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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Robo-Squash Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1990)

Set in the 31st Century, this game begins when the President of the World has died at age 281 after...

Robot Alchemic Drive PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Robot Alchemic Drive, or commonly known as RAD, is a Big Robot / Monster fight in a modern city with...

Robot Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Taking remote controlled robot action straight from television shows such as "Battlebots" and "Robot Wars", Robot Arena allows players to...

Robot Arena: Design & Destroy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Robot Arena: Design & Destroy is a PC game of robotic construction and combat. It is a sequel to the...

Genesis (1991)

Robot Battler is a simple action simulation game where the player builds a robot and pits it against another. In...

Odyssey 2 (2009)

The lethal and merciless Andromeda Robots managed to build a city on Earth, called "Robot City", from where they will...

Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar is a short shoot-em-up in which two robot dinosaurs land on Earth...

Robotech: Battlecry PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Robotech: Battlecry tells the entire Macross saga of Robotech, from the first contact with the Zentraedi invasion force over the...

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

This version of Robotech: Battlecry is exactly the same as the standard edition, but it comes in a limited edition...

Robotech: Invasion PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

In the 21st century, humankind was freed from the confines of the solar system through the discovery of an alien...

Robotech: The Macross Saga Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A classic 2D shooter based on the Robotech license that mixes side-scrolling and forced perspective gameplay. Select from 4 characters...

Robotica SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

Robotica was the first, first-person shooter for the platform and a first generation game for the console. It is somewhat...

DOS (1990)

While on a relaxing walk, the player receives a telegram from an old friend, who is calling for help from...

DOS (1992) and Windows (2004)

The third part of the Game of Robot series takes place on the fictitious island of Fana, where the telegram...

DOS (1993)

After the third part of the Game of Robot series, the public has taken note of the hero's ability to...

DOS (1991)

Robot Junior is a freeware episode of the Game of Robot series. It was released after the second game, in...

Atari 8-bit (1989)

Robot Karel is an easy side-scrolling arcade game. The player controls the eponymous robot and has to find a yellow...

Robot Messiah ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Like all robots on the Androids' planet, SID has a desolate existence of hard work and little pleasure. After a...

Robot Pinball Escape Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Robot Pinball Escape is a platformer by students of the University of Utah. At the start the player selects one...

Browser (2013)

Robot Planet is a semi-realtime roguelike game where you play as an astronaut who has crash landed on a planet...

Robot Rascals DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Commodore 64 (1986) and Apple II (1986)

Control a Robot Rascal in a turn-based scavenger hunt that mixes strategy, action and board-game elements.The game included a set...

Robotrek SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

There exists a prosperous town named Rococo built on all the latest modern conveniences. Living in Rococo is a famous...

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Robotron is a 2D top-down shooter game, which is an unofficial version of Robotron 2084 with identical rules. The player...

Robotron: 2084 PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Lynx (1991), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 7800 (1986), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1984), VIC-20 (1983), Xbox 360 (2006), BBC Micro (1985), Electron (1985) and Arcade (1982)

You are a mutant human, who by some freak of nature has the ability to shoot energy pulses from his...

DOS (1995)

Robotron: 2084 is a single player, shareware clone of the Atari arcade game. The story behind the game is as...

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