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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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Asterix & Obelix Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995) and Game Boy Color (1999)

Being the predecessor of Asterix and Obelix for SNES, this game features the same story as it's later counterpart -...

Astérix & Obélix Windows Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and SNES (1996)

Astérix & Obélix is a platform game where one player can choose to control either Astérix or Obélix or two...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Asterix & Obelix: Bash Them All! is a 2D side-scrolling platform game based on the French comic series Astérix. It...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Astérix & Obélix XXL on the Game Boy Advance features the same story as its console/PC counterpart, but presents the...

Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

Several druids are kidnapped by the Romans and it seems that Miraculix has something to do with it. Asterix &...

Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix PSP Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006) and PSP (2006)

Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission: Wifix is 3d action game based on the French comic Astérix. It is a...

Asterix: Operation Getafix Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Asterix: Operation Getafix is an action and adventure game in which you control Asterix the hero of the Gauls and...

Astérix: Search for Dogmatix Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Asterix and Obelix (based on the French comic book series), must embark on a journey from the forests of France...

Astérix: The Gallic War PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (1999)

The Gallic War is a light-hearted action-strategy hybrid game featuring the popular Asterix comic book characters. You play as Asterix,...

Asteroid DOS Front Cover

DOS (2000)

In this simple game the idea is to shoot the asteroids that are coming towards the Earth. Your ship is...

Atari ST (1995)

Asteroidia is a Asteroids clone for one player. You start with five lives and gain one extra for every 20.000...

Windows (1999)

Asteroid Miner is a single player Asteroids clone.In this game the player must mine asteroids to collect metals to sell...

Asteroids Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), PlayStation (1998), Game Boy Color (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

Unlike Activision's earlier remake of an Atari arcade classic, Battlezone, this one stays close to its namesake. Take the original,...

Asteroids Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Atari 2600 (1981), Atari 7800 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1981) and Arcade (1979)

Play the role of a spaceship pilot trapped in a gigantic asteroid cloud and pulverize incoming asteroids with the ship's...

ZX81 (1982)

Asteroids is a clone of the Arcade version which sees your craft in the middle of an asteroid field and...

ZX81 (1982)

Asteroids is a clone of the Arcade version which sees your craft in the middle of an asteroid field and...

Atari 2600 (2002)

Asteroids DC+ is an alteration of the official Atari 2600 release of Asteroids. The following changes were made:You can use...

Atari ST (1987), Atari 7800 (2007) and Arcade (1980)

A "Deluxe" version of Atari's original Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe swaps the vector graphics for bitmaps. The basic gameplay is still...

Asteroids & Deluxe Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Asteroids & Deluxe is a re-release of the classic Asteroids game. Played on a single screen the player controls a...

Atari ST (1999)

This is a fairly faithful replica of Atari's classic arcade game, Asteroids, only running in a window on the GEM...

Nintendo 64 (1999)

An updated version of the classic arcade blast 'em up, this game features full 3D environments, all-new weapons and defense...

Browser (2010)

Following the classic gameplay of the original Asteroids, Joju Games and Atari worked together to release a faithful remake where...

Asteroids / Pong / Yars' Revenge Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

A compilation of the classic arcade games Asteroids, Pong, and Yars' Revenge brought onto the Game Boy Advance.

Asteroid's Revenge Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

Science fiction video games are full of revisitations from enemies thought vanquished; from Doh and Borf to Vohaul and Draxon...

The Astonishing Adventures of Mr. Weems and the She Vampires Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

In this top-view shooter with similarities to Gauntlet, Mr. Weems has set out to kill the She Vampires in their...

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