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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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Section 8: Prejudice Windows Front Cover

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

The solo campaign of Section 8: Prejudice tells the story of Alex Corde, a member of the special unit "Section...

Section-Z NES Front Cover

NES (1987), Windows Mobile (2001), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Arcade (1985)

Alien Invaders approach the solar system from their interstellar battle platform, named Fortress Balangool. Under the command of the Master...

Sector 90 Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

Sector 90 is a side scrolling action game where the player has to fight his way into the inner-ring of...

Commodore 64 (1990)

Have you ever wanted to be a thief and break into buildings and steal treasures? If the answer is yes...

The Seed: Warzone PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

In the distant future, mankind has colonized other solar systems and is now part of an interplanetary alliance, the Galactic...

Seek and Destroy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Most of the fundamentals of this game work in a similar way to Desert Strike. You pilot a helicopter or...

Seek and Destroy PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

In this game, you control a tank of the Proton Kingdom fighting against the Q-stein invaders. You have to go...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

The evil lord of the castle is throwing heavy blocks at you. If you stand on the opposite end of...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

This is a remake of SEGA's dogfighting arcade hit After Burner II made for the AGES 2500 series of budget...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.11: Hokuto no Ken PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

This is a budget remake of the Master System's fighting/RPG hybrid Hokuto no Ken based on the popular manga of...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Alien Syndrome is a remake of SEGA's classic alien blaster for its 3D AGES label. In the game, an alien...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of one of its most successful titles, SEGA re-releases the classic 3D one-on-one fighter Virtua Fighter...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

A remake of the one-on-one 3D fighting game Fighting Vipers for the PS2.Fighting Vipers uses the same gameplay mechanics as...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.20: Space Harrier 2 - Space Harrier Complete Collection PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

A nearly complete collection of all the ports and versions of the original Space Harrier and its sequels. Compiled in...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Another emulated re-release for SEGA's AGES 2500 series. This time including two arcade hits from its System 16 boards: SDI...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Last Bronx returns to home consoles in completely emulated form under the SEGA AGES label.The re-release...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.25: Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

The "Treasure Box" is a collection of Treasure's best games developed for SEGA back in the 16-bit days emulated for...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.26: Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

Emulated versions of both the arcade and Saturn versions of the 3D brawler Die Hard Arcade in which up to...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.27: Panzer Dragoon PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

An updated version of SEGA's classic rail shooter Panzer Dragoon in which you take to the skies atop your trusty...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.29: Monster World Complete Collection PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Monster World Complete Collection is a collection of games from the Wonder Boy series. It contains all the games in...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.33: Fantasy Zone Complete Collection PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008)

This compilation is the second SEGA AGES 2500 release from the Fantasy Zone series. It contains a collection of every...

PlayStation 2 (2003)

A re-issue of the classic psychedelic shooter Fantasy Zone, in which you take control of a cutesy ship and try...

PlayStation 2 (2003)

A 3D remake of Sega's classic Space Harrier, in which you play a jetpack-equipped hero and zoom across a fantasy...

SEGA AGES 2500 Vol.5: Golden Axe PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Another one of coin-op classics by Sega, Golden Axe, fully remade with enhanced sound and improved graphics that got a...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Another release in the Sega Ages 2500 series which bundles together remakes of the arcade titles Puzzle & Action and...

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