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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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Spider-Man 2 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

The PSP received its own adaptation of the superhero sequel Spider-Man 2. Unlike the console version with its open-world design,...

Spider-Man 2: Enter: Electro PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Spider-Man is out to save New York City (and in the process the world) once again. This time it is...

Spider-Man 2: The Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Spider-Man 2 is an almost completely different game for PC than its console counterpart. This is not a console port...

Spider-Man 2: The Hero Returns BREW Front Cover

BREW (2005) and J2ME (2005)

Spider-Man loses his powers and must fight to get them back and rescue Mary Jane who has been kidnapped by...

Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Aunt May has been kidnapped, and it is up to Spider-Man to save the day. But little does he know...

Spider-Man 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

Based off the 2007 movie of the same name, Spider-Man 3 puts players in charge of the titular hero as...

Spider-Man 3 Windows Front Cover

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

Based off the 2007 movie of the same name, Spider-Man 3 puts players in charge of the titular hero as...

Spider-Man 3 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Based off the 2007 movie of the same name, Spider-Man 3 puts players in charge of the titular hero as...

Spider-Man 3 (Collector's Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2007)

This PS3-exclusive collector's edition includes: Spider-Man 3 with black cover art New Goblin as a playable character Spider-Man 3 movie...

Game Boy (1993)

One day, Spider-Man is out doing his usual routine of keeping the city clean from muggers and skateboarders, when he...

PlayStation 2 (2007)

This special edition was only available at the online retailers GameStop/EB Games. It includes: Spider-Man 3 Collectible lenticular card with...

Spider-Man: Edge of Time Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2011)

Spider-Man: Edge of Time is a follow-up to Shattered Dimensions, and similarly it has more than one Spider-Man takes a...

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and Wii (2007)

In Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Spider-Man must confront some of his most famous enemies to vanquish an even greater threat....

Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Set in New York, Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace enables players to assume the role of Spider-Man as they take on super-villain...

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES Front Cover

NES (1992), Game Gear (1992) and SEGA Master System (1992)

From the ingame intro:"Doctor Octopus is plotting the crowning caper of his criminal career... to rule the world. He has...

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

During a fight against the supervillain Mysterio, Spider-Man shatters a very powerful artifact known as the Tablet of Order and...

Nintendo DS (2010)

Spider-Man has a problem. Not only has he a collection of villains on his case willing to take him down,...

Spider-Man: The Movie Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Spider-Man, the classic comic book co-created by Stan Lee, is now a major motion picture. This conversion of the movie...

Arcade (1991)

Spider-Man is on a mission to stop Dr. Doom from destroying the city and all who inhabit it. Dr. Doom...

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem iPhone Front Cover

Symbian (2010), iPhone (2010), Android (2010), iPad (2010) and bada (2011)

Inspired by the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series, Spider-Man faces a new threat with some familiar faces in this action...

Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Loosely based on the comic book series, the story opens as Carnage breaks out of the insane asylum and wreaks...

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Symbiotes have taken over New York, the city is in chaos, and only Spider-Man has a chance of stopping this...

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Although Spider-Man: Web of Shadows shares some features as previous Spider-Man games there are also many differences including no movie...

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows - Amazing Allies Edition PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PSP (2008)

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows - Amazing Allies Edition is a 2D side-scroller with 3D graphics. The story is similar to...

Spider-Man X-Men: Arcade's Revenge Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993), SNES (1992), Genesis (1993) and Game Gear (1994)

Spider-Man and members of the X-Men have teamed up in this side-scrolling action game to fight against Arcade, who has...

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