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 PET/CBM (1981)
Mission 2001 is a clone of Asteroids, dumbed down to the capabilities of the Commodore PET. Like in the original...
An expansion disk released both as a standalone floppy version and bundled with the original Spear of Destiny in the...
Atari 2600 (1983)
Mission 3000 is an arcade action game where you control the space ship Thunderhawk on a mission to destroy enemy...
Mission Against Terror is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter where two opposing teams must complete their given objectives within a...
As commander of a fast and powerful helicopter, you must fight your way through waves of enemy aircraft and destroy...
Mission Cobra 98 is a single player, side scrolling, freeware shooter which plays like Defender only without the rescuing people...
Apple II (1982)
Mission: Escape! is a Lunar Lander clone and has ten levels. The player has to land a space ship on...
With Australia in one of the worst droughts in history, it is putting a toll on the water catchments. Much...
Game Boy Color (1999)
Tie-in of Brian De Palma's popular movie "Mission: Impossible", a side-scrolling action/adventure. Playing the secret agent Ethan Hunt, the player...
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to rescue Dr. O and Shannon from the grubby clutches of...
The mobile platform is the only one to have a game based on the third Mission: Impossible film. It is...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
Take on the role of Ethan Hunt, as you accept your mission. Surma Corporation is attempting world domination and it...
Odyssey 2 (2006)
Two titles are available in this cart: Mission Impossible is an action game. The player must protect a cargo ship...
Mission in Snowdriftland is a platform game developed by German based software company Extra Toxic and published by Nintendo of...
Atari 8-bit (1991)
Mission Shark is a platform game where a covert agent is trying to find four canisters within an enemy base....
The Mission’, offers gamers the opportunity to play as some of the greatest footballers in the world. The aim of...
Mission X is a vertically scrolling shooter played from a top down point of view.You are pilot of a World...
Atari ST (1993)
Mission X is a vertically scrolling shooter in which you pilot an air plane.The game features four levels with lots...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
Mission Zircon is a side scrolling shoot 'em up game. Princess Cirzona is due to be married but the grand...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
Mister Mosquito is one of the first games from Eidos' FreshGames group, which brings Japanese games to the North American...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 96 Metroid Prime
- 96 Grand Theft Auto IV
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Dragon's Lair - Space Ace (1998)
- 3.41 3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball (1999)
- 4.55 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (1996)
- 5.00 3Tones (2009)
- 4.31 Action Hero 3D: Wild Dog (2006)
- 5.00 Action Pack - 4 Killer Action Games! (2003)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.