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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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R-Type DX Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

As the pilot of the R-9 space fighter, you're mankind's last hope of destroying the vicious Bydo Empire before they...

R-Type Final PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

In R-Type Final, your enemy is the Bydo, an evil (and living) weapon capable of reproducing itself. Humanity has fought...

R-Type I TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988), Wii (2006) and Wii U (2014)

The PC Engine port of the shoot'em up classic R-Type was released in two parts in Japan: R-Type I includes...

R-Type II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014), Arcade (1989) and Ouya (2014)

R-Type II is a side-scrolling 2D shooter with spacecraft and the sequel to the original R-Type. The player controls the...

R-Type II TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988) and Wii (2007)

The PC Engine port of the shoot'em up classic R-Type was released in two parts in Japan: R-Type I includes...

R-Type III: The Third Lightning Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), SNES (1993) and Wii (2006)

The evil Bydo Empire returns in this entry of the R-Type series. So climb into the latest R-Type vessel, the...

Arcade (1992)

R-Type Leo is a arcade 2D side-scrolling shmup, the fourth game in the R-Type series. Rather than the fight against...

R-Types PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

R-Types is a compilation of R-Type and R-Type II ported pixel-for-pixel from the coin-op to the PlayStation.A couple of handy...

BBC Micro (1983) and Electron (1984)

The third world war between 2001 and 2003 ends with a massive nuclear explosion. The force of the explosion and...

Ruberth's Kick n' Fly Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006), iPhone (2009), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

In this christmas themed flash game you play as Santa's little elves, who play a game together with Rudolph the...

Rubicon Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Rubicon's plot deals with a catastrophic nuclear accident in Russia. The player must trek through seven levels inhabited by mutated...

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Rubicon is an arcade 2D space shoot 'em up game, where you fight waves of enemies and collect crystal shards....

The Rubicon Alliance Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

In this intergalactic 3D action-flight-simulation your mission is to save the Rubicon, an constructed anti-matter zone that was made by...

The Rub Rabbits! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

The Rub Rabbits! is the sequel to the DS launch title Feel the Magic XY/XX. As with the first title,...

Wii (2010)

It's the storm to end all storms! Cold, wind, blowing snow - all conspiring to ruin that most magical of...

Ruff and Reddy in the Space Adventure Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), Atari 8-bit (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Due to an accident involving Professor Flipnoodles' Pocket Rocket (would you trust a scientist called Flipnoodles? I certainly wouldn't, especially...

Ruffian Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

A platform adventure played across 17 levels, starring one of the younger videogame characters you’ll see. The game scrolls in...

Ruff 'n' Tumble Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

Ruff Rogers has lost his marbles - in the literal sense of the small round balls used to play a...

Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The Vancore Corporation has created two new inventions that will take the Tyke System by storm, a genetic engineered pet...

Rugrats: All Growed Up Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Rugrats: All Growed Up is based on the Daytime Emmy-award winning animated television series Rugrats. Particularly in a three-episode story...

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Rugrats: Castle Capers is based on the Daytime Emmy-award winning animated television series Rugrats.Angelica has claimed herself queen of the...

Windows (2003)

Based on the movie of the same name, the toddlers and babies collectively known as the Rugrats are stuck on...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Rugrats Go Wild is based on the 2003 animated film of the same name, which crosses over the Nickelodeon TV...

Rugrats: I Gotta Go Party Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Help Tommy search for the rest of the Rugrats in a game of hide n'seek: for each Rugrat found, a...

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Nintendo 64 (2000)

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is based on the 2000 Movie of the same name, which in turn is based...

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