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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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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...

Arcade (2007)

The game takes place in 1993, when a group of five students and members of an occult club travel to...

Silent Hill: The Escape iPhone Front Cover

DoJa (2007) and iPhone (2008)

Silent Hill: The Escape is an adaptation of the Silent Hill franchise for mobile phones. The game is in 3D...

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This Collector's edition includes: Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific Special packaging Original game soundtrack by Rod Abernethy and...

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific (Deluxe Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Deluxe Edition of Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific is limited to 3,000 units worldwide and contains: Silent...

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific - U-Boat Missions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

U-Boat Missions is the first official add-on for Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific.In 1943 the Japanese High Command...

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

In the fifth installment of the Silent Hunter series, the game returns to the Atlantic-setting and puts the player back...

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Collector's Edition includes: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic The official guide which contains all the relevant information...

Silent Hunter III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In Silent Hunter III players take command of a German U-Boat (submarine), operating in the Atlantic Ocean during World War...

Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The fourth installment of the Silent Hunter series takes the player back to were it all began in 1996 with...

Silent Scope PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000), Dreamcast (2000), Game Boy Advance (2002) and Arcade (1999)

The aim of the game is to save the captured family of the President of the USA, by sniping all...

Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001) and Arcade (2000)

Pick up your sniper rifle and get ready to take down the terrorists. Story mode takes you through a day...

Silent Scope 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Silent Scope returns to the PS2 for a third round. This time, your out to stop a terrorist organization from...

Silent Scope Complete Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

This collection brings together every Silent Scope game created for both arcades and home consoles (previously released on the PS2/Dreamcast).Each...

Silent Service II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

World War II is raging. The US has suffered an attack at Pearl Harbor, and most of its battleships are...

Silent Shadow MSX Front Cover

DOS (1991), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Silent Shadow is an arcade with a small aerofighter as protagonist. The objective of the game is to get unharmed...

Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II is the sequel to A-10 Tank Killer.The game simulates the Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II,...

Silent Water Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

The game is an uncharacteristically minimalist and gruff production for Orisinal, a product of its early days while still working...

Silhouette Mirage PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Following genetic experiments conducted by a group of scientists at the turn of the millennium, a biological explosion contaminated the...

Silhouette Stories PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

A single young man wakes up one morning, looks out the window at the sunrise, and decides that today is...

Silicon Warrior Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Make a time journey into the year 2084. The SYBORGS, a superhuman race of Technocrates, developed a computer of the...

Silkworm Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), NES (1990), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Arcade (1988)

Silkworm is a classic horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. The main difference between this game and many other side-scrolling shoot-em-ups is that you...

Silpheed DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Apple IIgs (1988), TRS-80 CoCo (1988), PC-88 (1986) and FM-7 (1988)

In Silpheed, the player pilots a spaceship through levels of increasing difficulty, in a pseudo-3D vertically scrolling field, shooting everything...

Silpheed SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1993)

Silpheed for the Sega CD is a shoot-'em-up sequel to the PC title of the same name. Gameplay is similar:...

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