The best classic and old school Action-adventure games

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive in 1996 for PC, Sega Saturn, and PlayStation. Eidos Interactive, formerly known...

Year: 1996 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 3d action-adventure ancient egypt archaeology platform puzzle-solving south america

Disney's The Jungle Book

Disney's The Jungle Book

Disney's The Jungle Book is a platformer created by Virgin Interactive (aka Virgin Games) based on the 1967 Disney animated film. The team behind Aladdin (including David Bishop an...

Year: 1994 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 2d action-adventure cartoon genesis original game hand-drawn animations jungle movies platform

Ashes of Empire

Ashes of Empire

Ashes of Empire (also known as Fallen Empire) is an action-adventure published by Mirage originally for the Amiga in 1992. The game was designed by Mike Singleton, the author of Midwinter and Midwinter II: Flames Of Freedom.

Year: 1992 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-09-04Tags: 3d action-adventure adventure-strategy amiga original game management polygons virtual world

American McGee's Alice

American McGee's Alice

American McGee's Alice is a third-person action-adventure developed by Rogue Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts in 2000. This entry is named after its renowned directo...

Year: 2000 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-06-24Tags: 3d action-adventure horror puzzle-solving supernatural

Little Big Adventure

Little Big Adventure

Little Big Adventure is, as the name suggests, an adventure game that was developed by Adeline Software and published by Electronic Arts in Europe but was released by Activision under a different name in North America and Asia.

Year: 1994 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: action-adventure dystopia humour isometric non-linear puzzle-solving

Tomb Raider (nGlide version)

Tomb Raider (nGlide version)

This version of Tomb Raider has been prepared specifically for GamesNostalgia by one of our most faithful readers and huge fan of Lara Croft and the famous Core Design's masterpiece.

Year: 1996 Genre: Action Updated: 2017-04-06Tags: 3d acceleration action-adventure ancient egypt archaeology jungle south america

Adventure

Adventure

Adventure is considered the first action-adventure ever created and it's one of the most important titles of the video game history. Developed by Warren Robinett for Atari, it was released in 1979-1980 for the Atari 2600 console.

Year: 1980 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2020-11-13Tags: action-adventure atari 2600 fantasy medieval puzzle-solving

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: 2020-12-02Tags: action-adventure aliens motion capture polygons science fiction

Captain Blood

Captain Blood

Captain Blood is a space adventure created by ERE Informatique initially for the Atari ST, then ported to Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and many other platforms.

Year: 1988 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2021-04-03Tags: action-adventure aliens atari st first-person space exploration

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is an action-adventure published by Cinemaware initially in 1987 for the Amiga. The game was entirely created by Bill Williams, also known for the excellent Mind Walker, released one year before.

Year: 1987 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-26Tags: action-adventure amiga original game arabian fairy tale middle east mini-games mythology naval pirates reverse engineered unofficial port

Knight Lore

Knight Lore

Knight Lore is an isometric action-adventure developed by Tim and Chris Stamper and published by Ultimate Play The Game. The title was released in November 1984 for ZX Spectrum, and one year later for MSX, BBC Micro and Amstrad CPC.

Year: 1985 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-04-21Tags: action-adventure fantasy filmation engine flip-screen isometric wizards and witches zx spectrum

Where Time Stood Still

Where Time Stood Still

This Amiga release is really unique. Where Time Stood Still is an isometric arcade adventure game developed by Denton Designs and published by Ocean Software in 1987 *exclusively* for ZX Spectrum 128K, Atari ST and MS-DOS.

Year: 1987 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: action-adventure arcade fantasy history isometric prehistoric puzzle-solving reverse engineered unofficial port

Exile

Exile

Exile is an action video game ported by Audiogenic to the Amiga, Commodore 64, and Atari ST in 1991. The original title was developed in 1988 by Superior Software for the BBC Micro.

Year: 1991 Genre: Action Updated: 2020-06-30Tags: action-adventure bbc micro metroidvania multi-directional science fiction

Darkmere: The Nightmare's Begun

Darkmere: The Nightmare's Begun

Darkmere (or Darkmere: The Nightmare’s Begun) is a fantasy RPG-action-adventure game developed by Zero Hour Software and published by Core Design in 1994 for the Amiga. There was...

Year: 1994 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: action-adventure adventure-rpg fantasy isometric sword and sorcery