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The best action puzzle games

Action puzzle games require the player to manipulate game pieces in a real-time environment. Action puzzle games show features of both action games and puzzle games; it's a broad definition that can be applied to a lot of puzzle games.

Most popular action puzzle games

Lemmings 95
puzzleWindows XP/98/95
Arkanoid
actionDOS
The Lost Vikings
actionDOS
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Bomb Jack

DOS19844.4/5 Tecmo
Bomb Jack is a classic arcade platform game developed and published by Tecmo in 1984. The goal of the game is to collect bombs while avoiding enemies; the whole game takes place in a fixed screen. Bomb Jack for DOS is a conversion from the arcade original version. The arcade and the conversions were a huge commercial success.
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Lemmings 2: The Tribes

DOS19934.3/5 DMA Design
Lemmings 2: The Tribes is an abandoned puzzle game part of the acclaimed Lemmings series. It was developed by DMA Design and released by Psygnosis in 1993. Lemmings 2: The Tribes runs on DOS but was also published for Acorn, Amiga, Atari ST, Game Boy, Genesis, SNES. 
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Night Shift

DOS19904.3/5 LucasArts
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The Lost Vikings

DOS19934.2/5 Silicon & Synapse
The Lost Vikings is an old DOS platform-puzzle game, developed by Silicon & Synapse and published by Interplay Productions in 1993. In The Lost Vikings you have to solve puzzles by controlling three characters (glorious vikings!), each with a single skill of its own.
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ZZT

DOS1991freeware4.2/5 Epic MegaGames
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Locomotion

DOS19924.2/5 Prestige Softwareentwicklung
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Diggers

DOS19944.2/5 Millennium Interactive
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Holiday Lemmings

DOS19934.2/5 DMA Design
Lemmings was one of the most iconic puzzle games ever made. It was also one of the most inventive. The idea behind those tiny furred punk suicidal rodents is truly a stroke of genius. Not surprisingly, after the huge success of the first game a lot of sequels followed. Holiday Lemmings is just one of them.
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The Humans

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Imagitec Design
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Zoom!

DOS19884.2/5
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Humans 3: Evolution - Lost in Time

DOS1995protected4.1/5 Imagitec Design
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Arkanoid 2: The Revenge of Doh

DOS19894.1/5 Taito
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Chagunitzu

DOS19904.1/5 Softdisk Publishing
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DX-Ball 2

Windows XP/98/951998freeware4.1/5 Longbow Digital Arts
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Guldkorn Expressen

DOS19914.1/5 SilverRock productions
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Beauty and the Beast

DOS19924.1/5 Infogrames
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Supaplex

DOS1991freeware4.1/5 Think!Ware Development
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Rodent's Revenge

Windows 3.x19914.1/5 Microsoft
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Rockford: The Arcade Game

DOS1987protected4.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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Arkanoid

DOS19884.1/5 Taito
Arkanoid is a classic arcade video game that was first released in 1986 by Taito. It is a breakout-style game, which means that the primary objective is to break a wall of bricks or blocks by bouncing a ball off a paddle at the bottom of the screen. The game takes its name and inspiration from Atari's Breakout, which was released in the 1970s. ...
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3D Ultra Lionel Traintown

Windows XP/98/9520004/5 Dynamix
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Lemmings 95

Windows XP/98/9519944/5 DMA Design
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Lemmings

DOS19914/5 DMA Design
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Bust-A-Move

DOS1997freeware4/5 Taito
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Archipelagos

DOS19894/5 Astral Software
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Gapper

DOS19864/5
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Litil Divil

DOS1993protected4/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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The Game of Harmony

DOS19904/5 The Assembly Line
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The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 Smilebit
The Typing of the Dead is a unique video game that is essentially a typing version of the classic rail shooter arcade game The House of the Dead. It was first released in 1999 as an arcade machine and later for other platforms.In The Typing of the Dead, players use a keyboard to eliminate oncoming waves of zombies and other creatures by typing word...
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Xmas Lemmings

DOS1992freeware4/5 DMA Design