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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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Asheron's Call Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Asheron's Call is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). This means that you can interact with hundreds (even...

Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings is the sequel to the Asheron's Call. In this game, the people of Dereth emerge...

Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The expansion pack to Microsoft's Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) builds upon the original by adding the ability...

Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Throne of Destiny is the third instalment in the first Asheron's Call Series. It includes the original Asheron's Call as...

Ashes to Ashes Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

A first person shooter that came out during the "second wave" of me-toos that struck the genre, specifically after Duke3D...

SNES (1992)

It all started when an prison inmate named Joe Yabuki got into a fight with his rival and former boxing...

A Shooter Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

A Shooter is a space based 2D side-scrolling flight game that over the course of 13 levels, pits the player's...

NES (1991)

Asmik is not only a name of a game-developing company, but, as we learn from this game, also a cute...

Windows (2002)

A modern take on the classic Arcade snake game where you grow longer whenever you eat food. This version features...

A Snowman's Survival Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

A Snowman's Survival is a festive Christmas holiday game that puts the player in control of a snowman who must...

A-Sock-Ellipse Now! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

A-Sock-Ellipse Now! was the result of a contest ran by Astral Entertainment to make more games in their Pea-Guy series....

A Sound of Thunder Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

A Sound of Thunder is an overhead shoot-em-up based on the 2005 film, which in turn was loosely based on...

A.S.P.: Air Strike Patrol SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Playing as a jet pilot of the "Coalition" force, players take control of either an F-15 Eagle, or an A-10...

Asphalt Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1987)

In the world of Asphalt, roads and highways have become a playground for violent criminals. Only heavily armed vehicles dare...

Browser (2012)

Asphyx is a short side-scrolling game in which the nameless pixelated protagonist needs to navigate a maze of tunnels and...

Assassin Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

Side-scrolling beat-em-up in the style of Turrican and Strider. The basic storyline is that you're a top assassin (hence the...

Assassin 2015 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

Jack Butcher is a former soldier, and now an assassin working for the government. His contact Sabre has a new...

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

Assassin Blue is a professional hitman who works for the government. He is contracted to take out anyone that conspires...

Assassin's Creed Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

In the year 2012, a seemingly ordinary bartender named Desmond Miles is abducted by a mysterious organization. The captors attach...

Assassin's Creed J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007) and BlackBerry (2009)

The mobile version of Assassin's Creed is based on the same storyline, but presents the entire game in 2D platform...

Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008), iPhone (2009), Android (2010), iPad (2010) and Windows Phone (2010)

Set in 1190, Altaïr's Chronicles is conceived as a prequel to the original console version of Assassin's Creed. This time,...

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Assassin's Creed Anthology is a compilation of all the games in the Assassin's Creed series that were previously released on...

Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines is a PSP-exclusive game that continues the story of the first Assassin's Creed game and also builds...

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The modern-day Assassins, including Desmond Miles, make their escape and go into hiding from the Templars. They take refuge into...

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

First retail release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood for PS3 platform features free exclusive voucher code for Copernicus Conspiracy Missions DLC.This...

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