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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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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

This Collector's Edition includes: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Double-sided poster with a map of Ancaria on the front and the...

Sacred 2: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The gold edition of the Sacred 2 contains: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Sacred 2: Ice & Blood (Add-On)

Sacred 2: Ice & Blood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Sacred 2: Ice & Blood is an official add-on to Sacred 2: Fallen Angel and fully integrates itself into the...

Sacred 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

The first game in the main series not developed by Ascaron. Sacred 3 departed from the original open-world gameplay and...

Sacred Citadel Windows Front Cover

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

Sacred Citadel is a 2.5D brawler set in the Sacred universe. The game takes inspiration from classic brawlers such as...

Sacred: Franchise Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This compilation pack includes: Sacred 2: Gold Edition Sacred Citadel Sacred Citadel: Jungle Hunt (DLC)

Windows (2006)

Sacred Gear is a side view multiplayer action game with emphasis on game play in both free-for-all and team play...

Sacred Gold Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009) and Windows (2005)

Sacred Gold is Sacred Plus and the Sacred Underworld expansion.MP3 soundtracks of the original game and the expansion are on...

Sacred Plus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Sacred Plus is a special edition re-release of the original Sacred at a budget price, with all the patches that...

Sacred: Underworld Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Sacred Underworld is the add-on for Ascaron's Action RPG Sacred and requires the original Sacred or Sacred Plus game to...

Saddle Up: Time to Ride Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Saddle Up: Time to Ride is the fourth game in what is known in France as the Alexandra Ledermann series,...

Safari Guns DOS Front Cover

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

You are on safari to make a photo report to save the local animal world from extinction.How the game works...

SEGA Master System (1986)

As a hunter, your job is to shoot as many wildlife in three woodland areas as you can until you...

Safari Hunting SG-1000 Front Cover

SG-1000 (1983)

Safari Hunting is a port of the 1980 arcade machine Tranquilizer Gun. The play area is sort of a maze-like...

Windows (2000)

In Safari Kongo, you only meant to go on a peaceful 50th anniversary with your spouse. However, an insane gorilla...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Safari Sketch is a match-three puzzle game along the lines of classics such as Bejeweled and Jewel Quest. The main...

Sagaia Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), SEGA Saturn (1996), SEGA Master System (1992), TurboGrafx CD (1993), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1989)

Long time ago, the planet of Darius went into ruin but Proco and Tiat of Darius gave birth to a...

Windows (2005)

Saharan Outpost takes place in Morocco 1923. The player has to defend a French foreign legion outpost using a machine...

Sai Combat Amstrad CPC Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Sai Combat features real-life combat, in the Japanese style of Sai Karate AKA Kendo. The difference from standard karate is...

Saikyō! Shiro Biking: Security Police PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Security Police is a driving action game similar to Taito's Chase H.Q., but with one key difference: rather than chasing...

DOS (1983)

Sailing...An Adventure in The Bermuda Triangle is an action-sports game. Your threefold mission in this game: - Sail 3 legs...

Saint Dragon Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Cyborg Monsters have taken over the galaxy, reducing race after race into slavery. Being designed by man these beings have...

NES (1987)

The game is based on the animé series Saint Seiya and follows the adventures of its main hero who bears...

Saint Seiya: Ōgon Densetsu - Kanketsu Hen NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Another game based on the animé series Saint Seiya. The animé (and the game) tells the story of the noble...

Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary is a fighting game based on the Saint Seiya franchise and follows the "Gold Saint Saga"...

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