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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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PlayStation 2 (2006)

This limited edition contains: The Sopranos: Road to Respect A commemorative poster with an in-game render of 4 characters A...

The Sopranos: Road to Respect PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

The Sopranos: Road to Respect is a third person action-adventure game based on the popular HBO series "The Sopranos".In the...

DOS (1985)

You play single player or against the computer, flying a sopwith biplane, and trying to shoot down the enemy planes...

DOS (1984)

Sopwith is a game where the player flies a sopwith biplane, trying to shoot down enemy planes and destroy all...

DOS (2000)

You play single player or against the computer flying a Sopwith biplane and trying to shoot down the enemy planes...

Sorcerer Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Sorcerer is an arcade action game which takes place long ago when wizards and sorcerers ruled the earth. The evil...

Sorcerer's Apprentice Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Based off the animated Disney classic "Fantasia", Sorcerer's Apprentice puts players in charge of Mickey Mouse as he collects and...

Sorcerer's Maze PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

In Sorcerer's Maze (known as Prism Land in Europe) you play as Prism and Rhythm (a cat and a fairy)...

Sorcerian DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Genesis (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1992), MSX (1991), Wii (2008), PC-88 (1987), PC-98 (1988) and Sharp X1 (1988)

Sorcerian is the fifth game in the Dragon Slayer series. It is set in the fantasy land known as Pentawa,...

Windows (1997)

Ten years after the release of the original, a next-generation sequel to the classic RPG Sorcerian is released. As in...

Windows (2000)

A remake of the classic RPG Sorcerian for Windows PCs. In Sorcerian you created a party of four adventurers and...

Dreamcast (2000)

Another remake of the classic RPG Sorcerian this time exclusive to the SEGA Dreamcast. Once again you must take control...

PC-98 (1995)

Three hundred years ago, a great war consumed the world. It is said that people were using devastating magical spells...

BBC Micro (1984)

No relation to the more well-known arcade adventure, Sorcery for the BBC is an arcade platformer in the same vein...

Sorcery PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Sorcery is an action game that can only be played with the Move peripheral. The player controls the young apprentice...

Sorcery Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1984), Amstrad CPC (1985), Thomson TO (1985) and Thomson MO (1986)

You are one of the last four remaining great sorcerers. When Necromancer kidnaps the other three, it is your task...

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Sorcery+ is an expanded re-release of Sorcery. Besides new graphics and sound, it features an additional scenario which is played...

Sorry! Sliders Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Sorry! Sliders is one of the games for the downloadable XBLA version of Hasbro Family Game Night and it was...

SOS SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

The date is Tuesday, September 13th, 1921. It's a stormy night, and the luxury ocean liner "Lady Crithania" is about...

S.O.S. Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

Sydney the Droid has crash-landed his plane on Alpha Five, and he must search the city for the plane radio...

Atari 8-bit (1992)

SOS Saturn is an action adventure game. The game takes place in the year 2122 on the international research station...

Soul Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

In Soul the player is cast in the role of the soul of a man who has just died. The...

Soul Blade PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and Arcade (1996)

In the 16th century, a sword surfaces that is so powerful, so evil that warriors from all over the globe...

Soul Blazer SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

You have been called by the Master to restore life to the Friel empire. The ruler, King Magridd, struck a...

Soulbringer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

After the death of your father, you are sent to live with your uncle, Andrus outside the snowy town of...

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