DescriptionIn 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.
Nintendo DS (2007)
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Windows (2010), Game Boy Advance (2006), Genesis (1991), J2ME (2005), Xbox 360 (2007), iPod Classic (2007), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2006), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2009), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)
Sonic the Hedgehog is the first of many games starring Sega's premier hedgehog, Sonic. It's a side-scrolling platform game with...
This is the first part of the Sonic the Hedgehog port for mobile phones. It includes the first three zones...
This is the second part of the Sonic the Hedgehog port for mobile phones. It includes the second half of...
Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)
Take control of Sonic on the road with Sonic Pocket Adventure. Travel through 9 zones bashing robots and collecting rings....
During a battle with Sonic (in Super Sonic form), Dr.Eggman uses his new weapon and manages to trap Sonic. He...
Eggman's up to no good again, and only Sonic can stop him! Sonic Zone is a parody based on the...
Sonny Xpress is a mail-delivery action game starring the titular Sonny, a monkey who rides a moped. The player controls...
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