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)
The sequel to the Xbox Live Indie game Abaddon, Abaddon: Retribution puts the player in the role of Tara Cole,...
Somewhere in the galaxy, a huge alien space creature known as Parasitis travels between realms digesting it's pray. It's latest...
Abalaburn is a 3D fighting game from Tamsoft, makers of the Toshinden franchise. A group of warriors have gathered to...
Abandon is an action game with strategical elements set in a series of dark mazes. The protagonist radiates light and...
Abandon 2 is a Breakout game with an unique approach.Like any other Breakout game, your job is to remove all...
In search of Abandoned Well, your space ship landed on one of a suburban planet. The onboard sensors detected large...
Xbox 360 (2011)
Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes is a self-described "hardest extremest craziest platform action puzzle adventure", which is a surprisingly...
Humanity lost the big war against the alien empire and had to leave Earth and its solar system behind. Now,...
Abashera is a first person maze/platform game. Your mission is to find, and sometimes activate, the exit by solving different...
ABC Sports Presents: Power Hitter is a baseball game for the CD-i. The game only lets you bat, the rest...
Xbox 360 (2010)
In Abduction Action! the player takes on the role of an alien in control of a UFO. It is invading...
Aberrance is a futuristic side-scrolling shooter. You control a hero with a jet pack through three organic levels, each with...
Atari 2600 (2002)
A Better Pac-Man in an alteration of the official Atari 2600 Atari release of Ms. Pac-Man. The music and graphics...
ABM is an EGA graphic remake of Missile Command. In this game you must stop missiles from coming down to...
Apple II (1980)
An early Missile Command clone which puts the player in charge of defending the US East Coast from a nuclear...
ABM Command (formerly DEFCON 1) is a missile defense game. The game is split into three phases: In the defense...
Abmis the Lion, King of the Beasts, has a problem: all of his kingdom's potatoes have been stolen, without which...
Abobo's Big Adventure is a parody tribute to well-known and loved games of the NES era. Players control Abobo, an...
Abo Hadeed is a 3D, third person shooter inspired by the Egyptian environment.The game takes place entirely in modern-day Egypt....
Xbox 360 (2009)
A Bomb's Way is a 2D platformer that puts the player in the role of a bomb whose fuse has...
The far-off kingdom of Blobolonia is threatened by an evil emperor. An alien blob escapes from Blobolonia, searching for help,...
Atari 8-bit (1983)
Abracadabra is a simple arcade game starring a young wizard who has to collect keys in the maze-filled wizard’s castle...
Xbox 360 (2009)
Abronium Party puts the player in control of a spinning disc, shown from a top-down view, that shoots around the...
Absolute Blue is a side-scrolling casual shooting game set in a sci-fi setting. The player is given the control of...
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.
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