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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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Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

The Tyranny of King Washington - Part 3: The Redemption is a downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin's Creed III. Ratonhnhaké:ton’s...

Windows (2010)

Assassin's Creed II (Podarochnoe izdanie) is a gift edition of Assassin's Creed II, published by Akella in Russia. Keep case...

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Sequence 12: Battle of Forli is the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed II. It features the first corrupted memory...

Assassin's Creed II (Special Film Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

This Special Film Edition comes in a box and includes: Assassin's Creed II Assassin's Creed: Lineage movie on dvd The...

Assassin's Creed II (White Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The White Edition includes: Assassin's Creed II Collector's Figurine of Ezio The exclusive bonus map "Santa Maria del Frari"

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the sixth game in the the Assassin's Creed series brings a new protagonist to the...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013) and PlayStation 4 (2013)

The PlayStation edition of Black Flag contains: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Aveline (DLC)The...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), PlayStation 4 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

Freedom Cry is the first and only large story expansion for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It was originally released...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii U (2013), PlayStation 4 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

This special edition contains: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (platform specific version) Captain Kenway's legacy: Golden dual swords Treasure hunter...

Assassin's Creed (Limited Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

This Limited Edition contains: Assassin's Creed Collectible 3-inch Altaïr figure Penny Arcade comics Mini strategy guide Bonus disc: Winners of...

Assassin's Creed: Pirates iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Assassin's Creed: Pirates is a nautical, pirate-themed game spun off for mobile devices from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Players...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Windows Front Cover

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

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is an entry in the historical series with an open world environment and a focus on stealthy...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This DLC (downloadable content) for Assassin's Creed: Revelations consists of six multiplayer maps and six new achievements/trophies. Three maps are...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations - The Ancestors Character Pack Windows Front Cover

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

This DLC (downloadable content) for Assassin's Creed: Revelations consists of four new multiplayer characters with personalized taunts, weapons and assassination...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations - The Lost Archive Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The Lost Archive is a DLC (downloadable content) for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. It contains: The Lost Archive mini-campaign detailing the...

Assassin: Special Edition BlackBerry Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and BlackBerry (2013)

Budget release of Assassin which was updated. The main player now has an arm LASER instead of the boomerang weapon...

Atari 2600 (1983)

A mothership drops aliens, up to three on screen at a time. There are ten per level. You must shoot...

Assault City SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1990)

In the latter half of the 21st century, robots have been engaged in labor in dangerous places, housework, etc. Then...

AssaultCube Linux Front Cover

Linux (2006), Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

AssaultCube is a open-source freeware Counter-Strike clone made with the Cube engine. As in that hugely popular game, it is...

Assault Heroes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Take to enemy territory in your heavily armored tank as you attempt to infiltrate an underground laboratory. Fight your way...

Assault Heroes 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

In the sequel to the top-down scrolling shooter Assault Heroes players must fight hordes of enemies and huge bosses in...

Commodore 64 (1986)

The planet Targon is a nuisance to the Galactic police but it's always just been on the planet. News is...

Windows (2008)

Assault On Planet Equidon is the winner of Gamedev.net's sixth edition of the annual Four Elements contest. It is a...

Amstrad CPC (1985)

Assault On Port Stanley takes place during the Falkland Wars and the player takes the role of an S.A.S. commander...

PlayStation (1998)

Assault: Retribution is a 3D run and gun platform game. Its story takes place in the year 2198. Arcadia, a...

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