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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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Strykers Run BBC Micro Front Cover

BBC Micro (1986) and Electron (1987)

You play the part of Commander Stryker. Basically, intelligence has discovered a weakness in the enemies defenses. Because of the...

Stryx DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

You star as half-robot operative Stryx. Dome City is under attack by KILLER CYBORG ASSASSINS! You navigate Stryx through numerous...

Stuart Little 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Help Stuart solve puzzles and explore action-packed scenes from the popular movie. Activities include mazes, skateboarding, flying, and driving. Approachable...

Stuart Little 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Stuart Little 2 is a 3D action game which follows the story of Columbia Picture cartoon. Adventure begins when Stuart...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure is a single-player children's game starring the talking mouse, Stuart Little.Stuart has accidentally ruined...

Stuart Little: Big City Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Stuart Little: Big City Adventures is a software title for children.Stuart's adventure starts with him sailing his boat in the...

Stuart Little: The Journey Home Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Play as Stuart Little and take on foes, compete in racing level, and face obstacles in 8 levels. There are...

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), Xbox (2005), Xbox 360 (2008) and Macintosh (2005)

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is a 3D action game that turns the tables on the age...

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

To be the best stuntman in the business, you Chad Adams are going to have to prove yourself by taking...

StuntCopter iPhone Front Cover

Macintosh (1986) and iPhone (2009)

You may not remember what things were like back in the days of the original Macintosh computer. For one, everything...

Windows (2004)

In Stunt Hamsters the player takes control of a cannon that shoots hamsters. The goal is to have as many...

NES (1992)

Stunt Kids is an unlicensed head-to-head dirt bike racing game featuring a pair of helmeted, yet clearly wide-eyed children. Two...

Stuntman Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

You play a stuntman who has the task of completing some difficult and challenging stunts for a film director. Get...

Stuntman: Ignition PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Stuntman: Ignition is a game based on the original 2002 Stuntman game. Players assume the role of a Hollywood stunt...

Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Stuntman Seymour is a side-scrolling platform game. The protagonist, Seymour, as a stuntman must make his way through four movie...

Symbian (2005)

In Stunt Plane you must fly a biplane through different shapes like circles. You can also do stunts like pop...

Sturmwind Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2013)

Sturmwind is a horizontally scrolling shoot'em up with 16 levels divided into seven worlds, with each of the levels concluding...

Styx ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Navigating the fabled River Styx is a three-stage challenge in this arcade game. Initially you must make your way through...

Sub Culture Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Sub Culture is a distant relative of Elite. The player takes the role of a member of the ultra-tiny race...

Commodore 64 (2008)

Sub Duel is a one-on-one duel between two submarines. You can damage your opponent by shooting torpedoes at them or...

DOS (1997)

Subhunt is a single-player shareware submarine game developed at the Laboratory for Recreational Computing at the University of North Texas....

Atari ST (1989)

Sub hunt is a shoot-em-up game between a Russian chopper (player one) and an American submarine (player two). The players...

Sub Hunter Commodore 64 Front Cover Electronic download

Commodore 64 (2008) and Amstrad CPC (2011)

A government experiment has gone horribly wrong and, now, fish have mutated. You must save swimmers trapped by the mutant...

Sub Hunter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (2008)

A government experiment has gone horribly wrong and, now, fish have mutated. You must save swimmers trapped by the mutant...

Odyssey (1972)

Submarine requires Odyssey's game card #5.One player controls a group of ships and must follow a path in the screen...

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