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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 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...

Red Ninja: End of Honor PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

The game is set in medieval Japan, at the time of "warring states". Shingen Takeda and Nobunaga Oda clans are...

Red Ocean Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Former Marine Jack Hard now does diving trips for a living. One day he explores a base, that turns out...

The Red Odyssey Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Official Mission Pack for Activision's BattleZone. It is a Battlezone add-on from Team Evolve (the folks behind the respectable Zaero...

Windows (2011)

Red Orchestra 2: Bohaterowie Stalingradu Edycja Kolekcjonerska includes: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad T-34/85 Model Tank Mouse pad T-shirt...

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is a multiplayer first-person shooter set in World War II, more precisely the fights...

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - Game of the Year Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This updated version of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad features: Two new game modes: "Action mode" with crosshair, easier...

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2013)

Based on the Unreal mod, Red Orchestra is a realistic World War II first-person multiplayer shooter.The game includes thirteen maps...

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Red Orchestra is a WWII-themed first person shooter game which won the prestigious "Make Something Unreal " contest and was...

Red Shark Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

In Red Shark the player takes the role of a pilot who has been sent back in time from the...

Windows (2005)

Red Shark 2 is a simulation game where the player pilots a high-tech helicopter, sent back in time to World...

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