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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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Rock Band Reloaded iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Rock Band Reloaded features gameplay similar to earlier Rock Band games, with the following added features: Split-screen head-to-head gameplay for...

PlayStation 2 (2007), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and Wii (2008)

This Special Edition includes: Rock Band Fender Stratocaster guitar controller (PS2 and PS3: wireless, Xbox 360: wired) Electronic drum kit...

Rock Band: Track Pack - Volume 1 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

This is the first of track packs for Rock Band, released for the platforms that do not support downloadable content....

Rock Band: Track Pack - Volume 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

This is the second of retail track packs for Rock Band. While the first pack was only made available for...

PSP (2009)

With Rock Band Unplugged, Harmonix' music series comes to a handheld platform for the first time. Based on the same...

ZX81 (1985)

Rock Crush is a variant of Boulder Dash. The player controls Diamond Dan who must be navigated through ten different...

Game Boy Advance (2006)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots is a handheld fighting game based on the toy line of the same name. It's...

PlayStation (2000)

With the revival of the old toyline comes a fighting game bearing the same name. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots...

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a reworked and enhanced version of the original Rocketbirds: Revolution! released as a commercial browser game...

Rocketbirds: Revolution! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Rocketbirds: Revolution! is a Flash-based puzzle platformer taking cues from classic titles such as Flashback and the Oddworld series. The...

DOS (1997)

A fast-paced shoot-em-up for two to four players. Fly through different levels in your small rocket and fight your enemies...

The Rocketeer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and SNES (1992)

Based on the Dave Stevens' original comic book series and the movie made by the Walt Disney Company. Participate in...

NES (1991)

The Rocketeer is based on the 1991 Disney movie of the same name. Nazis are trying to steal an experimental...

Rocket Jockey Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996)

SEGA stuck bits of soccer, racing, and rockets to create this game. Ride rockets and compete against other jockeys in...

Rocket Knight Windows Front Cover

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

Rocket Knight is a 2.5D platformer and a reboot of the Rocket Knight series from the nineties, with the titles...

Rocket Knight Adventures Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Rocket Knight Adventures is the first side-scrolling action game starring Sparkster. He lives in the kingdom of Zebulos, and is...

DOS (1982)

Rocket Lander is a conversion of the arcade game Lunar Lander. The object of the game is to land a...

ZX81 (1984)

Rocket Man is a platformer where the player has to collect diamonds. The diamonds are located on the far left...

Windows (2006)

In Rocket Racer the player takes control over a rocket and absolves 15 missions which are basically checkpoint races. The...

BBC Micro (1983)

Rocket Raid is a side scrolling shoot 'em up and a variant of Scramble. The player has to fly his...

Rocket Ranger DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Windows (2014), Amiga (1988), NES (1990), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple IIgs (1989), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and FM Towns (1990)

In the 1940s, the Nazis built a base on the moon and plan to use a mysterious substance called Lunarium...

DOS (1990)

Another variation on the classic Spacewar! style of interstellar combat, played against a human player or the computer: two triangular...

Rocket Riot Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009), iPhone (2011), iPad (2013) and Windows Phone (2010)

Blockbeard, the Legless Pirate, was once the most feared pirate of the seven seas. But he was captured, and turned...

Rocket: Robot on Wheels Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Whoopy World was finished. The high-tech theme-park would be opening tomorrow. How much Rocket, the maintenance robot, wanted to go...

Commodore 64 (1984) and MSX (1986)

You are Rocket Roger and on your way home to Earth, your ship has run out of fuel and you...

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