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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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Self Control DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Self Control is a puzzle game similar to Boulder Dash and Heartlight. The aim is to collect all the hearts...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Self-Defense Training Camp is a Kinect-only game that aims to teach players how to defend themselves in situations where they...

Self Destruct Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Self Destruct is a hectic top-down arcade shooter made for the TIGSource PG competition. Players control a small ship that...

Semper Fidelis: Marine Corps Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Although marketed by the publisher as a completely new game, Semper Fidelis: Marine Corps bundles Söldner: Secret Wars (which already...

Sengoku Wii Front Cover

SNES (1993), SEGA CD (1993), Neo Geo (1991), Neo Geo CD (1993), Wii (2013) and Arcade (1991)

A 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up, Sengoku casts you and a friend as two renegade fighters out to beat the...

Sengoku 2 Neo Geo Front Cover

Neo Geo (1993), Neo Geo CD (1993), Wii (2012) and Arcade (1993)

A sequel to Sengoku, Sengoku 2 once again casts you as two street fighting heroes caught in the midst of...

Sengoku 3 Wii Front Cover

Neo Geo (2001), Wii (2013) and Arcade (2001)

The third game in the Sengoku series of beat 'em ups, Sengoku 3 once again pits you and a friend...

Sengoku Anthology PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2009) and PlayStation 2 (2009)

Sengoku Anthology is a collection of the three games from SNK's Sengoku arcade franchise including Sengoku (1991), Sengoku 2 (1993),...

Sengoku Basara 3: Utage PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2011)

Sengoku Basara 3: Utage is an expansion of the third installment of the Sengoku Basara series with new playable characters...

Sengoku Basara 4 (Hyakka Ryōran Tamatebako) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014)

This limited edition contains:Sengoku Basara 4 Hardcover Bushou Hiden no Sho commander guidebook Storyboard book Alternate Masamune Date keep case...

Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes is the first portable entry in the Sengoku Basara series, featuring thirty warriors from previous installments....

Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

Sengoku Basara: Chronicle Heroes is the sequel to Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes, featuring much of the same gameplay mechanics with...

Sengoku Basara HD Collection PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Sengoku Basara HD Collection is a compilation featuring the first three games of the Sengoku Basara series series with upscaled...

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes is the third instalment to the series known as Devil Kings to English audiences. The game...

Sengoku Basara X PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008)

Sengoku Basara X is a spin-off of the Sengoku Basara series, developed by Arc System Works (well-known at the time...

Sengoku Musou 4 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014) and PS Vita (2014)

Sengoku Musou 4 is the fourth instalment in KOEI Samurai Warriors franchise. Like its predecessors, it follows historical events from...

Sengoku Musou 4 (Anime Box) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014)

This special edition of Sengoku Musou 4 includes: Sengoku Musou 4 game Sengoku Musou DP Anime OVA Bluray Artwork card...

Sengoku Musou 4 (Treasure Box) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014)

This special edition of Sengoku Musou 4 includes all the content from the Anime Box edition, with a few extras:...

Senjō no Valkyria 3: Unrecorded Chronicles PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

Similar to the original Valkyria Chronicles for PS3, this game takes place in the fictional land of Europa during the...

MSX (1984) and Arcade (1983)

Senjyo is a basic vertical shooter. The player controls a tank that can only move left or right and has...

Amiga (1994)

Putting the basic visual style from Sensible Soccer to a new use, Sensible Massacre sets you as an England goalkeeper...

Sensible Soccer '98: European Club Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1998)

Sensible Soccer European Club Edition is the followup sequel to Sensible Soccer '98. The game now has all the club...

Sensible Soccer: European Champions: 92/93 Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Game Boy (1993), Genesis (1993), Jaguar (1995), Amiga (1992), SEGA CD (1993), Atari ST (1992), Game Gear (1993), SEGA Master System (1993), Amiga CD32 (1993), J2ME (2005) and Acorn 32-bit (1993)

With the original Sensible Soccer having sold hugely, this updated version was released some months later (and then used as...

Sentinel Atari 7800 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1990) and Atari 7800 (1991)

Sentinel is a side scrolling action game. Several worlds have fallen victim of an alien attack, and you need to...

Commodore 64 (1984)

In this sequel to Dimension X, you join the warriors of Dimension X to continue fight against evil on the...

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