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Games to Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

Games to Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

Sometimes you just want a relaxing game, but what if you want to really get your body pumped up? These action-packed games will get your heart rate up whether you’re moving around, or sitting down to face an intense challenge.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

High-speed aerial stunt racing

Asphalt 8: Airborne
Pull Off Aerial Stunts

For those who like over the top racing with lots of action!

Asphalt 8: Airborne is a racing game like none other. You won't just race on a flat circuit, but will fly over ramps and around 360-degree loops. The game's new physics engine will allow you to test the limits of each of the performance cars, racing against not only your opponents but also your own nerve as you pull off stunts and maneuver through the air.

Why we love it

This is a high-speed, full-on intense experience of racing joy. With each stunt you perform, you'll gain confidence in your racing abilities and experience the thrill of nearly turning an automobile into an acrobatic aircraft. The game features incredible graphics, amazing sound effects, and a top-notch soundtrack to keep your heart thumping.

For those who...

  • You love thrill-seeking driving adventures
  • You crave the excitement of pushing performance cars to their limits
  • You enjoy heart-pounding racing action

Not for those who...

  • You are impatient with long downloads
  • You don't like racing games
  • You are looking for regular Nascar-style racing action
Canabalt

Race endlessly across rooftops

Canabalt
The Classic On The Big Screen

For those that like endless runners with tight controls and a dedicated theme.

As one of the originals in this genre, Canabalt has you running to survive the destruction around you. You can escape alone or bring another runner along for the journey. Controls are simple allowing you jump across rooftops with a tap. Obstacles and distractions are everywhere, so keep your eyes peeled as you race for safety.

Why we love it

Canabalt is an endless runner that is easy to pick up and play. With understated, but attractive retro-style graphics and fast-paced background music, the energy will keep you moving, jumping, and running to escape.

For those who...

  • You're a fan of endless running games
  • You remember the classic on iOS
  • You love speed

Not for those who...

  • You prefer shooters or puzzles
  • You like things slow
Jetpack Joyride

Endless running and jetpacking

Jetpack Joyride
Avoid Numerous Dangers

For those who like endless games infused with chaotic action.

From the creator of Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride is also a blast to play. You’ll join Barry Steakfries as he breaks into a secret lab to take a number of experimental jetpacks away from a group of evildoers. Barry will have to ascend and descend to avoid bullets and a huge amount of other obstacles. This is a classic and is a great, simple choice to play on the Apple TV.

Why we love it

This endless runner is a classic, and it's superbly done. It's easily played with simple one-touch controls. If you enjoyed Jetpack Joyride on the iPhone, you'll love it on your new Apple TV.

For those who...

  • You're a gamer who enjoy endless runners
  • You like quick and casual games
  • You like games with an easy control scheme

Not for those who...

  • You're looking for an intense and challenging ride
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved

Survive incoming enemy shapes

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
3D Environments

For those who like over the top arcade shooter action.

Geometry Wars 3 is a dual-stick arcade shooter where the goal is to rack up as many points as possible while meeting objectives and surviving an endless horde of incoming enemy shapes. In this latest installment, players can go through the difficult Adventure mode that features a mix of different gameplay styles and epic boss battles, or go for the classic game modes that have made Geometry Wars a fan-favorite for years.

Why we love it

Geometry Wars 3 is a gold standard for dual-stick arcade shooters. The retro 3-D graphics will really suck you in to the game, and everything is crisp and clear. The EDM soundtrack gets your blood pumping and the controls are responsive and intuitive. The Adventure and Classic game modes mean an endless amount of play styles and replay value, so you definitely get your money's worth here in terms of content.

For those who...

  • You like intense arcade shooters
  • Love action-packed games

Not for those who...

  • You don't like arcade shooters
  • You want something more casual
Pako - Car Chase Simulator

Live out a high-speed chase

Pako - Car Chase Simulator
Avoid The Cops

For those who like chaotic driving action.

Pako - Car Chase Simulator is an arcade game that simulates the experience of being in a high speed car chase with the police. Players are able to choose from several different environments with their own unique cars, and see how long they can outlast the police that are on their tail.

Why we love it

You should care because Pako provides a unique game mechanic that you don't find very often in other games. It's a distinctive concept and it is highly addictive.

For those who...

  • Like action-packed car chases
  • Enjoy arcade games
  • Are gear heads

Not for those who...

  • Don't have good reflexes or coordination
  • Get frustrated easily
HexSweep

Twist and turn on the hexagon

HexSweep
High Speed Action

For those who like fast paced action that requires quick reactions.

HexSweep is a unique racing game where you tap right and left to maneuver your craft to the other sides of the track. Pick up valuable boosts, watch out for dangerous blockers, and tackle enormous speeds to unlock items and move through the classes. The energetic soundtracks and zippy audio effects go perfectly with the gorgeous graphics and game theme.

Why we love it

- Enjoy puzzle games - Like shooters

For those who...

  • With futuristic sounds, fantastic graphics, and ultimate speeds, HexSweep brings an exciting racing experience fitting for Apple TV. It is a challenging adventure where you must keep your eye on the track and your focus on your steering skills. If you enjoy high-energy racing in a unique world, then HexSweep is the game for you.

Not for those who...

  • Enjoy racing adventures
  • Like futuristic styled games
Impulse GP - Super Bike Racing

A fast-paced racing bike game

Impulse GP - Super Bike Racing
Innovative Boost Mechanic

For those who like tons of speed with special areas to gain even more speed.

Impulse GP is a racing game that depends on the player's skill and precision in order to be successful. The game takes place in a near futuristic world with super fast bikes and challenging circuits with opposing racers. You'll have to be accurate and timely in order to shave seconds off your previous times and beat the opposition.

Why we love it

If you enjoy motor racing, you will love this game. Unlike other games that focus on action and poer-ups, this game is all about racing and skill. It's challenging, innovative, and fun to play.

For those who...

  • You love the speed and excitement of a challenging racer
  • You enjoy racers with new mechanics
  • You like futuristic style

Not for those who...

  • You prefer puzzle games
  • You avoid fast paced action
Mos Speedrun 2

Unique retro-style platformer

Mos Speedrun 2
All New Challenges

For those who like speed run platformers.

While speed is encouraged in the game as you’ll try to beat the best times, gamers can also choose how the play. You can try to collect all of the hidden gold coins around the level or search for the special gold skulls hidden in secret areas. The game also features a fun costume system to dress Mos with a clown nose, fedora, and more.

Why we love it

Fun retro platformers like Mos Speedrun 2 are really fun to play on your iOS device, and the experience should even be better on the Apple TV. Each of the 30 levels can be played through multiple times to find goodies that you missed.

For those who...

  • Enjoy playing any type of retro platformer
  • Gamers who like to play through levels multiple times to accomplish goals
  • Love speed runs

Not for those who...

  • Like to take things slow
  • Are looking for a true multiplayer experience
Trigonarium

Battle until the end in this fast-paced, frantic, arcade shooting challenge.

Trigonarium
Power-Up The Action

For those who like over the top action with tons of enemies to blast away.

Trigonarium is a frantic arcade shooter with lively music and vibrant graphics. Shoot the enemy shapes, use your powerful boosts, and join a friend in the local two-player co-op mode. For fast, frenzied, arcade action, this intense shooter will energize you.

Why we love it

- Like casual gameplay - Enjoy story-based games

For those who...

  • If you like shooters that bring a high-energy gaming experience, then you will like Trigonarium. Play alone or with a friend to take out fast-moving enemy shapes. Score big to climb the leaderboard and show off your skills.

Not for those who...

  • Like arcade games
  • Enjoy fast-paced shooters