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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Ruiner Pinball Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1995)

Ruiner Pinball is a collection of two fantasy pinball tables: Ruiner and Tower.Ruiner is a two screen wide table that...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Long time ago, a thriving civilization blessed by the gods was ruined as a result of a perpetual war. Humanity...

Rule of Rose PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

The events of the game take place in England in the 1930s, and its story crosses the borders between reality...

Rules of the Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Rules of the Game is a sports trivia game featuring 6 sports categories and one miscellaneous category, for a total...

Rumble Box Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Rumble Box is an indie beat-em-up where all of the characters are made of basic geometric objects, like cubes and...

The Rumble Fish PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Arcade (2004)

At the turn of the 21st century, a region devastated by natural disasters has been transformed into the site of...

Rumble Racing PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Described by a number of people as 'Gran Turismo meets SSX', Rumble Racing is an arcade-style racing game that includes...

Rumble Roses PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

A wrestling game featuring a large and varied number of attractive women. The playable characters run the gamut: nurses, schoolgirls,...

Rumble Roses XX Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Rumble Roses XX is a wrestling game for the Xbox 360 featuring all-female fighters. Gameplay allows you to perform various...

Run Android Front Cover

Android (2014)

Run is a remake of the browser game of the same name, from which it loses the edit mode and...

PlayStation (2000)

In the sequel to Felony 11-79, you are hired by a secret organization which asks you to do certain tasks...

Atari ST (1990)

Runaway is a action game written in 68000 assembler. You have to guide a small drone ship through the tunnels...

The Runaway Train Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

Much like the later Sunset Runner, this game puts the player in control of a heroic avatar running atop a...

Run Baby Run ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Run Baby Run is unusual among games of this vintage in that it sets you as the 'bad' guy -...

Rune Linux Front Cover

Linux (2001), Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2001) and Macintosh (2000)

As the conflict between the gods Odin and Loki deepens, the latter prepares to unleash the Ragnarok - a full-scale...

Rune: Classic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Rune Classic is a re-release of Rune and includes: Rune (base game) Rune: Halls of Valhalla (expansion) In addition, it...

Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

In Rune Factory 2 the player, Kyle by default, is an amnesiac who wanders into the town of Alvarna and...

Nintendo DS (2010)

In Rune Factory 3 the player, Micah by default, is an amnesiac who wanders into the town of Sharance and...

Rune: Halls of Valhalla Linux Front Cover

Linux (2001), Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

Halls of Valhalla expands the brutal action of the original melee-combat title Rune. Halls of Valhalla features two all-new multiplayer...

Windows (2009)

Run for Your Life presents The DarkVomit Portfolio of Kelly Hutchison's oil paintings made between 1998 and 2009 as an...

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2010)

A short (10-second) collection of mini-games derived from the New Testament, this game puts the player in charge of a...

Run Like Hell PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and Xbox (2003)

Run Like Hell is a survival horror game.You are Captain Nicholas Conner, a former pilot who works on a space...

Windows (2003)

RunMan is a simple game where RunMan needs to survive as long as possible by jumping over objects or ducking...

Windows (2004)

RunMan: Going Coconuts is the fourth main game in the RunMan series and this time it has a summer theme....

RunMan: Race Around the World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

RunMan: Race Around the World is the sixth game in the long-running RunMan series with the titular character doing what...

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