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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The Outfit Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

The Outfit is a World War II game that, unlike many other games in the genre, focuses almost entirely on...

Arcade (1995)

A shadowy figure known only as Mr. Acme has hired seven hitmen to eliminate seven big-time art collectors - and...

Outland Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2011), Macintosh (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Outland is a 2D platformer that combines mechanics from different games and genres, with fast and agile movement, a large...

Outlander SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993) and Genesis (1992)

The game's setting and style closely resemble the movie The Road Warrior ("Mad Max 2"). Your objective is to drive...

Outlanders NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

Tetsuya Wakatsuki was just an average guy, lazy but well-meaning, and a photographer for the local newspaper. Your planet being...

Outlands Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Outlands is a rather straightforward vertical shoot 'em up. It does not feature any elaborated background story. The basic statement...

Outlast Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2015), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Outlast is a first-person survival horror game with stealth elements. You play as Miles Upshur, a freelance journalist who breaks...

Outlast: Whistleblower Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Whistleblower is DLC for Outlast and acts as a prologue set just before the events of the original game as...

Outlaw Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1978) and Arcade (1976)

In Outlaw the player controls a gunslinger in the Old West. It features both one and two player games. In...

Outlaw Golf Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

The first game in the Outlaw series of sports titles, Outlaw Golf is what you get when you take the...

Outlaw Golf: 9 More Holes of X-Mas Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

A Blockbuster Video Exclusive release. This is another 9 holiday holes of Outlaw Golf like last year's Outlaw Golf: Holiday...

GameCube (2005)

This is a two-game value pack which contains the following games: Outlaw Golf Darkened Skye

Outlaw Golf: Holiday Golf Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

It's the holidays and here are 9 all-new holes for the holidays. A small taste of Outlaw Golf but on...

Outlaws Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Marshall James Anderson had been a great gunfighter. He had worn the badge of the law and put men to...

Commodore 64 (1985)

In Outlaws you play a wild west hero called Lone Rider. The game takes place on the prairie, and in...

Outlaws: Handful of Missions Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Outlaws: Handful of Missions is a pistol-packin' collection of four single and five multiplayer missions and requires a retail version...

Outlaw Volleyball: Red Hot Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

A Blockbuster Video Exclusive game for the 2003 Halloween season. This acts like a demo for those not familiar with...

DOS (2000)

Written as an entry for the 100KB PC Game compo at the Inscene 2000 demoparty, Out 'M' Up is a...

Atari 2600 (1983)

This is an obstacle race in a space ship. The ship controls in a rather Asteroids-like way, in that you...

Out of Gas Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

You are cruising around in outer space when suddenly you are out of gas. The game is played from an...

Out of the World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Being inspired by Diablo and Crimsonland, the game presents a mixture of Shooter and RPG. You get into the not-too-distant...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

You are a test pilot of the experimental RP2-16 fighter and while flying the ship, strange flashing lights appear and...

Out of This World DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Windows (2006), Windows 3.x (1994), SNES (1992), Genesis (1992), Jaguar (2013), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), 3DO (1994), Apple IIgs (1992), Symbian (2005), Zodiac (2007) and Macintosh (1993)

A young physics professor named Lester conducts a particle experiment. Suddenly, something goes wrong, a lightning strikes, and in a...

Enterprise (1987)

Out of This World is a ball rolling action game similar to Trailblazer. The game is viewed from a third-person...

Odyssey 2 (1979)

Two titles are available in this cart: Out of This World! is a slightly upgraded version of Space Rendezvous. It...

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