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.
Game Boy Color (2000)
This is a scaled-down port of pop'n music: Animation Melody using the 5-button setup of pop'n music GB. It includes...
Game Boy Color (2000)
This is a scaled-down port of pop'n music: Disney Tunes using the 5-button setup of pop'n music GB. It includes...
Another top-down shooter in the Twinbee "cute'em up" franchise.Heroes Light and Pastel decide to go out and help a young...
You play as either Twinbee, Gwinbee or Winbee. Cooperative play is also available. In this mode the second player takes...
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Popper is a single player freeware game developed by Housemarque's New Media division. It was one of a series of...
Popstars: Deine Chance is a licensed title about the German casting show Popstars. The player controls one contestant and has...
The once-noble soil of the fine nation of Strongbadia has been tainted, and it is up to the player to...
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Game Boy Color (2001)
In Portal Runner you assume the role of the bow and arrow wielding Vikki G. Thinking she was investigating a...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
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Xbox 360 (2008)
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SEGA Master System (1988)
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Aaron Premo is angry and wants to take his anger out on random people by going around shooting them.In Postal...
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.