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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 Ace Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Red Ace is an action oriented simulation set in WWI, more exactly France, Belgium and Africa. In the three campaigns...

Windows (2001)

Red Ace Squadron is basically a standalone add-on for Hunt for the Red Baron. It includes the following improvements: Two...

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Virtual Boy (1995)

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PlayStation (1998)

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DOS (1994)

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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...

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...

Browser (2004)

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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 (1994)

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DOS (1995)

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Windows (1997)

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Red Clash '93 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

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Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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...

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