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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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The Seven Gates of Jambala Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

The Seven Gates of Jambala is a Jump & Run game. Business with people to come continues, really tough mystery...

Windows (2008)

Seven Minutes is a 2D platformer with an unusual premise. The player starts in a room and encounters a glowing...

Seven Samurai 20XX PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Seven Samurai 20XX is a third-person 3D action game inspired by the greatest samurai tale of all time; Akira Kurosawa's...

The Seven Spirits of Ra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987)

Osiris was once a pharaoh of the Old Egypt, ruling the land in happiness, as it enjoyed great prosperity. But...

Fire OS (2014)

Sev Zero combines tower defense-style strategic base building with fast-action shooting mayhem. The player needs to defend the planet by...

ColecoVision (1984), Intellivision (1983) and MSX (1984)

It's a lovely day and Sam is waiting in Central Park to meet his girlfriend Sally. He sees her and...

Sewer Shark SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1992) and 3DO (1994)

In the future, maybe in the year 2000, people will be forced to move underground and live in tunnels. Unfortunately,...

Sex Games Browser Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and Browser (2001)

"The old in-out" as a weary euphemism for a joyless mechanical action was never more apt than here; across five...

DOS (1994), ZX Spectrum (1996) and J2ME (2007)

XoniX games are generally a spin off from Taito's Qix, in which the player traces outlines on a flat playfield,...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

Sextett is a collection of six games with five released games and one unreleased game:The released games are: Karate King...

ExEn (2005)

SexyBreaker Manga is a Breakout variant in which you will travel around the world to play five levels per location...

Sexy Parodius PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1996)

Sexy Parodius is the fourth game in the series. As one of the members of Parodius Team, you must stop...

Sexy Puzzmaniac J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006)

This is a Qix variant. The player needs to uncover a girl's picture by cutting portions of it, but there...

Windows (2005)

Sexy Raper is an add-on to Battle Raper II: The Game. Just as in the latter, there is no rape...

DOS (1993), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Seymour goes to Hollywood to star in his first motion picture. As he arrives in his limousine, he soon discovers...

SFCave iPhone Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1995), Palm OS (1998), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2009), Android (2009) and Windows Phone (2011)

SFCave is a very simplified cave flyer. The player controls the altitude of a blue ribbon that is constantly moving...

Arcade (1979)

SF-HiSplitter is the sequel to Space Fever. The game is extremely similar to its predecessor. The goal is to protect...

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

The mission of this game consists in rescuing a princess who has been kidnapped by the evil inhabitants of the...

Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

A multi-player, multi-level labyrinth/maze game in the genre of Gauntlet; originally an arcade game. Players take the role of Kevin,...

Commodore 64 (1985)

A curse has fallen on the island of Arulan called Shades and it causes people to vanish and reappear elsewhere....

Windows (2005)

Shades Of Doom is a unique first-person shooter game, that completely abandons a visual aspect of its presentation. With the...

Shade: Wrath of Angels Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

You've received a worrisome letter from your brother with a very strange item enclosed. Fearing the worst, you immediately board...

BREW (2004), J2ME (2004), ExEn (2004) and DoJa (2004)

Shado Fighter is a combat game where you can play one of the 7 characters of the game within 7...

Shadow Blasters Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Humans on Earth have lost their righteous ways. After seeing that this has happened, the Gods have decided to abandon...

ShadowCaster DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and PC-98 (1994)

Living in a peaceful land with a man he called grandfather, Kirt has always thought he was just an ordinary...

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