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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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The Revenge of Shinobi Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Set in the mythical world of ancient Japan, players take on the role of ninja warrior Shinobi. To free the...

Atari 2600 (2003)

A solar storm has caused your space craft to crash. Unable to contact your base, you scout the area. There...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You must build three walls above the tomato plants at the bottom. You must also dodge tomato bombs shot by...

Revenge of the 'Gator Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1989) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Revenge of the 'Gator is a pinball game with an alligator motif. There is one table, and 3 bonus areas...

DOS (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Commodore 64 (1984)

This typically zany Jeff Minter title sets you as a mutated camel, with an optional support one mimicking your moves...

Revenge of the Ninja SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994) and Arcade (1984)

The story takes place in Japan, you play as Hayate, a young up and coming ninja warrior out to stop...

Windows (1998) and Windows 3.x (1998)

Revenge of the Toys includes nine mini games, ready to play from your desktop : Fishing: cast a line and...

Revengers of Vengeance SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994)

Revengers of Vengeance is a combination of RPG, vertical shooter, and fighting game with a fantasy/anime style. There are ten...

Browser (2013)

Reverse Boots is a platform puzzle game. The goal of each single screen level is to collect the key and...

PC-98 (1995)

Revival Xanadu is a remake of Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II.The remake distinguishes itself with the more detailed, graphically more advanced...

PC-98 (1995)

Revival Xanadu II: Remix is a remake of Xanadu: Scenario 2.The remake is done using graphics and engine identical to...

Re-Volt Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (1999), Nintendo 64 (1999), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

For years, the Toy-Volt company has been producing toys and games for children all over the world. Within months of...

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Revolution is an action game with puzzle elements. The player controls a jumping ball in eight isometric levels and has...

ReVOLUTION Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

A futuristic first person shooter where a mega corporation (known as 'The Corporation') seems to have taken over every facet...

Revolution X DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), PlayStation (1996), SNES (1995), Genesis (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995) and Arcade (1994)

Revolution X is about the ol' Rock & Roll.There is an evil nation putting the youth down and banning our...

ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Rex the dinosaur is fed up of the environmental damage being done by a nearby nuclear plant. As a result,...

DOS (1996)

In the 35th century, mankind developed almost god-like technology to create Cyborg slaves - machines so shrewd they were almost...

Rex Blade: The Battle Begins DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

In the 35th century, man has created some incredibly advanced cyborg to use as slaves, but eventually they rebelled and...

Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

This game comes at you with a Fantastic Voyage tale of a microsurgeon miniaturized to a near-microscopic scale in order...

Rez PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001), Dreamcast (2001) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Rez is a fast-action shooter that takes you deep into the world’s computer network. The “Project K” Network has recently...

Rhino Rumble Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2002)

Rhino has eaten one too many peppers, and now his mouth is burning with flame. The only way to stop...

WonderSwan Color (2000)

You play as the rhyme rider Kerorican, a vivacious space girl with a large frog helmet, as she skips to...

Rhythm Heaven Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Get ready to feel the rhythm! Rhythm Heaven is a game based entirely around musical rhythm and timing. The game...

Rhythm Heaven Fever Wii Front Cover

Wii (2011)

Rhythm Heaven Fever is the third in the series of rhythm-based music games by Nintendo. As with the previous games...

Rhythm Tengoku Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

Rhythm Tengoku is a music game based around good timing and rhythm. The game has music supplied by the record...

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