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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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Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002), GameCube (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

Do you like to surf? Have you ever imagined surfing at different remote locations around the world? Well, Kelly Slater...

PlayStation (2002)

The Kendo is, like the title suggests, a kendo game in which you have the usual assortment of fighting game...

SNES (1993)

Josephine is a teenage girl who is currently attending Honest Osaki's Kendo School and Used Car Sales to learn Kendo...

Commodore 64 (1989) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

In this ninja beat 'em up you take control of Kendo in a mission to retrieve secret documents which have...

Arcade (1991)

Ken-Go is an arcade 2D side-scrolling beat-em up - the game is set in a time when Ninjas and Samurai...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Kengo 3 is a 3D fighting game with some Role Playing influences. In the game you learn to master "The...

Kengo: Legend of the 9 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

In Kengo: Legend of the 9, the player can play as one of nine real famous samurai's from Japan's history....

Kengo: Master of Bushido PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

Kengo: Master of Bushido is a Fighting game in which you try to master "The Way of the Warrior" (Bushido)....

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

Kenny Dalglish was a hugely successful player for Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland, before becoming the first person to win the...

Kenny’s Adventure: In search of family treasures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A band of pirates has stolen the Crystal of Destiny. Worse yet, they've broken this relic and have strewn in...

Kenseiden SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1988)

In Kenseiden, you play Hayato, a fearless samurai warrior. You must get back the stolen swords and scrolls, and defeat...

Kensei: Sacred Fist PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

A 3D fighting game similar to Tekken or Dead or Alive. Choose from over 20 characters and fight in different...

Ken's Labyrinth DOS Front Cover

Linux (2002), DOS (1993) and Windows (2002)

Ken's Labyrinth is a first-person 3D shooter. The protagonist has to escape from an underground labyrinth populated by monsters while...

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

In most funfairs or theme parks you would find a stall which lets you participate in a horse race against...

SNES (1994)

The game is based on the anime series The Legend of the Swordsman Yaiba. Yaiba Kurogane has been raised by...

Kernaw Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Kernaw is a platform game. The player's goal is to beat a dragon tyrant. To complete the task, the player...

Kero Kero 7 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Life in the world of Kerorinpo is pretty peaceful thanks to the actions of the Kero Kero Agency, a group...

Keroro Gunsō: MeroMero Battle Royale PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Keroro is a plucky little green, frog-like alien who claims to be leading an invasion of Earth... but after his...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

MeroMero Battle Royale Z is the sequel to the first game. It plays virtually identically, but adds three new playable...

Kessakusen! Ganbare Goemon 1+2: Yuki-hime to Magginesu Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

A port of the SNES adventure/platformers Legend of the Mystical Ninja and its sequel, Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu...

Kessen III PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In Kessen III the player takes control of Nobunaga Oda, and unlike the previous two games, you cannot choose a...

Kether CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1993)

Kether is a mixture of genres that include space flight, puzzle-solving and corridor shooting. The story takes place in space...

Commodore 64 (1986)

You play the role of a flying Kettle as you attempt to escape from 30 levels in an underground system...

Kevin's Falling Blocks Game Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

In Kevin's Falling Blocks Game, the goal is to bounce falling blocks back up the screen, similar to the Arkanoid...

Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Keyboard Drumset Fucking Werewolf is a hectic game written as a collaboration with the digital music album Nittiotremo by the...

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