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.
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This gold edition was released along with the launch of the Eipix digital store and contains: Pyroblazer Apocalypse of Apeiron...
ZX Spectrum (2013)
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Q2 is a collection of levels for Quake. The add-on contains over 100 independent singleplayer and multiplayer maps.
Amstrad CPC (1986)
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The galactic government has sent you - and others - in to rescue some hostages from alien invaders. You are...
DOS (1984), Game Boy (1992), NES (1989), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), Intellivision (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1984), MSX (1986), J2ME (2003), Mophun (2002), Odyssey 2 (1982), BlackBerry (2009), SG-1000 (1983) and Arcade (1982)
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DOS (1989), Game Boy (1990), Lynx (1991), Amiga (1989), NES (1991), Commodore 64 (1989), Apple II (1989), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), Apple IIgs (1990), Commodore 128 (1989), J2ME (2003), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Arcade (1981)
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Xbox 360 (2009)
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Memotech MTX (1984)
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QS Asteroids is a fairly basic conversion of the original arcade game. The action starts immediately after loading (no title...
Top games by as rated by the press:
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- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
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- 96 Metroid Prime
- 96 Grand Theft Auto IV
- 95 World of Goo
- 95 Wing Commander
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
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Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.