User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Re-Loaded DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1996), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

This is the sequel to 1995's Loaded, with an improved graphics engine, and just as much violence and blood. Re-Loaded...

Remember Me Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

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Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

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Re-Mission Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Re-Mission is a "serious" game developed for teens with cancer. It’s an "Inner Space" meets "modern gaming" flying shooter 3rd-person...

DOS (1997)

A simple textmode implementation of Pac-Man was hidden in the RemorseView application included in Remorse artpacks and intended to facilitate...

Windows (2003)

Removal Man is a single-player, arcade style game. The player takes on the role of a removal man who has...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Renaissance is a collection of four classic arcade machines. The games are reprogrammed and differently named, but they are closely...

Renaissance Heroes: Elite Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This Elite Bundle is downloadable content (DLC) for Renaissance Heroes. It includes: Grinder rifle (permanent) Trzy crossbow (permanent) Typhon cannon...

Renaissance Heroes: Premium Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This Premium Bundle is downloadable content (DLC) for Renaissance Heroes. It includes: Combo boost item: +50% in-game money and +50%...

Renaissance Heroes: Starter Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This Starter Bundle is downloadable content (DLC) for Renaissance Heroes. It includes: Combo boost item: +50% in-game money and +50%...

SNES (1995)

Multidirectionally scrolling action shooter. The main character runs through science fiction scenarios blasting away everything that moves. Starting with only...

Renegade DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), NES (1987), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1993), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1989), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1986)

This is the scrolling beat 'em up by Technos which started the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The original takes...

Renegade: Battle for Jacob's Star DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Command a squadron of rebel pilots to outfly and outsmart the Terran Overlord Government invasion force.

Renegade III: The Final Chapter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Renegade 3 was the third and last in the Imagine's series, based on the original coin-op by Taito. The hero's...

Renegade Ops Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

In Renegade Ops four mercenaries have to stop a villain who has world domination in mind. Unfortunately he also has...

Renegade Racers PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (1999)

A cart racer whose premise is to win a tournament sponsored by millionaire Buck Billionaire. The player selects from a...

Amiga (1995)

Renegades is a two-player deatchmatch game seen from above. Two armed men must find and fight each other in a...

Rengoku II: Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N. PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

In the future, Mankind has developed special androids called A.D.A.Ms (Autonomous Dueling Armed Machine) to fight their wars for them,...

Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

In Rengoku, the player takes control of a android called A.D.A.M. (Autonomous Dueling Armed Machine) who, along with his fellow...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

Renny Blaster is a beat-em-up in which the player can choose to control either the paranormal private investigator Fujiro Yarai,...

Ren & Stimpy in Robin Höek Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Ren & Stimpy in Robin Höek is based off of a skit of the Ren & Stimpy Show, retelling the...

Ren & Stimpy's Crazy Cannon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Ren & Stimpy's Crazy Cannon showcases the characters from the TV show, Ren Höek and Stimpson J. Cat. The goal...

The Ren & Stimpy Show: Buckeroo$! NES Front Cover

SNES (1995) and NES (1993)

Stimpy invents the Gametron 5000 Moneymaker which is the first video game machine in the world that rewards the player...

SNES (1994)

Based on the Nickelodeon cartoon, Fire Dogs was one of the episodes in the first season and inspires this game...

Game Boy (1992)

Captain's log the year 400 billion... Commander Ren Hoek and Cadet Stimpy are on day 675 of a 9999 day...

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