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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Qabbalah Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1986)

Qabbalah is a single person arcade adventure game.Qabbalah is an ancient Hebrew doctrine that explains the relationship between that which...

DOS (1996)

The galactic government has sent you - and others - in to rescue some hostages from alien invaders. You are...

Qasir Al-Wasat: A Night in-Between Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Qasir Al-Wasat: A Night in-Between is a stealth action game with puzzle elements. It is set in Syria in the...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In Qatbol the player is in control over a one-screen level which represents a real-life wooden board. Just like a...

Q*bert NES Front Cover

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), J2ME (2003), Mophun (2002), Odyssey 2 (1982), BlackBerry (2009), SG-1000 (1983) and Arcade (1982)

Q*bert is a popular arcade game. The goal is to change all of the tiles on a pyramid to the...

Q*Bert PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (2000) and Macintosh (2001)

The hip character from the 1980's returns in a new, 3D puzzle adventure. This time, you must help Q*bert save...

Q*Bert MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986)

Despite it's name, this Q*Bert installment is not a port of the first game, rather it's based on Q*Bert's Qubes....

Q*Bert 3 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

This game is based on the coin op of the early 80's. You play a orange ball with 3 appendages:...

Q*bert: Rebooted Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2015), PS Vita (2015) and PlayStation 4 (2015)

Q*bert: Rebooted combines the original Q*bert arcade game (Classic) with a Rebooted version. The original version is identical to the...

Q*Bert's Qubes ColecoVision Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984) and Arcade (1983)

Q*Bert's Qubes is the sequel to the game Q*Bert and features similar gameplay, but is now in three dimensions. Once...

QBz Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003), Macintosh (2001) and iPhone (2008)

Your mission in QBz (pronounced Cubes) is simple, all you need to do is to remove all QBz from the...

QIX DOS Front Cover

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)

In this game, you guide a marker which must draw rectangles and other weird objects in order to claim your...

QIX++ Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

QIX++ is a Xbox Live Arcade remake of the game QIX that now includes high definition graphics.The object of the...

DOS (1990)

Qi Xiao Quan is a Taiwanese-made action game based on the Japanese manga Ranma ½. The protagonist is a teenager...

PlayStation (2001)

QIX Neo is a remake of Volfied, Taito's arcade game from 1989. The graphics and sounds were upgraded, but the...

Memotech MTX (1984)

Qogo is a clone of Q*bert. It's an action game played from an isometric perspective where the player has to...

Memotech MTX (1985) and Tatung Einstein (1986)

The follow-up to Qogo is another Q*Bert clone with fifty different isometric levels to complete by changing the colours through...

QP Shooting: Dangerous!! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

QP Shooting: Dangerous!! is a 2D vertically scrolling shooter in danmaku/bullet hell style and it is a continuation of the...

qrth-phyl Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)

qrth-phyl is a tridimensional development of the classic game of Snake. It continues the game design concept of Leave Home....

ZX81 (1981)

QS Asteroids is a fairly basic conversion of the original arcade game. The action starts immediately after loading (no title...

ZX80 (1981) and ZX81 (1981)

QS Defender is a side scrolling shooter that although it is inspired by it, lacks many features of the arcade...

ZX81 (1982)

QS Invaders is a clone of Space Invaders and plays the same as the original. The player controls his laser...

ZX81 (1982)

QS Scramble is a clone of the arcade game Scramble. It's a side-scrolling shooter where the player controls a space...

ZX81 (2014)

Quack! is a clone of the mobile game Flappy Bird for the ZX81 computer. The gameplay is the same as...

Quackshot ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

As a night watchman at a toy factory, you are faced with a horde of rampaging toys to shoot out...

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