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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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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...

Game Boy Advance (2007)

Arthur and the Invisibles is an officially licensed game for the French film of the same name (Arthur et les...

Nintendo DS (2007)

Arthur and the Invisibles is an officially licensed game for the French film of the same name (Arthur et les...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1988)

Arthur Noid needs a new challenge after getting 10 million on the arcade game Breakin so he has decided to...

Arthur's Pet Chase Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

Arthur's Pet Chase is a cartoon-style side-scrolling platform game starring characters from a popular children's book series by author Marc...

Arthur's Quest: Battle for the Kingdom Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Play as Arthur in this 3D first-person action/adventure game in his quest to save the kingdom from evil. Play through...

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

This slow-paced methodical shoot 'em up is viewed from top down, with your ship flying up the screen. The game's...

Artillery Brigade iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Artillery Brigade is a fixed-position shooter where the player can't move but can rotate in any direction. The player's mission...

Art is Dead Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Your uncle has died and left you a very strange house. Each room has a famous painting that comes alive...

Art of Fighting SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993), Genesis (1994), Neo Geo (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1994), Neo Geo CD (1994), PlayStation 3 (2010), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1992)

Yuri Sakazaki has been kidnapped! Her big brother Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, his best friend, go search for her...

Art of Fighting 2 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994), Neo Geo (1994), Neo Geo CD (1994), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1994)

In this sequel to the original Art of Fighting, and prequel to the original Fatal Fury, we learn that Mr....

Art of Fighting 3: The Path of The Warrior Neo Geo CD Front Cover Limited Edition

Neo Geo (1996), Neo Geo CD (1996), Wii (2013) and Arcade (1996)

In this third and final entry in the Art of Fighting series, the story shifts from Ryo Sakazaki to his...

Art of Fighting Anthology PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This is a compilation of the three games in the Art of Fighting series:Art of Fighting Art of Fighting 2...

Nintendo DSi (2009)

In Art Style: KUBOS, the player must navigate an ever-hightening tower of cubes, turning each cube from grey to coloured...

Art Style: Pictobits Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Take on the challenge of Pictobits, where you reconstruct iconic 8-bit art from an assortment of retro Nintendo titles, including...

Artura DOS Front Cover

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

Artura is a side-scrolling platform game. The game semi-utilizes the mythology of King Arthur in that you play as Artura,...

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