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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Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991) and ZX Spectrum (1991)

Kids TV show Round the Bend was set in a fictitious comic factory - one with amazingly even more toilet...

Route-16 Turbo NES Front Cover

NES (1985)

In Route-16 Turbo, players get behind the wheel of a car and drive around trying to collect valuable items lying...

Sharp X1 (1983)

Rowdy Ball is a Breakout variant where you must bounce a ball against a wall, passing through rows of different...

DOS (1993)

ROX is an Asteroids variant, where you pilot a spaceship and shoot asteroids and spaceships.The screen wraps around left/right and...

DOS (1990)

RS-2 is a side scrolling shooter, single player, with power-ups and large end-level bosses. Each level (or "act" as the...

Arcade (1995)

R-Shark is a 2D vertical-scrolling sci-fi shoot'em up. The player takes the role of a headhunter, and gets to chose...

RTX: Red Rock PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

In this game the player controls Major Eugene Wheeler, a radical tactics expert sent to the Mars base to investigate...

R-Type Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1988), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), TurboGrafx CD (1991), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1989), J2ME (2007), Wii (2006), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), PC-88 (1988), iPad (2013), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Sharp X68000 (1989), Arcade (1987) and Ouya (2014)

R-Type is a side scrolling shoot 'em up best known for its extremely tough and strategic gameplay. You control the...

R-Type Delta PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Bydo Empire has returned to Earth with a vengeance. This time, they will not accept defeat so easily. Earth...

R-Type Dimensions Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

R-Type Dimensions combines R-Type and R-Type II in one package. Both shoot-em-ups are exact ports from their arcade versions. New...

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...

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