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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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Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Operation Flashpoint is designed as a realistic simulation of the modern army. The game takes place on large islands where...

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Skira is a lovely little island in the Pacific Ocean just north of Japan and was always the center of...

Windows (2009)

The Special Edition includes: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising A real and used army helmet with the game-logo imprinted Coupon for...

Operation Flashpoint: Elite Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005)

Operation Flashpoint: Elite is a port of the original Operation Flashpoint and its expansion Resistance for Xbox, but adds some...

Operation Flashpoint: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The Gold Edition of Operation Flashpoint contains the original game and the Gold Upgrade (including the Red Hammer campaign).

Operation Flashpoint: Gold Upgrade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

For those who have played Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis to death, the gold upgrade adds plenty of new features,...

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Operation Flashpoint: Red River, players assume control of Outlaw-2-Bravo, a United States Marine Corps fireteam during a fictional conflict...

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Operation Flashpoint: Resistance is the second expansion of Operation Flashpoint. It offers a new campaign on a new island with...

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Lee Ho Fook and his forces has invaded Campuchia and forced the population to work as slaves in his Jade...

Operation Harrier DOS Front Cover

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

Operation Harrier is an action game starring Britain's famous VTOL aircraft. It uses an enhanced version of the Rotoscape system...

Operation: Inner Space Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994)

Inner Space is an arcade-style shooter taking place inside a rather familiar environment: the player's computer. Evil forces have invaded,...

Windows (2004)

Operation: Invasion Evasion is a freeware action/light strategy game, modeled on the classic Cannon Fodder, but the enemy's soldiers are...

Operation Logic Bomb SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

At a secret lab developing technology in interdimensional physics, some kind of accident has occurred. Suddenly all contact is lost...

Operation Mania Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Operation Mania is a time management game based on Hasbro's classic board game Operation. The game puts the player in...

Operation: Matriarchy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In the mid-24th century, a virus of unknown origin wiped through the Velian civilization. It affected only the women, twisting...

DOS (1990)

The Earth's water supply tainted through generations of heavy industrial contamination, the remaining quantities of unspoiled drinking water were converted...

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2007) and Browser (2007)

A simulator of an off-putting subject matter, the goal of this game is for the player to stifle media outrage...

NES (1991)

Agent George, a CIA agent, is sent to Iraq and Kuwait to save the oil refineries in the Gulf and...

Windows (2000)

Operation Spacehog is a classic 2D side scrolling shoot'em up where players have to blast their way through space defending...

Commodore 64 (1985)

It's World War II and 1942, and the Allies are planning an invasion on the Mediterranean Coast with a great...

Operation Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Front Cover

SNES (1994), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1988)

Operation Thunderbolt is the exciting sequel to Operation Wolf. An airliner is hijacked by terrorists en-route from Paris to Boston,...

Operation Thunderstorm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

It is World War II, 1942. Germany stands at its strongest as German troops are occupying the land from the...

Operation: Vietnam Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Operation Vietnam is a squad based real time strategy game where you control up to four elite soldiers whose helicopter...

Atari ST (1991)

Operation Wimp is a simple reflex game written in STOS. The background story is that you have managed to trap...

Operation Wolf DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1990), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Wii (2008), FM Towns (1990) and Arcade (1987)

You have been recruited for Operation Wolf, a desperate attempt to rescue prisoners from the enemy. Through a series of...

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