Action Games

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole is an action-adventure (+part RPG) with a Japanese flavor, created by Climax Entertainment for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and released in 1992. ...

Year: 1992 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-02-08Tags: action-adventure action-rpg anime genesis original game isometric puzzle-solving rpg elements

Rastan

Rastan

Rastan is a hack & slash side-scrolling platformer created by Taito and released initially in 1987. The game was designed and directed by Toshiyuki (aka "Nenko") Nishimura. The he...

Year: 1988 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-02-10Tags: arcade barbarian brawler coin-up conversion fantasy fighting hack and slash platform side-scrolling

Ghouls 'N Ghosts

Ghouls 'N Ghosts

Ghouls 'N Ghosts, aka Daimakaimura (Great Demon World Village), is a famous arcade created by Capcom as a sequel to Ghosts 'n Goblins. It was initially released in 1988. It was ported to many home platforms, computers, and consoles.

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-02-06Tags: coin-up conversion dark fantasy horror side-scrolling vampires wizards and witches

Akira

Akira

Akira is an action game developed by International Computer Entertainment and released in 1994 for the Amiga. It's based on the 1988 Akira film. The game is sadly known as one of ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-01-29Tags: anime movies post-apocalyptic

Dark Side

Dark Side

Dark Side is a fist-person 3D space action game created by Incentive Software in 1988 both for 8-bit and 16-bit platforms, including ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, Amiga, and Commodore 64.

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-01-28Tags: 3d aliens disaster first-person freescape polygons virtual world

Ghosts 'N Goblins

Ghosts 'N Goblins

Ghosts 'N Goblins for the Amiga was released by Elite in 1990, several years after the original Capcom coin-up. Actually, it was released a few months after the release of the sequel, Ghouls 'N' Ghosts, by US Gold.

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-01-18Tags: coin-up conversion dark fantasy horror platform side-scrolling sword and sorcery

Spy vs Spy

Spy vs Spy

Spy vs Spy is a video game created by Michael Riedel for the Commodore 64 and published by First Star Software in 1984. It's the official electronic adaptation of a famous comic strip published in Mad magazine.

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-12-18Tags: 2 players comics commodore 64 competitive espionage puzzle-solving split-screen spy

Lode Runner

Lode Runner

Lode Runner is a puzzle platformer created by Douglas E. Smith and released initially for the Apple II, Commodore 64, Vic-20, and Atari 8-bit in 1983. It's one of the most popular video games ever created.

Year: 1983 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-11-17Tags: clear screen level editor puzzle-solving single screen

Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Fade to Black is a 3D action-adventure created by Delphine Software and published in 1995 by Electronic Arts for PC and Playstation. It's the sequel to the popular 1992 cinematic platformer Flashback.

Year: 1995 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-11-16Tags: action-adventure aliens motion capture polygons science fiction

Jungle Strike

Jungle Strike

Jungle Strike is an action/shooter game with strategy elements created by Electronic Arts originally for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. The game is the sequel to Desert Strike, the ...

Year: 1993 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-10-20Tags: flight genesis original game helicopter jungle multi-directional shoot em up

Damocles: Mercenary II

Damocles: Mercenary II

Damocles is the second game of the Mercenary series created by Novagen Software. The title, also known as Mercenary 2, was released in 1990 for the Amiga and Atari ST. Paul Woakes...

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-08-01Tags: 3d atari st first-person non-linear open world polygons science fiction virtual world

Zorro

Zorro

Zorro is a cinematic action adventure created for MS-DOS by Capstone Software and released in 1995. The game represents an attempt to bring the Prince of Persia mechanics to the s...

Year: 1995 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-10-22Tags: action-adventure cinematic platform

Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion

Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion

Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion is an educational action/puzzle game created by LucasArts and released for Windows 95 and Macintosh in 1996. The game uses the Rebel Assault game engine and it's designed for kids 5 and up.

Year: 1996 Genre: Action Updated: 2018-01-19Tags: educational first-person puzzle-solving

Midwinter

Midwinter

Midwinter is a first-person action adventure game with strategy elements created by Mike Singleton for Maelstrom Games and published for Atari ST and PC in 1989, then ported to Amiga in 1990.

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: action-adventure climate change disaster post-apocalyptic real-time tactics virtual world