27
Jun

Best Classic Arcade Games of All Times

It has been over 40 years since the first arcade games appeared on the market. From the moment they emerged, they became an instant mainstream success. Many gamers today have local arcades to thank for the fact they are such ambitious, hardcore gamers. But what are some classic arcade games that remained legendary up to this day? Here is a short list of best arcade games that people like to play even in the present.

1. Pac-Man

Year of Release 1980
Publisher Namco
Revenue $7.9 Billion

Arcade Game Pac Man

2. Space Invaders

Year of Release 1978
Publisher Taito
Revenue $6.8 Billion

3. Street Fighter II

Year of Release 1995
Publisher Capcom
Revenue $3.7 Billion

4. Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Game

Year of Release 1982
Publisher Nintendo
Revenue $710 Million

5. Ms. Pac-Man

Year of Release 1982
Publisher Namco
Revenue $2.5 Billion

6. Asteroids

Year of Release 1979
Publisher Atari
Revenue $1.4 Billion

7. Defender

Year of Release 1979
Publisher Atari
Revenue $1.4 Billion

Defender Arcade Game

8. Centipede

Year of Release 1980
Publisher Atari
Revenue $207 Million

9. Galaxian

Year of Release 1979
Publisher Namco
Revenue N/A

10. OutRun

Year of Release 1979
Publisher Namco
Revenue N/A

This list sums up just a few of the favorite arcade games by many generations, and although Pac-Man is the top arcade game, opinions will differ. Arcade video games have been an essential part of our everyday lives for such a long time that one couldn’t imagine a world where they don’t exist. Luckily, many Japanese and American companies decided to invent them and make our lives more entertaining. They seek profit, and we seek some amazing times shared with our friends and family. No matter how you put it, arcade games have made for some best moments in our lives. And no amount of top 10 lists could ever be enough to do them the honor they truly deserve. The ’90s and ’80s kids will always remember.

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