92 episodes

Welcome to The Critical Arcade Podcast, the ultimate destination for all things gaming. Every week, our hosts Nick and Dave will be taking you on a journey through the world of video games, where they’ll be reviewing the greatest releases through time, as well as diving into the rich history of gaming.
Whether you’re a hardcore gamer looking for an in-depth analysis of the newest triple-A title or a casual player looking for some nostalgia-fueled fun, Nick and Dave have got you covered. They’ll be sharing their thoughts on the biggest and best games out there, from the latest indie darling to a classic from the past.
But it’s not just about the games themselves, Nick and Dave will also be discussing the industry as a whole, covering the latest news and trends, and exploring the cultural impact that video games have on our society. They’ll also be talking to some of the biggest names in the industry, from developers to streamers, and getting their insights on the world of gaming.

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to The Critical Arcade Podcast, the ultimate destination for all things gaming. Every week, our hosts Nick and Dave will be taking you on a journey through the world of video games, where they’ll be reviewing the greatest releases through time, as well as diving into the rich history of gaming.
Whether you’re a hardcore gamer looking for an in-depth analysis of the newest triple-A title or a casual player looking for some nostalgia-fueled fun, Nick and Dave have got you covered. They’ll be sharing their thoughts on the biggest and best games out there, from the latest indie darling to a classic from the past.
But it’s not just about the games themselves, Nick and Dave will also be discussing the industry as a whole, covering the latest news and trends, and exploring the cultural impact that video games have on our society. They’ll also be talking to some of the biggest names in the industry, from developers to streamers, and getting their insights on the world of gaming.

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    Zenless Zone Zero (2024) Gotta Gatch Them All!

    Zenless Zone Zero (2024) Gotta Gatch Them All!

    This week on Critical Arcade, Nick and Dave find themselves in the bustling, post-apocalyptic metropolis of New Eridu, the last urban civilization standing. In Zenless Zone Zero. They step into the roles of Proxies, guiding survivors through dangerous anomalies and battling mysterious, interdimensional entities known as the Ethereal. As they navigate the vibrant streets and shadowy alleyways, they'll need to harness their combat skills and strategic prowess to protect the city's inhabitants and uncover the truth behind the Ethereal invasions. Will Nick be able to see past the nightmare that was his first impression? And will Dave bother remembering names in a story that has no end?
    Support the show at patreon.com/criticalarcade or criticalarcade.com
    Email us at nick@criticalarcade.com and dave@criticalarcade.com
    Thanks for listening and keep on gaming!

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (2024) Deals, Demons And Deities

    Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance (2024) Deals, Demons And Deities

    This week on Critical Arcade, Dave and Nick step into the shoes of a high school student who merges with a mysterious being to turn into a Nahobino, gaining incredible powers to help navigate post-apocalyptic Tokyo transformed into Da'at, a realm where angels and demons clash in an eternal struggle. They'll encounter a vast array of supernatural beings, from the familiar Jack Frost to the menacing Lucifer, each with their own motives and potential alliances. Will Dave recover from his massive set back? Will Nick's first dive into a franchise spanning across 32 years leave him wanting more?
    Support the show at patreon.com/criticalarcade or criticalarcade.com
    Email us at nick@criticalarcade.com and dave@criticalarcade.com
    Thanks for listening and keep on gaming!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Gunstar Heroes (1993) Locked, Loaded And Goated

    Gunstar Heroes (1993) Locked, Loaded And Goated

    This week on Critical Arcade, Dave and Nick are locked and loaded as they blast their way through the action-packed world of Gunstar Heroes. Originally released in 1993, this adrenaline-fueled run-and-gun shooter pits our dynamic duo against the evil forces of the Empire. With a variety of weapons at their disposal and the ability to combine them for devastating effects, Dave and Nick embark on a high-octane adventure to save the galaxy from destruction. Will Dave become the Fire bender he's always dreamed of? And can Nick handle yet another betrayal?
    Support the show at patreon.com/criticalarcade or criticalarcade.com
    Email us at nick@criticalarcade.com and dave@criticalarcade.com
    Thanks for listening and keep on gaming!

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gemini Rue (2011) Sci-Fi Noir Soirée

    Gemini Rue (2011) Sci-Fi Noir Soirée

    This week on Critical Arcade, Dave and Nick embark on a journey through the gritty, neo-noir world of Gemini Rue. Set in a distant future where corruption reigns supreme, players are thrust into the roles of two protagonists: Azriel Odin, a former assassin seeking redemption, and Delta-Six, an amnesiac seeking to uncover the truth of his identity. As they navigate the dark alleys and shadowy dealings of the Gemini system, they'll encounter dangerous criminals, shady corporations, and a conspiracy that stretches to the highest levels of power. Has Dave discovered a new story thread where Lizzo is the supreme leader? And does Nick daydream of a world where he is a gruff, no-nonsense detective?
    Support the show at patreon.com/criticalarcade or criticalarcade.com
    Email us at nick@criticalarcade.com and dave@criticalarcade.com
    Thanks for listening and keep on gaming!

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (2004) Shadow Gymnast

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (2004) Shadow Gymnast

    In this week's thrilling installment of Critical Arcade, Dave and Nick venture into the clandestine world of international espionage with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Join them as they slip into the shadowy persona of Sam Fisher, a seasoned operative tasked with thwarting a deadly biological threat poised to unravel global stability. Together, they must navigate treacherous environments from sun-soaked cityscapes to dimly lit catacombs, employing cutting-edge gadgets and razor-sharp wit to outwit their adversaries. Why does Nick have to dual-wield a controller and a keyboard? And has Dave unlocked the conspiracy of the Mega Mug?
    Support the show at patreon.com/criticalarcade or criticalarcade.com
    Email us at nick@criticalarcade.com and dave@criticalarcade.com
    Thanks for listening and keep on gaming!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Steller Blade (2024) Babe-blade

    Steller Blade (2024) Babe-blade

    This week on Critical Arcade, Nick and Dave find themselves in the high-heeled boots of Eve, a member of the 7th Airborne Squad sent to Earth to help defeat the Naytiba and reclaim what was once theirs. But everything isn't quite what it seems, with the origin of humans in question and not knowing if they're fighting for good or evil. They will find themselves locked in an impossible situation. Has Dave spotted the subtle hints of a story that's already been told? And can Nick find earrings that match his outfit?
    Support the show at patreon.com/criticalarcade or criticalarcade.com
    Email us at nick@criticalarcade.com and dave@criticalarcade.com
    Thanks for listening and keep on gaming!

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

C2theN ,

Fun Reviews of Variety of Games

This is a cool niche podcast dealing with video games past and present. It’s cool to hear the thoughts on the gameplay and other aspects of the games. There’s even some good humor to keep things light.

vinniepotestivo ,

Power Up!

Nick and Dave do a great job hosting this podcast! And I loooove the “insider” peek into the gaming industry too. Well done guys! 🙌 Vin

AnonymousAndrewPodcast ,

If you are a gamer…

Nick and Dave deliver the promise of their podcasting. If you are a gamer and are looking for anything related to video games, new releases, hacks inside scoops etc. then this podcast is for you and a must listen. To be honest however I would’ve given it 4.5 stars if that was an option as the podcast episodes are a bit long a little too much banter. as a podcast aficionado I know that you want to keep the audiences attention. As I was listening to some episodes, I literally had to tune out and jump to another episode as in the beginning there was too much talk unrelated to video games. An hour and 30 minutes is a long time to discuss a video game. Of course this is just one persons opinion. But then again, if you are a gamer and you have time to play video games the maybe you have time to sit through a Long Episode.

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