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.
Abyss is a shooter taking place in the ocean where the player has to battle wave after wave of mechanical...
The Abyss: Incident at Europa is a science fiction game which builds upon events that took place in James Cameron's...
An unofficial add-on for Quake (like Shrak for Quake), Abyss of Pandemonium cheekily positions itself as the next part of...
AC-130: Operation Devastation is a first person shooting game where the player is the gunner of a Lockheed AC-130 gunship....
Xbox 360 (2010)
Academy Trivia is a trivia game with more than 4,000 questions that cover eight subjects. It also has a more...
This is a very basic, linear "shoot'em'up" game in which the robot of your choice, rigged with a variety of...
PlayStation 3 (2011)
Far in the future, an Earth destroyed by war is abandoned by humanity. In order to revive the planet a...
Accelerator is a 2D top down action racing game. The cars in the game feature weapons so while racing the...
Inspired by a media hoax imagining what other instruments might tap into the successful niche of Guitar Hero, some web...
Xbox 360 (2008)
Aceball is a pong variant that puts the player in control of a paddle on one side of the screen,...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
The continent of Usea was struck by an asteroid, causing the death of half a million people. The neighboring Erusea...
Ace Combat 2 is the sequel to Namco's PSX combat flight simulator Air Combat. Ace Combat 2 puts you back...
In Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere the player takes the place of an ace fighter pilot who works for an organization...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Fifteen years ago, the Belkan Federation began a war of conquest, invading nearby territories. To stop them, a military alliance...
Xbox 360 (2007)
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is a first-person air combat and flight simulator. Its story campaign contains 15 missions...
Game Boy Advance (2005)
The Air Strike Force (A.S.F.) is the most advanced aircraft squadron on the planet. Not held by any nation, they...
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition is the PC version of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. Besides the main game,...
Nintendo 3DS (2011)
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy is a flight-sim / arcade fighter combat action game. The game is typically played in...
Skies of Deception is the second game in the action flight series to appear on the PSP. The player commands...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This sixth installment in the Ace Combat series is a prequel to Ace Combat 5 that tells about the Belkan...
Atari ST (1988)
Ace Invaders is a Space Invaders clone written in 68000 assembler. You control your ship with the joystick and your...
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.