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.
Atari 2600 (1982)
Eat! Eat all the calories you can but watch out for the purple pickles. They stay with you and give...
Fast Lane is a top down full screen maze game where you must drive a car over various levels with...
Fast Lane Carnage is a racing game with guns set in post-apocalyptic times. Similar to other genre classics the course...
As Michael James Smith you know the when the world will end and how, so how else to carry out...
This is a set of desktop/screensaver tools and film clips, mixed with short games based on episodes of The Fast...
This is the limited edition of the game Fast Striker. While the game is the same, the limited edition features...
FastTracker 2 was an early successful PC .MOD-tracking music composition utility, early competition for Future Crew's ScreamTracker but more clearly...
Commodore 64 (1986)
Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit is viewed from a forced overhead perspective, and loosely recreates slot car...
In the future, people are fighting a war over Bacteria 241, a strange new energy source found at the bottom...
Fatal Challenge is a simple fighting game which takes place on an urban rooftop. The challengers Ken and Roc fight...
Fatal Craft is a horizontally-scrolling shooter modeled after Konami's seminal arcade classic Gradius, right down to the enemy formations and...
Fatal Fumes is an overhead racing game featuring 256-color parallax scrolling similar to James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod at the...
PlayStation 2 (2006)
This collection is the first release in the Fatal Fury series on the PlayStation 2. It includes: Fatal Fury Fatal...
PlayStation 2 (2007)
The second Battle Archive release bundles the 3 Real Bout Fatal Fury fighting games: Real Bout Fatal Fury Real Bout...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)
Using the world-famous Japanese SD (Super-Deformed) artwork style, this is the only title of the Fatal Fury series to be...
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:
- 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)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2004)
- 3.35 Adventure Island (2005)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a MobyScore of 4.0 to be considered.