Arcadia is a fun, casual little shooter. There are a variety of enemies that will hunt you down, and a few little tactics you can use to take them down. Try to get the best score and stay on top of the leaderboard. The game is played from a top-down perspective.
User reviews: Mixed (58 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 2, 2010
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Arcadia is a fun, casual little shooter. There are a variety of enemies that will hunt you down, and a few little tactics you can use to take them down. Try to get the best score and stay on top of the leaderboard. The game is played from a top-down perspective. All your enemies are in view 90% of the time so it's easy to see and, most importantly, blow them apart. Don't sit still for long, they're coming for you. Can you handle the pressure?

Key features:

  • Arcadia contains a casual mode for easy-going gamers, and a chaotic mode for those looking for a challenge.
  • Compete with thousands of other players to top the leaderboards.
  • An epic soundtrack
  • Custom Mode available via the Console.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.00GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 128MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: ~50 MB
    • Sound: OpenAL supported card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Before Greenlight and Early Access, this was the first piece of true shovelware I remember making it onto Steam. I was baffled as to how it actually made the cut. In a way, it was inspirational at the time; if something like this can get onto Steam, a guy like me can still dream, right?

There's no way to describe this game other than "Crappy Geometry Wars". You mindlessly shoot hilariously unbalanced enemies that will fly at you from the sides of the screen and kill you before you can dodge. There's one broken achievement, the score doesn't even display properly (19,000 displays as "19,0"), and the game doesn't even remember your high score. The game even received a steady stream of updates for a few years, which somehow made it even worse.

The one positive thing I can say about this game is that it introduced me to "Surface" by Dimrain47, a great piece of music.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
Beware this game is broken and unplayable
you can't use any controller to play this game and there is no key binding options or
anything to fix that problem, the game was out for years and won't be updated so
don't keep your hopes up for a fix
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
The game has many flaws. Gameplay, replay value and controls are rather bad.
If you are thinking this is like Geometry Wars you will be very disappointed.
In my opinion not worth your money.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
Really incredible that an arcade style game like this doas not support the MS 360 pad: You can move but not rotate your ship.
With mouse/keyboard controls also unplayable - keys far too sensitive: you will crash all the time.
...and the vector style graphics (apart from the grid) are really minimalistic.
Think Tempest without all the fancy colors...
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
A Geometry Wars knockoff with broken controls. Avoid this even during the sales. The game had promise. Unfortunately it's unplayable in its current state. The "partial controller support" is a joke and I have no clue how that manages to remain on the store page or how this game hasn't been pulled from Steam. Maybe if they pulled it then the dev would get around to fixing it.
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