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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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Neo Turf Masters Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo (1996), Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999), Neo Geo CD (1996), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1996)

Neo Turf Masters is a golf game that offers play in three different countries. You can play in the US,...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Players control Neptune who is exploring the depths of the ocean in search of his daughters held captive by the...

Apple II (1987)

You are a daring ship captain trying to rid our solar system of the flurry of evil emanating from our...

Neptunia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Lisa and her archaeologist grandfather find two pieces to a map, and when they explore the area they discover that...

Nerf Arena Blast Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Nerf Arena battle is based on the play toys of the same name, and combines the blast 'em up action...

Wii (2008)

Nerf N-Strike is a rail shooter game where the player moves through a shooting gallery with different challenges aiming at...

Wii (2009)

Nerf N-Strike Elite, the sequel to Nerf N-Strike, is an on-rails shooter where the player can select their hero out...

DOS (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), VIC-20 (1984) and TI-99/4A (1984)

A Compute! Magazine type-in BASIC title featuring Nerm the Worm, who is trapped in Bemer Castle and would like nothing...

Neron Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Neron is an arcade platform game. The player assumes the role of Wielgus Nogallus. The goal is to find magic...

Nerves of Steel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Nerves of Steel is set in the near future of South East Asia. From a secret underground complex called the...

Nervous Brickdown Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

At its core Nervous Brickdown is a Arkanoid-clone and the first ten levels feature the familiar gameplay of using a...

NES Remix Wii U Front Cover

Wii U (2013)

In NES Remix, a collection of Nintendo games — classics as well as less renowned ones — are re-presented with...

Net Fighter Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Released exclusively through SegaSoft's Heat.net service, this is quite possibly the first online fighting game. Similar to games like Street...

PC-98 (1997)

Net Guardian is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up that takes place in a futuristic virtual reality. Criminals have found ways to...

Netherworld DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In this game you are trapped in Netherworld. With your space ship you have to make your way through different...

DOS (1998)

Netmaze is a freeware IPX network-only tank game. You and your friends play by controlling your tank, and trying to...

NetMech DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1997)

With NetMech - an add-on for MechWarrior 2 - you can now have up to eight MechWarriors battle for ultimate...

Linux (1994), Windows (1996), Amiga (1993) and Macintosh (2006)

Netrek is essentially a "Star Trek" themed multiplayer "team Spacewar", where 2 teams of up to 8 players each command...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

The remote outpost on the edge of the Empire, Netrun 2000 is under attack from alien invaders, hellbent on taking...

Windows (1997)

netWAR was an online-only multiplayer shooter allowing up to 16 players to battle in arena combat. Players could select from...

DOS (1993)

This first-person 3D space shooter that Novell, Inc. released to show NetWare's IPX capabilities has single-player and multi-player modes.During gameplay...

SNES (1993)

Duke, the son of Count Wein of Neugier, was exiled from the country by his father a long time ago....

Sharp X68000 (1990)

Neural Gear is a pseudo-3D scrolling shooter similar to Space Harrier. You play as Emi T. Fonon, a futuristic soldier...

Neuro Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Several centuries in the future, Earth is at the center of a galaxy-spanning empire. Most colonies are loyal to Earth,...

Windows 3.x (1994), 3DO (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

Want to see some naked women? Then you are part of the target audience of this game. The premise: the...

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