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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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Scooby-Doo!: Unmasked Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Fred and the Gang aim to visit Fred's cousin Jed at the Monstrous Fright and Magic (MFM) movie special effects...

Scoops iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008) and Android (2013)

Build an ice-cream tower! Guide your ice-cream cone towards the ice-cream flavour scoops, but be sure to dodge the vegetables!...

Scooter Pro Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Scooter Pro is a single player game in which the player races around a selection of urban courses collecting tokens....

Scooter War3z Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

If you like scooters, this is your game. In scooter war3z you have to race in a free-roaming city against...

Scope: First Blood Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Scope: First Blood is a stick figure sniper game, similar in style to Tactical Assassin. The player takes control of...

Scorched Planet Windows Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

In Scorched Planet the player takes the role of Commander Alex Gibson who has to defend the earth colony Dator...

Amiga (1993)

This game could easily be disregarded as just yet another Scorched Earth clone. But with the improved graphics and sound...

Score iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

Originally released as part of Zeebo Family Pack, Score has the player kicking soccer balls into holes in a wooden...

ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

This game consists in disputing an exciting pinball game against a computer. But not a normal one, since its resources...

Scoregasm Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

Scoregasm is a fast-paced single arena shooter. It is set in space where the player receives a message that Earth...

Amiga (1988)

Scorpio is a vertically scrolling shooter. The player has to cross five levels while shooting a lot of enemies. After...

Commodore 64 (1988)

The Scorpion battle machine is a new anti-terrorist device. Scorpion is being tested in a simulated refinery sabotage scenario. You...

Scorpion VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1983)

Scorpion is a shoot 'em up with multi dimensional scrolling where the hero is a venomous scorpion searching for tasty...

Scorpion: Disfigured Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

2048. After the terror came the civil wars. After the civil wars the destruction of the system. Now the Middle...

The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A platform adventure based on the world and characters of the movie The Scorpion King. Mathayus (The Scorpion King) must...

Sharp X68000 (1991)

Scorpius is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up in which the player can choose to control one of the three available spaceships...

Commodore 64 (1988)

The planet LRV 1168 is registering high levels of toxic gases released by underwater tunnels. You and a friend mount...

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Scott Pilgrim is in love with Ramona Flowers. There's just one problem: she has seven evil exes who must be...

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Knives Chau Add-On Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Knives Chau Add-On Pack is an expansion for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. It includes: Knives Chau as...

Scourge: Ambush Android Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Scourge: Ambush is a point-and-shoot game where quick reflexes and reaction speed are required. Created as an spin-off of Scourge:...

Scourge: Outbreak Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2013) and Macintosh (2014)

Scourge: Outbreak is an overhauled version of the 2010 PC game The Scourge Project: Episodes 1 and 2 with updated...

The Scourge Project: Episodes 1 and 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Scourge Project is a third-person shooter set in the near future, where players assume the role of the Echo...

Scout Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988)

Side scrolling shoot-em-up featuring a jumping buggy-like craft fighting aliens across eight levels. With your spaceship in parts scattered across...

S.C.Out DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Macintosh (1992)

Navigate your way through 101 increasingly complex and deadly levels to destroy the evil icon that is hidden in each...

Scout Search Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1984)

Scout Search is a lo-res game and the object is for you, the Scoutmaster, to gather all of your cub...

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