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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 Color (1999)

Space Station Silicon Valley is a based on the Nintendo 64 game of the same name. It keeps story, gameplay...

Space Strike PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1982)

Blast the onslaught of aliens bent on taking over your world--and you!

Space Strike Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In the year 2307, you are the pilot of an assault space craft. You have been sent on a recon...

Space Taxi Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

Piloting a Space Taxi, you must pick up passengers from "pads" and carry them to whatever other pads they wish...

Space Taxi 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This is a sequel and, on some levels, remake of the original Space Taxi.In this game, like the original, you...

Spaceteam iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Spaceteam is a co-op party game about shouting sci-fi technobabble at your friends. Each player needs an iPhone, iPad, or...

Space Trader Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

Space Trader is easy to learn, but a challenge to master. Your goal is to make as much money as...

Atari 2600 (2002)

Your planet has done well but your neighbors have not so they have attacked and stolen your food. It is...

Atari 2600 (2003)

This is an improved version of the game Space Treat.The improvements are: Scoring Hi-score feature The graphics are more stable...

Space Tripper Linux Front Cover

Linux (2002), Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

In this horizontal arcade shooter which is similar to 80s shoot 'em up Uridium, you have to shoot all enemies...

MSX (1984)

On the surface, Space Trouble looks like an orthodox shooter, but it has an unorthodox twist: Don't shoot! You navigate...

DOS (1992)

In this 2D action game player assumes the role of a maintenance engineer, who was deployed by mistake on the...

Apple II (1982)

In Space Vikings the player flies a space craft with the ability to shoot at other ships. The goal of...

Space Walk MSX Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and MSX (1985)

In this space game the player steers an astronaut to collect the stray satellite that is roaming in space. To...

DOS (1985)

Spacewar is a shareware Spacewar! clone. Two spaceships, controlled either by human or by robot, battle it out in a...

Amiga (1989)

In this Amiga take on the classic vector game, two ships are controlled by two players, flying around a sun,...

RCA Studio II (1977)

Space War consists of two shooting games: Horizontal Intercept and Vertical Intercept.In Horizontal Intercept the player has to destroy enemy...

Space War Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1978)

Space War for the Atari 2600 was among the first home adaptations of the classic mainframe game Spacewar!.The cartridge includes...

Atari 8-bit (1983)

Space War for the Atari 8-bit systems is a variant of the classic mainframe game of dueling spaceships.The two opponents...

Space Warp TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1980)

Your command is the Endever, your mission is the total destruction of the invading Jovian fleet, and your time is...

Spacewars! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

Spacewars! is, as the name applies, a clone of Space War. In this action game two space ships battle each...

Vectrex (1982) and Arcade (1977)

Space Wars is an action game where two space ships battle each other. The game control is similar to Asteroids:...

Space Xonix Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Similar to the arcade game QIX, your job in Space Xonix is to segment the given screen. Once your space...

Atari ST (1991)

Spacola is a 2D space shooter. Like in Asteroids, the player's ship is pinned at the center of the screen,...

Spaghetti Western Simulator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

As Clint Westband the player is cast a bounty hunter to go after the desperadoes of the Wild West. Roaming...

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