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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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Rocky Super Action Boxing ColecoVision Front Cover

ColecoVision (1983)

Coleco's foray into the boxing realm is based on the 1982 film Rocky III. Players have the option of playing...

Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984) and Arcade (1983)

Your player is a mountain climber who must avoid cavemen, dinosaurs and pterodactyls as he climbs up the cliff-sides. Your...

DOS (1995)

Side-scrolling shooter. You are Rodge Rock and must collect power-ups and shoot everything in sight.

Rodland Amiga Front Cover

Game Boy (1993), Amiga (1991), NES (1992), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991), Windows Mobile (2007), Symbian (2007), iPhone (2011), iPad (2011) and Arcade (1990)

Taking a rather literal view of the term 'slap-stick humour', Rodland features two fairies called Tam and Rit, whose mission...

Rogue Legacy Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), PlayStation 3 (2014), PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

The King has been wounded by an assassin. It is up to his sons and daughters to venture forth to...

Rogue Ops PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003) and GameCube (2003)

In Rogue Ops you control Nikki Connors; after your family is killed by terrorists, you are recruited into the covert...

Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Self billed as the spiritual successor to "Car Combat", Rogue Trip puts the player in the role of a post-apocalyptic...

Rogue Trooper Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Rogue Trooper is a Genetic Infantryman (G.I.) of the future whose entire battalion was wiped out on their first mission...

Rogue Trooper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and Wii (2009)

A planned attack on Nu Earth goes wrong when a General turns traitor resulting in the massacre of Rogue's comrades.The...

Rogue Trooper Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

On the planet Nu-Earth, the perpetual war between the Norts and the Southers has left the entire world a wasteland....

Rogue Warrior Windows Front Cover

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

Richard Marcinko, also known as Rogue Warrior, is a former member of the US Navy SEALs who became most famous...

Rohga: Armor Force PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1992)

Rohga: Armor Force is the sequel to Vapor Trail. In 2001, two years after the events from Vapor Trail, the...

Roketz DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Amiga (1995)

Roketz is a 360 degree scrolling shoot 'em up. It features gravity environment and thrust-and-turn gameplay similar to the likes...

Roko-Loko no Castelo do Ratozinger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and J2ME (2007)

Roko-Loko is a comics character created by Marcio Baraldi, a Brazilian cartoonist for the Rock Brigade magazine.Roko-Loko must enter Vatic√£o,...

Roko-Loko no Castelo do Ratozinger Remix Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This "remix" version of Roko-Loko no Castelo do Ratozinger brings additional features to the original game: Two new bonus stages...

Dragon 32/64 (1987)

The objective of Rolaball is simple: Move your ball on the isometric landscape guarded by baddies, pick up the crosses...

Amstrad CPC (1984)

Just as when Microdeal's mascot Cuthbert Goes Digging, when Amsoft's mascot Roland starts digging, he does it in a Space...

Roland in Time Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1985)

Roland In Time is a single player platform game in the Roland game series from Amstrad.In this game Roland has...

Rolando iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Rolando is a platform adventure in which the player must rescue small creatures called Rolandos. The Rolandos are moved by...

Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid is the sequel to Rolando. Like its predecessor the player controls Rolandos by...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

Roland Rat, star of British breakfast TV in the 80s, is late for work and his car won't start so...

Rolan's Curse Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Once the people of Rolan was terrorized by the evil ruler King Barius before he was imprisoned in a castle...

Rolan's Curse 2 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

There was much rejoicing in the land of Rolan! King Barius, who had placed a curse on the poor land,...

DOS (1995)

In the age of the crusades, eight noble cavaliers founded the Order of the Temple to fight as crusaders in...

Rolemaster: Magestorm Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

Rolemaster: Magestorm is an online-only 3-D arena battle game based on the Rolemaster rule system by Iron Crown Enterprises. Matches...

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