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)
In Abduction Action! the player takes on the role of an alien in control of a UFO. It is invading...
Abductor is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen, moving...
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...
Apple II (1980)
An early Missile Command clone which puts the player in charge of defending the US East Coast from a nuclear...
ABM is an EGA graphic remake of Missile Command. In this game you must stop missiles from coming down to...
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...
Absolute Pinball is a pinball game which features four tables with different themes: Desert Run (car tour from Paris to...
Absolute Terror is a single player space shooter.Earth's colonies are revolting. What is worse, their forces are winning because they've...
Having no connection whatsoever with the identically-titled game by Domark, this Absolute Zero is a shoot 'em up in which...
Xbox 360 (2010)
The gameplay of Absorb revolves around a blob that has to change colour in order to destroy enemies and absorb...
Xbox 360 (2008)
Abstacked is a Tetris variant where the player needs to clear stars. Pieces drop down in pairs, can be rotated,...
Abstracta is a flash-based, semi-abstract, meditative shooter. The gameplay consists in controlling a blue blob with the mouse, collecting and...
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
- 95 World of Goo
- 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.