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.
SEGA Saturn (1998)
This is a compilation that includes the award winning arcade versions of the fighting games Real Bout Fatal Fury and...
A PSX-only Fatal Fury released as a conversion of sorts to Real Bout Fatal Fury Special. The game uses the...
Game Boy (1992)
The Real Ghostbusters, known as Garfield Labyrinth in Europe and Mickey Mouse IV: Mahou no Labyrinth in Japan, is a...
PS Vita (2012)
Reality Fighters is a non-realistic fighting game where players can customize their fighters and take photos of themselves to use...
Really Big Sky, the sequel to Big Sky, is a twin-stick side-scrolling shooter with a craft set in space. Everything...
In the year 5069 A.D., an alien invasion has devastated the planet, nearly killing the entire population and leaving the...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
The action in Realm Of The Undead takes place over three stages. In the first stage, the player finds himself...
The Limited Edition of Realms of the Haunting features the following additional content: Director's cut extended 8 minute video introduction...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
REALPLAY Puzzlesphere is an action puzzle game in the vein of Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball using the Realplay...
Atari 2600 (1987)
This features one or two player action, with a wide range of moves. There are 4 distinct players - unusual...
Windows 3.x (1995)
Real Video Blackjack is a very realistic simulation of a video blackjack machine like those found in casinos. The object...
Reaper Arena is a side-scrolling action game wherein the player takes the role of a nameless commando sent on missions...
The Reap is a classic arcade shooter in Zaxxon style. The game has 4 stages. First you shoot enemies in...
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.