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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Experiment 13 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Experiment 12 was a success, it seems. What's next? Experiment 13, where even more deadly hazards await the inmates trying...

Expert PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

An unknown terrorist force has taken the high-tech Intelligent Building hostage, along with everyone inside. The elite counter-terrorist team Expert...

Explodemon! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The peaceful planet Nibia is under attack from Vortex invasion armies. Attempts to contact the Guardian outpost of Arbor prove...

Windows (2003)

Explodin Crapola: Helicopter Cacophony II is an action game, where the player controls a helicopter and must perform several missions,...

Exploding Fist + Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

As with IK+, the main addition of this Way of the Exploding Fist follow-up is a third player during the...

Windows (1999)

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...

Explorer Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

After attempting to simulate orienteering with The Forest, Graham Relph takes things a step further by creating a game-world with...

EXPLORER ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (2015)

EXPLORER is a vertical scrolling shooter inspired by Cavern of Mars. Explore deep space, guide your ship through six enemy...

Arcade (1992)

Explosive Breaker is a up-scrolling space themed shoot 'em up game where you take control of one of six different...

Express Raider Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1986)

Your aim in life is to be the greatest train robber in the Wild West, a multi-stage task. Your character...

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The screen display in Extase depicts a symmetrical network of wires, some buttons, some fuses, some switches, and a picture...

Windows (2007)

Exteel is an on-line sci-fi third person shooter where giant Mechanaughts battle each other using both melee and ranged weaponry....

Amiga (1986) and Atari ST (1986)

Extensor is a light cycle game played from a first person perspective. Taking place on the planet Spazm it sees...

Atari ST (1990)

Exterminate is a side scrolling shoot em up game. On a far away planet the forces of evil have begun...

Extermination PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

On December 24, 2005, Sergeant Dennis Riley, member of the special U.S. Marine Team Red Light receives a distress call...

Exterminator Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991) and Arcade (1989)

Of all the mundane tasks which've been turned into action-packed games, bug-repelling must be up there with being a Paper...

Exterminator TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1982)

Wandering, vicious bugs are on the loose. Your object is to trap them in seven boxes as they fall through...

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1982) and VIC-20 (1982)

The Exterminator is essentially a clone of the arcade game Centipede. A centipede forms from the top of the screen...

The Exterminator Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

In The Exterminator, a row of cookies is located on the left side of the screen while many bugs enter...

Extinction iPad Front Cover

Windows (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Extinction is a top-down 3D shooter with zombies, guns and cars in a free-roaming environment inspired by the early Grand...

Windows (2008)

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...

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Your task in Extreme essentially involves wiping out alien pirates, across 3 distinct sections. This was essentially a spare-time pet...

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