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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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Smoking Guns: Shooting Gallery! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Smoking Guns: Shooting Gallery! is a virtual shooting gallery with different themes: from western levels with towns and forts to...

Smokin' Guns Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009) and Windows (2009)

Smokin' Guns is a total conversion of Quake III made available as a stand-alone title. It is a multiplayer game...

Windows 3.x (1993)

The game represents a shooting gallery with six scenes, each with a different guns and targets: a total of 36...

Windows (2001)

Smuc's are small strange creatures that are always getting into trouble. They have limited vision and not much sense of...

Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001) and GameCube (2002)

Race around five unique massive levels transporting various contrabands all the while avoiding police and other smugglers.You are a smuggler...

Smurf Racer PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2001)

This kart racer features the Smurfs as characters. Choose one of eight (with four secret) characters to race with among...

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982) and ColecoVision (1982)

Smurfette has been kidnapped and is being held atop a platform in Gargamel's castle. The player controls a smurf across...

The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1997) and Game Boy Color (1999)

The Smurfs' Nightmare is the third installment of the Smurfs series about little blue dwarfs and their arch-nemesis, evil wizard...

The Smurfs PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

This game is targeted to young players. This is a 3d lateral view platformer where the player controls one of...

The Smurfs DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1997), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994) and SEGA CD (1995)

Free the Smurfs before Gargamel smurfs then all! Platform game where you will be able to play with the jockey...

The Smurfs Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993), NES (1994), Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1994)

The evil Gargamel has captured three of the smurfs, so that he can have them for dinner (Once again). One...

The Smurfs Travel the World SNES Front Cover

SNES (1996) and Genesis (1996)

Night falls at the Smurf Village. Inquisitive Smurf brings Smurfette along to Papa Smurfs' laboratory to see the Magic Crystal...

Game Boy (1995) and SEGA Master System (1995)

The magic crystal has broken. And so inquisitive Smurf and Smurfette are teleported through time and all around the world....

Smuś DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1994) and Atari 8-bit (1993)

Smuś is a platform game. The hero of the game was kidnapped by Ice Baron. The player must help him...

Snabbit iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Snabbit is a variant of TapCat's previous game Snake Race. The objective is to reach the end of the level...

Snack Attack II DOS Front Cover

PC Booter (1982)

Gobble up gumdrops and other foodstuffs while avoiding getting eaten yourself in this enhanced Pac Man clone.

Snafu Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1981) and Mattel Aquarius (1983)

Snafu is an arcade action game similar to the Atari game Surround. You control a constantly moving and growing wall;...

Snail Mail Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), Wii (2011), iPhone (2008), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Snail Mail is an arcade game featuring snail called Turbo. Native to Earth, Turbo is the only hope the Intergalactic...

iPhone (2012)

Snake 2k is a faithful recreation of the game Snake found on most Nokia cell phones from the 1990's complete...

Snakeball PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2007)

Snakeball is a modern remake of the classic Snake game. The core mechanics of the game are very simple; the...

Snake Byte Apple II Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982) and VIC-20 (1982)

The object of Snake Byte is to guide your snake to the apples that appear on the screen. Gobble up...

Snake Death Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Snake Death is a simple "snake" game where the player must control an ever-growing line and attempt to guide it...

DOS (1992)

Snake Game is a nibbles-style game. As a snake, the player has to eat all the fruit on the level...

Snake It MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986)

You maneuver a snake across the screen eating clovers that make it grow. At the the same time you have...

Amiga (1995)

Snakeman is a public domain Oil's Well style game. The idea is to extend a snake down into a maze...

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