DescriptionIn 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.
Coleco's foray into the boxing realm is based on the 1982 film Rocky III. Players have the option of playing...
Side-scrolling shooter. You are Rodge Rock and must collect power-ups and shoot everything in sight.
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)
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Dragon 32/64 (1987)
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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...
Amstrad CPC (1985)
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Rolando is a platform adventure in which the player must rescue small creatures called Rolandos. The Rolandos are moved by...
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Game Boy (1990)
Once the people of Rolan was terrorized by the evil ruler King Barius before he was imprisoned in a castle...
Game Boy (1992)
There was much rejoicing in the land of Rolan! King Barius, who had placed a curse on the poor land,...
In the age of the crusades, eight noble cavaliers founded the Order of the Temple to fight as crusaders in...
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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