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Category description: Action games focus on fast reflexes and eye-hand coordination. Since the earliest arcade games, video games have required expert timing, memorization, and quick player responses. In contrast to more cerebral text adventures or strategy games, action games get the heart pumping and the pulse racing.
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Beats Of Rage

1995FreewareAction Senile Team
If you've ever played Streets of Rage (in an arcade or for any of Sega's old home console systems) you'll know what to … VIEW

Bomber

Play in browser1993SharewareAction Patrick Pich
This action game involves flying a plane up the screen, shooting down other planes and bombing ground targets. While the … VIEW

Bombs & Bugs

Play in browser1995Full VersionAction AWKWARD Software
This is a Bomberman style game that, not too surprisingly, uses bombs and bugs! The game looks really good, and includes … VIEW

Boom Master

Play in browser1998SharewareAction Glasik Software
Played Bomberman? You probably have, and if so, you'll know what to expect from Boom Master. It's another very playable … VIEW

Bouncing Babies

Play in browser1984SharewareAction Dave Baskin
Bouncing Babies is something of a classic PC game. Not necessarily because it's fun to play, more just because it's old. … VIEW
Tags: action  babies  cga

C-Dogs

Play in browser2000FreewareAction Ronny Wester
The sequel to Cyberdogs (below), C-Dogs improves the original Cyberdogs gameplay formula. The game involves you taking … VIEW

Captain Eric

Play in browser1992SharewareAction PC Solutions
Captain Eric is a vaguely Gauntlet-like game that involves avoiding or shooting enemies ("aliens"), collecting powerups, … VIEW
Tags: action  maze  gauntlet  ega

Carmageddon

This demo version of the formerly popular car racing / gore game give you a taste of what the full game had to offer; … VIEW
Tags: action  driving  cars  violent  3d

Colossal Cave Adventure

Play in browser1990Public DomainAction Kevin Black
This is a bit before my time ... however, it's worth playing at least once, just to see one of the first text adventure … VIEW

Crash

Play in browser1996FreewareAction DIGITAL Nightmares
Crash is a simple Snake or TRON cycles clone game. It starts off well, with a nice title screen and menu system, and the … VIEW
Tags: action  tron  snake  nibbles

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