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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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Snood 2: On Vacation Nintendo DS Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005) and Nintendo DS (2005)

The sequel to Snood keeps the gameplay from the original game but takes it to locations around the world. In...

Snoopy and the Red Baron Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Snoopy takes to the skies on his Sopwith Camel doghouse to bring down the Red Baron. A Defender-esque shooter geared...

BREW (2007) and J2ME (2007)

Snoopy: The Flying Ace is a side scrolling casual game, loosely based off the helicopter genre of games. The player...

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006) and PSP (2006)

As Snoopy sleeps atop his doghouse, the player is transported into his dreams about the adventures of his alter ego,...

Snowball iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

The player takes the role of a penguin trying to collect enough snowflakes to make his very own snowball. The...

Snowball Smash iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

In this game you take control of a giant snowball, using the accelerometers. You will have to protect Santa's gifts...

Snowboarding  PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and PS Vita (2012)

A snowboarding game with a Race and a Trick mode.The Race mode lets the player race on 27 different courses....

Snowboard Park Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Snowboard Park Tycoon is more of a first-person snowboarding action game than a tycoon game. Players have the option to...

Snow-Bowling Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

It's not clear whether the player is gigantic or the pond and its denizens are minuscule, but regardless the game...

Snow Brothers Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), Genesis (1993), Amiga (2006), NES (1991), Android (2012) and Arcade (1990)

Nick and Tom are two Princes living the dream with two beautiful princesses. When suddenly the evil King Scorch freezes...

Windows 3.x (2000)

In SnowDays, you are a kid playing a friendly game of snowball. The neighborhood kids will be trying to pelt...

Snow Day: The GapKids Quest Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

This game chronicles the activities that children clad in GapKids(TM) engage in when school is called off early due to...

Snow Drift Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

The player must take control of a yeti and guide him through twenty side-scrolling platform levels that take place in...

The Snowrider Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

The player here controls a little snow mouse, frantically walking backwards atop a ball of snow that doesn't start out...

Snow Strike DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

You must fly an F14-LBC "Rapier" on a series of missions all along Colombia. You've land missions like free flight,...

Snow White in Happily Ever After SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Follow the further story of Snow White after the evil Queen's death. Her brother Lord Maliss, who can take the...

Snowy: Fish Frenzy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Snowy the Bear and his friend Browny have a lot of fish for their friends, but there are a lot...

Snowy: Lunch Rush Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

There's a contest in Bear Town to see who will be the best restaurant at the end of 60 days....

Snowy: Space Trip Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

When a gang of evil robots captures Snowy's alien friends it's up to him to don his space suit and...

Snowy: The Bear's Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PSP (2011), Macintosh (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Help the white bear Snowy to get to Arctic. Could it be possible for a little white bear to withstand...

Snowy: Treasure Hunter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Upon his return from his recent adventures in space, Snowy The Bear decides that he's developed quite an interest in...

Snowy: Treasure Hunter 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

After getting through the Puzzle Islands and his little foray into outer space Snowy The Bear returns to his real...

Snowy: Treasure Hunter 3 Windows Front Cover Alawar release

Windows (2007)

Snowy, bored with serving customers at the restaurant he runs with Browny, one day decides that he needs to get...

Snuggle Truck iPad Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2014)

Snuggle Truck is a side-scrolling physics-based driving game where the objective is to keep the wild zoo animals in the...

DOS (1991)

One of the first games produced in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Sobor is a beat-em-up featuring...

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