game by Taito, first released in 1986 and later ported to numerous...  more

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    Gradius is a 1985 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed and published by...  more

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    Hyper Sports, known in Japan as Hyper Olympic '84 is a video game published in 1984. It is the...  more
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    KiKi KaiKai is a shoot 'em up developed and published by Taito Corporation originally for...  more
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    Tin Star is a rail shooter-type, video game software developed by Software Creations and...  more