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.
Atari 8-bit (1995)
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Nintendo DS (2007)
Puzzle de Harvest Moon is a fast paced competitive strategy game. Players select a character to farm a piece of...
Game Boy Color (1999)
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Puzzle Scape is a block busting game where the player arranges same colored blocks to 2x2 formations to explode them....
Puzzle Soccer features classic arcade gameplay of the 1980s and revisits it in soccer theme. The goal of the game...
Puzznic by ZX Games is a remake of Taito's Puzznic first released in 1989. The game's concept is very simple:...
The sequel to Pee & Gity Special (with the titular hero's name deliberately spelled in a less unsavory fashion) continues...
Pył (Dust) is a 3D first-person shooter. The game emphasizes tactics for sneaking to save ammunition. The game takes place...
The objective of this aerial racing simulation is to complete a lap around the course as quickly as possible. You...
Pyoro is a short, unlicensed remake of the Pyoro mini-game from the WarioWare series, offered as a freeware game. The...
ZX Spectrum (1986)
The Sinu tribe of South America have long been a mystery to explorers. Their God Xipe Totec demanded regular human...
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Top games by as rated by our users:
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- 5.00 3D Realms: Anthology (2014)
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- 4.58 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (2000)
- 5.00 3Tones (2009)
- 4.31 Action Hero 3D: Wild Dog (2006)
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