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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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Arcade (1997)

Karian Cross is falling-piece puzzle game, similar to Puyo Puyo or Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. The player must combine...

Karin and the Hidden Lake Browser Front Cover

Windows (2009), Macintosh (2009) and Browser (2009)

Karin and the Hidden Lake is a short platformer about a girl who enters a forest to pick flowers during...

Karma Fighter BREW Front Cover

BREW (2006), J2ME (2006) and Symbian (2006)

Karma Fighter is a fighting/beat 'em up style game. The game features three game modes like Tournament, Survival and Quick...

Karnov PC Booter Front Cover

DOS (1987), PC Booter (1987), NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1988), Macintosh (1989) and Arcade (1987)

Jinborov Karnovski (also known as the titular Karnov), is a Russian circus strongman who is collecting all of the pieces...

Ka'Roo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

A little kangaroo wearing boxing gloves needs to be maneuvered through 80 levels. The levels consist of 3D platforms with...

Karoshi 2.0 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Karoshi 2.0 (Jap. 過労死 - "death from overwork") is the continuation of an idea expressed in the first game. The...

Karoshi Factory Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2011)

Karoshi Factory is the third game in the Karoshi series and it consists of 25 levels that are completed by...

Karoshi: Suicide Salaryman Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Karoshi: Suicide Salaryman is a flash version based on the previous Karoshi games. It mixes stages along from the original...

Karous Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2007)

In this unique vertically-scrolling shooter you take the role of a mysterious girl named Karous, who commands a tiny fighter...

NES (1994)

This game can be purely considered the 'illegal' predecessor of Super Smash Bros., since it's, ironically, Street Fighter II with...

Karting Grand Prix Atari ST Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1989) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1989)

With 8 circuits to race on against 2 opponents (one of which can also be human-controlled), this racing game is...

Kartoffelpüree: Der Gemüseshooter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Hordes of vegetables are threatening the earth. Attacking with carrots, green and red pepper and many other units they seek...

Karu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Karu is a marble shooter game, where the objective is to match spheres of the same color to make them...

DOS (1995)

Karzeł is a side-scrolling arcade game with simple control options. The main task of the player is to overcome ten...

Kasumi Ninja Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1994)

On the tiny island of Kasumi, there exists a portal between this world and the Netherworld. For many centuries, this...

Katakis Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Katakis was the first R-Type-influenced side scrolling shoot 'em up. You control the H-75 Eagle Fighter, against the machines which...

Katakis Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Katakis on the Amiga is, like its counterpart on the C64, a shoot'em'up heavily influenced by R-Type.It's a single space...

Katamari Damacy PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

The King of All Cosmos accidentally destroyed the stars and—having recovered—wants the prince to rebuild them. Unfortunately the prince stands...

Katamari Forever PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Katamari Forever is the first game in the Katamari series on Playstation 3. It features 30 levels, which are revisited...

DOS (1996)

Visiting a pub can be really dangerous, especially when not all arguments are solved by bare fists. The participants aim...

Katekyō Hitman Reborn!: Dream Hyper Battle! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Dream Hyper Battle! is a 3D fighting game based on the anime Reborn!, and developed by the...

Nintendo DS (2010)

Katekyō Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX – Kessen! Shin 6 Chouka is a 2-D fighting game for the Nintendo...

Katekyō Hitman Reborn! DS: Ore ga Boss! Saikyō Family Taisen (Gentei Premium Box) Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Limited Premium Box edition which contains: Katekyō Hitman Reborn! DS: Ore ga Boss! Saikyō Family Taisen game Playing cards...

Katharsis DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Katharsis is a game with classic side-scrolling shooter gameplay. It has 3D backgrounds, colorful graphics and an integrated storyline. The...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

In the 24th century, Earth is pounded by solar explosions and abandoned by humans, and the planet is recolonized by...

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