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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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Resistance 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

Resistance 2 is a PS3-exclusive sci-fi first-person shooter and the sequel to the PlayStation 3 launch title Resistance: Fall of...

PlayStation 3 (2008)

This collector's edition was only released in North America and contains: Resistance 2 Hardcover art book Alternate cover art (as...

Resistance 3 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Resistance 3 is a first-person shooter set in the alternative version of 1950's. Earth is being scourged by Chimera species,...

Resistance 3 (Survivor Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

This edition includes: Resistance 3 (Special Edition) Multiplayer Booster SRPA Black Ops skin Nathan Hale Skin Sentinel Title Air Fuel...

Resistance: Burning Skies PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2012)

It's August 15, 1951. As Tom Riley, a New Jersey firefighter and National Guardsman, you are charged with saving New...

Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2006)

In this first person shooter, the U.S. and Britain have had to band together to try and save Europe and...

Resistance: Retribution PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Resistance: Retribution takes place weeks after the events of the PS3 title Resistance: Fall of Man. The player is James...

PSP (2009)

This Deluxe Edition includes: Resistance: Retribution Four concept art postcards Promotional code to download a Resistance: Retribution theme for the...

Resogun PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PlayStation 4 (2013)

Resogun is a side-scrolling voxel based shooter and the spiritual successor to the Stardust games by the same developer. While...

Respect Inc Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

In Respect Inc the player takes control of Chubsy Malone, a small-time crook who wants to become the greatest gangster...

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...

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