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.
Nintendo DS (2008)
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Nintendo DS (2008)
The game begins on Million Island, where Chocobo arrives by boat. Named for its worth of one million gil, Chocobo...
In this side-scrolling shooter, players take control of a VF-1 Valkyrie and do battle with the forces of the Zentradi....
TurboGrafx CD (1992)
Macross 2036 is a horizontally scrolling shooter set in the universe of the Macross anime series. The player takes control...
The legend of the Valkyrie pilots is not yet over. Hikaru, Max, and Millia take flight to defend the earth...
Chōjin Sentai Jetman is based on the Japanese TV show which resembles the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.The game was developed...
Petri Purho's entry in the Assembly Summer 2008 Competition, Choke on my Groundhog, YOU BASTARD ROBOTS is an action game...
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Windows 3.x (1991)
This is a simple Pac-Man clone for Windows featuring graphics, sound, levels, ghosts and bonus fruits extremely reminiscent of the...
Chomps is a clone of the game Pac-Man. In the game the player controls a smiley face with the goal...
SEGA Master System (1988)
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Choose an Enemy is a fighting game . Your aim is to defend your girlfriend against a guy who attacks...
NES (1986), SEGA Master System (1986), Commodore 64 (1983), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1982), Atari 5200 (1984), Atari 7800 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1982), MSX (1985), PC-88 (1984), SG-1000 (1985), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1984), Thomson TO (1985), Arcade (1985) and PC-6001 (1985)
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- 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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