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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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Arkanoid 2000 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Arkanoid 2000 is a Breakout game, so you are in control over a paddle, and with that paddle you control...

Arkanoid 4000 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Arkanoid 4000 is a Breakout game. So your job is to use your paddle and bounce the ball so that...

Windows (1998)

Arkanoid for Win32 is yet another Breakout game. The game is for Win32, hence the title, and it is released...

Arkanoid Live! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Arkanoid Live! is a modern update of the classic ball bouncing game from the eighties. Player steer a paddle (called...

Arkanoid: Revenge of DOH DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), NES (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), Apple IIgs (1989), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Sharp X68000 (1988) and Arcade (1987)

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound...

Arkista's Ring NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

An evil character named Shogun has stolen the Elven ring of Arkista, and in so doing has plunged the whole...

ArkLight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

The X52-ArkLight is the last hope of a sieged planet, a spaceship capable of destroying the forces of the invading...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Life as a pirate was great until the residents of a remote island imprisoned you for the rest of your...

Ar'Kritz the Intruder DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

While Jack was drinking a simple beer, he wasn't thinking that he was absorbing Ar'Kritz a microscopic extra-terrestrial police officer....

Arktyczne Polowanie Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1994)

Arktyczne Polowanie (Arctic Hunt) is an action game which puts you in the metaphorical shoes of Emil the penguin. His...

ArmA: Armed Assault (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This Gold Edition contains: ArmA: Combat Operations (base game) ArmA: Queen's Gambit (expansion pack)

ArmA: Cold War Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

ArmA: Cold War Assault is a compilation of the following games: Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis Operation Flashpoint: Resistance

ArmA: Combat Operations Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

ArmA: Combat Operations is a direct descendant of Operation Flashpoint, but the name is no longer used as Codemasters holds...

Armada Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999)

Ten millennia after the initial wave of colonization of the universe, humans have developed into distinct races adapting to their...

Armada Tanks Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Browser (2008)

Armada Tanks is basically a modern version of Tank Battalion and Battle City.The player controls a green tank. In each...

NES (1991)

Armadillo is a young cowboy from Texas, who is in love with Sheryl, the cutest girl of the state. But...

Armadillo Gold Rush BREW Front Cover

BREW (2007), J2ME (2009) and Windows Mobile (2008)

Roll your armadillo 'round 75+ wild western mazes. Grab all the gold and keep your eyes peeled for traps, puzzles,...

Armageddon ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

This is a space shoot 'em up along the lines of Galaxian. There are three lives and the objective is...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Armageddon is abased on the arcade game Missile Command where you are the commander of a Missile Battery and you...

J2ME (2004)

Armageddon Agents is a squad-based tactical game. The story revolves around an alien race called the Squibs, which are trying...

Armageddon Squadron iPhone Front Cover

Symbian (2009), iPhone (2009), Zeebo (2010), Android (2009) and bada (2011)

Armageddon Squadron is an arcade flight simulator which takes place in a fictional WWII scenario. The player controls five different...

Linux (2000) and Windows (2000)

3D 'tron' clone. Players race 3D lightcycles at high speed around a game grid. The lightcycles leave trails which can...

Linux (2004), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Armagetron Advanced is the sequel to Armagetron, and like it's predecessor is a 3D version of the "light cycles" sequence...

ArmA II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

ArmA II is, as its predecessor ArmA: Combat Operations a military shooter with a high focus on realism. The game...

ArmA II: Combined Operations Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

A compilation of the games: ArmA II ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead

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