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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PlayStation 2 (2007)

This is a compilation of the three games in The King of Fighters series that make up the NESTS saga:...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This is a compilation of the three games in The King of Fighters series that make up the Orochi saga:...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This is a compilation of the three games in The King of Fighters series that make up the Orochi saga:The...

King of Fighters R-1 Neo Geo Pocket Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket (1998)

Using the Japanese "SD" (Super-Deformed) artwork style, the KOF Series makes your debut in SNK's monochrome handheld bringing the same...

King of Fighters R-2 Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)

Using again the Japanese "SD" (Super-Deformed) artwork style (now reworked), the KOF Series makes your debut in the new SNK's...

J2ME (2003)

The mobile game The King of Fighters is based on the SNK beat-em-up series of the same name that debuted...

The King of Fighters XIII Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Arcade (2010)

The King of Fighters XIII is the 13th game from the fighting series and it is based on version 1.1...

The King of Fighters XII Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Arcade (2009)

The twelfth installment of the famous fighting game series, The King of Fighters XII, is a massive reinvention of the...

The King of Fighters XI PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and Arcade (2005)

The eleventh installment in SNK Playmore's long-running King of Fighters series and the ninth event in the official storyline, The...

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

Based on the FOX animation series of the same name, KOTH is about this Texas Families and their misadventures with...

King of the Monsters SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992), Genesis (1993), Neo Geo (1991), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1991)

King of the Monsters is a two player (or one player vs. computer) fighting game, in which the players take...

Genesis (1994)

King of the Monsters 2 on the Sega Genesis is a slightly different game than the original Neo Geo version....

King of the Monsters 2: The Next Thing SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993), Neo Geo (1992), Neo Geo CD (1994), Wii (2011) and Arcade (1992)

The object of King of the Monsters 2 is similar to its predecessor. Choose from three monsters which include a...

Kingpin: Life of Crime Windows Front Cover

Linux (1999) and Windows (1999)

Crime in the city is beyond the capabilities of the authorities, The Kingpin runs the whole town. Nearly every dirty...

Windows (2000)

Kingsborn is a freeware first-person shooter similar to Unreal Tournament or Quake III Arena. Play as a female warrior, run...

King's Field PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

The powerful and holy Moonlight Sword was stolen from King Alfred of Verdite. Prince Alexander, one of the king's closest...

King's Field PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1994), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

The country of Verdite has descended into decay. Its royal family began practicing dark magic, guided by evil forces lurking...

PlayStation (2007) and PlayStation 2 (2007)

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of FromSoftware, Inc, the developers, decided to have a special release of the four...

King's Field II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

A storm runs through the kingdom of Verdite, taking away the precious Moonlight Sword and spreading evil throughout the land....

King's Field: The Ancient City PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Many years ago, a powerful talisman known as Idol of Sorrow turned the ancient Holy Land, the home of the...

PlayStation (2001)

This is a compilation combining both Army Men: Air Attack 2 and Army Men: Omega Soldier in one package.

PlayStation (2001)

This is a compilation combining both Army Men Sarge's Heroes 2 and Army Men Lock 'n' Load in one package....

PlayStation (2001)

This is a compilation combining both WarJetz and Army Men Sarge's Heroes 2 in one package.

King's Knight NES Front Cover

NES (1986), MSX (1986), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1987), Nintendo 3DS (2014) and Sharp X1 (1987)

King's Knight is a fantasy-themed top-down shooter where four heroes have to unite to defeat a dragon and rescue a...

Kingsley's Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Kingsley's Adventure is a 3D action-adventure game for the PlayStation in a similar vein as The Legend of Zelda. In...

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