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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Fabula Mortis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Fabula Mortis is a 3D first-person multiplayer shooter set in a steampunk/fantasy world. It can also be played against bots....

Faceball 2000 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), SNES (1992), Game Gear (1993) and TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Faceball 2000 is a first-person shooter. You control a H.A.P.P.Y.F.A.C.E., or Holographically Assisted Physical Pattern Yielded For Active Computerized Embarkation....

FaceFighter iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

FaceFighter is a boxing game that allow players to face off against friends, enemies, pets, or even cartoon characters. Anything...

Face of Mankind Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Face of Mankind is a futuristic "sandbox" MMO/FPS with a heavy focus on roleplay. The game bills itself as completely...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Faces of Haarne is a single screen shooter where you play a strange creature who has to protect a face/head...

Windows (2008)

You are walking along in the city. Suddenly, you see a zombie approaching. Pop it with your trusty 9mm and...

Windows (2001)

Factor X is an arcade style top down shooter, a massive compilation of a 23 level story mode with 4...

Factory Panic Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991)

Mister Greede, a corrupt tycoon and factory owner, deprives the local citizens of the goods they need and deserve. That’s...

Fade to Black DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and PlayStation (1996)

Fade to Black is the sequel to Flashback: the Quest for Identity. The player takes control of Conrad, the hero...

Fading Shadows PSP Front Cover

PSP (2008)

Fading Shadows is a unique puzzle game for the PSP where the player leads an orb through 40 different levels...

Fahrenheit SEGA 32X Front Cover

SEGA CD (1995) and SEGA 32X (1995)

Fahrenheit is an interactive movie that puts players into the flame-resistant suit of a firefighter. You are the new guy...

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2015), Macintosh (2015), iPhone (2015) and iPad (2015)

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is an updated version of the 2005 game Indigo Prophecy, ten years after the initial release....

Fairlight Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

The land of Fairlight no longer lives up to its name, its culture and society having declined over centuries. The...

ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

Fairlight II is a flick-screen arcade adventure with an isometric view and is the sequel to the game Fairlight. You...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Single player, action side-scroller shooter where you must retrieve the lost pages of the Da Rules book and prevent Vicky...

The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and GameCube (2004)

When the TV goes out just as the season finale of Crash Nebula starts, Timmy Turner asks his Fairy Godparents...

Fair Strike Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Fly six different combat helicopters: the American AH-64A Apache, the American RAH-66 Comanche, the French/German PAH-2 Tiger, the Russian KA-50...

MSX (1985)

In this catch-them-or-they-will-catch-you platform game you control a fairy that has to catch snails, mice, spiders and aliens. The mice...

Fairy Bloom Freesia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Fairy Bloom Freesia is a 2.5D side-scrolling fighting game set in small arenas with platforms. The game starts in the...

Fairy Jewels 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Fairy Jewels 2 is a color-matching game similar to Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move and its variants. The objective is to free fairies...

MSX (1987), Sharp X68000 (1991) and Arcade (1985)

The Fairyland Story puts the player in control of Ptolemy the witch, who must make her way through 101 single-screen...

Fairytale Fights Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Fairytale Fights is a hack-and-slash platform game where players assume the role of well-known fairytale characters, such as Little Red...

Fairy Tales: Three Heroes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Fairy Tales: Three Heroes is a Slavic tale of three Russian heroes who retired early when the nation was at...

Fairy Tower Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

The legendary Fairy Tower stood silent since ancient times in its site, with four gates for water, earth, light and...

Commodore 64 (2012)

Fairy Well is a side view flick-screen maze game where you play the role of one of three fairies who...

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