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.
Nintendo DS (2009)
Although James Cameron's Avatar: The Game is named after the movie, the story itself doesn't follow the plot of the...
DOS (1993), PlayStation (2003), PlayStation 2 (2006), Game Boy (1993), Game Boy Advance (2004), SNES (1993), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Game Gear (1993), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1992), Nintendo DS (2005), Amiga CD32 (1993) and Acorn 32-bit (1993)
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Commodore 64 (1983)
You are Rankin Rodney and your task is to collect four instruments on a top view single screen and place...
Jam XM is an arcade racing game that first looks like a Micro Machines clone.You take part in an intergalactic...
You get to fly either as an Allied or German pilot during World War II. You'll only get to fly...
SEGA Master System (1992)
Janggun-ui Adeul is based on the Korean movie The General's Son (1990). It is set in the 1920's, during the...
SEGA Master System (1994)
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Janitor Joe is an action platform game. On an automated space station all of the robots have gone crazy, and...
Game Boy Color (1999)
A small bear and a small tiger live in their house by a river, minding their own business, when one...
Jardinains! is a one player break-out game featuring 50 levels. Use the ball to break bricks and bounce nains. Some...
Jardinains 2! is a break-out game and sequel to Jardinains!.Use the ball to break bricks and bounce nains. Some bricks...
Atari 8-bit (1995)
Jaskiniowiec is a side-view action game similar to Prehistorik. The protagonist of the game is a caveman. The task is...
ZX Spectrum (1985)
Your mission here is to guide Jason through 15 screens in order to claim a legendary gem for himself. First...
ZX Spectrum (1984)
Jasper the mouse must face 22 screens in this platform puzzler. Tonnes of objects are placed throughout the game, and...
Commodore 64 (1984)
Java Jim is trapped on a luxurious, but deadly, tropical island consisting of squares. In the middle of this island...
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