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.
Sharp X68000 (1992)
Legend says that there exists an ancient world known as Vereator, powered by the mysterious energy Verbias. The treasure hunter...
Die by the Sword is a third-person action game set a medieval fantasy world. The player controls Enric, a knight...
This official add-on for Die by the Sword comes with the following new features: Revised quests Increased character selections Cooperative...
This re-release includes: Die by the Sword (base game) Die by the Sword: Limb from Limb (expansion)
FM Towns (1995)
Years have passed since the brave young hero vanquished hordes of monsters and obtained the legendary sword. The hero used...
This compilation contains the following games: Die Gekirin Die Gekirin II
Commodore 64 (1990)
Die Hard is a game based on the movie of the same name. A group of terrorists has taken control...
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John McClain decides to visit his wife Holly in Nakatomi Plaza, only to discover that she is taken hostage on...
This game is based on the movie Die Hard. A group of terrorists has taken control of a high rise...
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Die Kiestelsteiner is a platform game with altogether ten levels. Controlling a gravelstone figure, the player has to reach the...
Die Kochprofis: Einsatz am Herd is an action game based on the eponymous German TV show. The player takes the...
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Die Rache der Sumpfhühner is a game very similar to Moorhuhn. In five backgrounds, e.g. in the mountains or under...
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PC Booter (1983), Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1985), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), Intellivision (1987), Apple II (1984), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 7800 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1983), MSX (1984), Palm OS (2006), Windows Mobile (2005), Xbox 360 (2006), Wii (2008), PC-88 (1983), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Sharp X1 (1983), Casio PV-1000 (1983), FM-7 (1984), Sord M5 (1982) and Arcade (1982)
Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way...
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Games must have at least a MobyRank of 80 to be considered.
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