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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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Game Boy Advance (2004)

Control Puss in Boots and his friends, Shrek and Donkey, as you experience the Shrek 2 movie from an all...

Shrek 2: Team Action Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The PC version of Shrek 2 was quite different than the console version, with simplified gameplay so that it would...

Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

In this Street Fighter 2-style 2D one-on-one beat 'em up, you can choose to play as characters from the movie...

Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter is based on the film of the same name, taking place after Shrek the...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

'Shrek: Hassle at the Castle' is a game based on the Oscar award winning movie Shrek. In the game you...

Shrek-N-Roll Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Shrek-N-Roll is a small game based off the characters of the animated Shrek films, with Shrek as the giant green...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Shrek: Reekin' Havoc is a 2D beat'em up game set in the Shrek universe. The action takes place after the...

Shrek Super Party PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2003)

Join Shrek and the entire cast from the hit movie for the a party game that will determine the best...

Shrek SuperSlam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Game Boy Advance (2005), Xbox (2005), GameCube (2005) and Nintendo DS (2005)

Shrek SuperSlam is an intense brawling game that challenges the wacky characters from the Shrek universe to beat each other...

Shrek the Third Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and Wii (2007)

The Frog King has died and Shrek has inherited the throne. Since Shrek's not a big fan of this idea,...

Shrek the Third Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

In the Game Boy Advance version of Shrek the Third, you must complete levels playing as a combination of Shrek,...

Shrek the Third Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Shrek the Third for Nintendo DS is the only game based on the movie of the same name that does...

Shrek: Treasure Hunt PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

In this game based on characters and settings from the computer-animated film Shrek, players control the titular ogre on a...

Windows (2006)

In Shriek of the Living Dead the player has to use the helpful ogre Shriek to kill zombies. The Easter...

Shrine: Circus Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Shrine: Circus Tycoon is a economical simulation where the player manages a circus. As usual the player has a building...

Windows (2005)

In Shroom Eater, you're eating funky 'shrooms, man! Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, run about the screen, gathering...

Shroomz: The Quest for Puppy Browser Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Browser (2004)

Shroomz is a Mr. Driller clone made for the casual market. The gameplay remains the same as in the original:...

Shufflepuck Cantina Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Shufflepuck Cantina is an air hockey game set in space inspired by the 1988 game Shufflepuck Cafe. The player is...

DOS (1997)

Classical Chinese literature comes to life in this game (the title can be translated as The Liangshan Heroes of Water...

DOS (1983)

Loosely inspired by the story of Prohibition-era mobster Dutch Schultz and his buried millions, this game sends you down into...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You must get ten parts from an orbiting factory to an incomplete space station. Unfortunately, a comet passed near Earth...

Siberian Strike iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

This release of Siberian Strike includes the whole story and features all the levels which where previously released in two...

Siberian Strike: Episode II J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2003)

This is the sequel to Siberian Strike, based on the Palm game of the same name originally released in 2002,...

Side Arms Hyper Dyne DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Arcade (1986)

Originating in the arcades, Side Arms is a horizontally scrolling shoot ‘em up in which you control Lieutenant Henry (a...

Amiga (1989)

This is the third light-gun game for the Commodore Amiga. It is a collection of eight arcade-style games that take...

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