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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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Real Bout Fatal Fury PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1996), Neo Geo (1996), Neo Geo CD (1996), Wii (2012) and Arcade (1995)

The fourth title of fighting Fatal Fury series. Now, you can destroy fight scene objects and the "Fatal Fury 2"...

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers Neo Geo CD Front Cover

Neo Geo (1998), Neo Geo CD (1998), Wii (2012) and Arcade (1998)

SNK's Fatal Fury fighting series reaches its 7th episode bringing a lot of "innovations" and some significant changes, starting from...

Real Bout Fatal Fury Best Collection SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1998)

This is a compilation that includes the award winning arcade versions of the fighting games Real Bout Fatal Fury and...

Real Bout Fatal Fury Special SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997), Neo Geo (1997), Neo Geo CD (1997), Wii (2012) and Arcade (1997)

It was the sequel of Real Bout Fatal Fury, with which sixth delivery of the series was arrived at his,...

Real Bout GarĊ Densetsu Special: Dominated Mind PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

A PSX-only Fatal Fury released as a conversion of sorts to Real Bout Fatal Fury Special. The game uses the...

Game Boy (1992)

The Real Ghostbusters, known as Garfield Labyrinth in Europe and Mickey Mouse IV: Mahou no Labyrinth in Japan, is a...

The Real Ghostbusters ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Arcade (1987)

After the success of the Ghostbusters film (and indeed of the licensed game from Activision) a cartoon TV series was...

PS Vita (2012)

Reality Fighters is a non-realistic fighting game where players can customize their fighters and take photos of themselves to use...

Really Big Sky Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Really Big Sky, the sequel to Big Sky, is a twin-stick side-scrolling shooter with a craft set in space. Everything...

Commodore 64 (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Keeping the planets of our Solar System in the correct orbit is controlled by the Planetary Orbiting Co-ordinator but it...

SNES (1996)

In the year 5069 A.D., an alien invasion has devastated the planet, nearly killing the entire population and leaving the...

Realm of the Mad God Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012) and Browser (2011)

Realm of the Mad God is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG in a retro 8-bit style. It has a large world...

Realm of the Trolls Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1988)

The trolls are posing a threat to humanity, and it's your job to sort them out in this traditional-style platform...

Realm of the Undead ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

The action in Realm Of The Undead takes place over three stages. In the first stage, the player finds himself...

Realms DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Realms is a medieval real-time strategy game located in a fictive kingdom where the player just has been named king....

Realms of Chaos DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Realms of Chaos is one of the many action 3D Realms made back in the days they called themselves Apogee.Endrick,...

Realms of the Haunting DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2013)

Realms of the Haunting is a combination of first-person shooter and three-dimensional adventure game with quite a bit of live-action...

Realms of the Haunting (Limited Edition) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

The Limited Edition of Realms of the Haunting features the following additional content: Director's cut extended 8 minute video introduction...

PlayStation 2 (2007)

REALPLAY Puzzlesphere is an action puzzle game in the vein of Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball using the Realplay...

RealSports Baseball Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982), Atari 5200 (1983) and Atari 7800 (1988)

Baseball is an action game which can be played by two players or one player against the computer. The game...

RealSports Boxing Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1987)

This features one or two player action, with a wide range of moves. There are 4 distinct players - unusual...

The Real Texas Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

The Real Texas is an action-adventure game inspired by the gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the...

Windows 3.x (1995)

Real Video Blackjack is a very realistic simulation of a video blackjack machine like those found in casinos. The object...

Windows (1998) and Windows 3.x (1994)

Real Video Poker is a realistic simulation of a video poker machine like those found in casinos. Three separate poker...

Reaper Arena Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (1999)

Reaper Arena is a side-scrolling action game wherein the player takes the role of a nameless commando sent on missions...

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