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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Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

'Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan' is a music-based rhythm game on the Nintendo DS. The premise revolves around a troupe of men...

Otocky NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

In Otocky, players pilot a flying creature throughout eleven horizontal scrolling stages on a mission to collect musical notes. The...

Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors combines fantasy with real life folklore and fast paced action. It starts where its predecessor ended...

Otogi: Myth of Demons Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Otogi: Myth of Demons is a third-person action game which lets you play as Raikoh. Once a mighty warrior, he...

Otomedius Excellent (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

This limited edition includes: Otomedius Excellent Soundtrack disc 68-page art book 2-sided pillowcase

Game Boy Advance (2005)

As the title says, it is a pinball game featuring the Ottifants, which are comic characters created by the German...

The Ottifants Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993), Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1993)

Bruno is a baby Ottifant. It's an ordinary evening, and Bruno's dad is working late at office. Reason enough for...

Otto Matic Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005), Macintosh (2001), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2011)

In 1957, evil Brain Aliens from Planet X sent a fleet of flying saucers to Earth to abduct humans to...

Ottos Ottifanten: Baby Brunos Alptraum Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1998)

Ottos Ottifanten: Baby Brunos Alptraum is an action game with puzzle elements based on the Ottifants franchise. As the title...

Oüba: The Great Journey Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

The land of the Oübas, a peaceful race of strange multicolored creatures, is devastated by the powerful red wizard Garouba....

Our Darker Purpose Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Our Darker Purpose is a top-down action-RPG with roguelike elements in which the player takes on the role of a...

Wii (2009)

Our House: Party! is a family-oriented home improvement game for the Wii for up to four players. In the game,...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Outback is based on the arcade game Pooyan and sees you play as Boss Roo trying to save nine Joeys...

Outbreak Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The game plays in the galaxy Galarion, where the races Tekkos, Kzeos, Insoid and Protorion live. Normally, they live in...

Outcast ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1987)

Exorcism should be good driving out evil. Or so the old benign Wizard was taught as a sprog. But he...

Outcast Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In the year 2007, a parallel universe is discovered by scientists. The U.S. government sends a probe to that universe...

Outcast 1.1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Outcast 1.1 is an updated version of the 1999 game Outcast. Following an unsuccessful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for a...

Outcast (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This Limited Edition includes: Outcast Freeze dried Outcast-T-Shirt Making-Of-Video Screensaver Desktop Theme Playable demo of Silver

DOS (1995)

Outer Ridge combines Asteroids with 3D space viewed from the cockpit, similar to Wing Commander. On each level, there is...

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...

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