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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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Jetpack Joyride PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), Browser (2012), iPhone (2011), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2013) and PS Vita (2012)

In Jetpack Joyride the player controls Barry, a young man who steals an experimental jetpack from supposedly evil scientists and...

Jetpac Refuelled Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

As a delivery pilot for the Acme Interstellar Transport Company, you're sent to far off distant planets to deliver rocket...

Jetpak: Solar Crisis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This remake of the platform game of 1983 completely updates the presentation, replacing the graphics and sounds with new ones...

Jet Power Jack Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

In this platform-action-game based on Jet Pac you have to collect the fuel pods for Jack's flying saucer. To do...

Jet Set Willy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1998), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Xbox 360 (2012), Dragon 32/64 (1985), iPhone (2011), BBC Micro (1985), Electron (1985), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2012), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986), Memotech MTX (1985) and Tatung Einstein (1985)

Cult hero Matthew Smith followed up Manic Miner with a seminal platform game. Having struck it lucky in the first...

DOS (1999), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

This freeware remake of the 8-bit classic from 1984 updates the graphics and sounds, adding a unique classical melody for...

DOS (2001)

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier is the remake of the second chapter of Miner Willy's adventures. In the...

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1985), iPhone (2011), BBC Micro (1986), Electron (1986), iPad (2011) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

This platform game is the sequel of Jet Set Willy. Again has each room its own hazards, such as spikes,...

Windows (2006)

Jet Set Willy: Online is an online multiplayer version of Jet Set Willy. Each player chooses a name and avatar...

Dragon 32/64 (1988)

JSW Screen Designer starts out by letting you transfer the tape-only Jet Set Willy to disk, and, as its main...

Jets 'n' Guns Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2006)

In Jets'n'Guns you assume the role of a freelance pilot who has to save the entire Universe. Your old Colonel,...

Jets 'n' Guns Gold Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

This is an expanded version of Jets'n'Guns which features several improvements to the original game.The main enhancements are the increased...

NES (1992)

The Jetsons: Cogwell's Caper is based on the well-known Jetsons property from Hanna-Barbera. In this spin-off adventure, George Jetson is...

The Jetsons in By George, in Trouble Again DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

A old and fun game from 90's. You need to survive a electronics rebellion.You can play with George and ask...

SNES (1994)

George Jetson was about to run out to work when his pal Captain Zoom appears out of thin air. Zoom...

The Jetsons: Robot Panic Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

This is a multi-character platformer based on The Jetsons cartoon. Users can play as either Elroy, Judy, Jane, and finally...

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

The famous animated TV series by Hanna-Barbera spawned a film, and ultimately this licensed game, which contains 8 levels alternating...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Jet-Story is a sequel to Planet of Shades. The player controls a spaceship in a huge game world. His task...

Jetstrike DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

MIS, the FBI, NASA, the KGB, MOSSAD and even top secret agents from the North Beckinsdale Pigeon Fancier's Association swung...

Windows (2003)

Jewel Jones is a Boulder Dash variant. The player takes the role of Jewel Jones, a treasure hunter. He digs...

Jewel Master Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

As the peaceful kingdom Mythgard came close to being overthrown by the evil demon king Jardine the Mad, the Elemental...

Windows 3.x (1992)

Jewel Master is a variant of Columns, a falling blocks puzzle game similar to Tetris. The objective of the game...

Jewel Match Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

The basic idea here comes from Bejeweled / Diamond Mine - you are presented with a grid of blocks. Forming...

Jewel Match Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

This is the Nintendo DS release of the well-received match-3 game Jewel Match for Windows/Macintosh. Due to the limited screen...

Jewel Match Browser Front Cover Big Fish Games release

Browser (2007)

This is a free-to-play Flash version of the popular match-3 game Jewel Match for Windows/Macintosh. It features the first 10...

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