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 (1993)
Jumping Jack is an arcade puzzle-solving game. The player's task is to break all the tiles. The number of lines...
Sord M5 (1986)
"Inspired" by the ZX Spectrum game of the same name (also known as Leggit), Jumping Jack has you jumping upwards...
Jumping Pop is a 2D arcade platform game, very similar to Nightmare in the Dark with colorful graphics. Player is...
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Commodore 64 (1985)
Jumpin' Jimmy is a platform game where you control a kangaroo attempting to collect fruit and baby kangaroos over four...
Jump Jack is a classic Jump´n´Run-game, made primarily for younger kids. The gameplay is easy to learn, the graphics are...
Jack is back, even if it is not entirely voluntary this time. We all remember that Jack's girlfriend was kidnapped...
This is a nice and simple game. You pilot a plane, and you just blow other planes up, while performing...
Dragon 32/64 (1983)
Jump Jet let's you fly the pride of the British navy, the Harrier VTOL fighter, across sea and land in...
Jumpkick Justice is a retro-style arcade game where two players fight over a trial in a court of law. Once...
Jump Kids is 2D arcade single screen platform game, another clone of Snow Bros. The player controls a kids with...
Jupiter Ace (1984)
You are Jumpman and your aim in this single screen platform game is to collect all the fruit before ringing...
This shareware adaptation of the classic Epyx game featured all of the levels from Jumpman and Jumpman Junior, along with...
A remake of the Commodore 64 games Trailblazer and Cosmic Causeway, Jump ‘N’ Roll involves guiding a rendered spherical object...
Apple II (1987)
You control Fred. Fred's job is to jump the cannonball barreling toward him. When he reaches the end of a...
Nintendo DS (2005)
Jump Superstars is a 2D fighting game featuring over 150 characters from different Japanese animation (anime) and comic (manga) series....
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- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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- 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.
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- 5.00 3D Realms: Anthology (2014)
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