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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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Linux (2001), DOS (1996) and Windows (2001)

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DOS (1991)

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The Kore Gang Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

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Koro Koro Post Nin PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

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Koron de JUMP!! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Koron de JUMP!! is a colorful and simple auto-scrolling platformer. The player controls Koron, a small girl who carries a...

Koronis Rift Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and TRS-80 CoCo (1987)

You play as a techno scavenger in the year 2049, exploring the Koronis Rift, in one of Lucasfilms earliest games.The...

Kororinpa: Marble Mania Wii Front Cover

Wii (2006)

In Kororinpa: Marble Mania the player uses the Wiimote to roll balls through mazes by tilting it to change the...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

The Korth Trilogy is a series of children's Science fiction adventure books written by Peter K. McBride and published by...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

The Korth Trilogy is a series of children's Science fiction adventure books written by Peter K. McBride and published by...

NES (1993)

In this game, you control Murobo, a kobold fighter. One day the queen tells you an evil demon is preparing...

Kosmic Kanga Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Kosmic Kanga is a single player side scrolling action game.The player plays as a super kangaroo that has a jet...

DOS (1990)

Kosmonaut is the original idea behind the game Skyroads. In this game you control a hovercraft, flying over an obstacle...

Windows (1998)

The lead characters from C's Ware's hentai games grew tired of constantly being forced to act in pornographic scenes. They...

Windows (2010)

Koumajou Densetsu II: Stranger's Requiem is a 2D doujin platform game and a continuation of Koumajou Densetsu: Scarlet Symphony. It...

Windows (2009)

Koumajou Densetsu: Scarlet Symphony is doujin 2D platform game, based on Tōhō series. Basically, this game is a combination of...

KrabbitWorld Labyrinth Linux Front Cover

Linux (2006), Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

It’s twilight in this dark and troubled time of KrabbitWorld’s past. The great, bumbling, old wizard Fivinus’ dampening field has...

Krakout Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and BBC Micro (1987)

Arkanoid-style Breakout clone, which unlike most other similar games has the bat on the side of the screen (there is...

Krakout Unlimited Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Krakout Unlimited is a remake of Gremlin's popular game Krakout which itself was an Arkanoid-style Breakout clone.This is a one...

Browser (2015)

Kram Keep is platformer game in which you need to defeat an evil boss and his minions in his dark...

Krater: Shadows over Solside Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Krater: Shadows over Solside is a post-apocalyptic RPG set in Sweden. The whole game plays around the city hub Solside...

Krater: Shadows over Solside (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This collector's edition is available as a digital download and in retail. It includes: Krater: Shadows over Solside (base game)...

Windows (2000)

The player must steer a bus with groups of three colored potatoes on it. Blocking the bus' path through the...

Krazy Ivan Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

In the early 21st century, the Earth is under attack by aliens. In five areas of the planet, they have...

Krazy Kobra Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1987)

It's the classic game of Snake, except released back when it was still fairly new. This version however is an...

ZX Spectrum (1983) and ZX81 (1982)

Krazy Kong is based on the arcade game Donkey Kong where you have to move from the bottom of the...

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