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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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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...

Redisruption Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Earth Federation's computer systems have been hijacked by criminals. You must pilot a one person ship and get through the...

RedJack: The Revenge of the Brethren Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

RedJack: Revenge of the Brethren is a pre-rendered adventure game featuring 3D action sequences.The game follows the story of Nicholas...

Redline Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

After nuclear war at the turn of the century, the citizens living on Earth in a post-apocalyptic year 2066 are...

Redline Racer Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Dreamcast (1999)

An arcade racer with some realistic physics, Redline Racer features 10 different tracks in six different locations, multiple teams, 8...

Windows (1999)

Redmoon is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game set in an anime-style Science-Fantasy world. Based on an 18 volume comic book...

Redneck Icechest of Value DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

This is a bundle containing Redneck Rampage, the Route 66 level pack and a $10 rebate certificate for Redneck Rampage...

Redneck Kentucky and the Next Generation Chickens Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Redneck Kentucky and the Next Generation Chickens could be describes as Moorhuhn with a twist: the player is not stationary...

Redneck Rampage DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Macintosh (1999)

Redneck Rampage is a pseudo-3D first person shooter much like Duke Nukem 3D, with 2D sprites for enemies and other...

DOS (1997)

This Cuss Pack is a "strong language" add-on and requires the original Redneck Rampage, which is rated "Mature" by the...

Windows (1999)

This is a compilation of 2 Redneck Rampage games:Redneck Rampage Redneck Rampage Rides Again

DOS (1998)

Redneck Rampage: Possum Bayou is a "sampler" of the game Redneck Rampage with less levels. It is more than a...

Redneck Rampage Rides Again DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

This stand-alone sequel to Redneck Rampage finds Leonard and Bubba shooting their way back to Hickston after crash-landing the UFO...

Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 66 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

A 12 level expansion package for Redneck Rampage that takes Bubba and Leonard to such exotic localles as a gator...

Redneck Rampage: The Early Years Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

The Early Years is a limited version of Redneck Rampage. It only plays the first five levels, then quits. All...

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