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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HuntersLunch Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Xbox 360 (2009)

The wastelands are a dangerous place, filled with wolves and monsters ready to turn anyone foolish enough to venture there...

Hunter's Moon Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Your Hunter starship has been sucked into a black hole, and emerged in a region filled with hives of re-spawning...

Hunter: The Reckoning Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

You have been chosen to join the reckoning—you are to step into the World of Darkness where humanity is ravaged...

Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

Hunter The Reckoning Redeemer takes place 10 years after the original Hunter The Reckoning game in the same sleepy town...

Hunter: The Reckoning - Wayward PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

The town of Ashcroft is plagued by darkness once again. A cult of evil has formed; the undead threaten the...

The Hunt for Red October DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Based on the movie of the same name which was adapted from the best-seller by Tom Clancy. As Jack Ryan...

The Hunt for Red October Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), SNES (1993) and NES (1990)

Based on the movie of the same name, the Soviet Union have been building in secret a Typhoon-class submarine with...

Windows (2001)

Hunting Unlimited is a first person hunting game in a 3D environment. The different game animals that can be hunted...

DOS (1994)

Hurdles is a single player side-scrolling game in which the player flies a space ship along a narrow corridor. Along...

Hurdle Turtle Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), Browser (2010) and iPhone (2010)

Hurdle Turtle is a game about a turtle who doesn't believe that "slow and steady wins the race"; he believes...

Hurdle Turtle: Level Pack One! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Level Pack One! is an expansion for Hurdle Turtle. It adds a new turtle (Pirate Turtle) as well as three...

H.U.R.L. DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

The Slob Zone is under the control of Bob the Slob, the leader of the Hardcore Union of Radical Litterbugs,...

Hurrican Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Hurrican, a freeware Windows remake of Turrican, is a fast-paced side-scrolling platformer. The player has to explore 9 levels and...

Hurricane Airfire Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

Hurricane Airfire is a standard top down shoot 'em up. The player controls an aircraft and tries to shoot down...

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Featuring in a children's TV cartoon, The Hurricanes are the most revered team in the World Soccer League. The Gorgons...

Game Gear (1994)

Hurricanes is based on the 90's cartoon show. You play as Cal and must play through 12 levels. The objective...

MSX (1984)

You are Chumy, the mouse. You live in the sewer, and you are hungry. Luckily, the sewer is filled with...

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

All Huxley Pig wants to do is go to bed and daydream about being a pilot, chef and sailor. Problem...

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Huygen's Disclosure is set in 2020 when the ozone layer is almost completely destroyed. A member of the Galactic Reconaissance...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Hyper Blob is set on the planet Cubos on which the player works a tourist guide. Unfortunately he has to...

Hybrid PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Hybrid is a 3D first-person shooter with a futuristic high-tech theme. Earth is on the the brink of collapse after...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Some aliens from Venus have landed on Earth to live but have got more powerful so they have been put...

Hybrid Heaven Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Aliens are trying to take over the US by eventually replacing the President with a clone. To do this, they...

Hybris Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Hybris is a classic vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which has its roots firmly with arcade stalwarts like Capcom’s 1942.The back story...

Hydlide NES Front Cover

NES (1986), MSX (1985), PC-88 (1984), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1985) and PC-6001 (1985)

An evil demon named Varalys casts a curse upon the princess Ann, turning her into three fairies. You control Sir...

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