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.
Commodore 64 (1987)
Hyper Blob is set on the planet Cubos on which the player works a tourist guide. Unfortunately he has to...
Hybrid is a 3D first-person shooter with a futuristic high-tech theme. Earth is on the the brink of collapse after...
Nintendo 64 (1999)
Aliens are trying to take over the US by eventually replacing the President with a clone. To do this, they...
Hybris is a classic vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which has its roots firmly with arcade stalwarts like Capcom’s 1942.The back story...
Hydorah is a difficult side-scrolling shooter in the vein of R-Type with a classic retro feel. Players command a ship...
This is a physical DVD-ROM release of Hydorah. In addition to the game itself, the DVD also contains: Digital posters...
Atari 8-bit (1993)
This compilation includes the following titles: Hydraulik is an arcade platform game. The player's task is to repair pipes damaged...
The player controls a frog who, for whatever reason, cannot abide touching water. Starting the game at one end of...
Xbox 360 (2010)
In Hydrophobia the player takes the role of engineer Kate Wilson who works on the cruise ship Queen of the...
SEGA Saturn (1996)
Hyper 3D Taisen Battle Gebockers is a simplistic 3D shooting game. You choose one out of a cast of several...
Hyperballoid Deluxe is a Breakout game, but no ordinary, at least two of the three game modes aren't ordinary.The Traditional...
The Survival Pack is an freeware expansion pack for the shareware game Hyperballoid Deluxe, which must be installed to be...
HyperBlade introduces the 3D battlesport of the future. Players engage in a futuristic street-hockey style game played out on the...
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:
- 4.21 007: Legends (2012)
- 5.00 1001 Nights of DOOM (1995)
- 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.