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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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Windows (2006)

Little Knytt is playing outside when he is suddenly abducted by a UFO. It collides with a meteorite and crash...

Windows (2007)

As a continuation of the previous Knytt games, Knytt Experiment was originally conceived as a large universe that kept expanding...

Windows (2007)

Knytt Stories, the sequel to Knytt, is a jump-and-run platformer with a distinctive minimalist art style. It is set in...

Knytt Underground Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2012), PS Vita (2012) and Wii U (2013)

Knytt Underground is a side-scrolling exploration platformer with a simple basic goal: the world (as the name suggests a underground...

DOS (1997)

Koach Tzabar is a promotional game distributed along with the Israeli Tzabar Salads. The gameplay is similar to Xonix. The...

Windows (2004)

Kochmeister Pfanne XXL is a Moorhuhn variant where the player takes the role of a male or female chef. The...

BREW (2006) and J2ME (2005)

Kodo is a puzzle game where one button (any button) controls all the action. The object of the game is...

Atari 5200 (2003)

Koffi is a little kopter so when the emergencies came, the big kopters wouldn't let him go. But now he...

KOF: Maximum Impact PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2005)

The Addis gang, which has long controlled Southtown, has been struck a major blow. Their leader, Fate, has been killed...

KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation "A" PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation "A" is a rebalanced version of The King of Fighters 2006 originally meant for competitive arcade...

Kogent Knight Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

The hero of Kogent Knight has his first day as a knight in an unknown kingdom. On his way to...

NES (1993)

Koko Adventure is a Korean-made platformer similar in style and presentation to Super Mario Bros.. The player controls a kid...

Koko Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Koko Arena is a casual game, similar to Arcade Volleyball, for either two players or for one player against the...

Kokotoni Wilf Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Kokotoni Wilf has been sent on a bold journey through time, to recover the seven pieces of the Dragon Amulet....

Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Kokuga is a slow-moving, free-scrolling top-down shooter where players are placed in control of a futuristic "compact mobile tank" known...

Kolibri SEGA 32X Front Cover

SEGA 32X (1995)

Kolibri is a hummingbird hero in this side scrolling shooter. Deep inside the Earth's core, there is a crystal from...

ZX Spectrum (1992)

It's obvious right from the title that Komando II was inspired by the classic Commando. The main objective of this...

Kombat Kars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Kombat Kars is a top-down racing games in which 4 well-armed cars battle to complete the course at the head...

DOS (1996)

Komebumb is a platform game with cartoonish characters.In this game the player takes the role of a little hairy creature,...

Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania & Contra is a compilation of five classic Konami games from the 8-bit era.The Belmont clan...

Konami Hyper Soccer NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Konami's Hyper Soccer is a soccer game in the Hyper Sports series. This is an action game for one or...

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Konami's Arcade Collection is a compilation of Konami arcade conversions containing the following ten games: Jail Break Green Beret Yie...

MSX (1985)

"Baseball" is a game where you can pitch, hit, field, and run just like in a real baseball game. You...

Kona's Crate iPhone Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

Kona is a primitive South Seas islander, awaiting the delivery of important packages so he can get on with his...

NES (1986)

This game is inspired by the Japanese movie Koneko Monogatari (known in the west as The Adventures of Milo and...

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