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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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Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

Red Baron is a action oriented flight game set in World War I. The player uses his input device to...

Red Baron Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

In this side-scrolling 2D fighting brawler, players control Red Baron, an armoured knight that was originally designed for the RPG...

Browser (2004)

Red Beard on Gold Hunt is a side-scrolling platform puzzle game. The goal of each level is to reach the...

Red Box Reality 001: Fading Memories Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Red Box Reality 001: Fading Memories is a puzzle game where you use both analog sticks to control a character's...

Red Bull BC One Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Red Bull BC One is a Nintendo DS game based on a break dancing competition with the same name. It's...

DOS (1995)

This is the second Redcat game, similar to the first one. In this game, princess Dana has been kidnapped and...

DOS (1994)

This is the first game in the Redcat series. It's very different from the later educational Redcat games aimed at...

Windows (1997)

RedCat Spookkasteel is a Dutch game in which RedCat (famous from educational games for primary school students) has to go...

Red Clash '93 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Ultra-nationalist army generals in ex-Soviet Russia revolt against their government, and plan to reclaim Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As the...

Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Red Dead Redemption is a free-roaming western game and the spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver. The game is set...

Red Dead Redemption (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

This special edition includes: The full game Red Dead Redemption Original game soundtrack by composers Bill Elm and Woody Jackson...

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare is DLC for Red Dead Redemption but was also released in retail as a standalone...

Red♦Dead Revolver PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Orphaned by bandits and left for dead on the frontier, Red Harlow grew up with a scar burned into his...

REDDER Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

REDDER is a platform game with a focus on exploration, reminiscent in design of the games of Nicklas Nygren. Players...

Red Dog: Superior Firepower Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999)

The agreement between the Earth Council and the Haak Delegates came about, not through political or military means, but by...

Arcade (1996)

Red Earth is a 2D fighting arcade game, with the action taking place in an alternative 14th century, or a...

Red Faction Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2001), N-Gage (2003), Macintosh (2001) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The Ultor Corporation of Mars is successful because of the mineral wealth of that planet. It employs a number of...

Red Faction: Armageddon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Red Faction: Armageddon is set 50 years after the happenings of Red Faction: Guerrilla and is also set on Mars....

Red Faction: Armageddon - Path to War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Path to War is downloadable content (DLC) for Red Faction: Armageddon. It is playable during four single-player missions separate from...

Red Faction: Guerrilla Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Red Faction: Guerrilla is the third entry of the Red Faction series and deviates from the first-person shooter genre that...

Red Faction: Guerrilla - Demons of the Badlands PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

RF:G - Demons of the Badlands is a downloadable add-on to the original Red Faction Guerrilla with its own separate...

Red Faction II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2003), GameCube (2003) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Long since the revolt from the mining of Mars, a new group has taken over Red Faction, and their sights...

Windows (2002)

The player controls Red Beard, a running, jumping, and slicing protagonist on a mission to rescue innocent Junior from Fred...

Red Ghost DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

A new enemy has risen from secret bases throughout the world. Armed with the latest in military technology, Red Ghost...

Red Heat Atari ST Front Cover

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

Red Heat is based on the Walter Hill film of the same name, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi. You...

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