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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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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...

One Finger Death Punch Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Xbox 360 (2013)

One Finger Death Punch is a fast-paced fighting game with stickmen entirely controlled through the two mouse buttons, two keyboard...

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...

One Piece: Pirate Warriors PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors is a game in the style of Dynasty Warriors and based on the One Piece series...

One Piece: Unlimited World R Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2014)

One Piece: Unlimited World R is an action game based on the Japanese anime and manga series One Piece by...

onEscapee Amiga Front Cover

Windows (2004), Amiga (1997) and iPhone (2009)

onEscapee is an adventure game similar to Flashback. Daniel White is a reluctant hero, having been abducted by aliens and...

Onesimus: A Quest for Freedom DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

You are Onesimus, a slave of Philemon. You want to escape from slavery and be free. For freedom you must...

One Unit Whole Blood DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998) and Windows (2010)

This compilation contains Blood and its official level, monster and weapon add-on pack Blood: Plasma Pak. It also includes a...

Oni Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

It's 2032. The planet is now ruled by the World Coalition Government which annexed 80% of the countries, with the...

Oniken Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2014)

Oniken is a 2D platformer game inspired by NES era side-scrollers. The player takes the role of Zaku, a ninja...

Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Ten years after the lone swordsman, Samanosuke, rose up against an army of demon warriors, Nobunaga's evil campaign continues to...

Onimusha 3: Demon Siege Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

Samanosuke is whisked away to present day Paris when he attempts a siege on Nobunaga's fortress. Here he teams up...

Onimusha 3 (Special Edition) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

This is a special edition release of Onimusha 3: Demon Siege for the PlayStation 2 that includes the following: A...

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