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.
Atari 8-bit (1992)
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Jet Ball is a Breakout-variant very similar to Arkanoid. Using a paddle and a ball, the player has to destroy...
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Commodore 64 (1987)
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Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
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New scenery, missions and game features for the JetFighter III Combat Flight Simulator. Adds 5 million square miles and 70...
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Nintendo 64 (1999)
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Game Boy Advance (2003)
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PlayStation 2 (2002)
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Atari ST (1992)
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Jetpack Brontosaurus continues the development studio's fascination for dinosaurs in unusual settings. After Off-Road Velociraptor Safari this game tells how...
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Top games by as rated by the press:
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
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- 96 Metroid Prime
- 96 Grand Theft Auto IV
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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