GTA Online Properties & Businesses: Arcades

GTA Online Arcades
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Arcades are properties that were introduced to GTA Online in The Diamond Casino Heist update. Possibly the best heist in the game, The Diamond Casino Heist is accessible to players who have an arcade. These retro arcades are a front for the heist, therefore are worth buying. You’ll probably need to talk to Lester first at Mirror Park before you purchase one if you haven’t. At least you won’t have to get the, “I’m getting antsy. U wanna do this Casino job or not?! If you do get yourself…” text from Lester after getting yourself one of the arcades 😂😂.

Apart from the passive income (Arcade Safe about 100k when at capacity), the Arcade has some fun arcade games which you can play with your friends and some pretty neat upgrades; the Master Control Terminal & the Drone Station.

GTA Online Arcade Safe
Arcade Safe in Manager’s Office

Arcade Locations & Cost

There’s a total of 6 Arcades in the game:

  • Eight-Bit (in Vinewood) – $2,530,000
  • Videogeddon (in La Mesa) – $1,875,000
  • Warehouse (in Davis) – $2,135,000
  • Insert Coin (in Rockford Hills) – $2,345,000
  • Wonderama (in Grapeseed) – $1,565,000
  • Pixel Pete’s (in Paleto Bay) – $1,235,000
GTA Online Arcades
(Image from GTA Wiki)

The Videogeddon & the Eight-Bit Arcades are probably the best options due to their proximity to the Diamond Casino & Resort (Videogeddon is closest, Eight-Bit is expensive though). Eight-Bit is more ‘central’ when it comes to the setup missions for the heist.

The Diamond Casino Heist

The heist is accessible to players with arcades or if you have friends who arcades and they invite you for the setup missions and the heist. The Arcade owner has to register as CEO, VIP or MC President to start the heist. The heist can be done with just two players, meaning there can be a larger payout when split between the two players. You do have to be skilled and experienced in the heist so as to maximize the take when you’re doing the heist with just one other player.

Players can purchase some Diamond Casino props like the Door Security Keypad, similar to the one you’ll have to hack in the actual heist, to help them prepare for the heist.

Casino Heist planning boards
Casino Heist planning boards in Arcade basement

Arcade Upgrades

Master Control Terminal

Going for $1,740,000, this upgrade allows players to access all their businesses from one place. That’s right all your MC, bunker, nightclub, hangar, office… businesses accessible from one terminal. Pretty cool huh? This means that you won’t have to go to each MC business or to your bunker to start resupply missions.

GTA Online, Master Control Terminal
Master Control Terminal
GTA Online Arcades, Master Control Terminal
Master Control Terminal Dashboard

Drone Station

This upgrade goes for $1,460,000. It allows players to fly drones around Los Santos. The drones are similar to the ones from the Terrorbyte.

GTA Online Arcades, Pixel Emporium
Pixel Emporium website

Arcade Games & Customization

These playable minigames are fun to play with your friends as you try to beat each others highscores but you’ll have to buy them first:

  • Axe of Fury
  • Badlands Revenge II
  • Camhedz
  • Defender of the Faith
  • Don’t Cross the Line
  • Invade and Persuade 2
  • Monkey’s Paradise
  • Race and Chase: Crotch Rockets
  • Race and Chase: Get Truckin’
  • Race and Chase: Street Legal
  • Madam Nazar
  • Penetrator
  • QUB3D
  • Shiny Wasabi Kitty Claw
  • Space Monkey 3: Bananas Gone Bad
  • Street Crimes: Gang Wars Edition
  • The Love Professor
  • The Wizard’s Ruin

There is Street Crimes: Gang Wars Edition which you get for free. The Arcade cabinets are purchasable from the laptop inside the Arcade. Learn more about the Arcade Games here.

GTA Online Arcades, Pixel Emporium
Pixel Emporium website

The cosmetic customizations available for this property are awesome. From the floors, to the mural and the overall style. You can even add a High Score Screen. You can check them out here.

Arcade Gallery

GTA Online Arcades
GTA Online Arcades
GTA Online Arcades
GTA Online Arcades
Arcade floor option: Intergalactic
Arcade bar
GTA Online Arcades
Manager's office in arcade
Manager's Office in Arcade
Secret door to arcade basement
GTA Online Arcade basement secret entrance

Rockstar Games did an amazing job with GTA Online Arcades. Not to mention the one of the most incredible heists in the game. The Arcade is a must have property in this game if you want to replay the Casino Heist (lots of fun & really good payouts) or if you just want to bring back the good times with retro arcade games.

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