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.
PlayStation 2 (2004)
Gunbird Special Edition contains two shoot em 'ups from the Gunbird series previously not released for the PlayStation 2. Gunbird...
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This game is the follow-up to Gundam: The Battle Master. Heero Yuy, the pilot of a Mobile Suit Wing Gundam...
Gundam Battle Assault 2 is an one-on-one fighting game, based on the popular anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" and its...
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Atari 2600 (2001)
This game is inspired by the 1975 Midway coin-op game, Gun Fight.There are four game versions: In Standard Duel, the...
Gun Fight is a two player twitch game in which players take on the role of gunfighter in the American...
PlayStation 2 (2003)
Gunfighter II, the sequel to the 2001 PlayStation release, continues the wild adventures of Jesse James as players strap on...
You play as Jesse James in this arcade-style gunfighting game. Both him and his partner, Cole Younger, ride into town...
SEGA Saturn (1997)
Gun Frontier is a 1990 arcade vertical shoot-'em-up based on the animated series of the same name. The setting of...
Gungage is a futuristic Third Person Shooter for the PlayStation. In the game, the world is threatened by strange creatures...
GunGirl 2, the sequel to GunGirl, is a violent side-scrolling platform shooter. Playing as GunGirl or GunDude the player has...
PlayStation 2 (2002)
In Gungrave, you play Grave, a long dead assassin sent back from the dead to annihilate endless hordes of enemies....
SEGA Saturn (1996)
Pilot an enormous walking mech to complete missions set all over the world in late 21st century warfare fighting other...
As natural resources grow scarce, the world plunges into war while governments attempt to hold on to what little remains....
PlayStation 2 (2000)
Gungriffon Blaze is a 3D battlemech game. The game contains six scenarios with a multitude of free-roaming levels. The gameplay...
Atari 8-bit (1986)
You are the only one left after a bloody alien attack and now with your weapon store emptied and destroyed...
Space arcade. You can buy new space ships, equip it with weapons, defence systems, various energy sources and other devices....
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