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The Best Retro Arcade Games For The PS4

August 17, 2020 443 votes 26 voters 1.4k 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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    Saint Dragon

    1989
    Saint Dragon, otherwise known as Tenseiryuu, is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game...  more
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    Penguin Wars

    1985
    Penguin Wars is an arcade game released in 1985 by UPL. It was ported to the original Game...  more
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    Vigilante is a 1988 beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by Irem in Japan and...  more
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    An upgraded version of Metal Slug 2, titled Metal Slug X, was released in March 1999 for the...  more
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    TNK III is a 1985 top-view shoot-'em-up arcade game by SNK. Versions for home computers were...  more
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    Riding Hero

    1990
    Riding Hero is a hybrid racing/role-playing arcade video game developed and originally...  more
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    Stakes Winner 2

    1996
    Stakes Winner 2 is a horse racing arcade video game developed by Saurus, with additional...  more
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    P.O.W.: Prisoners of War, released in Japan as Datsugoku: Prisoners of War, is a...  more
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    Image Fight is a 1988 vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed and published by...  more
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    Samurai Shodown II, is a 1994 fighting game released as a second entry in SNK's Samurai...  more

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    City Connection is a video game developed and published in 1985 by Jaleco for the arcade in...  more
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    Ninja Spirit, known in Japan as Saigo no Nindou, is a 1988 platform arcade game developed and...  more
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    Athena

    1986
    Athena is a platform arcade game, produced and published in 1986 by SNK. It was later ported...  more
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    Bomb Jack is an arcade platform game that was released in 1984 by Tehkan. It was followed by...  more
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    Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network, known in Japan as Exciting Hour - The Prowrestling...  more
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    Street Hoop, known in Japan as Dunk Dream and known in North America as Street Slam, is a...  more
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    Stakes Winner

    1995
    Stakes Winner is a horse racing arcade video game developed by Saurus, with additional support...  more
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    Formation Z

    1984
    Formation Z is a horizontally scrolling shooter initially released in arcades in 1984 by...  more
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    Baseball Stars 2 is a 2-player baseball arcade game released by SNK in 1992 for the Neo-Geo...  more
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    In the Hunt is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game by Irem. It was released in 1993 and...  more
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    Puzzle Bobble, also known as Bust-a-Move in North America, is a 1994 tile-matching arcade...  more
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    Time Pilot is a multi-directional scrolling shooter and free-roaming aerial combat arcade game...  more

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    3 Count Bout

    Jan 01 1993
    3 Count Bout, known in Japan as Fire Suplex, is a wrestling arcade game released by SNK in...  more
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    Time Tunnel

    Time Tunnel is a computer game for the Commodore 64. The aim of the game is to teleport...  more
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    Ninja Combat is a 1990 side-scrolling beat 'em up video game developed by Alpha Denshi and...  more