Arcade games originally, are the coin operated games found in Bars, theatres and restaurants. They have a 2D line of movement and have simple controls. The 1980s was the golden age of arcade games and they started to be incorporated into video games too. We all have played arcade games in our childhood, be it Pac-Man or Pinball. The new age arcade games infuse the old world charm with new graphics and improved music to lend an immersive experience.

The following are the list of the best arcade games found on PS4.

1.PAC MAN Championship Edition 2

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This game was developed by Bandai Namco Studios and released by Bandai Namco Entertainment on September 15, 2016.

This game is based on the classic PAC MAN game in which you have to guide PAC MAN across various mazes while defeating ghosts on the way. You have a set of lives which you lose if you bump into one of the ghosts. Though in the classic version you die when you touch the ghosts, in this one you’re allowed to touch them thrice after which they become frenzied. If you touch them in that frenzied stage, you lose a life. You have to collect food in the form of small pellets and also fruits. The new version allows you to eat ghosts for bonus points.

2.Galaga

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This game was created and released by Bandai Namco Games America Inc. in September, 1981.

This game would be called the grand-dad of all video games (because it’s old and loved). It’s a shooting-based arcade game with a very simple gameplay. You have only two directions to move, left or right. There would be showers of alien attacks on you which you have to effectively avoid. You can even jump using the touchpad. The PS4 version allows a player to toggle between the original 80’s game and the newest version, making it a treat for the original Galaga fans. This has both single and multiplayer modes.

3.Dig Dug

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This game was created by Bandai Namco Games America Inc. and released by them in the year 1982.

Namco created yet another popular and addicting game with Dig Dug. This is similar to PAC MAN and you have to control Dig Dug and guide him through a series of mazes while collecting points. Your enemies would be green and red colored octopus like animals that you can defeat by either blowing or crushing. There are many challenging levels which you can either play solo or with your friends in the multiplayer mode.

4.The Pinball Arcade

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This game was created by FarSight Studios and released by Crave Entertainment on February 9, 2012.

We all loved playing the classic Pinball games on our Pcs and this PS4 version matches up to that level of goodness, but in a 3D format. As a kid, did you love the flipper and bumper sounds? Well this version has enhanced those sounds to make it look like you’re actually playing on a pinball table! Guide your ball through the 3D table while hitting key areas and avoiding falling into the hole at the bottom by using the bumpers.

5.Street Fighter V

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This game was created by Capcom Dimps and released by Capcom on February 16, 2016. 

This is a fighting cum arcade game and is the fifth game in the Street Fighter series. It’s a platform based game and has a 2D playing area in which you can navigate left and right while fighting with your enemies. A new V-Gauge meter has been added which measures your fighting skills and increases as you level up. You play the role of Charlie Nash and can play this game either solo or in a multiplayer mode

6.Gradius

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This game was created by Konami Industry and released by Konami Digital Entertainment on May 29, 1985.

You have to control Vic Piper and navigate your way through this shooter cum arcade game. This is a horizontal platform game and you can move right or left while battling your enemies. You get bonus poer ups to enhance your abilities and destroy the enemy faster. You have a variety of weapons like bombs to target and throw at your opponents. 

7.Contra Rouge Corps

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This game was created and released by Konami Digital Entertainment on September 24, 2019.

You play the role of one of the members of the Contra series and have to fight evil forces who threaten to destroy your city. This has a top to down platform format and you get a multitude of weapons to destroy your enemies. Use your consoles to guide your character across the levels while jumping across obstacles and shooting your enemies

8.Team Sonic Racing

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This game was created by Sumo Digital and released by Sega on May 21, 2019.

This is based on the Sonic Hedgehog series and is a racing game. You control the character of Sonic or any other character available in the menu and race him on a Kart. There are various modes of racing and the game had a third person narrative. You can customize your Kart and get 21 tracks to race in. it has a robust storyline and a good soundtrack to support it. You can perform stunts to gain power ups and increase your overall score. It has both single and multiplayer modes

9.Penguin Wars

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This game was created by City Connection and released by Dispatch Games on January 29, 2019.

This is based on the classic arcade game of the same name released in 1985. This is an arcade game in which you play dodge ball as a penguin with four other animals. The setting has a square table with you on one side and your opponents on the others. You get 10 balls to play with and your aim is to have the least number of balls on your side. The player who has the complete 10 balls on his side, loses the game. 

10.Track Mania Turbo

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This game was created by Nadeo and released by Ubisoft on March 22, 2016.

This is an arcade game with racing gameplay. You get to race in over 200 tracks and can also create your custom tracks. The aim is to reach the goal within the shortest possible time and faster than all your opponents. You can play solo or with other players in a multiplayer mode which has the new feature of a split screen. You can get additional points by performing stunts. The graphics and soundtrack add depth to the overall experience

11.Nex Machina

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This game was created and released by House marque on June 20, 2017.

This is an arcade cum shooting platform game with a top to down format. Your aim is to save the human population by shooting the enemies who often attack in huge numbers. The graphics is 3D and the soundtrack is of good quality. You get to choose from a wide variety of weapons to shoot down your enemies and can even play this game in multiplayer mode.

12.Metal Slug III

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This game was created and released by SNK in the year 2000.

This is an arcade shooting game in which you have to continuously run and shoot your enemies. The enemies attack in multitudes and at the end, you have to fight their captain to win the game. You get other modes of attack too which you can use by clicking. Object destruction is also possible in this game and you can earn extra points by freeing captives. You can even use vehicles to navigate.

13.Shantae: Half Genie Hero

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This game was created and released by Way Forward Technologies on December 20, 2016. 

You play the role of Shantae who is a half genie half human. This is a platform based video game and you have to hit your enemies by using your hair. Even though the gameplay has a weird concept, it delivers on fun and excitement. Progress through levels and unlock new realms in this magical game that will leave you intrigued. You get certain powers as you gradually progress and can purchase additional worlds by paying more.

14.R-Type Dimensions

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This game was created by Southend Interactive and Irem Software Engineering Inc. and released by Tozai Games on February 4, 2009.

This is a fast paced thrilling arcade cum shooting game which is platform based. You can navigate either left or right to shoot your enemies. You can use a variety of weapons according to the type of enemy you’re facing. This is derived from the classic game of the same name and has better graphics than the older version.

15.Big Buck Hunter Arcade

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This game was created by Play Mechanic Inc. and released by Raw Thrills on October 25, 2016.

As the name suggests, this is an arcade cum shooting game in which you have to shoot ducks. You have to carefully aim and shoot while avoiding doe and the female animals. You can play solo or with other players in a multiplayer mode. There are a variety of levels to play in and you can choose what animals you want. There are many bonuses rounds as well which can give you extra points.

So here were the best 15 arcade games which will bring back old memories of your childhood days and make sure you have a good time.