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Action

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Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Action, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
8.81
99% 243,616 votes
8.79
98% 854,338 votes
8.74
97% 1,067,083 votes
8.71
97% 236,907 votes
8.71
98% 191,848 votes
8.66
97% 138,439 votes
8.60
97% 126,497 votes
8.59
97% 99,840 votes
8.58
97% 67,004 votes
8.57
97% 56,302 votes
8.55
98% 14,696 votes
8.54
98% 15,861 votes
8.54
97% 47,318 votes
8.53
95% 189,286 votes
8.53
95% 219,742 votes
8.52
97% 21,663 votes
8.52
96% 55,550 votes
8.49
95% 113,152 votes
8.49
96% 72,259 votes
8.49
95% 199,517 votes
8.48
98% 12,600 votes
8.47
97% 17,573 votes
8.47
97% 13,709 votes
8.46
97% 15,789 votes
8.44
94% 282,372 votes
8.43
95% 65,544 votes
8.42
95% 36,685 votes
8.42
96% 26,651 votes
8.42
93% 813,451 votes
8.41
97% 13,323 votes
8.40
97% 6,471 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Action is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Action, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Indie 56%
  2. Adventure 42%
  3. Singleplayer 41%
  4. Casual 32%
  5. 2D 26%
  6. Shooter 22%
  7. 3D 22%
  8. Arcade 20%
  9. Action-Adventure 18%
  10. RPG 17%
  11. Pixel Graphics 17%
  12. First-Person 16%
  13. Atmospheric 15%
  14. Platformer 15%

The Action tag is one of the most common and broad tags associated with video games on Steam. It refers to a genre that encompasses a wide range of games that prioritize fast-paced gameplay, reflexes, and player-controlled movement.

Action games are characterized by their emphasis on physical challenges, combat, and dynamic interactions within the game world. They often involve intense battles or confrontations with enemies, requiring players to make split-second decisions and employ strategic thinking in order to succeed.

Some key features of action games include:

  • Real-time Gameplay Action games typically unfold in real-time rather than through turn-based mechanics. This means that players must react quickly to changing situations and make decisions on the fly.
  • Combat Mechanics Many action games feature combat as a core element. These might include various weapons, hand-to-hand combat techniques, or special abilities that enable players to engage in thrilling battles against enemies.
  • Movement and Exploration Action games often provide players with freedom in navigating expansive game worlds. They may involve platforming elements, acrobatics, parkour-style movements, or vehicle-based action, allowing players to explore their environment while engaging in thrilling encounters.

The scope of action games is quite diverse, spanning multiple subgenres such as first-person shooters (FPS), hack-and-slash adventures, platformers, beat 'em ups, and many others. Some notable examples of popular action game franchises include:

  • Grand Theft Auto V A combination of open-world exploration and crime-filled action from Rockstar Games where players can engage in missions or freely roam a sprawling city.
  • Dark Souls III A challenging action RPG by FromSoftware that tests players' skills and reflexes through intense combat encounters in a dark fantasy world.
  • Bayonetta A stylish hack-and-slash game created by PlatinumGames, where players control a powerful witch battling hordes of supernatural enemies in fast-paced, combo-based combat.

The Action tag encompasses an extensive range of games that offer excitement, adrenaline-pumping gameplay, and numerous opportunities for epic battles and thrilling adventures.

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