Action

Description

In 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.
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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty! Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015), PlayStation 3 (2015), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2015)

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a faithful remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee where the pre-rendered sceneries are recreated in real-time...

Oddworld: Adventures Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1998)

In this side scroller, you play as Abe from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. You have to save the paramites and scrabs...

Oddworld: Adventures 2 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Oddworld Adventures 2 plays very similarly to other Oddworld games. Abe's job is to free his fellow Mudokons who are...

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox (2001)

Munch is a lonely Gabbit - a gentle frog-like creature who communicates with other members of its species through echolocation....

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

After rescuing his people from the hands of death, Abe finds himself teaming up with another creature that needs his...

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012) and PS Vita (2014)

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD is an HD remake of Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. It has a high definition version of the...

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox (2005), iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014) and Ouya (2015)

A bounty hunter known only as the Stranger is pursuing and capturing various criminals, trying to earn enough money for...

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), PlayStation 3 (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is a HD remake of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath. It retains the original game and adds the...

Windows (1999)

Loki has stolen Odin's eye from Mimir's well. Odin placed it in the well to gain all the wisdom in...

Odentodo Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Odentodo is an arcade game with 2D graphics.The story is simple: you are a caring husband, and you've got a...

Odin Sphere PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Odin Sphere is a side-scrolling action game with RPG elements, featuring a combination of 2D and 3D graphics. The game...

Odoru? Pokémon on ga Kutai iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2015), Android (2015) and iPad (2015)

Odoru? Pokémon on ga Kutai is a rhythm game made to promote the short film Pikachu and the Pokémon Band....

O.D.T. - Escape... Or Die Trying Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1998)

The airship Nautiflyus, piloted by the famous hero Captain Lamat, was on its way to deliver the wondrous Green Pearl...

Amiga (1995)

The hero of this game does have his share of family conflicts. His uncle murdered his father who also happened...

NES (1991)

The game is based on a popular animé series for children. The hero Anpanman is the son of the baker...

PC-98 (1993)

Long time ago, the king god Reg and the evil god Barbados fought each other in a titanic battle. But...

Browser (2012)

Offensive Combat is the world's deadliest underground competition. Using exotic gear and cutting-edge weaponry, elite warriors from around the globe...

Office Jerk iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and Android (2011)

Some six years after Throw Paper!'s trailblazing work, some new developers have improved the game by upgrading the target from...

The Office Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Based on the TV show of the same name, The Office puts you into a competition against your rivals for...

The Official America's Cup Sailing Simulation Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Yachting’s most prestigious event is brought to life in this simulation of the 24.3 mile course off Perth that it...

Windows (2008)

The Official EDGE Computer Game is a short, one-day programming effort by Nicklas Nygren created at the Edgefestivalen. He did...

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

The game is set on Christmas Eve, with Santa (Father Christmas) rushing to deliver presents to the entire world.After the...

DOS (1988)

Offroad is an arcade action game in the style of Moon Patrol.You drive a four-wheel-drive truck across a one-dimensional desert....

Off-Road Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Choose one from nine cars and race against six opponents in arena stadiums through all major cities of America.The Arcade...

Off-Road Velociraptor Safari Browser Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Browser (2008)

To spice up the concept of a tourist safari, this game has the player control a velociraptor driving a jeep....

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