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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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The Running Man Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Inspired on the movie with the same name with A. Schwarzenegger, you are an ex-cop presumed guilty for the murder...

Run Roo Run iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Run Roo Run is a micro-platformer. The game revolves around a kangaroo that must travel from Perth to Sydney in...

PC-88 (1989) and PC-98 (1989)

The female inhabitants of a poor village in Japan want to improve the technological level of their homeland. A lazy...

SNES (1993)

In the year 2998, the brilliant Dr. Bruford is experimenting with genetic structures and radiation. He hopes to create new...

Run the Gauntlet Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Competitors in this ITV television game show had to show their prowess on a range of vehicles including Buggys, Speedboats,...

Commodore 64 (1986)

After his adventures in Rupert and the Toymaker's Party, Rupert must now enter an Ice Castle belonging to Jack and...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

The first digital outing of Rupert Bear, a classic British cartoon character that has been appearing in newspaper Daily Express...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

Rurouni Kenshin: Enjō! Kyoto Rinne is the third game to deal with the adventures of Kenshin Himura, the famous fictional...

Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Gekitōhen PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Rurouni Kenshin: Ishin Gekitōhen is a 3D fighting game (with a similar action timing to that of Tekken 1 &...

Rururi Ra Rura PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1998)

One fine day, a wandering young swordsman named Axid goes to a lake and sees a beautiful tiny girl in...

Rush Hour Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (2003)

It's rush hour and you're in a hurry, but there's a major traffic jam. You race along a five-lane freeway,...

Rush'n Attack NES Front Cover

DOS (1989), NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1986), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), Xbox 360 (2007), BBC Micro (1989), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1989), Thomson TO (1986), Arcade (1985) and Thomson MO (1986)

Depending on which title you use, and how you interpret it, this game is about a guy who a) rushes...

Rush'N Attack: Ex-Patriot Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Rush'N Attack: Ex-Patriot is the sequel to Rush'n Attack and the third main game in the series, following the arcade-only...

Russian Roulette Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

Russian Roulette is a 3D action game, and the first game published by Buka, formerly only a distributor in Russia.A...

Russian Roulette II: The Next Worlds Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Russian Roulette II: The Next Worlds is a 3D shooter and sequel to Russian Roulette.In the game you have to,...

Apple II (1982)

Russki Duck is an espionage game. The CIA building is the starting point and the single screen city is where...

Rust Linux Front Cover

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

Rust is a multiplayer zombie survival game with permadeath set in a natural environments with mountains and forests. The game...

Rusty PC-98 Front Cover

PC-98 (1993)

Hundreds of years ago, the ruler of Transylvania, a man by the name of Monte Carlo, was sealed away by...

Rycerz Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Rycerz is a platform game. To become a knight Gregor must past three trials: find a five magic stars in...

Rygar NES Front Cover

NES (1987) and Arcade (1987)

This version of Rygar is quite different from the arcade original and its ports, though it shares the same basic...

Rygar Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1990), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2009), Sharp X68000 (1994) and Arcade (1986)

An evil being known as Ligar is about to conquer the land of Argool. Such is his power that no...

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii (2009)

This is a 3D-based sequel to Rygar, a Tecmo title which was successful in the arcades and on many home...

RYL: Path of the Emperor Windows Front Cover Human cover

Windows (2005)

RYL is an MMORPG based upon player versus player (PVP) combat. Players can assume the role of Humans from the...

Ryse: Son of Rome Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2013)

The story of Ryse focuses on the story of Marius Titus, as he tells the Emperor Nero of his life,...

Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! is a side story within the Yakuza series, this time changing neon-lit Tokyo setting with a...

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