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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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Windows (2006)

In Rocket Racer the player takes control over a rocket and absolves 15 missions which are basically checkpoint races. The...

BBC Micro (1983)

Rocket Raid is a side scrolling shoot 'em up and a variant of Scramble. The player has to fly his...

Rocket Ranger DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), NES (1990), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple IIgs (1989), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and FM Towns (1990)

In the 1940s, the Nazis built a base on the moon and plan to use a mysterious substance called Lunarium...

DOS (1990)

Another variation on the classic Spacewar! style of interstellar combat, played against a human player or the computer: two triangular...

Rocket Riot Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009), iPhone (2011), iPad (2013) and Windows Phone (2010)

Blockbeard, the Legless Pirate, was once the most feared pirate of the seven seas. But he was captured, and turned...

Rocket: Robot on Wheels Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Whoopy World was finished. The high-tech theme-park would be opening tomorrow. How much Rocket, the maintenance robot, wanted to go...

Commodore 64 (1984) and MSX (1986)

You are Rocket Roger and on your way home to Earth, your ship has run out of fuel and you...

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Rockett's Camp Adventures deals with a girl named Rockett and her summer camp experience. Much of the game is actually...

Atari ST (1992)

Rockfall is a Boulder Dash clone written in 68000 assembler where you on every level (there is a total of...

Atari ST (1992)

Rockfall 2 - The Perils of Spud is a Boulder Dash clone and sequel to Rockfall. You control Spud and...

Atari ST (1995)

Rockfall 3 is a Boulder Dash clone and sequel to Rockfall 2. The game comes with two executable files -one...

Atari ST (1992)

Rockfall Special Edition is an enhanced version of the original Rockfall written in 68000 assembler. You control Spud and aim...

Rockin' Kats NES Front Cover

NES (1991) and Arcade (1991)

Willy is a young jazz cat who goes by the name of "The Rockin' Kat". His girlfriend, Jill, was kidnapped...

Rockman ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Rockman is hungry for mushrooms, and must grab them from the treacherous prehistoric screens of this action game. To get...

Rockman VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

In the last few years of the 19th century many young adventurers travel to Africa in search of diamonds. One...

Rockman Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Rockman is an arcade platform game. The player's task is to collect all the fruits on the board. The task...

Windows (2007)

This is a unofficial, loose remake of the Rockman 7 for the SNES. Unlike the original game however, level progression...

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

Rockman: Battle & Fighters is a portable, stripped-down compilation of two arcade fighting games: Mega Man: The Power Battle Mega...

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Relive all the classic adventures of the Blue Bomber with Capcom's new Rockman Complete Works series! All 6 NES/Famicom games...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Rockman Power Battle Fighters is a Japanese-exclusive compilation which features the two arcade-only entries in the series:Rockman: The Power BattleRockman...

Rock 'n Ball NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Rock 'N' Ball is a pinball game with several gameplay options. The first is regular pinball game for one to...

Rock n' Bolt Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ColecoVision (1985) and MSX (1985)

Louie The constructor struts pieces to their location. The Girders are constantly moving back and forth. It is your job...

Rocknor's Bad Day Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Rocknor's Bad Day is a puzzle-oriented action arcade game. The little robot Rocknor is lost and wants to find his...

Arcade (1986)

It's another sold out show for one of the world's greatest rock bands - but this night is far from...

Rock'n Riders PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Rock'n Riders (or simply R) is an action extreme sports (snowboarding simulation essentially) video game centered on a Japanese rock...

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