User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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.
Viewing Page 600 of 900 (items 14976-15000 of 22487) Previous | Next
sorted in ascending orderGame Title
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend Windows Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

Apocalypse Weekend begins on the Saturday following the climactic Apocalypse at the end of Postal 2. As the shiftless Postal...

Postal²: Share the Pain Linux Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

Share the Pain combines the original Postal 2 single player game with new multiplayer gameplay. Owners of the original Windows...

Postal: Classic and Uncut Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2012)

This package is a re-release of the original Postal Plus compilation. It contains:Postal Postal: Special Delivery The 'Monday'-Demo of Postal²...

Postal III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Postal III is the sequel to Running With Scissors' over-the-top violent, black humour-filled Postal 2. Following the nuclear devastation of...

Postal Plus Linux Front Cover

Linux (2001), Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2013)

Postal Plus is a compilation containing: the original Postal the Special Delivery add-on.

Browser (2000)

Postal: Real Edition plays the same as the original browser game Postal by Aaron Premo but features improved graphics, such...

Postal: Special Delivery Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

This add-on pack for Postal includes four new levels, new characters, new sounds, new modes of play (co-op and a...

Post-Apocalyptic Unicorn Uprising Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In a post-apocalyptic future, robots have finally conquered over the humans. However, in their calculations they left out one crucial...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You play the role of Bill Stickers, a billboard paster. You paste the billboards across town, to display the advertisements...

Postman Pat Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Kids TV favourite Postman Pat aims to stamp his authority on the games scene by delivering a first-class licensed game....

Postman Pat 2 ZX Spectrum Front Cover

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

Postman Pat's rounds for this morning take him through the streets to several different houses, all indicated by black arrows....

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Postman Pat 3 is a Paperboy-style game. Pat agrees to help deliver telephone directories on behalf of his friend Delivery...

Game Boy Advance (2007)

Postman Pat and the Greendale Rocket is based on the famous TV cartoon series about happy and friendly Postman Pat...

Mattel Aquarius (1984)

The people of Happy-Happy are all living very cheerful lives, except for Postman Pot who each day has to risk...

Pot Panic Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Pot Panic is a puzzle game resembling a simpler version of Klax. You are the pot washer at a large...

Potsworth & Co. Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Potsworth the well-spoken dog and his Midnight Patrol chums (Rosie, Nick, Carter, Keiko and Freddy) were stars of a successful...

Potty Painter in the Jungle Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and ZX Spectrum (1983)

Potty Painter In The Jungle is a single player action game with puzzle elements.Bizarrely, considering the name of the game,...

Amiga (1988)

P.O.W. is the second light-gun game for the Commodore Amiga similar in style to Operation Wolf. The premise is to...

DOS (1997)

Powball is a one or two player Breakout clone.Things look pretty bleak for mankind in the 25th century. Government control...

Amiga (1998)

Powder is a sidescrolling "shmup" for the Amiga, made in a slightly cartoonish style much like many shooters for the...

Power Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Mankind has spread throughout the solar system into vast colonies, which are under alien threat. The bad guys have anti-matter...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Power at Sea is a 2D naval action/strategic game. 1944, war in the pacific. You are the commanding officer of...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Powerball is a platform game where you control a ball and collect chalices over eight levels as the screen scrolls...

Power Blade NES Front Cover

NES (1991) and Arcade (1991)

It is the year 2191, and Earth's blissful existence was governed by a master computer. Then suddenly, its master control...

NES (1992)

Christmas Eve, 2200.The Delta Foundation has just finished the development of a cyborg unit which represents a new generation of...

Goto Page: 593 | 594 | 595 | 596 | 597 | 598 | 599 | 600 | 601 | 602 | 603 | 604 | 605 | 606 | 607