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 (2011)
Load is an abstract, music heavy interpretation of the miracle of life. The player is cast as a single sperm...
Atari 2600 (1982)
You are a diver in an underwater maze. Throughout the maze are valuable diamonds, and your goal is to retrieve...
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Lock On is a jet fighter game that has the classic one man vs. the forces of evil formula. After...
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The browser version of LocoRoco 2 is a sampler of the full PSP game, made available a week before the...
Just when the LocoRoco thought everyone was safe and happy, the nasty Moja Troop returns! The LocoRoco love to sing,...
PlayStation 3 (2007)
In LocoRoco Cocoreccho! the player is a butterfly that needs to guide the little LocoRocos through a huge maze-like level....
Midnight Carnival is a spin off of the LocoRoco games, and forms a sequel to LocoRoco 2 and was released...
DOS (1990), PC Booter (1983), NES (1984), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1984), VIC-20 (1983), WonderSwan (2000), MSX (1983), Amstrad CPC (1989), J2ME (2003), Macintosh (1984), Wii (2007), BBC Micro (1985), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1983), Windows Phone (2012), SG-1000 (1984), Sharp X1 (1984), FM-7 (1984), Arcade (1984) and PC-6001 (1984)
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Xbox 360 (2009)
This XBLA game updates the classic gameplay of the 1983 game Lode Runner with 3D Graphics and 220 new levels....
Nintendo 64 (1999)
The Emperor Monk of Pandora has begun raiding the Out-Sector Colonies, stealing vital gold supplies from the free systems. The...
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