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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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Ninja Bros. Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Ninja Bros. is a puzzle platform game where the goal is to make the ninjas push a button to open...

Ninja Chicken Android Front Cover

Android (2012)

Ninja Chicken is a simple platform game with automatic scrolling. As a chicken you run from left to right avoiding...

Ninja Chop!! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Ninja Chop!! is a simple game about a female ninja who chops milk bottles in half using her hand. The...

Ninja Combat Neo Geo Front Cover

Neo Geo (1991), Neo Geo CD (1994), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1990)

Ninja Combat puts you in the middle of, you guessed it, a Ninja invasion! The Kage Ichizoku clan has caused...

Ninja Commando Wii Front Cover

Neo Geo (1992), Neo Geo CD (1994), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1992)

The Mars Corporation has caused a problem in the time continuum, and it's up to the Ninja Commandos to go...

Ninja Commando Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), Atari 8-bit (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Players take control of a ninja and must guide him safely through various side-scrolling levels, jumping over pits, dodging obstacles...

NES (1990)

A force of alien invaders has descended upon the Earth and has wiped out humanity for the most part. Some...

Ninja Escape Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Ninja Escape is, as the title may suggest, a game about a ninja who must make a daring escape. Each...

Ninja Five-O Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Ninja cop Joe Osugi is on the case of an evil force that has come under the influence of the...

Windows (2006)

The ninja sanctuary, where the fallen warriors of the Iga clan dwell after death, has been infested by bird flu....

Ninja Gaiden NES Front Cover

NES (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1992), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1989)

Ninja Gaiden begins with a cinematic animation in which two ninjas duel to the death and one goes down. It...

Ninja Gaiden DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Lynx (1991), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1989)

Ninja Gaiden begins with a cinematic animation in which 2 ninjas duel to the death; one goes down. It is...

Ninja Gaiden Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

When the Vigoor Empire attacks Ryu Hayabusa's village and steals the Dark Dragon Blade, the ninja vows to seek revenge...

Ninja Gaiden SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1992)

The Master System version of Ninja Gaiden is not a port of the well-known NES game, but an entirely new...

Ninja Gaiden Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991)

Ninja Gaiden begins with a cinematic animation in which 2 ninjas duel to the death; one goes down. It is...

Ninja Gaiden 3 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Ninja Gaiden 3 is the third main game in the series since the reboot in 2004 and once again stars...

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This collector's edition includes: Ninja Gaiden 3 Artbook Soundtrack disc "Duel of the Masked" figurine Voucher with a code to...

Wii U (2012)

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is an update of Ninja Gaiden 3. It includes all the downloadable content made available...

Ninja Gaiden Black Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Ninja Gaiden Black is a re-release of Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox but with new content such as unlockable costumes,...

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Ryu Hyabusa returns once again. Set six months after Ninja Gaiden Black, Hyabusa must rescue a fellow female ninja named...

Ninja Gaiden II Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Ryu Hayabusa is back in the sequel to the popular revisitation of the Ninja Gaiden franchise. Ryu embarks in a...

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1991), NES (1991), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1991)

This is the third entry in the series of fast-paced ninja action games, and is the last game in the...

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), NES (1990), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1990)

A year after the events of the original Ninja Gaiden, a new villain named Ashtar receives word of Jaquio's defeat....

Ninja Gaiden Shadow Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Ninja Gaiden Shadow is a prequel to Ninja Gaiden. It is 1985, 3 years before the events of the NES...

Ninja Gaiden Sigma PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a remake of Ninja Gaiden Black updated for the PlayStation 3 platform. The main storyline is...

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