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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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Arcade (1993)

SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter is a kiddy ride with a built-in game featuring Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic is piloting a starfighter...

SEGA SuperStars PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

SEGA SuperStars is a game developed by Sonic Team for the PlayStation 2 EyeToy USB Camera. It features a series...

Segata Sanshirō Shinkenyugi SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1998)

Segata Sanshirō Shinkenyugi is a game starring popular Segata Sanshiro, a fictional character created by Sega to advertise the Sega...

Seicross NES Front Cover

NES (1986), Wii (2011) and Arcade (1984)

Two different tribes existed on planet Colura, the Petras and the Basrah. The Basrah were aggressors and eventually drove the...

SNES (1994)

Seifuku Densetsu: Pretty Fighter is a versus fighting game. The game features only female characters: Marin Aoki, Jyuri Akasaka, Minami...

Seiken Densetsu 3 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

Seiken Densetsu 3 is set in the same world as the two previous Seiken Densetsu games (the first is Final...

PlayStation (2000)

This Japan only re-release of Legend of Mana was part of the Square Millennium Collection, a collection of Square games...

NES (1986) and MSX (1987)

Players take control of Demon Kogure, a member of the real life Japanese heavy metal band Seikima-II. He is on...

Seireisenshi Spriggan TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1991) and Wii (2008)

Another top-down shooter from Compile staged in a fantasy world that mingles traditional sci-fi elements with a feudal Japan setting.As...

PC-98 (1993)

Sei Senshi Mokkoriman opens the line of Mokkoriman games. Mokkoriman is a super-hero. Perhaps a little unusual one. You see,...

SeizureDome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

SeizureDome is a fast-paced shooter by cactus. It is a remake of one of his earlier games: Unholy Stage. The...

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),...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

Sengoku Basara 2 is the follow up to the first title, Capcom's take on the classic Dynasty Warriors formula set...

Sengoku Basara 2: Heroes PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Sengoku Basara 2: Heroes is a follow-up to Sengoku Basara 2 which adds numerous new features and content. Most notably,...

Wii (2007)

This package includes ports of both Sengoku Basara 2 and Sengoku Basara 2: Heroes. Both games share the same save...

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....

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