How do you play retro games?

Action

Description

In action games players are required to have good reflexes and quick reaction in order to overcome challenges. Action games typically focus on combat, during which the player must press buttons or keys rapidly or in timed intervals in order to execute attacks and other moves. Non-combat challenges may include avoiding traps, jumping, running, completing tasks within a pressing time limit, etc.

Common action sub-genres are shooters, fighting, and platform games.

Though most racing / driving, sports, and many simulation games contain action-oriented gameplay, they can be considered action games only if they specifically emphasize arcade-like, reflex-based gameplay.

Action games may include extensive non-violent exploration and/or puzzle-solving, or combine themselves with other genres, e.g. role-playing or driving.

Quick thinking is often required to succeed in action games; however, games that specifically emphasize quick thinking over reflexes are usually real-time strategy or puzzle games.
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Snakey Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Snakey is a remake of the classic snake game.Your mission is, like usual, to grow your snake, accumulating score, and...

BBC Micro (1982) and Electron (1983)

Snapper has a quite convoluted history. It started out as a faithful Pac-Man clone, and was even called "Pacman" straight...

Snapshot Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Snapshot is a puzzle platform game. You play as the robot Pic. Pic is equipped with a camera- but this...

Snare Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989)

The rich André Thelman used the last years of his life to build a deadly maze with 20 levels. Whoever...

Commodore 64 (1993), ZX Spectrum (1992) and SAM Coupé (1992)

You play the role of Humphrey who just spends his days eating and not doing a lot else. All this...

DOS (1988)

Snarf is a maze-like game. The objective is to finish all levels. A level contains points, keys, doors, teleporters, enemies,...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

SudoWoodo has developed a hankering for fruit. Being a stone tree he can't pick his own and instead must plunder...

Apple II (1981) and Atari 8-bit (1981)

Sneakers is a variation on Atari's classic Space Invaders. Move your ship to the left and to the right and...

Sneakers Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

A new gang of rats that has moved into the neighborhood has stolen food Apollo the mouse and his friends...

Sneak King Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

One of three promotional titles from all participating Burger King restaurants with purchase of a value meal.In one of the...

Game Boy (1991)

When Sonia Snake is kidnapped by the Nasty Nibbler, only two snakes can save her! It's up to Attila and...

Sniper: Art of Victory Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Sniper: Art Of Victory is a single person shooter based on the siege of Stalingrad.In 1942 the 6th Army had...

Sniper Elite Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005), Macintosh (2013) and Wii (2010)

Sniper Elite is a third-person action strategy game with a focus on sniping. The player takes on the role of...

Sniper Elite III: Afrika Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Sniper Elite III is the third main game in the tactical shooter series based around a sniper. Karl Fairburne, an...

Sniper Elite V2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii U (2013)

Sniper Elite V2 is both a sequel to and a remake of Sniper Elite. It takes Karl Fairnburne, the protagonist...

Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition is an extended release of Sniper Elite V2 containing the full game along with...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Isla Trueno, Colombia is a nice little island. Beautiful beaches, clear water, and awesome looking jungles as far as one...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

The PS3 version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior was released a year after the PC and Xbox 360 versions and contains...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a tactical shooter and the second installment in the Sniper series after Sniper: Ghost Warrior....

Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Map Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Map Pack is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Sniper: Ghost Warrior and adds 5 new...

Sniper: Path of Vengeance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

A first person shooter powered by the Lithtech Jupiter engine wherein you take the role of an unknown lunatic only...

Sniper vs Sniper Online Android Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Android (2010)

In Sniper vs Sniper Online the player gets to takes the role of a sniper and gets to fight against...

Snipes DOS Front Cover

DOS (1982)

Snipes is an arcade style action game. You are in a large maze along with a number of generators. The...

SNK Gals Fighters Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

Organized and sponsored by a mysterious fighter nicknamed as "Miss X", the first Queen of Fighters Tournament is officially open,...

SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)

With 18 starting characters (26 total after unlocking), numerous battle modes and varied minigames, this may be the largest fighting...

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