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.
Xbox 360 (2007)
As a delivery pilot for the Acme Interstellar Transport Company, you're sent to far off distant planets to deliver rocket...
This remake of the platform game of 1983 completely updates the presentation, replacing the graphics and sounds with new ones...
Atari ST (1998), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Xbox 360 (2012), Dragon 32/64 (1985), iPhone (2011), BBC Micro (1985), Electron (1985), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2012), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986), Memotech MTX (1985) and Tatung Einstein (1985)
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Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier is the remake of the second chapter of Miner Willy's adventures. In the...
Jet Set Willy: Online is an online multiplayer version of Jet Set Willy. Each player chooses a name and avatar...
Dragon 32/64 (1988)
JSW Screen Designer starts out by letting you transfer the tape-only Jet Set Willy to disk, and, as its main...
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A old and fun game from 90's. You need to survive a electronics rebellion.You can play with George and ask...
George Jetson was about to run out to work when his pal Captain Zoom appears out of thin air. Zoom...
Game Boy (1992)
This is a multi-character platformer based on The Jetsons cartoon. Users can play as either Elroy, Judy, Jane, and finally...
ZX Spectrum (1988)
Jet-Story is a sequel to Planet of Shades. The player controls a spaceship in a huge game world. His task...
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Windows 3.x (1992)
Jewel Master is a variant of Columns, a falling blocks puzzle game similar to Tetris. The objective of the game...
Nintendo DS (2009)
This is the Nintendo DS release of the well-received match-3 game Jewel Match for Windows/Macintosh. Due to the limited screen...
This is a free-to-play Flash version of the popular match-3 game Jewel Match for Windows/Macintosh. It features the first 10...
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