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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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Sniper Elite V2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii U (2013)

Sniper Elite V2 is both a sequel to and a remake of Sniper Elite. It takes Karl Fairnburne, the protagonist...

Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Sniper Elite V2: High Command Edition is an extended release of Sniper Elite V2 containing the full game along with...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

The PS3 version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior was released a year after the PC and Xbox 360 versions and contains...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Isla Trueno, Colombia is a nice little island. Beautiful beaches, clear water, and awesome looking jungles as far as one...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a tactical shooter and the second installment in the Sniper series after Sniper: Ghost Warrior....

Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Map Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Map Pack is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Sniper: Ghost Warrior and adds 5 new...

Sniper: Path of Vengeance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

A first person shooter powered by the Lithtech Jupiter engine wherein you take the role of an unknown lunatic only...

Sniper vs Sniper Online Android Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Android (2010)

In Sniper vs Sniper Online the player gets to takes the role of a sniper and gets to fight against...

Snipes DOS Front Cover

DOS (1982)

Snipes is an arcade style action game. You are in a large maze along with a number of generators. The...

SNK Gals Fighters Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

Organized and sponsored by a mysterious fighter nicknamed as "Miss X", the first Queen of Fighters Tournament is officially open,...

SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)

With 18 starting characters (26 total after unlocking), numerous battle modes and varied minigames, this may be the largest fighting...

Apple II (1981)

You are Snoggle, fleeing through a maze of ghosts who will eat you if they catch you. You have to...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Snokie is a horizontally scrolling platform game where you must guide a penguin back to his home. You begin the...

Snood 2: On Vacation Nintendo DS Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005) and Nintendo DS (2005)

The sequel to Snood keeps the gameplay from the original game but takes it to locations around the world. In...

Snoopy and the Red Baron Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Snoopy takes to the skies on his Sopwith Camel doghouse to bring down the Red Baron. A Defender-esque shooter geared...

BREW (2007) and J2ME (2007)

Snoopy: The Flying Ace is a side scrolling casual game, loosely based off the helicopter genre of games. The player...

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006) and PSP (2006)

As Snoopy sleeps atop his doghouse, the player is transported into his dreams about the adventures of his alter ego,...

Snowball iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

The player takes the role of a penguin trying to collect enough snowflakes to make his very own snowball. The...

Snowball Smash iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

In this game you take control of a giant snowball, using the accelerometers. You will have to protect Santa's gifts...

Snowboarding  PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and PS Vita (2012)

A snowboarding game with a Race and a Trick mode.The Race mode lets the player race on 27 different courses....

Snowboard Park Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Snowboard Park Tycoon is more of a first-person snowboarding action game than a tycoon game. Players have the option to...

Snow-Bowling Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

It's not clear whether the player is gigantic or the pond and its denizens are minuscule, but regardless the game...

Snow Brothers Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), Genesis (1993), Amiga (2006), NES (1991), Android (2012) and Arcade (1990)

Nick and Tom are two Princes living the dream with two beautiful princesses. When suddenly the evil King Scorch freezes...

Windows 3.x (2000)

In SnowDays, you are a kid playing a friendly game of snowball. The neighborhood kids will be trying to pelt...

Snow Day: The GapKids Quest Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

This game chronicles the activities that children clad in GapKids(TM) engage in when school is called off early due to...

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