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 3 (2012)
This Biohazard Twin Pack includes: Biohazard 5 (Alternative Edition) Biohazard: Revival Selection
PlayStation 2 (2001)
The Biohazard 5th Anniversary special package may be the ultimate collectors item for fans of the series (Resident Evil in...
This is a special re-release of Resident Evil: Director's Cut with added Dual Shock analog stick support. The disc also...
A terrible disaster struck a biological laboratory. Now it's swarmed with deadly mutants, filled with poisonous acid and it gradually...
Biomechanical Toy is an arcade platform shooter with gameplay similar to Metal Slug. You play the hero Inguz who has...
The CIA has learned that gigantic mutants are wreaking havoc in Metro City and their sources say that the destruction...
BioMetal is a fast-paced, side-scrolling shooter game. The war that divided the galaxy and used all its resources has ended....
At some point during the 1980's the world has become a stage of battle between the Federation and the Empire....
Game Boy Color (2000)
The Avar empire is an imminent threat to our homeland of Karinia. As a member of the Bionic Corps' Elite...
Game Boy Advance (2003)
Released as the handheld companion to the 3D BIONICLE, this game obviously has different gameplay, such as the lack of...
BIONICLE: Battle Zone is an online game used to promote both the 2005 BIONICLE line and the then-upcoming movie BIONICLE...
In this officially untitled 2D platformer sponsored by Colgate, you control three of the Toa Metru in a quest to...
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:
- 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 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)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.