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.
Wii U (2012)
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Apple II (1978)
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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,...
PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1986), Palm OS (2002), BBC Micro (1985) and Arcade (1983)
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Tap Tap Revenge is a musical rhythm game in the tradition of Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution, but adapted...
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After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in former Warsaw Pact countries many different gangs wanted to take control of...
Target Earth is a space shooting game set in the future with Earth under attack by robots. The protagonist of...
Commodore PET/CBM (1979)
Target Pong is a simple arcade game, where a ball on the screen must hit a moving target. The player...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 World of Goo
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 96 Metroid Prime
- 96 Grand Theft Auto IV
- 95 Wing Commander
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
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- 5.00 3Tones (2009)
- 4.31 Action Hero 3D: Wild Dog (2006)
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- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.