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.
PS Vita (2012)
Chronovolt is a 3D puzzle-platformer marble game in which the player has to guide his Chrono Sphere through the twists,...
You play as a cherub on a mission to rescue his friends. Your point of view is from the side...
DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1984), Amstrad CPC (1985), J2ME (2004), Dragon 32/64 (1983), Android (2009), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1984) and Tatung Einstein (1984)
In the game you play Hen House Harry who has to collect 12 (a dozen) eggs from each level, while...
This freeware remake of the arcade game from 1983 expands the gameplay with more precise controls, new elements, and more...
Game Boy (1993), SNES (1992), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), SEGA CD (1992), Atari ST (1991), Game Gear (1992), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), Amiga CD32 (1994) and Acorn 32-bit (1991)
Chuck Rock is your typical average cave man. He likes to spend his Sunday afternoons watching football and drinking beer....
It was a how summer, and shearing day on the farm, all the sheep were happy to get rid of...
You are Jack Noel, CIA Operative. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to stop a major terrorist...
Commodore 64 (1985)
Earth is about to be attacked and destroyed by an alien force and it's up to you to blast and...
Circuit Breakers is a racing game similar to Micro Machines and Ignition, where the vehicles resemble toys viewed from above....
A clown jumps off a platform.You must move your trampoline so he lands on the free end, propelling the other...
A boy named Tim and his little sister Judy go to a circus. They want to buy tickets to enter...
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.
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.