Action

Description

In 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.
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Jumpkick Justice Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Jumpkick Justice is a retro-style arcade game where two players fight over a trial in a court of law. Once...

Arcade (1993)

Jump Kids is 2D arcade single screen platform game, another clone of Snow Bros. The player controls a kids with...

Jumpman PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and Wii (2008)

Jumpman is a bomb disposal expert. He is called on to save the Jupiter headquarters after the evil Alienators invade...

Jumpman Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Jumpman is a puzzle platformer made to look like a Atari 2006 or Apple // retro game from the early...

Jupiter Ace (1984)

You are Jumpman and your aim in this single screen platform game is to collect all the fruit before ringing...

Jumpman Junior Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ColecoVision (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Jumpman Junior is the sequel to Jumpman and features similar gameplay with all new levels. As Jumpman, your goal is...

DOS (1991)

This shareware adaptation of the classic Epyx game featured all of the levels from Jumpman and Jumpman Junior, along with...

DOS (1998), Browser (2011) and GP32 (2003)

A real-time multiplayer-only keyboard-crowding (or network) game, this game pits up to four human-operated cute fuzzy widdle bunnies against each...

Amiga (1990)

A remake of the Commodore 64 games Trailblazer and Cosmic Causeway, Jump ‘N’ Roll involves guiding a rendered spherical object...

Jump'N'Shoot Attack Android Front Cover

iPhone (2015), Android (2015) and iPad (2015)

Jump'N'Shoot Attack is an auto-run platformer set in a distant future where the president of Earth 4 has been kidnapped...

Jump Raven Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

Jump Raven is the second title released by Cyberflix. The game is set in New York in an undefined period...

Jump Start 1st - 3rd Grade Learning Playground Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

A compilation of the games Jump Start Reading Jump Start Math Jump Start Explorers

Apple II (1987)

You control Fred. Fred's job is to jump the cannonball barreling toward him. When he reaches the end of a...

Jump Superstars Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Jump Superstars is a 2D fighting game featuring over 150 characters from different Japanese animation (anime) and comic (manga) series....

Jump Ultimate Stars Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Jump Ultimate Stars is more or less an expanded version of the original game, Jump Super Stars. It features the...

The Jungle Book: Fruit Dash! iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

The Jungle Book: Fruit Dash! is a game based on the animated TV series by DQ Entertainment launched in 2010....

The Jungle Book Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1994)

This 8-bit adaptation of Disney's 1967 animated film Jungle Book is slightly different from the other versions. Although most of...

Jungle Crash Land Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006), iPhone (2009), Android (2013) and iPad (2011)

Your plane is about to crash in the jungle. To land safely you need to clear the runway by bombing...

Jungledyret Hugo DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Based on the 1993 Danish animated film, "Jungledyret". The plot is about a rare jungle animal named Jack (aka, Hugo)...

Atari 2600 (1982)

This is a double-ender cartridge with Jungle Fever on one end and Knight on the Town on the other.Jungle Fever...

Odyssey 2 (2012)

In Jungle Girl the player must save the natives from the lions. The Jungle Girl is shown at the bottom...

Jungle Hunt PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), Apple II (1984), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1984), TI-99/4A (1984) and Arcade (1982)

Jungle Hunt offers four unique adventure experiences, which repeat with greater difficulty once all four have been survived. If you...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Jungle Jim is a Pac-Man variant where the titular hero has to be guided through a jungle. He has to...

Jungle Legend Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Jungle Legend is a 3D first person action game that takes place in the jungle. A strange disease is spreading...

Jungle no Ōja Tar-chan SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Jungle no Ōja Tar-chan is a 2D platform game, similar to the Super Mario Bros. series. Here you also have...

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