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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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Showdown in 2100 A.D. Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1979)

In an authentic acre of the old west, two gunslingers (human or android) duel for their lives. Each one has...

Showtime Championship Boxing Wii Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007) and Wii (2007)

Named after the television boxing program airing on the US Showtime cable network, this game offers a mix of fourteen...

Shrak for Quake DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

A "Quake total conversion", this game pretty much only has the double-barreled shotgun and the engine to relate it to...

Commodore 64 (2008)

Shredz64 is a game modelled against the mechanics of Guitar Hero to play music on a guitar controller. Players need...

Shrek Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2001) and GameCube (2002)

Based on and around the 3D animated movie of the same name, the game allows the player to control Shrek,...

Shrek 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

Shrek and friends join in an adventure that follows the movie plot of Shrek 2. Play as a team of...

Shrek 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

The PC game based on the movie Shrek 2 is a 3D platform game with some fighting sequences.The plot follows...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Control Puss in Boots and his friends, Shrek and Donkey, as you experience the Shrek 2 movie from an all...

Shrek 2: Team Action Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The PC version of Shrek 2 was quite different than the console version, with simplified gameplay so that it would...

Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

In this Street Fighter 2-style 2D one-on-one beat 'em up, you can choose to play as characters from the movie...

Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter is based on the film of the same name, taking place after Shrek the...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

'Shrek: Hassle at the Castle' is a game based on the Oscar award winning movie Shrek. In the game you...

Shrek-N-Roll Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Shrek-N-Roll is a small game based off the characters of the animated Shrek films, with Shrek as the giant green...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Shrek: Reekin' Havoc is a 2D beat'em up game set in the Shrek universe. The action takes place after the...

Shrek Super Party PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2003)

Join Shrek and the entire cast from the hit movie for the a party game that will determine the best...

Shrek SuperSlam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Game Boy Advance (2005), Xbox (2005), GameCube (2005) and Nintendo DS (2005)

Shrek SuperSlam is an intense brawling game that challenges the wacky characters from the Shrek universe to beat each other...

Shrek the Third Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and Wii (2007)

The Frog King has died and Shrek has inherited the throne. Since Shrek's not a big fan of this idea,...

Shrek the Third Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

In the Game Boy Advance version of Shrek the Third, you must complete levels playing as a combination of Shrek,...

Shrek the Third Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Shrek the Third for Nintendo DS is the only game based on the movie of the same name that does...

Shrek: Treasure Hunt PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

In this game based on characters and settings from the computer-animated film Shrek, players control the titular ogre on a...

Windows (2006)

In Shriek of the Living Dead the player has to use the helpful ogre Shriek to kill zombies. The Easter...

Shrine: Circus Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Shrine: Circus Tycoon is a economical simulation where the player manages a circus. As usual the player has a building...

Windows (2005)

In Shroom Eater, you're eating funky 'shrooms, man! Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, run about the screen, gathering...

Shroomz: The Quest for Puppy Browser Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Browser (2004)

Shroomz is a Mr. Driller clone made for the casual market. The gameplay remains the same as in the original:...

DOS (1997)

Classical Chinese literature comes to life in this game (the title can be translated as The Liangshan Heroes of Water...

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