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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F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), Xbox 360 (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon is a horror first person shooter (FPS) that resembles a cross between Doom 3, Half-Life,...

F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Director's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

F.E.A.R. is a horror themed first-person shooter, combining elements of Japanese horror with paramilitary combat. An elite squad is called...

F.E.A.R. (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The gold edition of F.E.A.R. includes the Director's Edition of the original and the Extraction Point expansion pack.

Commodore 64 (1986)

Fearless Fred owns a factory comprising of 16 rooms. His job is to collect parts that are found lying on...

F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The 2nd expansion pack to the hit game F.E.A.R. finds the player leading an alternative F.E.A.R team tasked with investigating...

Fears Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

One of the numerous Doom style games for the Amiga in the mid 90s. Like Gloom, it was published by...

MSX (1988)

In year 691 of the celestial calendar, the dimensional control computer "Laxis" ran amok under the influence of an unknown...

Feeding Frenzy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), BREW (2006), J2ME (2006), Xbox 360 (2006) and Macintosh (2007)

Survival of the quickest, strongest, and biggest in the deep-seas!The player starts as a tiny fish trying to survive, but...

Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Feeding Frenzy is back with 60 more levels, new powerups, new fish and a new above water area. Start out...

Windows (2001)

Feed'n Chloe is a comical cartoon hunting game where you hunt game to generate food for your fat wife. Each...

Feed the Head iPad Front Cover

Browser (2007), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Feed the Head is a short, surreal puzzle game. The player is presented with a large, blue head, and is...

Feed the Snake Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Feed the Snake is a new modern remake of the popular classic snake game. You are a little snake. The...

Feel the Magic XY/XX Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2004)

A game in which you "The Hero" must succeed in attracting the girl of your dreams by performing insane stunts.The...

Feet of Fury Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2003)

Feet of Fury is a dance mat game, and is meant to be played with your feet! The emphasis here...

Felix in the Factory Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), BBC Micro (1982), Electron (1983) and Memotech MTX (1984)

Players control Felix, a factory worker who must ensure that his generator does not run out of oil. The oil...

Felix the Cat Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993) and NES (1992)

Felix The Cat is a platformer based on the famous cartoon character.The Professor has kidnapped Kitty, Felix girlfriend, trying to...

Felony 11-79 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

In Felony 11-79 the player is a thief hired by an eccentric millionaire that wants them to acquire an ancient...

DOS (1992)

When it comes to game plots, damsels sure find the weirdest ways to put themselves in distress: in this case,...

Ferengi ZX81 Front Cover

ZX81 (2008)

Ferengi is an arcade game set in space loosely based on the Star Trek franchise. Klingons ship full of gold-pressed...

Genesis (1996) and SEGA Master System (1996)

While Pica-Pau (Woody Woodpecker in English) and his friends were having a vacation, Zeca Urubu (Buzz Buzzard) kidnapped Woody's pals...

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Fernandez is a despot who has invaded the Republic of El Diablo, bringing terror to the local people. The rightful...

Commodore 64 (1998)

Ferris has been a naughty boy. On Christmas Eve, he managed to find all of the family's presents and destroyed...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Ferry is a timing game where the player must navigate a remote-controlled supply ferry through an asteroid field. The entire...

Fester's Quest NES Front Cover

NES (1989) and Arcade (1989)

Uncle Fester was out one night, moonbathing in the yard of the Addams Family property one day when suddenly, out...

Fetch iPad Front Cover

iPad (2013)

In Fetch you start out as a boy in a dystopian metropolis, and the next thing you know your dog...

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