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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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...

DOS (1984)

Out on a LEM is a BASIC-programmed Lunar Lander-type game. The goal is to land on the white goal pad...

Commodore 64 (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Out on a Limb is a flick screen platform game based on the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. You...

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Outris is a Tetris variant for two players in split-screen mode. The game takes place in a space environment. Each...

OutRun 2019 Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

The basic Outrun game structure is reused in this, with the main difference being that a futuristic setting has been...

Out There Somewhere Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Out There Somewhere is a puzzle platformer with a sci-fi theme. The player controls Yuri, an astronaut that was shot...

Outtrigger Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2001) and Arcade (1999)

In Outtrigger you play a member of the "International Counter-terrorism Special Force (Interforce)", formed by "Visitaria", a multi-national company for...

Outwars Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Swarms of exoskeletal aliens are ripping a merciless path of annihilation through the galaxy. Your outposts have fallen--your drop zone...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

In Outzone the player takes control over a support space ship which has to aid a safety unit which has...

Arcade (1990)

Out Zone is a 2D top-down shooter. In the year 2097, mankind has a big problem - it's invaded by...

OverBlood PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

A team of scientists have been conducting controversial genetic experiments at the Lystra Laboratories research center. Due to a system...

OverBlood 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

In the year 2115AD, 70 years after the event known as "The Sudden Death Of The Earth", the world has...

Overdrive Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1995), Amiga (1993) and BlackBerry (2013)

This is a topdown racing game similar to Micro Machines in which the player gets to control 4x4s, buggies, super...

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