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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Quake II Windows Front Cover

Linux (1998), Windows (1997), PlayStation (1999), Amiga (2002), Macintosh (1999) and Zeebo (2009)

A sequel in name only, this follow up to id’s 1996 Quake, is a first-person shooter revolving around the Earth-Strogg...

Quake II Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

This version of Quake II differs from the other releases by replacing most of the levels with new ones. Some...

Quake II: Colossus Linux Front Cover

Linux (1999)

Quake II: Colossus is a compilation for Linux that includes Quake II and its add-ons, The Reckoning and Ground Zero....

Quake III: Arena Windows Front Cover

Linux (1999), Windows (1999), Dreamcast (2000) and Macintosh (1999)

The third game in the Quake series is a departure from the previous games, focusing exclusively on multiplayer arena fighting...

Quake III: Arena (Elite Edition) Linux Front Cover

Linux (1999) and Windows (1999)

The only difference between Quake III: Arena and this limited Elite Edition is the tin box.

Quake III (Gold) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

The compilation Quake III: Gold contains: Quake III: Arena Quake III: Team Arena

Quake III: Revolution PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

The PS2 version of PC game Quake III: Arena includes all the maps and skins from the original title and...

Quake III: Team Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Quake III: Team Arena is the official add-on to Quake III: Arena.It adds a lot of multiplayer game types: Harvester,...

Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

A Quake II add on with a few new weapons, monsters, and levels. The Earth fleet attacking Stroggos is stranded...

Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The first official mission pack for Quake II is a extension of the original, offering more weapons and opponents along...

Quake II Netpack I: Extremities Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The Netpack is a collection of Quake II modifications made by fans of the game. Those mods are freely available...

Quake II: Quad Damage Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This package includes all official Quake II releases: Quake II Quake II Mission Pack I: The Reckoning Quake II Mission...

Quake Live Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Browser (2010)

Quake Live is a free-to-play online first person shooter for the PC. It is downloaded and launched via a web...

Quake Minus One Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

The five sentient computers controlling the Titan power plant have gone rogue and will destroy it within an hour if...

Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (2007) and Windows Mobile (2005)

An original Quake add-on, Dissolution of Eternity sets out to expand upon the Quake universe by adding something fresh, while...

Quake Mission Pack No. I: Scourge of Armagon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (2007) and Windows Mobile (2005)

Shub-Niggurath and her minions have been defeated, but that doesn't mean that Quake's forces are finished. Arriving back at home...

Quake: The Offering Linux Front Cover

Linux (1999), DOS (1998) and Windows (2013)

Quake: The Offering is a compilation of the original Quake and its add-ons, Scourge of Armagon and Dissolution of Eternity....

Commodore 64 (1984)

In this game, players controls a droid that has to collect mushrooms from eight hazardous caves. Some planning is required...

Quantox Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

The warrior queen's kingdom of Quantox is under attack by enemy hordes. She can only win by defeating the 32...

Quantum Conundrum Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Quantum Conundrum is a first-person puzzle platformer. The protagonist is a twelve-year-old boy whose mother regularly sends him to the...

Quantum Gate Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1993), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1995) and Macintosh (1994)

Quantum Gate is an adventure game set on a distant planet, in which you are sent out to fight in...

Quantum Theory PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

It has been 300 years since humanity collapsed in the wake of a great war. Nearly all of civilization destroyed,...

Quarantine DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and 3DO (1994)

In Quarantine, you play the part of a taxi driver, desperate to escape from the violent prison city of Kemo....

Quarantine II: Road Warrior DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Quarantine II: Road Warrior is the sequel to Quarantine the driving game. As in the original, you still play the...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Quari is a flick-screen platformer based on the arcade game Bongo where you play the role of an explorer who...

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