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.
Xbox 360 (2010)
This is Hard is a side-scrolling platformer which, as the title might suggest, is quite difficult. Controlling an angry-looking blue...
This is Infinity is an abstract exploration/puzzle game, created in 36 hours for the Ludum Dare 16 competition.The player starts...
This Is The Only Level is a single-screen platformer similar to Achievement Unlocked, in which the player controls an elephant...
Just as in previous installments of the series, the player controls an elephant trying to complete thirty stages of a...
This Is The Only Level Too is the sequel to This Is The Only Level. Once again, the player controls...
This Little Piggy - Gallery Version is a special version of This Little Piggy, meant for running continuously during a...
Atari 2600 (1998)
This Planet Sucks! is based on the Taito coin-op game Lunar Rescue. You begin with your lander in the mothership...
Thomas Was Alone is a puzzle platformer starring different shapes. They need to be brought to an area of the...
As in ages past, the shadow of a great evil falls across your homeland. In a trial that marks the...
You find yourself trapped deep within Thor's domain. Your mission is to locate three missing items that are scattered throughout...
ThreadSpace: Hyperbol is an action-strategy game, where the player controls a single space ship and earns money by destroying enemies....
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Three monkeys stand next to each other, hands eagerly open to the sky. And no wonder! It's raining fruit! Fruit,...
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 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy 2
- 96 Super Mario Galaxy
- 96 Super Mario Bros. 3
- 96 SoulCalibur
- 96 Metroid Prime
- 96 Grand Theft Auto IV
Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Dragon's Lair - Space Ace (1998)
- 3.41 3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball (1999)
- 4.55 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (1996)
- 5.00 3Tones (2009)
- 4.31 Action Hero 3D: Wild Dog (2006)
- 5.00 Action Pack - 4 Killer Action Games! (2003)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.