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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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Sid Meier Triple Game Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

This compilation contains 3 Sid Meier games including: Covert Action, Pirates! and Railroad Tycoon.

Odyssey 2 (1982)

Sid the Spellbinder! was one of the three games specifically designed to use the resources of The Voice. It is...

Siege ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1983), Commodore PET/CBM (1983) and BBC Micro (1983)

Siege is a simple arcade game where the player is defending a medieval castle. You stand at the top of...

Siege of Avalon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Siege of Avalon is a traditional fantasy-RPG with an isometric view. The setting is an imaginary land which has been...

Sierra's 3-D Helicopter Simulator DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987)

In 3-D Helicopter Simulator, fly the McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache attack helicopter. The game allows the player to fly over...

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

The space station Sigma 7 has a problem: all robots have gone havoc. Now the player has to set things...

Sigma Star Saga Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Ian Recker, a spy for Earth, is sent undercover as a prisoner so that he can become enlisted in the...

Sign of the Sun DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

In the future, a series of nuclear disasters have devastated the Earth and forced it into an orbit nearer the...

Sikor Soft *.ATR & *.XEX Goodies Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (2009)

This compilation includes the following commercial and freeware games:Commercial:ABC Cyborg Ketchup Magic of Words Max Neuroid Sexy Six Sexy Six:...

DOS (1997)

Sila's Quest is a simple platform game, without configuration options (there isn't a main menu). Taking the role of a...

Windows (1998)

Silencer is an easy to learn action/strategy multiplayer side-scrolling platform game that emphasizes team play. Players control hackers on Mars...

Silent Assault NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

A deadly alien force has taken control of all of the Earth's military forces. For some reason, the alien power...

Silent Bomber PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2006), PlayStation 3 (2006) and PS Vita (2012)

Silent Bomber is an old school style game which takes place in the future. You play as a character named...

Silent Conversation Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Silent Conversation tells classic stories, poems and haiku in an interactive way, inspired by Walter Savage Landor's motto What is...

Silent Debuggers Wii Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1991) and Wii (2007)

Arriving at a desolate cargo station searching for treasure, a debugger and his buddy Leon encounter monsters instead.Silent Debuggers is...

Silent Hill PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

Harry Mason, an average man, is driving to the town of Silent Hill with his daughter. Upon approaching the town,...

Silent Hill: 0rigins PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PSP (2007)

Silent Hill: 0rigins is a prequel to the Silent Hill series set in the 1970s. You play as trucker Travis...

Silent Hill 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

The player is cast in the role of James Sunderland, on first sight a normal person who got confused, as...

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2002) and Xbox (2001)

Restless Dreams is an updated version of of Silent Hill 2. It contains all of the content of the original...

Silent Hill 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and PlayStation 2 (2003)

In Silent Hill 3 the player controls Heather, a simple teenage girl. One fine day she goes shopping, but suddenly...

Silent Hill 4: The Room Windows Front Cover

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

Henry Townshend is a man living in a small apartment in South Ashfield, a neighboring town of the infamous Silent...

PlayStation (2006) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

Silent Hill Complete Set is a Japanese exclusive package that contains the first four games in the Silent Hill series:Silent...

Silent Hill: Downpour Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Just like its predecessors, Silent Hill: Downpour is a survival horror game set in the town and the surroundings of...

Silent Hill: Homecoming Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Silent Hill: Homecoming is the sixth entry of the Silent Hill series. This time around the player takes control of...

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2010), PSP (2010) and Wii (2009)

Billed as a re-imagining of the original Silent Hill, Shattered Memories once again casts you as Harry Mason searching across...

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