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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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Krazy Kreatures NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Krazy Kreatures is an action strategy game for one or two players. Critters of all sorts will fill up the...

K-Razy Shoot-Out Atari 5200 Front Cover

Atari 5200 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1981)

K-Razy Shootout is an arcade action game similar to Berzerk. You are in a maze filled with dangerous robots. Your...

Windows (2008)

Krebswelte is an action game, created as an entry into TIGSource's "Procedural Generation" competition. The player controls a mercenary who,...

Kreed Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In the year 2944 humanity is still at war with the Tiglaary and a strange anomaly named Kreed gives the...

Kreed: Battle for Savitar Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Released shortly after the original, Battle for Savitar is an expansion-pack for Burut CT's sci-fi driven role-playing shooter Kreed, which...

VIC-20 (1982)

Krell is a Space Invaders clone with a twist. You don't have any barriers for protection against the enemy formations,...

DOS (1991)

In Kret the player controls a mole who was born in stuffy basement ruined palace. The owner is a sadist...

The Krion Conquest NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

The Krion Empire chose the year 1999 in which to stage an invasion of earth. The planet's defenses were no...

The Kristal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

The Kristal of Konos is a magical artefact described as the key to world peace. However, an evil being known...

DOS (1988)

It is the seventh millennium; the Earth is devastated, after centuries of war and multiple nuclear winters that caused a...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Kromazone is the elite training ground at the Terran Space Fleet Naval Academy. The fleet's best pilots are put...

Windows (2004)

Kröt, a member of the Moorhuhn-Family, has to save the day as mutant octopuses from outer space have invaded the...

Krucjata Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Krucjata is a platform game. Agent Hardin arrives in a boat to the island to recover the documents and chest...

Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek: De Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek is a tie-in with the children's adventure movie of the same name (Crusade in Jeans). It is...

Krull Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Krull is a multi part action game based on the movie of the same name. A beast and his army...

Krusty's Fun House DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Game Boy (1993), SNES (1992), Genesis (1992), Amiga (1993), NES (1992), Game Gear (1992) and SEGA Master System (1992)

Krusty the Clown's Fun House has been overrun by rats. You must help him to herd the rats into trap...

Krypton Egg iPhone Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (1995), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989), Palm OS (2008), Windows Mobile (2008), Macintosh (2011) and iPhone (2009)

Krypton Egg is a Breakout clone. Like in all such games, your goal on each level is to break all...

Krystals of Zong Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

In this game, the player must gather the treasures for all eight levels. But to be able to enter the...

Windows (2008)

Kryzta is an experimental action game by cactus. On the surface, it looks like an arena shooter, but you are...

Kubus MSX Front Cover

MSX (1985)

Kubus is a basic vertical scrolling arcade game in which you, as an astronaut, have to collect the purple dots...

KULA BLOX iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

KULA BLOX is a casual action game in which the player controls a animal-themed block that free falls through the...

Kult Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Kult is a side-scrolling shooter. As a result of scientific experiments mutant monsters colonized the planet. The only salvation from...

Kuma\War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Kuma\War is a first- and third-person shooter game that depicts real-world conflicts. The game is available as a free download,...

Kung Food Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1992)

The ultimate food fight! Mutant munchies from your freezer invade your kitchen, your life and your world. Speed and your...

Kung Fu ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

This martial arts simulation features large and detailed characters drawn in line form. In the one player game you have...

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