DescriptionIn action games players are required to have good reflexes and quick reaction in order to overcome challenges. Action games typically focus on combat, during which the player must press buttons or keys rapidly or in timed intervals in order to execute attacks and other moves. Non-combat challenges may include avoiding traps, jumping, running, completing tasks within a pressing time limit, etc.
Common action sub-genres are shooters, fighting, and platform games.
Though most racing / driving, sports, and many simulation games contain action-oriented gameplay, they can be considered action games only if they specifically emphasize arcade-like, reflex-based gameplay.
Action games may include extensive non-violent exploration and/or puzzle-solving, or combine themselves with other genres, e.g. role-playing or driving.
Quick thinking is often required to succeed in action games; however, games that specifically emphasize quick thinking over reflexes are usually real-time strategy or puzzle games.
PlayStation 2 (2006)
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The master chef Hao goes in a quest to hunt down and avenge his master by hitting every inn and...
Commodore 64 (1986)
The evil forces of Kerllis IX are causing havoc across the Universe by invading planets and overrunning them. The leader...
Hook is a side-scrolling, weapon based beat'em up, based on the movie with the same title. Up to four players...
Explore deep caves to find sacred idols and loot treasure - but watch out for the terrifying monsters, bats, traps...
An RTS style game where you control a group of football (soccer) hooligans, and attempt to cause as much damage...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Hooper is a single screen game where you control Hooper himself as you try to fill in all the various...
Hoops is an action basketball game for one or two players. The game is half court and can be one-on-one...
HoopWorld is an action sports basketball game in arcade style where two teams of three face themselves in a match...
Hoosier City is a top-down action game in 3 episodes. You must rid a city of evil mutants in a...
Commodore 64 (1986)
Hopeless is a side view scrolling game with platform elements where the screen moves when you move your hero, Al...
Hopeless Masquerade is 2D one-on-one fighting game. It carries the subtitle Touhou 13.5 and it is the fourth fighting game...
Commodore 64 (1993)
Hope to Hopp is a small platformer, a mini-game made in just 2048 Bytes that won a "2KByter"-competition arranged by...
Commodore 64 (1996)
Hope to Hopp II is a small platformer of just 5120 Bytes that was developed for the 5KByter section of...
Hopmon is a single player puzzle game.The player takes on the role of the main character, Hopmon, and has to...
An unofficial port of the commercial game Hopper, which existed on other home computer platforms, itself a clone of the...
Sinclair QL (1985)
Hopper is most likely an unofficial port of the 1982 game of the same name, which is in turn based...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 96 Metroid Prime
- 96 Grand Theft Auto IV
- 96 Elite
- 95 World of Goo
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
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- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Dragon's Lair - Space Ace (1998)
- 5.00 3D Realms Anthology (2014)
- 3.50 3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball (1999)
- 4.58 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (2000)
- 5.00 3Tones (2009)
- 4.31 Action Hero 3D: Wild Dog (2006)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.