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.
Commodore PET/CBM (1981)
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You drive a tank to complete a special mission, namely to destroy the new type of torpedos, which are not...
Tank Attack is a public domain game for up to four players. Each player controls a round tank which they...
Atari ST (1990)
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Atari 7800 (1988)
Tank Command is a vertically scrolling action game. You control a tank on a mission to capture the enemy flag...
Tank Commander claims to be a full featured tank war simulator with the latest telemetry and statistics of real battle...
Tank Hunter is an arcade shooter in which the player controls a tank from a first-person perspective. Since it's an...
Atari 8-bit (1992)
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Atari 2600 (1983)
You must defend the last free outpost. If it is destroyed, the free world is doomed.In Tanks But No Tanks,...
Wii U (2012)
Tank! Tank! Tank! is an over-the-top multiplayer action game. In a fully destructible environment, up to four players battle against...
The Tank is a shoot-em-up in which the player moves through mazes consisting of square shaped rooms and shooting everything...
Meet George. Today George has visited a doctor. Doctor told George that his condition has worsened and recommended a virtual...
Apple II (1978)
A game of tank combat between two human players, akin to Atari's Combat or to Desert Fox on the Channel...
Inspired by the classic Tankz, this Blitz Basic game pits up to five human players in a battle tank-on-tank. The...
Tanx expands the gameplay of the old arcade game Tanks. Two human players do battle over a randomly generated terrain,...
From the co-creator of Mortal Kombat, Tao Feng is a fighting game with a few twists. The storyline is made...
Similar to the Dance Dance Revolution Games, Tap a Jam is an arcade music game where you use a combination...
Atari 2600 (1982)
You are Slinky the tapeworm. You must move about the bean patch, eating beans. Each time you eat a bean,...
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- 96 SoulCalibur
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