User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Ganso Jajamaru-kun WonderSwan Front Cover

WonderSwan (1999)

Ganso Jajamaru-kun is a remake of the NES platformer Ninja Jajamaru-kun. It includes new levels and bosses that stretch the...

NES (1986)

This game is based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West. The goal of the game is to survive...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Ganzen Schieten is a shoot 'em up game for one player. Geese will enter the screen and the player must...

GapKids Adventure Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

The GapKids Adventure allows the player to select between a male or female player, dress them, and embark on a...

DOS (1986)

A straightforward Amidar clone, Gapper adds a little twist, acknowledged in its name. As in its predecessors, the goal here...

Garage Inc. Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2010)

Garage Inc. is a time management game set in Chicago during the 1920s. The game is about a young husband...

Garden Defense Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Garden Defense is an action / strategy game that involves protecting flower beds from being eaten by hungry insects and...

Garden Gnome Carnage Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2010), Browser (2010), iPhone (2013) and Android (2012)

Because video games cannot be completely abstract, they sometimes spitefully adopt absurd plots: an obstreperous garden gnome, fed up with...

VIC-20 (1982)

Garden Wars is a fast paced, single-screen 8-way maze shooter, similar to Berzerk. Your goal? Earn as many points as...

Garfield Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

Play as the fat cat himself in this interactive puzzle, adventure game. The game takes place entirely inside Garfield's house...

Garfield and his Nine Lives Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

After having eaten very heavily just before going to bed, Garfield finds himself trapped in a nightmare from which he...

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

Garfield: A Tail Of Two Kitties is a game based on the movie of the same title. It shares the...

Garfield: Big, Fat, Hairy Deal Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In the earliest licensed entertainment videogame of Jim Davis' lazy cat cartoon character, you play Garfield in his attempt to...

Garfield: Caught in the Act Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Genesis (1995) and Game Gear (1995)

As lazy cartoon cat Garfield, you're somehow trapped in your TV, that's what happens with too much TV watching. Go...

Garfield no Isshūkan: A Week of Garfield NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Garfield, the lovable fat orange cat, has gotten himself into a spot of trouble. His pal and center of abuse,...

J2ME (2003)

Alien cat robots have kidnapped Garfield's favourite punch ball: Odie. You have to clear four levels, with different stages, to...

Garfield: Saving Arlene Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

Garfield is taking his nap, as usual, when he is awakened by the dog Odie. From the corner of his...

J2ME (2006)

When Odie wakes Garfield, the cat becomes furious and in the spur of the moment Odie is kicked out. Playing...

Garfield's Fun Fest Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Play as Garfield and Odie to try and get Garfield's humor back. Travel to the magical pond in hopes to...

Garfield's Mad About Cats Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

In Garfield's Mad About Cats, Jon expresses displeasure with Garfield's lack of motivation towards performing traditional rodent control duties. Still,...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Garfield has lost his Pooky bear and its your job to help find Pooky by controlling Garfield in his search....

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

After a fruitful day spent on his favorite hobby (food, what else?), Garfield the cat falls asleep next to Jon's...

Gargoyles Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1995)

Gargoyles is based on the Disney Afternoon TV series of the same name that ran from 1994-1997. In this 18...

Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

The friendly Ghoul Realm was invaded by aliens know as the Destroyers ages ago. The Destroyers almost captured the Ghoul...

Gargoyle's Quest II NES Front Cover

NES (1992), Nintendo 3DS (2014) and Wii U (2014)

The Ghoul realm is under attack by a mysterious force and aspiring warrior Firebrand sets out to save it.As in...

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