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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Orbient Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Wii (2008)

Take control of a small star and consume all in your path! Orbital is an action game where you pilot...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Orbit 2000 is a clone of the classic arcade game Galaga and was released as a budget game on the...

Orbital Decay Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Orbital Decay is a combination of side-scrolling space shooter and defensive strategy. The story tells of a future empire of...

Browser (1999)

Orbital Defense is an Asteroids variant. The player controls a spaceship and must protect Earth's satellite network from subsequent alien...

Orbital Gear Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Orbital Gear is a fast-paced 2D multiplayer shooter with mechs in space. The environments consist of celestial objects that can...

Orbiter ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1982)

Orbiter is an adaptation of the classic Defender arcade game. You control a craft that is flying over a rocky...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Orbitron is a single screen shooter where you are the last fighter pilot left to protect your planet, Hyperion from...

Windows (1997)

Orbsters is a singleplayer shareware arcade style game which is similar to the classic game Galaxian. Gameplay is very much...

Orbz Windows Front Cover

Linux (2002), Windows (2003), Zodiac (2004) and Macintosh (2002)

Orbz (unofficially known as Orbz 2 after version 2.0) is a combination of golf, Super Mario, and its own quirky...

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1983) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Orc Attack: You Against the Hordes is a side-view single screen game where you must move along the top of...

Orcs Must Die! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Xbox 360 (2011)

In Orcs Must Die! the player takes control of a war mage who has to defend a number of fortresses...

Orcs Must Die! 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

After the young war mage has killed thousands of Orcs in Orcs Must Die! the invasion faded and he is...

The Order: 1886 (Shokai Seisan Gentei) PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2015)

Unlike the Japanese PSN release of the game, First Print retail version is marked as First Production Limited (初回生産限定) version...

The Order: 1886 PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2015)

The Order: 1886 is an action game set in an alternate history London in the year 1886 with steampunk elements....

Order Up! Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

In Order Up!, the player follows a promising new chef from his (or her!) days flipping burgers at the fast...

Ordyne TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1989), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1988)

Ordyne is a horizontal side-scrolling shoot 'em up (also considered a "cute 'em up" due to its lighter tone) that...

The Oregon Trail iPhone Front Cover

BREW (2008), J2ME (2008), Windows Mobile (2009), iPhone (2009), Nintendo DSi (2009), Android (2009), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2010), webOS (2010) and Fire OS (2011)

Become a pioneer and make the famous crossing across America! Travel with fellow pioneers as you make your way across...

Windows (2003)

A blend of strategy and action, Ore no Ryomi is a simulator of a restaurant (or - more specifically -...

Windows (2004)

Ore no Ryomi 2: The Restaurant is a restaurant management game. Similarly to its predecessor, it's an action-strategy game where...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a special release of BurgerTime for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains the original BurgerTime arcade game,...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This is a special release of Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio Kun for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains the original...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This is a special release of Konami's Quarth for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains the original arcade game,...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a release of Aero Fighters for PlayStation 2. The package includes the original coin-op version of the game...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a special release of Konami's Terra Cresta for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains the original arcade...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a special release of Konami's Time Pilot for the PlayStation 2 system. This package contains an emulated version...

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