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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Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

Indiana Jones is at it again. This time, he must travel his way through-out Asia to recover an artifact that,...

Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis: The Action Game Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

Being an action title, the game starts off where Indy is about to have an excuse to use his trusty...

Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Nintendo 64 (2000)

The year is 1947. Dr. Jones Jr is on a retirement from adventuring, living the life of a scholar and...

Game Boy Color (2001)

Whereas the other versions of Indiana Jones' first game in nearly a decade are 3D action adventures inspired by Tomb...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade differs from the two other games with the same name as it is a...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Game Boy (1994), Genesis (1992), Amiga (1989), NES (1993), Atari ST (1989), Game Gear (1991), SEGA Master System (1990), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

As in the movie (and the more famous graphic adventure), your task is to find the Holy Grail. Before this...

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009) and Wii (2009)

In this newest 3D Indiana Jones adventure, the famed archaeologist finds himself once again searching for "fortune and glory" by...

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

The PSP release of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is a trimmed-down rendition of the PS2/Wii versions and...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom NES Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), NES (1988), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1989), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1985)

The computer versions of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom are conversions of the Atari arcade game based on...

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Wii (2009)

Indiana Jones gets the Super Star Wars treatment for SNES. The title consists of platform levels from the first three...

Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

Indiana Jones in the Lost Kingdom is an Indiana Jones game that isn't based on a movie. Indy is looking...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Indian Attack is a single screen 1st person shooter where you must protect your homestead and your party of six...

Indie Game: The Movie Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

This compilation pack includes: Braid Fez Super Meat Boy Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition

Indigo Prophecy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and Xbox 360 (2007)

January 2009. On a cold, snowy night in New York City, an ordinary citizen named Lucas Kane, under the control...

Indoor Soccer ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), BBC Micro (1988), Electron (1988) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

Indoor football is recreated in this game notable for the large amount of colour clash during play. There are walls...

I.N.E.R.T.I.A. MSX Front Cover

MSX (2006)

I.N.E.R.T.I.A. (Inertial Navigation Experience Reaction Test Inside Arena) is a simple one-on-one shooting game relying on fast reflexes and the...

Amiga (1987)

Inertia Drive is a multi directional scrolling shoot 'em up viewed from a top down perspective. Each of the game's...

In Extremis DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

In Extremis is a science-fiction First Person Shooter (FPS) in which you play as a crashed space pilot stranded aboard...

inFAMOUS PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

When a huge explosion tears down several blocks in the middle of Empire City, Cole MacGrath mysteriously is the only...

inFAMOUS 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Story inFAMOUS 2 continues the story of Cole MacGrath, the protagonist of the original game. Right at the beginning Cole...

inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood is an entry the series released after inFAMOUS 2, but separate from the series' cannon. Set...

inFAMOUS: First Light PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014)

inFAMOUS: First Light is a standalone game based on inFAMOUS: Second Son, similar to how inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood was...

inFAMOUS: Precinct Assault Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

inFAMOUS: Precinct Assault is a short, 2D-sidescrolling game made to promote the release of the PlayStation 3 title inFAMOUS. Players...

inFAMOUS: Second Son PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014)

inFAMOUS: Second Son takes place seven years after the events of inFAMOUS 2. In this game you play as an...

inFAMOUS: Second Son (Limited Edition) PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2014)

This Limited Edition includes: inFAMOUS: Second Son Cole's Legacy DLC Exclusive vests that can be worn by Delsin Rowe Premium...

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