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.
SEGA Master System (1988)
As a ship that looks like the one in the Fantasy Zone series you must protect three planets from floating...
Nintendo DS (2010)
Galactic Taz Ball features Looney Tunes character the Tasmanian Devil (Taz) along with the game's antagonist, Marvin the Martian. Marvin...
A "snake" game written in compiled AmigaBASIC with a few unusual touches. When the worm eats the subterranean strawberries, it...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
GWfUM is a wrestling/fighting game developed by the same development team that did Def Jam Vendetta. There are 45 different...
NES (1985), Atari 7800 (1987), MSX (1984), Palm OS (2006), Windows Mobile (2005), Xbox 360 (2006), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Sharp X1 (1984), FM-7 (1985), Wii U (2013), Sord M5 (1982) and Arcade (1981)
Galaga is a vertical arcade shooter from Namco. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen, scrolling...
Galaga '92 is a full-featured Galaga clone for the Amiga. It makes no attempt to emulate the look of the...
Game Boy Color (2000)
This handheld version is in the same spirit as its console cousins, excluding the graphics and the 3-D perspective. This...
Xbox 360 (2008)
The alien Galaga army is once again attacking Earth. Taking the same design philosophy as Pac-Man: Championship Edition, Galaga Legions...
Play an enhanced remix of the classic, Galaga! Experience the classic fun of Galaga, with new features that change up...
Galagatron is a freeware space shooter developed using Klik&Play. The developer had enjoyed playing Deluxe Galaga on his Amiga and...
Galaxi is a shareware shoot 'em up arcade style game which is a homage to the classic game Galaxian. The...
Galaxia is an arcade style shooter. You control a spaceship and need to earn as many points as possible by...
PC Booter (1983), NES (1984), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), ZX Spectrum (1984), VIC-20 (1984), MSX (1984), Palm OS (2004), PC-88 (1983), Sharp X1 (1984), FM-7 (1985) and Arcade (1979)
Galaxian is a shoot 'em up in which the player is at the bottom of the screen, with an arrangement...
Atari 2600 (2002)
Galaxian Arcade is an alteration of the official Atari 2600 release of Galaxian. The graphics have been altered to make...
Galaxians is a fixed screen shoot 'em up most similar to Galaxian. Lately a number of freighters have gone missing...
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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.