Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

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 643 of 808 (items 16051-16075 of 20194) Previous | Next
sorted in ascending orderGame Title

J2ME (2004), ExEn (2003) and DoJa (2004)

This game allows you to play as one of several South Park characters in 13 different minigames. You use the...

Windows (2000)

South Park: Cartman's Authoritah is an unlicensed side-scrolling 2D platform game where the player plays as Cartman, a character from...

South Park: Chef's Luv Shack Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (1999) and Nintendo 64 (1999)

Chef hosts this Acclaim title, which mixes South Park trivia with mini games in the mold of Mario Party (Nintendo...

South Park: Let's Go Tower Defense Play! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

South Park is under attack, again, and Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman must overcome a series of tower defense challenges...

South Park: Mega Millionaire Android Front Cover

BREW (2009), J2ME (2009), Windows Mobile (2009), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2009) and Android (2010)

Cartman and his friends from South Park takes part in a Japanese game show, Mega Millionaire!, with the chance to...

Windows (2010)

Sovetskij Avtosport Racing Show is 3D racing game. Players participate in a racing show where competitions are held with the...

Soviet ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Amstrad PCW (1990)

Set during the collapse of the Soviet Union, this arcade style game puts the player in control of a Soviet...

Soviet Strike PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

In 1991, the U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) boasting the largest military force in history, suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed....

Windows (1998)

It's 75 Levels / 15 Multiplayer Levels and maps comprised from a Contest for Redneck Rampage.

Spac3 Invaders Extr3me Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008), PSP (2008) and Xbox 360 (2009)

The pixelated aliens are back to celebrate their 30th anniversary!Taking a cue from other recent arcade classic updates, Space Invaders...

Spac3 Invaders Extr3me 2 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Space Invaders Extreme 2 is the follow-up/remix of the gameplay formula created in the original Space Invaders Extreme, but adding...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Space! is an arcade first person shooter. The player sits inside a spacecraft and can rotate the view in any...

Commodore 64 (1989)

As a recruit of the space academy, you must complete numerous tasks, most of which test your dexterity and occasionally...

Space Ace DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2007), Jaguar (1995), SEGA CD (1994), 3DO (1995), CD-i (1993), Macintosh (1994), iPhone (2009), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Arcade (1983)

Following the successful gameplay of Dragon's Lair, Don Bluth released this second conversion of his Laserdisc games series.You're playing Dexter,...

SNES (1993)

Borf has kidnapped Dexter's girlfriend Kimberly and is threatening to turn earth's population into babies using his "Infanto Ray". Naturally,...

Space Ace DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Apple IIgs (1990) and Macintosh (1990)

Intergalactic hero Space Ace faces off against the evil Commander Borf, who hits him with an Infanto-Ray, turning Ace into...

Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Space Ace is a shooting game with a first person perspective. The player can scroll his view in eight directions...

Space Ace II: Borf's Revenge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1991) and Macintosh (1991)

Another Laserdisc conversion of one of Don Bluth’s cartoons: Space Ace II: Borf’s Revenge continues the saga of young cadet...

DOS (1996)

This compilation assembles three science-fiction-themed games from Electronic Arts' catalog: Crusader: No Remorse Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger...

Space Armada Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1981)

Space Armada is a clone of the game Space Invaders. Rows of bomb dropping aliens are invading your home planet,...

Spaceball Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

Spaceball is a basic Pong variant. The plot is set in 2164 and the planet Utalis was conquered by the...

Windows 3.x (1996)

Space Bastards is a Space Invaders clone with raytraced graphics, lots of weapon power-ups and a two player mode. You...

Space Battle Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982) and Intellivision (1979)

Space Battle is a one player game that pits you against the computer.Five alien fleets of different sizes are attacking...

Atari 2600 (2006)

The intergalactic treaty of 2345 has been broken by a race known as the G'ohrn. You are on patrol in...

Amiga (1987)

Space Battle is a one or two player version of the classic arcade game Asteroids where you have to survive...

Goto Page: 636 | 637 | 638 | 639 | 640 | 641 | 642 | 643 | 644 | 645 | 646 | 647 | 648 | 649 | 650