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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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The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

The Simpsons: Night of the Living Tree House of Horror was released in 2001 as the last in a long...

The Simpsons: Road Rage Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Almost two years after its release on consoles, The Simpsons: Road Rage was adapted for the Game Boy Advance. While...

The Simpsons DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Arcade (1991)

Waylon Smithers has just stolen a diamond from Springfield Jewelers for Mr. Burns. While trying to make a getaway, he...

The Simpsons Wrestling PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

The first Playstation game to feature America's favorite animated family The Simpsons!. You can play as some of your favorite...

Simulcra Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The Simulcra unit was thought to be the last best hope for peace. International disputes could be battled out in...

SiN Linux Front Cover

Linux (2000) and Windows (1998)

The year is 2037. The police forces of the world have been disassembled due to their incompetence at stopping the...

Sin and Punishment Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (2000) and Wii (2007)

Rogue mutants, named Lufian were originally bred to manage food production in the overpopulated and resource scarce Earth, but they've...

Sinbad ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

As Sinbad the pirate, you have not been successful recently, and there is mutiny brewing among your crew. The only...

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987) and Apple IIgs (1990)

Take to the high seas as Sinbad the sailor. You have been asked for help by the Princess to defeat...

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a 3D action game based on the animated movie of the same name....

Sine Mora Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013), PS Vita (2012) and Ouya (2013)

Sine Mora (Latin for "without delay") is a 2.5D horizontally side-scrolling shooter. The ship's movement is limited to two axes,...

SiN Episodes: Emergence Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Emergence is the first episode of the new SiN series. You play as Colonel John R. Blade, founder and top...

SiN Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

SiN Gold is a compilation of SiN and its add-on Wages of Sin. It is the first release of those...

PlayStation 3 (2008)

This American release of SingStar contains a different tracklist from the European version.It's a karaoke game that gives points which...

SingStar '80s PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Do you remember the 1980's? How everything was in neon colors? How fresh and new were those music videos? Don...

SingStar '80s PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

The Swedish edition of SingStar '80s retains the same gameplay, but replaces part of the playlist with artists from Sweden...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

The French version of SingStar 80's is a mix between English and French hits from the eighties.The game gives points...

SingStar '80s PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

SingStar 80's is a karaoke game, featuring classic hits from the eighties.The main focus of the game is singing those...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

The Dutch version of SingStar 80's is a mix between English and Dutch hits from the eighties.The game gives points...

SingStar '90s PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008)

SingStar '90 is a karaoke game featuring hit songs from the nineties.The game gives points which are distributed by the...

SingStar '90s PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

SingStar '90 is a karaoke game featuring hit songs from the nineties.The game gives points which are distributed by the...

SingStar ABBA PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

SingStar ABBA is a karaoke game featuring songs from the Swedish group ABBA. The group was active during the seventies,...

SingStar Après-Ski Party PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

SingStar Après-Ski Party is a karaoke game, exclusively released for Germany. The game is featuring songs reminding of the winter...

Singstar Bollywood PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

SingStar Bollywood is a karaoke game, with a tracklist containing Bollywood hits. Bollywood is the popular name for the Mumbai-based...

SingStar Boybands vs Girlbands PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008)

SingStar Boybands vs Girlbands is a karaoke game, featuring hit songs by boybands and girlbands. The theme of the game...

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