User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Action

Description

In 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.
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The Dark Knight Rises iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Windows Phone (2013)

Based on the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman movie trilogy, you play the caped crusader protecting an open-world Gotham city...

The Dark Knight: The Mobile Game BlackBerry Front Cover

J2ME (2008), Windows Mobile (2008) and BlackBerry (2008)

This side-scrolling platformer is based on the movie The Dark Knight. You guide Batman around Gotham on rooftops, alleys and...

Dark Legend SEGA Saturn Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1995), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Arcade (1995)

Dark Legend or Suiko Enbu (Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty) is a one-on-one 2D fighting set in medieval China and...

Dark Legions DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

SSI's Dark Legions is a strategy/action game similar to Archon and its remake Archon Ultra.An action/strategy game, in Dark Legions...

Darklight Conflict DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

A space combat game like Wing Commander; you control space ship, as the lone man trying to save humanity from...

Darkman Amiga Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Amiga (1991), NES (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Based on the film by Sam Raimi. You play Peyton Westlake, returned from the dead as the many faced "Darkman",...

Dark Matter Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Dark Matter is a 2.5D side-scrolling survival horror game, set in a derelict spaceship besieged by a sinister alien presence,...

The Dark Meadow iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

The Dark Meadow is a first-person horror-themed action game with some minor RPG elements. The player's character wakes up in...

Amiga (1994)

Viewed isometrically, Darkmere sets you as Ebryn, the son of the former King of Darkmere, a barren cursed land, with...

Dark Messiah: Might and Magic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A long time ago an extreme powerful mage called the Seventh Dragon banished all demons from the world and paid...

Dark Messiah: Might and Magic (Collector Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This collector's edition includes:Dark Messiah of Might & Magic Grained paper map of the multiplayer world (EMEA release) Collectible character...

Dark Messiah: Might and Magic - Elements Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements is a console-exclusive updated version of the PC game Dark Messiah of Might...

DOS (1999)

Dark Moon is a typical space shooter, based on a rules common in arcades.Just like in other side-scrollers, the player...

Darkness Hour Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Darkness Hour is a timed action platform game. The goal of the player is to find the designated number of...

The Darkness II (Limited Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The Darkness II (Limited Edition) was available for those who pre-ordered The Darkness II. It includes: The Darkness II Instruction...

The Darkness II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Jackie Estacado returns in the sequel to The Darkness. Jackie has been able to shut away the Darkness for two...

The Darkness Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

The Darkness is a first-person shooter based on the Top Cow comic of the same name. Jackie Estacado, a Mafia...

Dark Orbit Browser Front Cover NBC SyFy Network release

Browser (2006)

After some dramatic changes in Earth climate, the future of Mankind lies in space. While exploring the universe, previously unknown...

Windows (2001)

"This is the story of a survivor." is what Dark Orbit tells the player when starting the game before throwing...

Dark Rift Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Nintendo 64 (1997)

The cosmos is controlled by two Prime Elements, known as "Core" and "Dark". Each is possessed by a tyrant who...

Windows (2008)

darkRun is a Flash-based rhythm game where the player controls a small red dot against a black background. The aim...

Dark Salvation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Dark Salvation is an FPS action/horror shooter game. The story is about Talia, a young woman who ends up possessed...

Atari ST (1990)

In the game similar to Moon Blaster, you are a pilot of ground-skimming jet sent on the surface of some...

Dark Savior SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

The bounty hunter Garian is entrusted with the task of accompanying a monster named Bilan to a prison island. On...

Dark Seal Zeebo Front Cover

Zeebo (2010) and Arcade (1990)

According to an ancient legend of the Kingdom of Etrulia, should the people get corrupted by wickedness, demons and devils...

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