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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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Kiloblaster 1 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Kiloblaster 1 is the first episode of the top-down space shooter Kiloblaster. Originally released as shareware with the first episode...

DOS (1994)

Kiloblaster 2 is the second episode of the top-down space shooter Kiloblaster. Originally released as shareware with the first episode...

Kiloblaster 3 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Kiloblaster 3 is the third episode of the top-down space shooter Kiloblaster. Originally released as shareware with the first episode...

Amiga (2014)

Kim Pong Il is simple Pong clone written in assembler. It is controlled using joysticks and is for two players...

Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

The cheerleader and undercover secret agent, Kim Possible, returns in her second platform game for the Game Boy Advance. Based...

Kim Possible 3: Team Possible Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Kim returns to battle fiendish villains once again, but this time she's got help in the form of her klutzy...

Kim Possible: Kimmunicator Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

The insane Dr. Drakken and his sidekick Shego have kidnapped Kim's techno-geek friend, Wade, and it's up to you to...

Kindergarten Killer Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

This shooting gallery has the player's mouse controlling the shotgun of a disgruntled janitor through three levels of child-mulching carnage;...

Kinect Adventures! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Kinect Adventures is the main launch game for Microsoft's Kinect peripheral as it comes packed in with the Kinect device,...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Kinect Disneyland Adventures allows players to visit the attractions at the real theme park using the Kinect interface. Instead of...

Kinect Joy Ride Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Kinect Joy Ride is one of the launch titles for Microsoft's Kinect device for the Xbox 360. It's been billed...

Kinect Nat Geo TV Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

Kinect Nat Geo TV offers eight, 30-minute episodes from the America the Wild National Geographic TV series and combines it...

Xbox 360 (2013)

This is the second season released as DLC for the original Kinect Nat Geo TV game. It requires the original...

Xbox 360 (2012)

Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is a game designed for the Kinect motion peripheral that offers different types of...

Kinect Sports Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Kinect Sports is one of the launch games for Microsoft's Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 where movement of the...

Xbox 360 (2010)

Party Pack is the first add-on for Kinect Sports and was made available for free. It introduces six new mini-games...

Xbox 360 (2012)

Kinect Star Wars is a game based on the Star Wars license and entirely controlled through Microsoft's Kinect peripheral that...

NES (1986), Commodore 64 (1986) and MSX (1986)

In Kinetic Connection you are presented with an array of blocks on one of 16 MicroKinema (levels), which are split...

Kinetik Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Kinetik is an arcade adventure which features gravity, inertia and other real physics heavily. You control a round spaceship, which...

King Arthur PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

King Arthur is a 3D action game based on the Jerry Bruckheimer film of the same name. Players can choose...

King Arthur's Gold Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011) and Windows (2011)

King Arthur's Gold is a game about mining resources, building structures and Team Based PvP Combat. It is a side-scrolling...

King Arthur & the Knights of Justice SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Based on the cartoon series of the same name, King Arthur and the knights of Camelot have been encased inside...

MSX (1984) and Arcade (1980)

You control a crossbowman that protects his king from being taken by enemy hot-air balloons. You must protect the king...

Game Boy (1992)

Different from the NES game of the same name. In the game the player takes on the role of the...

Arcade (1994)

Kingdom Grandprix is a 2D arcade shooter and racing combination - a continuation of Sorcer Striker. The game has many...

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