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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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Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 Wii Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Wii (2007)

After being defeated by Rayman in the first game, the Rabbids have now decided to invade Earth. As Rayman, the...

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Very much in the same vein as the previous two Rabbids games, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party is a collection...

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2008)

Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party is a collection of twelve mini-games starring the Raving Rabbids (spin-off to Ubisoft's Rayman series)....

PlayStation (2002)

This twin pack includes: Rayman Rayman 2: The Great Escape

Rayman Rush PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Featuring the cast of characters from the 3D platform title, Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Rayman Rush is a collection...

RayStorm Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997), iPhone (2012) and Arcade (1996)

RayStorm is a shoot'em-up game created for the arcades, later ported to the Playstation and Saturn home consoles. Although there...

Ray Tracers PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Ray Tracers is an arcade racing game where you have crash into others cars to destroy them. It is a...

FM Towns (1990)

Rayxanber is a horizontally scrolling shooter in which the player controls an aircraft protecting the Earth from the evil alien...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

Rayxanber II is a sequel to Rayxanber. Like its predecessor, it is a horizontally scrolling shooter that puts the player...

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

The biomechanical aliens of the Zoul Empire are invading again. One of the Earth's mother ships is under attack. As...

Raze's Hell Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Raze's Hell is a unique take on good vs. evil as the player takes control of a monster named Raze...

Razor2: Hidden Skies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

After a surprise attack, the Federation has lost control of several key positions. Commanding the best warship available, Razor2, it's...

Razor Freestyle Scooter PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000), Dreamcast (2001) and Nintendo 64 (2001)

Razor Freestyle Scooter is an extreme-sports style action game modeled around small, nimble scooters. In contrast to most games of...

RC Daredevil Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

RC Daredevil is a 3D flight simulation game in which the player pilots one of 5 different radio-controlled airplanes around...

RC de GO! PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Arcade (1999)

RC de GO! is a take on the Densha de Go! series, however this time the focus is on remote...

Windows (2013)

In this shooter the player must create chains of explosions, the bigger the better. Chain reactions are created by detonating...

RC Helicopter PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Your Dad just got you an RC Helicopter. Play with it, or take it outside to complete various missions for...

rComplex Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

rComplex is a daring escape game slightly reminiscent of the contemporary Canabalt. Players control a caped man who needs to...

R.C. Pro-Am NES Front Cover

Genesis (1992), NES (1988) and Arcade (1988)

Guide your radio controlled car to victory in this racing game. You have to beat your 3 opponents on 32...

RC Revenge PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Android (2013)

Players take control of a range of remote controlled cars and boats in an action packed racing game for the...

RC Revenge Pro PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

In RC Revenge Pro, the player can compete in races with radio controlled vehicles. There are championship, single race and...

RDF: Global Conflict SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1995)

RDF (Rapid Deployment Force) is a first-person 3D tank shooter with the player going up against a plethora of enemies...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Reach for the Sky is a shoot 'em up in the vain of Capcom's arcade classic 1942. You fly over...

Reactoid TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1983)

The latest breakthrough in nuclear power is broken. It's the network, of course. In the dazzling future of the late...

Reactor Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982) and Arcade (1982)

Reactor is a conversion of the arcade game. You control a space ship inside a nuclear reactor which you are...

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