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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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Army Men: World War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

16 missions await you and your green army as you wage war against the tan army through true world war...

PlayStation (2001)

The long ongoing war between the Tan and Green armies may finally be at an end. The Tan army is...

Army Moves Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Army Moves is a one-player game which is divided into two parts. In part one, you drive a jeep and...

Army of Two Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem are two ex Army Rangers turned contractors for SSC, a Private Military Corporation. They embark...

Army of Two: The 40th Day Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Everything begins with an easy contract Rios and Salem got when they first arrived in Shanghai. Then, all of a...

Army of Two: The 40th Day PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010)

Featuring the same storyline as the console version, Army of Two: The 40th Day for the PSP is a top-down...

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is the third installment of the third-person shooter Army of Two series. In this...

Army Ranger: Mogadishu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

You are the commander of a squad of Army Rangers deployed into Somalia during the famous "Black Hawk Down" incident...

Army Sniper Android Front Cover

Android (2011)

Army Sniper puts the player in the role of an elite army marksman tasked with taking out terrorists. The player...

Windows (2011)

Army Tanks 3 is a 2D tank shooter. The player controls a tank and destroys other tanks on several maps....

Amiga (1992)

A succession of terrorists must be wiped out to keep the planet safe. That job falls to Arnie, a big...

Arnie Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1992)

You play as Arnie, a one man army in this isometric multi-scrolling game where the screen scrolls when you move....

Arnie Savage: Combat Commando DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993) and Commodore 64 (1993)

Arnie 2 is an isometric action game. Although it's obvious to which Hollywood actor the game's name alludes, Arnie 2...

DOS (1996)

Aro is a platform game in which the player controls the titular character, a small red creature, who must traverse...

A Robot's Conundrum Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

A Robot's Conundrum puts the player in the role of a robot named MAIS (machine artificial intelligence system) that is...

DOS (1997)

Aro II is a shareware one or two player platform game in the same vein as Aro.The player(s) control the...

Around the Planet Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1994)

Around the Planet is an arcade game. After many years of peace Earth faced a new threat from space. The...

BBC Micro (1987) and Electron (1987)

Around the World in 40 Screens is the first of three standalone expansion packs for Repton 3. As the title...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Arrow is a Snake variant. The player controls a snake with a variable length and has sixty seconds in which...

Arrow Flash Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Arrow Flash is a side-scrolling space shooter. The player controls a female spaceship pilot who is sent on a mission...

Windows 3.x (1999)

The Arrow Man is an freeware arcade game, where you control an archer, who is trying to shoot down all...

Windows (2007)

Arrrrrr! is a fast-paced multi-player pirate game were you sail your ship by hovering your mouse cursor over the ship...

Artefakt Przodków Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Lieutenant Max Graham is sent to the Moon in order to search an old moonbase for a super-starfighter which is...

NES (1987)

Long time ago, an advanced civilization existed in the Solar System. But one day, a black hole appeared nearby. Many...

Arthur and the Invisibles: The Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007) and PSP (2007)

Arthur and the Invisibles: The Game is an action-adventure based on the mostly animated film from director Luc Besson who...

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