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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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Legendary Wings PlayStation 3 Front Cover

NES (1988), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Arcade (1986)

Legendary Wings is an arcade shooter influenced by Greek mythology. A heroic figure from ancient times thrust into a strange...

Legend: Hand of God Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Four races live in the lands of Aris. While the elves and dwarfs forged an alliance because of the threat...

Legend: Hand of God (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This Collector's Edition includes: Legend: Hand of God Legend: Hand of God - The Chronicles of Aris 1 audiobook Official...

MSX (1988)

Once there was only one continent in the world. It was populated by magicians. At first they lived in peace,...

Legend of Hero Tonma TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1991), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1989)

A little caped hero called Tommy must fight his way to the boss' castle through a cute world to rescue...

Game Gear (1995) and SEGA Master System (1994)

Once upon a mouse, there was a kingdom that was ruled by the selfish king Pete. One day, a terrible...

The Legend of Kage 2 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

While being transported to the Iga village, the secret princess Kirihime is kidnapped by the evil Yoshiro Yukikusa, commander of...

The Legend of Kage NES Front Cover

NES (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), Wii (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Sharp X1 (1986) and Arcade (1985)

You play Kage, a skillful ninja in search of rescuing Princess Kiri from the hands of the warlord Yoshi. Armed...

Legend of Kay PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Legend of Kay is a classic action adventure with an advanced close combat fighting system.The young hero "Kay", a cat,...

Legend of Mana PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

A twinkling consciousness became a star that sparkled in the night and banished the darkness. The Mana Goddess acquired consciousness...

DOS (1993)

In Legend of Myra, humanity tries to exterminate all rabbits. And obviously the best way to do this is by...

The Legend of Oasis SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

Long time ago, Reharl, the King of Spirits, fought the destroyer Agito. Both sides used powerful armlets - Golden and...

The Legend of Princess Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Legend of Princess is a one-level arcade interpretation of Zelda. Players control Link as the main character in a...

NES (1992)

The Legend of Prince Valiant is a side-scrolling action game in which the player takes on the role of Prince...

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

When the Dark Master attacked the sacred temple, the Fire Guardian, Ignitus, could only manage to save one of the...

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

When the Dark Master attacked the sacred temple, the Fire Guardian, Ignitus, could only manage to save one of the...

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006)

The story begins with Spyro playing with his friend Sparx in the swamps, when they're attacked by some unknown creatures....

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), GameCube (2006) and Xbox 360 (2008)

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning deals with Spyro's birth and his journey to meet his destiny. The intro...

J2ME (2008)

Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon on mobile phones follows the plot of the previous mobile episodes. Spyro and...

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Dawn of the Dragon is the third and final chapter of the Legend of Spyro trilogy. It starts when Spyro...

Game Boy Advance (2007)

In this second version since the series restart, you are attempting to take out Gaul, the Ape King. The GBA...

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007)

After the first episode, where Spyro and Sparx freed Cynder from the Dark Masters sphere of influence, Cynder the she-dragon...

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

Spyro wakes up late one night to discover that his rescued friend, Cynder, is running away from the temple where...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In Legend of the Lost, the player takes control of Jack who has to rescue his girlfriend Jane. She got...

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja SNES Front Cover slight visible damage on right side

SNES (1991), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2013)

Goemon (Kid Ying) and Ebisu-Maru (Dr. Yang) are enjoying themselves at home, when they hear about strange spirits sighted at...

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