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

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

The Legend of William Tell

The Legend of William Tell

Crossbow: The Legend Of William Tell, or simply Legend Of William Tell, is an action-adventure created by Intelligent Design, based on the TV series of the '80s featuring the Swiss national hero William Tell.

Year: 1990 Genre: Action Updated: 2021-06-01Tags: action-adventure flip-screen licensed puzzle-solving tv series

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

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a platform action-adventure created for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992 by Lucasfilm Games and Sculptured Software. It's the sequel of the Star Wars game created by Beam Software.

Year: 1992 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-05-04Tags: 2d action-adventure licensed movies platform-shooter side-scrolling

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

Escape From Colditz

Escape From Colditz

Escape From Colditz is an action/strategy game with isometric graphics created by Digital Magic Software for the Amiga in 1990. A port for Commodore 64 was never completed. Based o...

Year: 1990 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2021-05-13Tags: action-adventure amiga original game isometric puzzle-solving ww2

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

Blade Warrior

Blade Warrior

Blade Warrior is an action-adventure/beat'em up created by Jason Kingsley and released by Image Works in 1991 for Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and MS-DOS..

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-05-19Tags: 2d action-adventure fantasy parallax scrolling side-scrolling sword and sorcery

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

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

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

Dragonstone

Dragonstone

Dragonstone is an action-adventure / action-RPG created by Core Design for the Amiga and released in 1994. It's considered a sequel to Darkmere, although the two games are quite different.

Year: 1994 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: action-adventure adventure-rpg amiga original game fantasy sword and sorcery top-down