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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Xbox 360 (2010)

Kinect Joy Ride is one of the launch titles for Microsoft's Kinect device for the Xbox 360. It's been billed...

Kinect Nat Geo TV Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

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Xbox 360 (2013)

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Kinect Party Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

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Xbox 360 (2012)

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Kinect Sports Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Kinect Sports is one of the launch games for Microsoft's Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 where movement of the...

Xbox 360 (2010)

Party Pack is the first add-on for Kinect Sports and was made available for free. It introduces six new mini-games...

Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2014)

Kinect Sports Rivals is the third game in the Kinect Sports series and the first game for Xbox One. Just...

Kinect Sports: Season Two Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

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Kinect Star Wars Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

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Kinetic Connection NES Front Cover

NES (1986), Commodore 64 (1986) and MSX (1986)

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Kinetik Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

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King Arthur PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

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King Arthur's Gold Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2013)

King Arthur's Gold is a game about mining resources, building structures and Team Based PvP Combat. It is a side-scrolling...

King Arthur & the Knights of Justice SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Based on the cartoon series of the same name, King Arthur and the knights of Camelot have been encased inside...

MSX (1984) and Arcade (1980)

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Game Boy (1992)

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Arcade (1994)

Kingdom Grandprix is a 2D arcade shooter and racing combination - a continuation of Sorcer Striker. The game has many...

PlayStation 3 (2014)

Kingdom Heart HD II.5 ReMIX is a compilation of the remastered versions of Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts:...

PlayStation 2 (2007)

This limited edition of Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ includes: Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ game Kingdom Heart - Another...

Kingdom Hearts PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Sora's world is shattered when a violent storm hits his home, and he is separated from his two closest friends....

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (pronounced Kingdom Hearts Three-Five-Eight Days over Two) follows the story of Roxas during his time in...

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

With the threat of the evil Xehanort's return, King Mickey and Yen Sid have begun preparations to combat him. Their...

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Mark of Mastery Edition) Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

This limited edition of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance contains the following: Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS...

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010)

Ten years before the events in Kingdom Hearts, the universe is still how one remembers it. Maleficent from the Disney-movie...

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