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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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Arcade (1989)

Earth is invaded by a force called the Galaxy Highters in 1996, which was set in the future seen from...

Arcade (1998)

Asura Blade: Sword of Dynasty is a one-on-one fighting game set in a post-apocalyptic world where fantasy and sci-fi technology...

Arcade (2000)

Asura Buster: Eternal Warriors is a one-on-one fighting game and the sequel to Asura Blade. It offers essentially the same...

Asura's Wrath PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Asura's Wrath is an action game where the player controls the titular Asura. He is one of the eight elite...

Acorn 32-bit (1993)

Asylum is a platformer where the player enters the brain of young man called Sigmund. Sigmund has his share of...

Atari Action Triple Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This compilation includes three RPGs:Forgotten Realms: Demon StoneMagic: The Gathering - BattlegroundsThe Temple of Elemental Evil: A Classic Greyhawk Adventure...

Atari 2600 (2004)

This is the game Qb altered to have a Christmas theme that was given away in a 2004 AtariAge contest...

Atari 2600 (2005)

Santa's reindeer have gotten lost and he must find them. The problem is that while he was an accomplished athlete...

Atari 2600 (2006)

This is a cartridge that was given away by the AtariAge store as a promotion for the 2006 holiday shopping...

Atari 2600 (2007)

This is the 2007 holiday cartridge from AtariAge. This year the cartridge, dubbed Stella's Stocking, contains five games.Stay Frosty: You...

Atari Anniversary Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

In the tradition of the Namco Museum series, Infogrames packs together 6 of Atari's greatest arcade achievements onto one Game...

Atari Arcade Hits: Volume 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Atari Arcade Hits is a compilation of six classic arcade games from the golden ages of Atari, reprogrammed to play...

Atari Arcade Hits: Volume 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Atari Arcade Hits is a compilation of six classic arcade games from the golden ages of Atari, reprogrammed to play...

Windows (2005)

Atari Collection: Action is one of four simultaneously released compilations (for the other three see Atari's Atari Collection series). This...

Atari Collection: Rollenspiele Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Atari Collection: Rollenspiele is one of four simultaneously released compilations (for the other three see Atari's Atari Collection Series). This...

J2ME (2005)

Atari Legends Vol. 1 is a compilation containing three classic Atari 2600 games, ported to the mobile platform: Asteroids Centipede...

J2ME (2006)

Atari Legends Vol. 2 is a compilation containing three classic Atari games, ported to the mobile platform: Breakout Lunar Lander...

J2ME (2006)

Atari Legends Vol. 3 is a compilation of three classic Atari games, adapted for the mobile platform:Asteroids DeluxePongSuper BreakoutPong and...

Atari Powerpack Atari ST Front Cover

Atari ST (1989)

A very huge compilation, which was bundled with computer sales for some time. Because of licencing issues, in some version...

Atari Revival Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Atari Revival is a compilation with three remakes of Atari games from the late seventies and early eighties. The original...

Windows (2000)

This is a special two-pack that includes Atari Arcade Hits: Volume 1 and Atari Arcade Hits: Volume 2. The package...

Atari 8-bit (1987)

This is a greatest hits compilation for the Atari 8-bit computer that features: Elektraglide Colossus Chess 3.0 Blue Max Alley...

ATARI TwinPack: X-Com Enforcer and Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This compilation out of the ATARI TwinPack series includes the games:X-Com Enforcer Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos

Atari 8-bit (2008)

ATASCII Squad is a side-scrolling shooter. Sixteen Years after the Great War with aliens the threat has come back. The...

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

Your assignment consists in guiding The A-Team through two dangerous missions. On the first operation you will have to travel...

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