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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Browser (2010)

Ravenwood Fair is a game where players create a home within a wild forest and build a beautiful fair. You...

Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time is a party game for the Wii in which the titular Rabbids travel back in...

Raw Danger! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

The year is 2010. Joshua Harwell and Stephanie McMurrough got a job as waiters in the opening event of Geo...

R.A.W: Realms of Ancient War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

R.A.W.: Realms of Ancient War is a role-playing game with action combat. It is set in a fantasy world where...

Raw Recruit Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

Anyone aiming to prove himself a soldier must prove his physical ability, reactions, stamina and sheer courage. As the Raw...

Raycatcher Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Raycatcher is a fast puzzle game where a cluster of shapes, controlled by the player, needs to be rotated using...

RayCrisis: Series Termination PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Arcade (1998)

RayCrisis is the third part of a series of "Ray" shooting games. In the story it is considered a prequel...

Windows (2006)

In Ray-Hound, players pilot a small ship around a circular arena that contains randomly spawning energy turrets. The ship's only...

Rayman DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995), PlayStation (1995), Game Boy Advance (2001), Jaguar (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), PSP (2009), Windows Mobile (2002), PlayStation 3 (2009), Nintendo DSi (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons -...

Rayman Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000), Palm OS (2001), Windows Mobile (2001), Symbian (2002) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

When a villain known only as Mr. Dark appears, trouble brews in Rayman's world. Mr. Dark captures the Toons -...

DOS (1999) and Windows (1999)

Rayman 100 Levels / 100 Niveaux includes: Rayman by His Fans (from Rayman Forever) Rayman 60 Levels (from Rayman Collector)...

Rayman 10th Anniversary Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Bundle of Rayman Advance and Rayman 3.In Rayman Advance, the lead character consists of a body, a head, two hands...

Rayman 10th Anniversary GameCube Front Cover Outer Sleeve

GameCube (2005)

This is a limited-edition pack containing Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc and 4 episodes of the Rayman animated series. This version...

Rayman 10th Anniversary Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

This 10th anniversary Rayman compilation contains the following three games: Rayman 2: The Great Escape Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Rayman...

Rayman 2 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Rayman 2 for the Game Boy Color is a 2D side-scrolling platformer. You play as Rayman, an odd looking creature...

Rayman 2: The Great Escape Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (2000), PlayStation 2 (2000), Dreamcast (2000), Nintendo 64 (1999), Nintendo DS (2005), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008), iPhone (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

Admiral Razorbeard and his gang of robot pirates have enslaved all the creatures in Rayman's world, including the peaceful Teensies...

Rayman 3 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003) and N-Gage (2003)

Globox, a friend of Rayman, has placed the world in peril. By eating the Lord of the Dark Lums, Globox...

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003), GameCube (2003), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2004) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Globox, a friend of Rayman, has placed the world into a deadly possibility. By eating Andre, the Lord of the...

Rayman Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2001), Xbox (2002), GameCube (2002) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Rayman Arena/Rayman M is the first multiplayer game in the Rayman series. It's not a platformer like earlier games of...

DOS (1999) and Windows (1999)

Rayman Collector includes: Rayman Rayman Designer (aka Rayman Gold) - 24 levels and a level editor Rayman by His Fans...

Rayman Compilation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

The Rayman Compilation is a collection of Rayman related desktop themes and screensavers. It includes a 60 level edition of...

Rayman Designer Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Rayman Designer is a standalone expansion to the original Rayman. It contains a level editor (The Rayman Designer) and 24...

Rayman Fiesta Run iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013), Windows Phone (2014) and Windows Apps (2014)

Rayman Fiesta Run is the follow-up to Rayman Jungle Run and just like the previous game it is an auto-runner...

Rayman Forever Windows Front Cover Includes Rayman2 promo

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

Another collection of 2D Rayman, this one features the original Rayman, the editor (including 24 new levels), and "Rayman by...

Rayman: Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Rayman: Gold is a collection of the original Rayman (1995), plus 24 new levels and a level editor.

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