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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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Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1995)

Ren and Stimpy just found a pair of hooves which belong to the great Shaven Yak, who lost them in...

The Quest of Agravain Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

A long time ago, Lord Agravain roamed the land of Riva in his quest for the Elixir of Youth, the...

NES (1988)

The third game in the Tower of Druaga series is actually a prequel to the original game. Right after the...

Quest of the Space Beagle Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

A sequel to Jupiter Mission 1999, with the same basic gameplay elements - combining story telling, RPG and arcade action....

QuickSpot Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Spot the difference comes to the Nintendo DS! Players are given 2 pictures, one on each screen, and has to...

Atari 2600 (1983)

In Quick Step a kangaroo and squirrel are competing against each other to earn points by jumping on trampolines. The...

Quietus Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

You are a dead man hanging from a tree. Death appears and offers you a last chance to get back...

Quik the Thunder Rabbit Amiga CD32 Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

This platform game has much in common with console games of the era. There are 4 worlds including ice, desert...

MSX (1988)

Quinpl is a japanese puzzle game of the King's Valley II and Eggerland Mystery variety. The main objective is to...

DOS (1997)

In this 3D shooter the player has to fight with an evil alien race who is trying to change the...

Commodore PET/CBM (1978)

Quix is a Simon Says-type game. The computer will show a sequence of numbers in order with different dial tones....

Commodore 64 (2010)

Quod Init Exit (which is latin and roughly translates to "what goes in must come out") is a simple one...

Windows (2004)

Made with The Games Factory, a successor of Klik & Play, the game is another Pong variant. 1-4 players control...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Quo Vadis a multi-directional scrolling platform game. The overall goal is to explore the vast chambers and caverns on a...

Qwak Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Windows (2008), Game Boy Advance (2006), Amiga (1993), Symbian (2005), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2010) and BlackBerry (2013)

In this game, you play a duck and the object of the game is to get the highest score without...

Arcade (1974)

Qwak! is an early light-gun game by Atari. Your goal is to use your rifle to shoot the ducks that...

Q!Zone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

Q!Zone comes with three new episodes, a bunch of new monsters and one new weapon for Quake. The levels were...

Atari ST (2009)

The main idea of the r0x gameplay is avoid floating rock particles in vast space. While you avoid rocks, you...

Rabbids Go Home Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

In Rabbids Go Home, the Rabbids have got it into their heads to conquer the Moon of which they are...

Rabbids Go Home Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Rabbids Go Home is the fourth entry in the Raving Rabbids series. Unlike the previous games, which were mini-game compilations,...

Windows (2010)

This PC release is a modified version of the Wii game Rabbids Go Home. A large part of the content...

J2ME (2003)

Rabbitator is a fast-paced puzzle game played on a 7x7 grid of tiles using an isometric perspective. It seems the...

Rabbit Hole 3D Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Rabbit Hole 3D is a fast-paced action game with a minimalist, procedurally generated retro look and chiptune music. The player...

Atari ST (1988)

Rabbit Jump is a collect'em-up game where you control a fox who acts as a spring board for a rabbit....

Commodore 64 (1985)

One day, a proud owner of a vegetable garden was so sick of rabbits digging up the garden and eating...

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