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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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Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), iPhone (2011), iPad (2011) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

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Windows (2004)

Augustus: Im Auftrag des Kaisers is a licensed game based on the TV movie Imperium: Augustus. The player takes the...

Amiga (1988)

Aunt Arctic Adventure is a platform game in which the player must guide Charlie the chimp through the levels to...

Aura-Aura Climber Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Aura-Aura Climber is an arcade-style game where you control a star which has fallen from the sky. Your goal is...

Aurora Feint II: Arena Daemons iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Aurora Feint II: Arena Daemons is a persistent online multiplayer game featuring game play similar to Tetris Attack.Players have a...

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Aurum is a timed action platform game. The player's task is to collect the coins scattered randomly around the castle....

Auryn Quest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Inspired by the novel The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Auryn Quest combines 3D adventure and puzzle-solving with arcade "jump...

Au Sable Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Au Sable is a horror-themed, side-scrolling platform shooter and the sequel to All Our Friends Are Dead. It is likely...

Game Boy Color (2000)

A collection of games and features based on the Austin Powers movie series. Included on the cart are Austin inspired...

Austin Powers Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and PlayStation (2002)

Austin Powers Pinball is a based on the Austin Powers movie franchise.Two tables are included - one based on International...

Game Boy Color (2000)

Dr. Evil, the villain that dogs Austin Powers, now has his own video game. Following the same footsteps as Austin...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

Australian Idol Sing is a single and multiplayer singing game. In real karaoke style, songs appear on your screen and...

Auto Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Auto Assault is an MMORPG with fast-paced combat in a post-apocalyptic setting. As a player, you choose to play one...

Auto Assault (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

After meteorites hit the earth a strange contamination with extraterrestrial spores covers the planet. As people, animals and plants alike...

Apple II (1981)

A clone of the arcade game Monaco GP, Autobahn (by the legendary Nasir Gebelli) is a very simple and fast...

Autobahn Raser Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Autobahn Raser is the second release in Davilex Racer series. (The first being A2 Racer) This game changes the scenery...

Autobahn Raser II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2000)

The second instalment in the German spin-off of Davilex' Racer series. Again the player gets to race on the German...

DOS (1989)

Autobots is a platform game, where your player is a magnet for robots due to certain reasons. The reason for...

Autocrash Amstrad CPC Front Cover

DOS (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

In Autocrash the player competes in a death tournament between "bumper cars". The goal is to dismount the opponent (or...

Auto Destruct PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Auto Destruct involves mission-based car combat. Unlike similar titles such as Destruction Derby and Twisted Metal, this doesn't focus on...

Autoduel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985) and Macintosh (1988)

Autoduel is a hybrid game based on Steve Jackson Games board game Car Wars. It incorporates elements of role-playing, driving...

Commodore 64 (1985)

This is the game based on the popular 80's TV series. Automan is a Tron style computer generated super-sleuth who...

Automania Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Wally works on a car assembly line. In this platform type game, the player must help Wally build a series...

Atari ST (1990)

Autorama is a labyrinth game written in 68000 assembler. You control a racing car, and on each level you have...

NES (1991)

In Auto-Upturn, players are tasked with having to set right a scrambled picture in seven different rounds of play. Pictures...

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