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.
PlayStation 2 (2000)
BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles is a fighting game between present-day mechs: construction vehicles. Players choose between 15 drivers and 14...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Beach Bubbles is a simple action game where the player must maneuver a cute girl around the field collecting bubbles...
In Beach Fun: Summer Challenge players can choose one of the four young holiday makers in a chartered yacht to...
Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1985), Electron (1985), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985), Thomson TO (1985), Thomson MO (1985) and Enterprise (1985)
A dictator took the control of a fortress on the island of Kuhn-Lin.The player's mission is to storm the island...
This turret gun shooter is a remake of Beach Head 2002 but it changes the location to the Iraqi desert....
Beambender is a light puzzle game similar to Deflektor. The player's task is to use mirrors and other components to...
A sci-fi street racing game set in the crowded city of Neo York. The year is 2173 and underground racers...
Beanotown Racing allows players to race with characters from the popular Beano and Dandy comics in the U.K. The respective...
Atari 2600 (1982)
In this game, you are Bopper.The object is to stun then capture Beannies. You can also capture Bouncing Orange Eyeballs...
Windows Phone (2011)
Beards & Beaks is Microsoft's first in-house produced game for the Windows Phone 7. The game operates largely on a...
Bear Go Home is a short, side-scrolling action game, in which the player influences the movements of a cartoony bear...
The hows and whys are apparently unimportant. What matters is this: you, represented by a double-pointing pair of ASCII glyphs,...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 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
- 96 Elite
- 95 World of Goo
Games must have at least a Critic Score of 80 to be considered.
Top games by as rated by our users:
- 4.21 007: Legends (2012)
- 5.00 1001 Nights of DOOM (1995)
- 5.00 2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Dragon's Lair - Space Ace (1998)
- 5.00 3D Realms Anthology (2014)
- 3.50 3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball (1999)
- 4.58 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (2000)
- 5.00 3Tones (2009)
- 4.31 Action Hero 3D: Wild Dog (2006)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.