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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Arcade Bonanza DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986)

Arcade Bonanza is a set of four simple games. It contains: Frog, a Frogger variant, where the player must perform...

Game Boy (1995)

This is a compilation of two classic arcade games on one pack: Asteroids Missile Command

Game Boy (1995)

A compilation of two classic games, Centipede and Millipede ported over to the Game Boy system with original gameplay. It...

Arcade Classic 3: Galaga / Galaxian Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995)

A compilation of two classic arcade titles, Galaga and Galaxian ported over to the Game Boy and features original gameplay...

Game Boy (1995)

A compilation and port of: Joust Defender The games can also be played on the Super Game Boy Peripheral and...

Arcade Classics ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Although sharing its name with a Commodore 64 collection of four newly-coded games inspired by early arcade games, this budget...

Arcade Classics Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1996) and Game Gear (1996)

Arcade Classics offers three classic Atari titles. It includes the following games:Missile CommandCentipedePong (Ultrapong: both Pong and Hockey)All games have...

Arcade Classics Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Compilation including new versions of four classic arcade games: Asteroids Snakes Space Invaders Space Wars

CD-i (1996)

Arcade Classics is a collection of three classic Namco arcade games converted to the CD-i: Ms. Pac-Man Galaxian Galaga

Commodore 64 (1987)

Arcade Classics is a compilation containing the following four arcade conversions: Pole Position Dig-Dug Mr. Do! Pac-Man

Commodore 64 (1987)

Arcade Double Feature is a double games pack containing two arcade conversions by Konami. Rush'n Attack Yie ar Kung-Fu

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

This arcade game allows you to know what it was like to fly different aircraft from different points in time....

Arcade Force Four Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

This compilation contains: Gauntlet and its add-on The Deeper Dungeons Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Metro Cross Road...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Arcade Hall of Fame is a compilation containing the following five games: Spy Hunter Tapper Up ‘N’ Down Blue Max...

Arcade Hits DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

This compilation pack includes three classic Capcom games:CabalSide ArmsStreet Fighter

Arcade Hits Pack: Gunblade NY and L.A. Machineguns Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Arcade Hits Pack: Gunblade NY and L.A. Machineguns is a collection of two Sega light-gun rail shooter arcade games, Gunblade...

Arcade Hoops Basketball iPhone Front Cover Sale period

iPhone (2008) and Nintendo DSi (2009)

Arcade Hoops Basketball is a basketball throwing game similar to what one might find at a fairground or amusement park....

Apple II (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

The Arcade Machine allows you to create alien blastfests à la Galaxian. The editor has a wide variety of options:...

Windows 3.x (1995)

Arcade Mania contains three separate games: Neutrino: This is a Breakout variant - by using a paddle, the player holds...

Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2 is a compilation of six Atari arcade games: Paperboy (code conversion) Gauntlet (code...

Arcade Smash Hits SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1992)

Arcade Smash Hits is a compilation of three classic Atari arcade games, previously unreleased for Sega Master System: Centipede, Breakout,...

Arcadia Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1982), VIC-20 (1982) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Arcadia is a space shoot 'em up along the lines of Galaxians and Space Invaders. You have a ship at...

BBC Micro (1982) and Electron (1983)

Arcadians is based on the arcade game Galaxian where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen, moving...

Arcadia Remix Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Arcadia Remix is a mini-game collection with retro aesthetics. A special feature is that the player is able to play...

Commodore 64 (1986)

There are only two and a half hours left of Twilight before the day turns into Shedding Moon Eve, the...

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