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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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Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

"You are trapped on a supposedly dead moon and your only means of escape is to drive your small highly...

DOS (1995)

While Turboraketti was The Game that gave birth to the "cave flier" genre that grew incredibly popular especially in Finland...

Autumn Walk iPad Front Cover

Browser (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Autumn Walk is the sequel to Winter Walk and uses similar gameplay mechanics. After having traveled through snowy winter, it...

Avalanche Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Avalanche is an unofficial sequel to Final Fantasy VII with a twist on the gameplay mechanics. Instead of an action-focused...

Atari 8-bit (1980) and Arcade (1978)

Avalanche is a game where players have to catch rocks that are falling from six rows that are made up...

Avalon Code Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Avalon Code is a hack and slash Action-RPG that takes place in a world about to end. Choosing between a...

Avatar Drop Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Avatar Drop is a simple minigame where the player controls their Xbox avatar character as it falls down a long...

Browser (2007)

Avatar: Escape from the Spirit World is a special online supplement to the Nickelodeon program Avatar: The Last Airbender, created...

Avatar Hamster Panic Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Avatar Hamster Panic is a multiplayer action minigame. Up to four players, including bots, controls their avatar, who is inside...

Avatar Ninja Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Avatar Ninja is a game that, as the title may suggest, tests the ninja skills of the player's Xbox Avatar....

Avatar Paintball Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Avatar Paintball is a simple third-person shooter that pits players' Xbox Avatars against each other in a friendly game of...

Avatar: The Last Airbender GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), GameCube (2006), Nintendo DS (2006), PSP (2006) and Wii (2006)

Based on the animated television program of the same name, Avatar: The Last Airbender follows the adventures of a group...

Avatar: The Last Airbender Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Avatar: The Last Airbender for Windows, unlike the console version, loosely follows season 1 of the TV show of the...

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

Based on the Avatar show, The Burning Earth follows Aang and his friends as they travel to the last remaining...

Avatar Up Online Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Avatar Up Online is a simple battle game for up to six players. Each player moves their avatar around the...

Atari 2600 (2006)

This game is based on the first two screens of the Commodore 64 version of Aztec Challenge.On the first screen,...

Avencast: Rise of the Mage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

As always Jonesch went down to the river to get water. As he walked towards the stream he noticed a...

Commodore 64 (1982) and VIC-20 (1981)

Avenger is a Space Invaders variant. The player has to defend Earth from endless rows of attacking aliens. Flying saucers...

Avenger Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Thomson TO (1987)

In the sequel to The Way of the Tiger, Yaemon the Grand Master of Flame is the villain of the...

TurboGrafx CD (1990)

A devastating atomic war wiped out the biggest cities on the Earth and most of its population. Anarchy reigned, different...

DOS (1997)

Avenger is a shareware shoot 'em up arcade style game from Finland for one or two players and which is...

Avenging Spirit Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), iPhone (2010), iPad (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Arcade (1991)

In Avenging Spirit the protagonist is a spirit out for revenge. He has been murdered by a group of gangsters...

A View to a Kill: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

You are James Bond and you must stop Max Zorin from destroying Silicon Valley and dominating the microchip market. This...

Atari ST (1991)

Avina Blue is a shoot'em-up written in 68000 assembler.Many hundred years from the computer revolution of the late 1900's software...

Avish! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

The university instructor Professor Avish has been asked to give an important lecture, and was invited to stay in a...

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