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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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Restricted Area Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The year is 2083, and the world is no longer the way it was before. Huge cities, surrounded by a...

Resurrection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

In an epic fantasy land 3 warriors will have to join their forces in a quest to defeat a demonic...

Resurrection: Rise 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

In the sequel new troubles in ElectroCorp have begun. As we remember, this corporation made robots for civilian jobs, but...

Retribution DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Early into the 24th century man was on the verge of extinction. Before stellar colonization, war loomed close on Earth...

Retro Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

Retro is not a compilation of previously released games, but eight remakes of retro arcade hits with enhanced graphics and...

Windows (2008)

RETRO 4 is a simple shooter game. The player controls a circle that can move around the screen by using...

Retro Act Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Ten years have passed since the war ended. Due to many treacherous acts and greedy minds, your side - though...

Retroball 3000 Android Front Cover

Browser (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Retroball 3000 takes the simple classic Pong mechanics and expands the concept by placing obstacles in the middle of the...

Retro City Rampage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2012), Wii (2013) and PS Vita (2012)

Retro City Rampage is an open-world game inspired by the Grand Theft Auto series that combines driving with fighting and...

Apple II (2014)

It's a hard life for the vintage computer collector: unscrupulous sellers driving up prices, perfectly good hardware being destroyed forever...

Retro Force PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

3D scrolling shoot-em-up. Take control of one of four characters and pilot their fighter craft through a number of enemy...

Retro Game Challenge Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Arino wants to be the greatest gamer in the world, but he's continually defeated by his friends at every new...

Retrograde Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989)

You are from the planet Choom in the Thwok solar system, which is under threat from a group of seven...

Windows (2006)

Retro II is a scrolling shoot-em-up game. The player's ship, shaped like a circle, can shoot a stream of bullets...

Retro Pinball iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Retro Pinball is a remake of Epic Pinball with improved graphics, sound, and with Game Center-based leaderboards. It includes three...

Retrovirus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

In Retrovirus the player is an anti-virus program which has to deal with a massive invading virus. Luckily the anti-virus...

Return Fire Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996) and 3DO (1995)

Return Fire is the spiritual successor to Fire Power and it fits in both the strategy and action genres. You...

Return Fire 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Multiplayer madness continues in the souped-up sequel to Return Fire. The basic premise is the same: get your enemy's flag...

3DO (1995)

Return Fire: Maps O' Death is an add-on for the original Return Fire with over 100 new levels to choose...

MSX (1988), Wii (2009), PC-88 (1987), PC-98 (1988), Sharp X68000 (1988), Sharp X1 (1988), FM-7 (1989) and Arcade (1986)

The Return of Ishtar is a sequel to The Tower of Druaga. It is an action game with light puzzle-solving...

Atari ST (1993)

The Return of Jusse is a game set on the planet Vainox where you have to rescue survivors from a...

Atari 2600 (2002)

Return of Mario Bros. is an alteration of the official Atari 2600 release of Mario Bros. The graphics have been...

Arcade (1985)

Return of the Invaders is the third game in Taito's Space Invaders series. It's a more radical change from the...

Return of the Mutant Camels Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

Jeff Minter's third camel-themed game (after Attack and Revenge) is again a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, taking place over...

DOS (1995)

In this sequel, the mutant space bats of doom return yet again to invade earth. Only you stand in their...

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