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.
Xbox 360 (2010)
Experiment 12 was a success, it seems. What's next? Experiment 13, where even more deadly hazards await the inmates trying...
An unknown terrorist force has taken the high-tech Intelligent Building hostage, along with everyone inside. The elite counter-terrorist team Expert...
Explodin Crapola: Helicopter Cacophony II is an action game, where the player controls a helicopter and must perform several missions,...
Exploding Lips is a 3D shooter similar to Doom. A terrifying race of aliens who look like giant floating lips...
Commodore 64 (1990)
Exploding Wall is inspired by the arcade game Arkanoid where you control a bat at the bottom of the screen,...
Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)
Your aim in this single screen platform game spread over 15 levels is to collect all the money that was...
ZX Spectrum (2015)
EXPLORER is a vertical scrolling shooter inspired by Cavern of Mars. Explore deep space, guide your ship through six enemy...
Explosive Breaker is a up-scrolling space themed shoot 'em up game where you take control of one of six different...
Exteel is an on-line sci-fi third person shooter where giant Mechanaughts battle each other using both melee and ranged weaponry....
Atari ST (1990)
Exterminate is a side scrolling shoot em up game. On a far away planet the forces of evil have begun...
PlayStation 2 (2001)
On December 24, 2005, Sergeant Dennis Riley, member of the special U.S. Marine Team Red Light receives a distress call...
Wandering, vicious bugs are on the loose. Your object is to trap them in seven boxes as they fall through...
Xbox 360 (2009)
In The Exterminator, a row of cookies is located on the left side of the screen while many bugs enter...
Extra Brain Power is the sequel to Brain Power. This game features additional game modes and difficulty levels. New game...
Commodore 64 (1983)
Extra-Terrestrial is a single screen side view shooter where it is your mission to destroy an alien invasion that is...
Top games by as rated by the press:
- 97 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 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
- 96 Elite
- 95 World of Goo
Games must have at least a Critic Score 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 (2004)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 (1999)
- 5.00 2in1 Pack: Dragon's Lair - Space Ace (1998)
- 5.00 3D Realms: Anthology (2014)
- 3.50 3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball (1999)
- 4.58 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (2000)
- 5.00 3Tones (2009)
- 4.31 Action Hero 3D: Wild Dog (2006)
Games must have at least 1 votes and a User Score of 4.0 to be considered.