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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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Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX (Collector's Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014)

The Collector's Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX includes: Steelbook case containing Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX and Kingdom...

Kingdom Hearts II PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Sora, Donald, and Goofy are back in the third installment (second for PS2) of the Kingdom Hearts series, continuing where...

Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+, only released in Japanese territories, is a 2-disc set that includes Kingdom Hearts II Final...

Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008)

Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories is the PS2 remake of the GBA game Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. It was...

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded is a remake of Kingdom Hearts Coded that was released for Mobile, only in Japan. The...

DOS (1988)

A text-mode action/puzzle game. You have to get to the exit on each level, which is made more difficult by...

DOS (1990) and Browser (2008)

A sequel of sorts to Kingdom of Kroz. Although the gameplay and most of the levels remain the same, there...

Kingdom of Paradise PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

Kingdom of Paradise is an English port of the Japanese PSP game 'Tenchi no Mon', a 3D action RPG that...

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an action RPG set in the fantasy world Amalur, which is divided into several kingdoms....

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This collector's edition contains: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Limited Edition McFarlane Toys Prismere Troll figure Concept art lithograph signed by...

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This special edition contains: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Parchment map of Amalur's Faelands. Amalur-themed 7-piece dice set featuring D4, D6,...

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom is the fourth video game in the Kingdom Under Fire series and it continues...

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005)

This is the prequel to the action/RTS Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders for the Xbox. Six of the sub-characters from...

King Kong Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

King Kong has taken a lady to the top of the Empire State Building. It is up to you to...

King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

Ikari no Megaton Punch is based on the movie King Kong Lives (called King Kong 2 in Japan). The player...

MSX (1987)

Based on King Kong Lives movie King Kong 2: Yomigaeru Densetsu is an action game with puzzle-solving and role-play elements,...

Kingler's Day Game Boy Advance Front Cover Booster pack

Game Boy Advance (2001)

A point based game where you control a kingler in a race against time to catch, or rather toss, as...

NES (1990)

King Neptune's kingdom has been disturbed and turned into an evil underwater world. A dark tentacled creature has stolen his...

SNES (1994) and Arcade (1991)

The King of Dragons is a fantasy themed side-scrolling beat'em up. There are five different characters to choose from: a...

The King of Fighters 2000/2001 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

This is a two-game release which includes The King of Fighters 2000 and The King of Fighters 2001.

PlayStation 2 (2002), Dreamcast (2002), Neo Geo (2000) and Arcade (2000)

The final King of Fighters game released by SNK in its original state, The King of Fighters 2000 expands on...

PlayStation 2 (2003), Dreamcast (2002), Neo Geo (2001) and Arcade (2001)

In this eighth installment of the King of Fighters series, ten different teams once again battle it out in several...

The King of Fighters 2002/2003 Xbox Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and Xbox (2005)

This is a two-game release which includes The King of Fighters 2002 and The King of Fighters 2003.

The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Dreamcast (2003), Xbox (2005), Neo Geo (2002) and Arcade (2002)

The second plotless "dream match" in The King of Fighters series, this game sports 39 normal characters and 5 hidden...

The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009) and Xbox 360 (2010)

The King Of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is an remake of the original The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to...

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