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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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PlayStation (1998), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

N2O Nitrous Oxide's gameplay is in many ways similar to the arcade classic Tempest. The game involves flying a ship...

N3: Ninety-Nine Nights Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

N3: Ninety-Nine Nights is the story of the War with No Name, a large scale battle between the forces of...

N90 LAN Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

N90 LAN is a platform shooter multiplayer game intended to be played over a local area network. It has some...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

In Naanas you play as a man who's trying to catch bananas that a naughty monkey is dropping from a...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Nab! bears similarities with Pac-Man. The player must clear the screen of "+"-shaped items to score points. But an AI...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

In Nachtmerrie Park (Nightmare Park) the player must try to escape the park. There are several paths for the player...

Nade Reborn Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

In Nade Reborn, the player takes control of a Vietnam Vet named Boomer that has gone insane and is taking...

Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshū 80 Nichi Daibōken NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshū 80 Nichi Daibōken is an action-platformer game based on an 70s anime movie starring...

Nail 'n Scale Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Nail 'n Scale is a mixture of Jump'n Run and puzzle game. The player character can jump and throw nails...

Sharp X68000 (1990)

In 21th century the Earth became overpopulated, and humans began building colonies in the solar system. Technological expansion led to...

NaissanceE Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

NaissanceE begins with the words "Lucy is lost". Then the player is alone in a (mostly) black-white environment with abstract...

Najemnik Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1994) and Atari 8-bit (1992)

Najemnik is a first-person shooter. Player may choose two of five weapons: pistol, shotgun, rifle, rocket launcher and grenades. To...

Najemnik: Powrót Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1994) and Atari 8-bit (1993)

Najemnik - Powrót is a is a first-person shooter. Player takes a role of mercenary. Before each mission the player...

Atari 8-bit (1985)

Najeźdźcy z Kosmosu ("Space Invaders") is a clone of of Space Invaders, created with The Arcade Machine. The player's task...

The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game is the console version of Rock University Presents the Naked Brothers Band.It follows...

NAM Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1998), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

The year is 1966, shortly after USA deployed its troops to participate in the Vietnam War. Alan "The Bear" Westmoreland,...

NAM-1975 Neo Geo Front Cover

Neo Geo (1991), Neo Geo CD (1994), Wii (2013) and Arcade (1990)

As a soldier, you and/or a friend must travel through Vietnam to stop the scientist and his world destroying laser...

Namco All-Stars: Pac-Man and Dig Dug Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This compilation has straight ports of both classic arcade games and enhanced modes with updated graphics and sounds. Each title...

Namco Classic Fighter Collection PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008)

A compilation of three Namco fighting games: Tekken TAG Tournament Tekken 4 SoulCalibur II

Namco Museum PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

A total of 12 games are offered in Namco Museum: Pac-Man Pac-Man Arrangement Galaga Galaga Arrangement Dig Dug Dig Dug...

Namco Museum Battle Collection PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

Namco Museum Battle Collection is an assortment of Namco’s more popular arcade classics brought to the PSP. There are 17...

Namco Museum DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

A compilation of some classic games. The games included: Pac-Man Galaga Xevious Dig Dug II Galaxian Mappy The Tower of...

PlayStation 3 (2010)

Namco Museum Essentials is a compilation of six games: Pac-Man Galaga Dig Dug Xevious Dragon Spirit Xevious Resurrection Each game...

Namco Museum Remix Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

This entry in the Namco Museum is the first to appear on the Wii platform. It contains a number of...

Namco Museum Vol. 5 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

This Namco Museum series member combines Pac-Mania, Dragon Spirit (which is a combination of 1942 and Xevious), Metro-Cross (a type...

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