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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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Amiga (1987) and Atari ST (1987)

Jupiter Probe is a vertically scrolling shooter in which the player has the task to fly over Jupiter to collect...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Jupiter and its moons are colonized, and are an ideal setting for motor racing. 3 lap races featuring 3 cars...

Amiga (1995)

Jurajski Sen is a platform game. The story begins during the session of the hit movie "Jurassic Dream". After returning...

Jurassic Park DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1993)

A game based on the hit movie Jurassic Park.The game starts just after the T-Rex pushes the visitor's van into...

Jurassic Park Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

The Sega Genesis game based on the Jurassic Park movie/book differs from the games made by Ocean for other platforms....

Jurassic Park Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1993)

One of many games based on the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, the version for Sega's 8-bit systems combines side-scrolling shooting...

Jurassic Park Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993) and NES (1993)

One of many different titles based on Steven Spielberg's 1993 dinosaur thriller, the version for NES and Game Boy is...

Jurassic Park SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

The SNES game based on the film Jurassic Park is an action title that combines top-down and first-person perspectives.Playing as...

Arcade (1994)

The arcade version of Jurassic Park is significantly different from other games based on the film - this game is...

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Jurassic Park II is a platform shooter. The game's story is loosely based on the hit movie Jurassic Park. During...

Jurassic Park III: Dino Defender Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

Jurassic Park III: Dino Defender is a game based on the Jurassic Park 3 franchise. You play a Dino Defender...

Game Boy Advance (2001)

More closely based on the events of the movie, Jurassic Park III, you play Paleontologist Alan Grant who is part...

Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

A unique combination of side-scrolling platform and puzzle solving genres, where you must solve the puzzles behind the DNA of...

3DO (1994)

Based on its namesake film, Jurassic Park Interactive places you as a park security guard and tasks you with guiding...

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Windows Front Cover

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

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis puts you in the shoes of a Dr. Hammond-type scientist, and challenges you to build a...

Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

One year after the events of the Jurassic Park, John Hammond wants to bring Jurassic Park back and he sends...

Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994)

While sharing the name with the SNES title, the Game Boy version of Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues...

Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition is the sequel to the first Jurassic Park game on Genesis and mostly looks and plays...

Jurassic: The Hunted Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

Jurassic: The Hunted is a first-person shooter where the players controls weapons and survival expert Craig Dylan. In 1983 an...

Just Cause Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

You are Rico Rodriguez, a CIA-agent who is sent to the small Island of San Esperito to start a revolution...

Just Cause 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Rico Rodriguez is back! After liberating the small Island of San Esperito, the CIA-agent is on his way to the...

Just Cause 2 (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Limited Edition includes: Just Cause 2 Double-sided poster with a map of Panau on the one side and an...

Just Dance Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Just Dance is a dancing / exercise game for the Wii. The game is for 1 - 4 players, each...

Wii (2010)

The makers of Just Dance roll out a sequel with new grooves and new moves in Just Dance 2. Just...

Just Dance 2014 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii (2013), Wii U (2013), PlayStation 4 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

Just Dance 2014 is the fifth main game in the dancing series where players are rated for their ability to...

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