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.
Want a unique game of mayhem? You play this game as a mole who's only goal is to kill every...
The Molten Core recreates a 2008 April Fools' joke by Blizzard Entertainment as a game. On 1st April 2008 Blizzard...
Monadius is a freeware, open-source space shooter with vector graphics, created as a homage to the Gradius series of side-scrolling...
A sequel to the bizarre Mondo Medicals, Mondo Agency is a peculiar, surreal game which pits you as "Agent-65386", who...
On a playfield analogous to playing two perpendicular rounds of Frogger superimposed upon each other, this game sets before the...
There once was an uncle who was a fabulously rich eccentric, and now that he is dead, the nephew has...
Money Tree is a resource management game where the player has to take care of a tree and collect its...
SEGA Master System (1991)
The master of dirt, king of slime, Capitão Feio, with the help of an army of monsters, conquered the world...
ZX Spectrum (1983)
Donkey Kong provides the basic gameplay for this platforms-and-ladders game comprising 8 screens. You start at the bottom of each...
In this game you play a monkey, a brave little monkey, who has been trained by another monkey called Master...
Monkey King is based on the character of the Monkey King from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West....
Monkey Magic is a platform game for the Playstation based upon a successful cartoon of the same name. The cartoon...
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 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 96 Metroid Prime
- 96 Grand Theft Auto IV
- 95 Wing Commander
Games must have at least a MobyRank 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 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)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.