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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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Nintendo 64 (1999)

First version of Road Rash for any Nintendo system. The game was originally supposed to be a port of Road...

Road Rash: Jailbreak PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Spaz, the greatest rasher ever, is in prision and you need to get him out!. Once again Road Rash the...

Road Rash: Jailbreak Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Road Rash: Jailbreak for the GBA features the classic Road Rash gameplay; motorcycle racing on busy streets, with dirty tricks...

Road Runner DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 2600 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1986)

In Road Runner, the player takes control of the Road Runner. The Road Runner must run along the road, avoiding...

Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

The cartoons of Road Runner trying to flee Wile E. Coyote (and inevitably cause him to fall into a trap)...

Road Runner's Death Valley Rally SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

Everybody has remembered waking up early on the weekend to watch Saturday morning cartoons. But would would happen if the...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Similar to Gadget Racers, your goal is to complete multiple challenges to open to tracks and challenges in order to...

Roadwars Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

In Road Wars you are set charging up a long hilly road, trying to make a road safe after a...

Windows (1997)

Roar is a one or two player, top down, shooter.The game is set in the far future and as a...

DOS (1991)

Robak (Worm) is a black-and-white Snake variant. The player controls a snake in a small room filled with fruits, obstacles...

Robal, Duch Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

This is a compilation of two games: Robal is an adaptation of the classical concept of snake games. The player...

Amstrad CPC (1986)

The team of three Robots (XOR, RHO and SAM) are landed on the unknown planet to get the Axium B52...

Amiga (1988)

In Robbeary the player takes the role of Berrie Bear, a successful criminal. And a bear, hence the title. His...

ZX81 (1982)

You have discovered a lost tomb and inside it's many rooms are four Sacred Tablets which you are on a...

PlayStation (1999)

Robbit Mon Dieu, sometimes unofficially called "Jumping Flash! 3", is the third game in the Jumping Flash series. It is...

Robbo DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Atari ST (1994), Commodore 64 (1993) and Atari 8-bit (1989)

Robbo is a side-scrolling puzzle solving action game, similar to Boulder Dash and Sokoban. The game features a total of...

Robbo Forever Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (2009)

Robbo Forever is a side-scrolling puzzle solving action game, similar to Boulder Dash and Sokoban. The game is a partially...

Robbo Millennium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Robbo Millennium is an official remake of Robbo, a puzzle game in which you guide a robot. The gameplay remains...

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu is a fan made project based upon the Arkham Cycle Cthulhu stories...

Atari ST (1992)

Robert in the Fire Factory is a remake of the Atari XL game Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory. The...

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The Bourne Conspiracy is a 3rd person fast-paced action game, mixing shooting, a little bit of driving (one level), and...

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This Europe-only special edition comes in a oversized tin case and contains: Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Pen with unlockable...

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy (HMV Exclusive Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The HMV Exclusive Edition comes in a slipcase and contains: Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Music cd from Bourne Conspiracy...

Robin Hood Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1984) and VIC-20 (1983)

Robin Hood is an action game where you need to rescue Maid Marian who is being held by the Sheriff...

Robin Hood Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Robin Hood is a action game in the style of The Legend of Zelda. You control Robin Hood from a...

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