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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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3D Slime Sinclair QL Front Cover

Sinclair QL (1986)

3D Slime is a fast game that mixes the munching from Pac-Man with the isometric perspective from the contemporary Gyroscope....

ZX Spectrum (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

The first game to star the evil Seiddab, 3D Space Wars gives exactly what the title promises. As soon as...

Windows (2000)

3D Spryjinx is a platform game in which two players compete to get the highest score by jumping on platforms....

3D Starstrike ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

The Outsiders have attacked the Earth Federation, laying waste to its defense fleets. In desperation, Federation Command sends the new...

3D Stock Car Championship ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988)

This Super Sprint-inspired racing game uses a forced perspective viewpoint, with 4 small stock cars duking it out for anything...

3-D TableSports DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

3-D Table Sports is a collection of three classic table games adaptations:Foosball (Table Soccer) - You spin, pass, block and...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

3D Tank Duel is an early first-person shooter similar to Battlezone. The player controls a tank on a battlefield and...

3D Tanx Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1982) and BBC Micro (1984)

3D Tanx is the action game that let's you operate classic military tank. Standing in the front of seemingly deserted...

Commodore 64 (1983), VIC-20 (1983), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

You are a survivor of the planet Corillian after space pirates launched a devastating raid. You now seek revenge on...

3-D Ultra Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This compilation includes the following games: 3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent 3-D Ultra Minigolf The latter contains 9 never...

3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1999)

3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball is, as the name suggests, a pinball game with a racing theme. Unique is that the...

3-D Ultra Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

Some would call it Impossible Pinball. Not that it is difficult to play, rather that you could never build a...

3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Pinball with a strong horror motif. In the 3-D Ultra Pinball tradition, many of the effects achieved on these tables...

3-D Ultra Pinball: Power! Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), Windows 3.x (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

This compilation includes: 3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night 3-D Ultra Pinball 3-D Ultra Pinball:...

3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

The third installment in the 3-D Ultra Pinball series, this game has a dinosaur theme instead of the space and...

3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (1996)

Imagine a pinball machine emulating a full amusement park, and not just any park, but Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, "The...

DOS (1994)

3DWorld consists of two games in one package, an early attempt at creating a 3D environment. The games are an...

3-D WorldRunner NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

Somewhere in a place known as Solar System #517, the evil Grax and his horde of Serpentbeasts are terrorizing the...

PlayStation (2002)

This compilation consists of the following three PlayStation games: All-Star Slammin' D-Ball Shooter: Space Shot Snowboarding

3 in 1: Game Compilation Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

3 in 1 is a collection of three simple games where the name of the game is also the gameplay...

3 Ninjas Kick Back Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

You must help an old samurai to retrieve a dagger he once got as an award for his achievements in...

3 on 3 NHL Arcade Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a fast-paced, loose replication of ice hockey allowing players to pick three out of...

The 3rd Birthday PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010)

The third game in Parasite Eve series which puts you in a role of Aya Brea, not a NYPD cop...

The 3rd Birthday (Twisted Edition) PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

The Twisted Edition comes in a cardboard box and includes: The 3rd Birthday Hardback book titled «CTI Confidential» with artworks...

3Tones Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

3Tones is a tile-matching puzzle game that generates content using MP3 music files. The game can import custom MP3 music...

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