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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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Amiga (1988)

In Robbeary the player takes the role of Berrie Bear, a successful criminal. And a bear, hence the title. His...

ZX81 (1982)

You have discovered a lost tomb and inside it's many rooms are four Sacred Tablets which you are on a...

PlayStation (1999)

Robbit Mon Dieu, sometimes unofficially called "Jumping Flash! 3", is the third game in the Jumping Flash series. It is...

Robbo DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Atari ST (1994), Commodore 64 (1993) and Atari 8-bit (1989)

Robbo is a side-scrolling puzzle solving action game, similar to Boulder Dash and Sokoban. The game features a total of...

Robbo Forever Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (2009)

Robbo Forever is a side-scrolling puzzle solving action game, similar to Boulder Dash and Sokoban. The game is a partially...

Robbo Millennium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Robbo Millennium is an official remake of Robbo, a puzzle game in which you guide a robot. The gameplay remains...

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Robert D. Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu is a fan made project based upon the Arkham Cycle Cthulhu stories...

Atari ST (1992)

Robert in the Fire Factory is a remake of the Atari XL game Mr. Robot and His Robot Factory. The...

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The Bourne Conspiracy is a 3rd person fast-paced action game, mixing shooting, a little bit of driving (one level), and...

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This Europe-only special edition comes in a oversized tin case and contains: Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Pen with unlockable...

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy (HMV Exclusive Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The HMV Exclusive Edition comes in a slipcase and contains: Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy Music cd from Bourne Conspiracy...

Robin Hood Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1984) and VIC-20 (1983)

Robin Hood is an action game where you need to rescue Maid Marian who is being held by the Sheriff...

Robin Hood Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Robin Hood is a action game in the style of The Legend of Zelda. You control Robin Hood from a...

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

A complete remake of the classic 1986 title Defender of the Crown (not to be confused with the "Remastered" Windows...

Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1993) and Amstrad CPC (1993)

One of numerous games to take the Robin Hood setting, and Codemasters' third, this is a platform game with puzzle...

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

As the outlaw Robin of Sherwood, you aim to win recover the prize of the Silver Arrow from the Sheriff...

Robin Steele the Waifu Thief Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Browser (2014)

Robin Steele the Waifu Thief is an entry in the 2014 Crystal Games Challenge, a 48-hour game jam for fangames...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Maid Marion has been captured and held in Nottingham Castle by the evil Sheriff and as Robin Hood, you must...

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Robin Wojownik Czasu is a side-scrolling platform game. The graphics are white & black except the points/energy panel, Robin and...

Robo Aleste SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1992)

Overhead Shooter based in Japan. The bloodthirsty Chugoko Warlords of the west have ruled and ravaged the once-supreme Oda Clan....

Neo Geo (1991), Neo Geo CD (1995) and Arcade (1991)

A mad scientist decides to create an army of robots to destroy the city, capture all the citizens, and use...

RoboBlitz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

In this action-adventure powered by the Unreal Engine 3, you play as a robot named Blitz whose space station has...

Commodore 64 (1986)

You are a robot and you have been tasked to save the spaceship you work on which is infected with...

RoboCop DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1989), Apple II (1988), TRS-80 CoCo (1989) and Arcade (1988)

Patrolman Alex Murphy was killed on the streets of Detroit. The major corporation there, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) saw an...

RoboCop Windows Front Cover

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

Robocop places you in the titanium-coated-with-kevlar boots of Alex Murphy, killed in the line of duty and resurrected as the...

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