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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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Nitro Family Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

An evil corporation called Golden Bell manufactures a drug called Healthy Family that actually turns its addicts into mutants and...

Nitronic Rush Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Nitronic Rush is a survival racing game set in a futuristic-looking city. It is protected by a guardian against all...

Noah's Ark NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Noah has been commanded by God to put two of each animal aboard his ark to save them from the...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Nobby the Aardvark is on the hunt for Antopia after an ant ready to be lunch told him about this...

Windows (2008)

Nobody Shooter is a demake of Everyday Shooter made for the TIGSource Bootleg Demakes competition. It recreates the first level...

Windows (2001)

Nocturnal Emmision (sic) is a surreal platform game where the player controls a fish, falsely accused of assassinating the president....

Nocturne Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

It is the end of the Prohibition, and the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States of America....

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Strange signals are coming from the moon and Charlemagne Fotheringham-Grunes (or Charlie for short), member of the International Commission for...

Windows (2000)

There is no escape from "No Escape", the best live-action reality TV gameshow ever! Compete against all the other players...

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Based on the 1994 movie of the same name starring Ray Liotta, the player takes control of Liotta's character, Capt....

Atari 2600 (1983)

Jason has taken the Golden Fleece from the gods! They are naturally upset and have imprisoned Jason in the Temple...

No Exit DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

No Exit is a side-view martial arts beat 'em up, similar in style to IK+. Each fight must be won...

Windows (2006)

Noitu Love (Evolution spelled backwards) is freeware 2D platformer set in the year 2188. The city where it takes place...

Noitu Love 2: Devolution Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The sequel to Noitu Love takes place one hundred years after the events of the first game where Noitu Love...

Linux (2004), Windows (2002), Dreamcast (2004), Amiga (2005), Macintosh (2003) and GP32 (2004)

The official description for Noiz2sa is "abstract shootem up game", and indeed it is. Noiz2sa takes the mechanisms of the...

No Limits Amstrad CPC Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

A double pack featuring the conversion of Capcom's U.N. Squadron, alongside Strider 2, the follow-up to their coin-op. Spectrum and...

No Luca No Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

No Luca No is a reaction test game where the player has to push away the cat Luca from a...

Nomad DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

A human astronaut was sent by the OESI (the Organization of Earth's Special Intelligences) on an exploration mission. The ship...

N.O.M.A.D Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Cyrus T. Gross has built the TALOS asteroid and directed it towards earth. Only the Nemesis Organisation's Mobile Attack Droid...

Arcade (1980)

No Man's Land is a 2D arcade game where the player controls a tank and shoots other tanks. On each...

Nombz: Night of a Million Billion Zombies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Nombz: Night of a Million Billion Zombies is a third person shooter game where a million billion zombies have overrun...

No More Heroes Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

No More Heroes is a violent action game set in the fictional city Santa Destroy in California. The main character...

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle takes place three years after the original game No More Heroes and its tournament....

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is an enhanced version of the 2007 Wii game No More Heroes. Updates include high-definition...

PlayStation 3 (2011)

No More Heroes: Red Zone is a Japanese re-release of the Japanese PS3 version of No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise,...

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