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.
Game Boy (1992)
You are cruising around in outer space when suddenly you are out of gas. The game is played from an...
Being inspired by Diablo and Crimsonland, the game presents a mixture of Shooter and RPG. You get into the not-too-distant...
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)
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Odyssey 2 (1979)
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Atari 8-bit (1993)
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The basic Outrun game structure is reused in this, with the main difference being that a futuristic setting has been...
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You arrive at your home planet after a long space flight, only to find it has been destroyed by a...
Amiga CD32 (1993)
This CD contains two shoot 'em ups. The games are:Overkill - a Defender clone Lunar-CLunar-C is unique in that it...
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Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
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