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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The Inferno Android Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Android (2009)

The Inferno is a mobile puzzle game based on Dante Alighieri's poem Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy....

Infestation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

In the game you drive an upgradeable buggy, an experimental vehicle, named ACAM. It can be transformed into six different...

Infestation DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and FM Towns (1992)

The Alpha 2 research colony on Xelos has been invaded by aliens, wiping out the crew and laying 167 of...

Infestation: Survivor Stories Windows Front Cover Original cover

Windows (2012)

Infestation: Survivor Stories, better known under its original title The War Z, is set in the zombie apocalypse. The game...

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are a secret agent sent on an important mission to recover enemy documents. There are enemy assassins trying to...

Infiltrator DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Infiltrator is a combination of first-person helicopter simulator and isometric third-person espionage action. You, as Johnny McGibbitts, ace pilot and...

Amiga (1994)

Not the most complex game in the world, Infiltrator is a two player action game. Each player controls a cube...

Infiltrator II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), NES (1989), Commodore 64 (1987) and Apple II (1987)

Jimbo McGibbets is back in the sequel to the original. You play a soldier on a mission to infiltrate the...

Infinite Undiscovery Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Infinite Undiscovery is an RPG set in a magical world where an evil army called the Order of the Chains,...

Infinity Blade iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Infinity Blade is an action sword-fighting game. It marks the first use of the Unreal Engine 3 engine for a...

Infinity Blade II iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Infinity Blade II is the sequel to Infinity Blade. Like its predecessor the game is an action sword-fighting game. The...

The Infinity Project iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

The Talon's are a technologically advanced race that wants to strip Earth for it resources. Of course Earth has a...

Windows (2004)

Freshwater Trophies is a licensed fishing simulation from the In-Fisherman magazine. The game brings you fishing with high quality graphics...

Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Infodroid is set on a planet which exclusively deals with administration and focuses on the delivery of information and packages....

Windows (2007)

Inhabited Island: Prisoner of Power is a first-person shooter based on the novel Inhabited Island ("Prisoner of Power" in the...

I-Ninja PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003) and GameCube (2003)

A robot army led by Master O-Dor has destroyed the ninja clan. As the last of your kind you must...

Injustice: Gods Among Us PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

Injustice: Gods Among Us is a fighting game from the creators of the Mortal Kombat series with characters of the...

Injustice: Gods Among Us (Ultimate Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), PS Vita (2013) and PlayStation 4 (2013)

This Ultimate Edition includes: Injustice: Gods Among Us 6 DLC characters: Batgirl General Zod Lobo Martian Manhunter Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)...

Windows (2001)

In this inline skating simulation the ultimate goal is to gather points by performing stunts. These stunts can involve the...

Commodore 64 (1989)

Inner Space is a horizontally side scrolling shooter where you control a spaceship and must blast wave after wave of...

Inner Worlds DOS Front Cover

Linux (1996) and DOS (1996)

Inner Worlds is a side-scrolling fantasy action game in which you play the role of a woman named Nikita who...

Inordinate Desire DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Inordinate Desire is a turn-based strategy game with action elements. As commander of a spaceship carrier you have to conquer...

In Pursuit of Greed DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

It is the year 15432, and criminal organizations are flourishing. Scavenging has become increasing profitable, since the criminal elite is...

Inquisition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This game takes place in France during the medieval 14th century when the Holy Inquisition reigned over the populus and...

Inquisitive Dave Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Dave wakes up in a cell, having no idea who he is and where he came from. The only thing...

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