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Arcade Paradise

Nosebleed Interactive, Wired Productions
Aug 11, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Destructoid
6.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Hobby Consolas
71 / 100
God is a Geek
9 / 10
Guardian
3 / 5
COGconnected
78 / 100
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Arcade Paradise | The Grind | Release Date Trailer

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Arcade Paradise | Games, Games & More Games Trailer


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Critic Reviews for Arcade Paradise

What a thing. Arcade Paradise made me think of Outrun and GTA and Mr Driller, and also my own working life in my teens as a dishwasher and a double-glazing salesperson, sure. But it also made me think of those mazes tiled on the walls of Warren Street tube. Warren Street! Get it? Little puzzles made to be solved between trains, but tricky enough to encourage you to miss your train in the first place. Then you solve the maze and you're off into a wider maze of the underground network. And maybe, who knows, there's a maze beyond that too.

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A clever management sim that pays homage to both the arcades of the 1990s and the exquisite drudgery of teenage jobs.

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Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy them a bit, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Arcade Paradise is a superb management sim that puts you in the shoes of both the arcade manager and the player. Whether you are an old arcade head like me or somebody who can only view things through a historic lens, there is so much to enjoy here. Once you get past the necessary grind of the opening hours the game opens up to become an almost encyclopaedic slice of arcade life. Even when you've upgraded the arcade, there are always high scores to chase too.

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‎Arcade Paradise has a very interesting development, which goes straight to the heart of recreational lovers. It does not stand out as a management game or as a collection of retro mini-games, but the combination of both developments is very fun.‎

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Arcade Paradise not only looks cool, but the running of your business is fun and enjoyable, and the arcade games are wonderfully designed.

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This unusual game has you managing your dad's launderette while running a secret arcade out the back.

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Despite the latter half of this review being mostly criticism, Arcade Paradise, at its core, is a very good management game, with tons of very well-parodied arcade games to play. The mix of genres works incredibly well. I really wish there was a version of Capcom Arcade Stadium in this style. Or an NES Remix. Arcade Paradise’s inauthentic aesthetic, and lack of polish bring it down. But anyone intrigued by the game’s premise should give it a try.

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