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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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Omega Five Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Omega Five is a horizontal shoot-em-up, spanning four levels. The player can choose between up to four playable characters. Each...

Omega Race Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983) and VIC-20 (1982)

This is a remake of a Bally-Midway arcade game. You control a spaceship and shoot down the enemy "Droid" ships...

Omega Run ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Fanatics have captured the building in which the destructive Doomsday device is stored, and have set it to explode. This...

Omelette Quest Browser Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Browser (2009)

Omelette Quest is a cooperative side-scrolling puzzle game for two players. Both players control a single blob-like figure who have...

Omikron: The Nomad Soul Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Dreamcast (2000)

The futuristic city of Omikron on the planet Phaenon is sprawling beneath a huge crystal dome. It was erected to...

Ominous Horizons: A Paladin's Calling Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Mainz, Germany, 1455. Johannes Gutenberg, creator of the printing press, completed his great masterpiece: a printed Bible. Thus, a new...

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Abracadabra is another part in Once Upon A Time series and interactive book for kids similar to another part in...

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Based on Charles Perrault's tale, the game is an interactive book for kids and another part in the Once Upon...

One PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

In this game your goal is to find out who you are. One of your only clues is a bar...

One and One Story Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

One and One Story is a game about a relationship between a boy and a girl played as a single-screen...

Commodore 64 (1985)

The Master has risen from his resting place thanks to The Brotherhood in a research station deep in a unknown...

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad is the first game for the Oneechanbara franchise for the Xbox 360. As it does for...

Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Sisters Aya and Saki are back again in the long running Onechanbara franchise to stem the evil multitudes of zombies...

Windows (2002)

Onefog Xonix is a variant of the arcade game QIX. On the playfield, enemy balls bounce around. The player also...

One Hundred and One Monochrome Mazes DOS Front Cover

DOS (1983)

One Hundred and One Monochrome Mazes from IBM is a maze action game which will run only on the monochrome...

ZX81 (2012)

One Little Ghost is a Pac-Man variant. It uses a scrolling isometric view making it similar to Pac-Mania in appearance....

One Man and His Droid Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Control a droid on the planet Andromadous trying to herd Ramboids (alien sheep) into a teleporter. First the droid has...

Windows (2008)

One Moon is a very short game, mostly a technical demonstration, of a 3D hack-and-slash action game. The player controls...

One Must Fall 2097 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

One Must Fall 2097 is a fighting game with a twist. Instead of the usual Street Fighter II trend of...

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds is the sequel to One Must Fall: 2097. It is set several years after the original,...

PlayStation 2 (2006) and GameCube (2006)

One Piece: Grand Adventure is a fighting game based on the manga and anime franchise One Piece, by Eiichiro Oda....

One Piece: Grand Battle PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and GameCube (2005)

One Piece: Grand Battle is based on the Japanese anime of the same name and is actually the fourth game...

One Piece Mansion PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Welcome to One Piece Mansion, a place full of very different tenants that may or may not get along with...

One Piece: Oceans of Dreams! PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003)

Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates were once again engaged in a battle with another group of pirates....

One Piece: Pirates' Carnival PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and GameCube (2005)

One Piece: Pirates' Carnival is a quirky party game based on the Japanese anime One Piece. You start with seven...

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