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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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Jewels of Cleopatra 2: Aztec Mysteries Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Jewels of Cleopatra 2: Aztec Mysteries is a match-three game with an archaeological theme. Like in the first game, you...

Windows 3.x (1992)

In this game, the mouse cursor turns into a jewel thief. The player must move the thief around gathering valuables...

Windows 3.x (1992)

Borrowing certain gameplay conventions from Qix, JezzBall presents another scenario forcing the player to divide and conquer a 2D playfield...

JFK Reloaded Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This interactive reenactment puts the player on the sixth floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository building, in Lee Harvey Oswald's...

Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SNES (1995) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius is the third in the Parodius series. It retains the same gameplay and humorous elements that substantiated...

SNES (1996)

Step up to the ring with Jikkyou Power Pro Wrestling. As the name implies this is a wrestling game in...

PC-98 (1994)

In the future, after the latest World War, various nations of the Earth joined forces and built a super-powerful computer...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2010)

Jill Off with One Hand is a short spin-off from Mighty Jill Off, meant to be played with a single...

Jill of the Jungle DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Jill of the Jungle is the first episode of a shareware series. It is a platform game where the player...

Jill of the Jungle: Jill Goes Underground DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Jill of the Jungle 2 is the second in the Jill of the Jungle trilogy. It follows the same concept,...

Jill of the Jungle: Jill Saves the Prince DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

The final installment in the Jill of the Jungle trilogy features improved animations, new graphics, new music, new levels and...

Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

This compilation is the complete trilogy, including:Jill of the JungleJill Goes UndergroundJill Saves the Prince

PlayStation (2002)

Based on the TV show of the same name, Bear in the Big Blue House invites players to Ojo's birthday...

Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure No. 1: "Chaos at the Carnival" DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), NES (1990), Commodore 64 (1989) and Apple II (1989)

Chaos at the Carnival is a collection of six arcade mini-games.Miss Piggy has been "pignapped" by the sinister Dr. Grump;...

Jim Henson's Muppets Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Rowlf, Gonzo the Great, Sam the Eagle and Swedish Chef all decide to travel back to the...

Jim Henson's Muppets Party Cruise PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

The Muppets remember the fun times they had on their last vacation in this 4-player party game. This game follows...

SNES (1995)

Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams is based on the comic book heroes by Jim Lee. The players take control...

Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), SNES (1992), Lynx (1993), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Endorsed by famous tennis player, Jimmy Connors, this game offers tournament and single play on multiple court types.Using crosshairs, aim...

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Play as Nickelodeon's T.V. star Jimmy Neutron as he saves the day from aliens from outer space. Travel through six...

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius / Rocket Power Extreme Arcade Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This compilation contains: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Rocket Power Extreme Arcade Games

Windows (2008)

This is the second Jimmy's Lost His... title by Petri Purho but the gameplay and graphics are entirely different in...

Jim Power in "Mutant Planet" TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1993) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Jim Power was a hero who one day while travelling through the forest, encountered a dimensional rift into a strange...

Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D SNES Front Cover

DOS (1993) and SNES (1993)

In in this altered and expanded port of the original Amiga title, Earth has always blocked "The Lost Dimension" and...

Jinks Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 7800 (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Jinks added a largely new concept to the Breakout type games, offering much freer paddle movement (both horizontally and vertically),...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

Jinmu Denshō is a game based on the style of Space Harrier where you play a Samurai who must run...

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