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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Arcade (1987)

Battlantis is a top view single screen shooter where you control a man who moves left or right at the...

SuperGrafx (1989)

Battle Ace is an action-oriented flight game in a first-person perspective. The player mans a space ship, including a radar...

Battle Arena NiToshinden PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Battle Arena NiToshinden is a spin off of the main Toshinden series. Set in a high school, NiToshinden is, like...

Battle Arena Toshinden DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and PlayStation (1995)

In this 3D Fighting Game you have to join one of eight different characters. All characters have different special moves....

Battle Arena Toshinden Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996)

The Game Boy version of Battle Arena Toshinden is a 2D versus fighting game, instead of 3D. The game features...

Battle Arena Toshinden 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1995) and Arcade (1995)

Battle Arena Toshinden 2 is the first sequel to Battle Arena Toshinden.It adds three new starting fighters; Tracy and Chaos...

PlayStation (1996)

Battle Arena Toshinden 2 plus is an updated version of Battle Arena Toshinden 2 for the game's re-release on Japan's...

Battle Arena Toshinden 3 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Battle Arena Toshinden 3 is the he third instalment of the Toshinden series.After the defeat of the Secret Society in...

Battle Arena Toshinden Remix SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

Toshinden Remix or Toshinden S as it was called in Japan is a port of Takara's Playstation fighting game Battle...

Battle Arena Toshinden Ultimate Revenge Attack SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

Battle Arena Toshinden Ultimate Revenge Attack is the second Toshinden game for the Saturn, following Battle Arena Toshinden RemixWhereas Remix...

Arcade (1999)

Battle Bakraid, like its predecessor Battle Garegga, is a vertically scrolling top-down shoot'em up. The nation of Randa is host...

Battle Beast Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

Battle Beast is a beat-em-up fighting game in the style of Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter. The only difference is...

DOS (1994)

Battle Beyond is a single player, space, shooter game similar in concept to some of the old games like Star...

Battle Blaze SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1992)

In the land of Virg, it is custom to select the King at the Tournament of Champions. Aspiring to rule...

BattleBlock Theater Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Xbox 360 (2013)

BattleBlock Theater is a 2D platform game. A group of friends aboard the ship S.S. Friendship become shipwrecked on a...

BattleBots: Beyond the Battlebox Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

BattleBots: Design and Destroy lets you create the robot warrior of your dreams and challenge 16 actual bots from the...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Battle Bound is a side scrolling beat 'em up where the player takes control of Calumn the Mighty who after...

Battle Bull Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Battle Bull is an action game in which the player takes the role of an excavator driver who participates in...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Battle Chopper is a helicopter shooter where the aim is to destroy as many tanks on the ground as you...

Arcade (1997)

Battle Circuit is a 2D side scrolling beat'em up drawn in a comic (manga) style in a futuristic science fiction...

Battle City NES Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), NES (1985), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1986), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1985)

Battle City is a refined version of Namco's old arcade game Tank Battalion. Destroy different enemy tanks, while trying to...

Battle Clash SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

Battle Clash is a game that uses the Super Scope light gun peripheral. In this game, you fight in a...

Battle Command DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Battle Command is a 3D arcade/strategy game, loosely derived from the same developers' Carrier Command. In a near future alternate...

Battlecorps SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994)

Battlecorps is a giant-mech game that takes place on a mining planet known as Mandlebrot's World. The colony supercomputer has...

MSX (1984) and Arcade (1982)

A basic shooter where you fly a space ship and have to shoot fleets of ships that fly in from...

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