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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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Ragdoll Blaster iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Android (2011)

Ragdoll Blaster is a physics game in which the player controls a canon that shoots ragdolls. All the player can...

Ragdoll Cannon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Ragdoll Cannon is the shareware version of a popular Flash physics-based browser game. Each level is a screen with simple...

Rag Doll Kung Fu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Rag Doll Kung Fu is a mouse-driven fighting game where the fighters are completely and totally incapable of moving at...

Rag Doll Kung Fu (Black Belt Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This edition of Rag Doll Kung Fu is that same as the regular version but includes exclusive skins and a...

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is a PS3 party-fighting game based on the original 2005 Windows title Rag...

Windows (2004)

The objective of this game, made with GameMaker, is to dodge bullets, in a style reminiscent of The Matrix and...

Rage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Rage is id Software's first major first-person-shooter since Doom 3, and the debut of the id Tech 5 game engine....

Rage iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Rage for mobile devices puts the player in a type of horror fun house ride. The player is a contestant...

Rage (Anarchy Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The Anarchy Edition was a free upgrade for anyone who pre-ordered Rage. This edition includes a slightly different package, and...

Rageball PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002) and PS Vita (2012)

The futuristic sport of Rageball, inspired by Speedball 2, is fast, violent and deadly, and played by teams of exiled...

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

This retail edition is limited to Australia and includes: Rage Additional DLC content of Rage (Anarchy Edition) Exclusive numbered poster...

Neo Geo (2002) and Arcade (2002)

Rage of the Dragons is 2D tag team fighting game. This game originally was supposed to be a sequel of...

Rage of the Gladiator iPad Front Cover Premium version

Wii (2010), iPhone (2012), Android (2013), iPad (2012), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Fire OS (2013)

Rage of the Gladiator is a single player, first-person combat game based on skill, strategy, and timing along the lines...

The Rage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The Rage is a beat'em up based on old classic games such as Final Fight and Streets of Rage. The...

Rage: The Scorchers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Scorchers is an official add-on for Rage that includes: Various new locations New quests A new weapon - the...

Raging Blades PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

The continent of Atranart is at the verge of doom and destruction. Monsters appear everywhere and their sole purpose seems...

Raging Fighter Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993)

Raging Fighter is a one-against-one fighting game. The background scenario is the Omega League which is supposed to sift out...

Ragnagard Neo Geo CD Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997), Neo Geo (1996), Neo Geo CD (1996), Wii (2011) and Arcade (1996)

Ragnagard is a classic one-on-one beat-'em-up game. The fighters are eight divine beings, gods struggling against one another to acquire...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Xanthidian have invaded the Earth and slowly they are spreading over countries and cities and taking control. You have...

Raid 2020 NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

It's the year 2020 and the Earth is under control of the evil druglord Pit Bull and his multitude of...

Raiden DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), SNES (1991), Genesis (1991), Jaguar (1994), Lynx (1997), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), TurboGrafx CD (1992), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007), FM Towns (1991), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1990)

In the year 2090, Earth is invaded by extra-terrestrials. The World Alliance of Nations has developed a supersonic attack fighter,...

PlayStation (1997) and Arcade (1994)

Raiden DX is an arcade shoot'em up. The game features similar vertically scrolling shooter gameplay as in its predecessors Raiden...

Raiden Fighters Aces Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Raiden Fighters Aces is a collection of the three coin-op Raiden Fighters shooters: Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, and Raiden...

Arcade (1998)

Raiden Fighters Jet is a 2D vertical-scrolling shooter, the last game in Raiden Fighters sub-series. The story is non-typical -...

Raiden II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Arcade (1993)

Three years ago the alien invasion was crushed and the few survivors fled back to space where they came from....

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