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.
Game Boy (1994)
Although this shares the same name as the second Bonk game for the TurboGrafx-16, this is actually a brand new...
The game is set in a pre-historic environment, complete with cavemen and dinosaurs. You play as a little boy who...
Nintendo DS (2007)
Boogie for the Nintendo DS contains 20 songs on which you can play a rhythm game. This game is played...
Boogie SuperStar, the sequel to Boogie, is a dancing and karaoke game. It can be played with either the included...
Bool is a cross between Breakout with Pool. Three bats encircle a round pool table. The aim is to destroy...
Bool is an early game by Mark Essen. The player needs to keep a white ball afloat in different levels...
Booloid by Mark Essen was made as a part of the Bigmound collective, and it can be considered a sequel...
A classic shoot'em up Galaxian style game. You move your spaceship left and right shooting at the wave of aliens....
Boom Blox is a action puzzle game developed in conjunction with Steven Spielberg. The objective of Boom Blox is to...
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Xbox 360 (2007)
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Game Boy (1989)
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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.