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.
Atari 8-bit (1993)
This compilation includes the following titles: Hydraulik is an arcade platform game. The player's task is to repair pipes damaged...
The player controls a frog who, for whatever reason, cannot abide touching water. Starting the game at one end of...
Xbox 360 (2010)
Hydro Thunder Hurricane is a futuristic boat racing game. It is the sequel to Hydro Thunder from more than ten...
SEGA Saturn (1996)
Hyper 3D Taisen Battle Gebockers is a simplistic 3D shooting game. You choose one out of a cast of several...
Hyperballoid Deluxe is a Breakout game, but no ordinary, at least two of the three game modes aren't ordinary.The Traditional...
The Survival Pack is an freeware expansion pack for the shareware game Hyperballoid Deluxe, which must be installed to be...
HyperBlade introduces the 3D battlesport of the future. Players engage in a futuristic street-hockey style game played out on the...
Commodore 64 (1985)
Your job is move along the circuits of various 6510 chips in the Commodore 64 and protect 35 Base units...
Hypercycles is a single-player, shareware, first-person action game with a plot that is reminiscent of the film Tron. The evil...
TurboGrafx CD (1989)
Side Arms Special is, in essence, the same game as the regular edition of the arcade side-scrolling shooter Side Arms...
HyperForce is an action sci-fi platform game with 2D graphics. You play a warrior who has been sent to destroy...
Hyperion is an action game with similarities to Zarch (better known as Virus). The player's home planet was overrun by...
Hyper Iria is based on the anime prequel to the sci-fi movie Zeiram. As in the anime and movie Iria...
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.