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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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Sleepwalker Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993), Commodore 64 (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

CTA's original IP stars a toon dog called Ralph who must stop his sleepwalking master Lee from waking up. Ralph...

Commodore 64 (1991) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

Your Uncle Silas lives in a run down large house with lots of hazards everywhere. The problem you have though...

Amiga CD32 (1993)

Two games on one CD: platformer Sleepwalker and popular pinball simulator Pinball Fantasies. This dual-game CD was bundled with the...

Sleepy Head Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Sleepy Head is a classic arcade-game. The player has to direct the sleepwalker “Sleepy Head” through more than 60 levels...

Atari 8-bit (2014)

Slice is an action game created for the "NOMAM Basic Ten-Liners 2014" competition. The entire code, written in the Turbo...

DOS (1993)

Slicks 'n' Slide is an overhead racing game where you try to drive your vehicle as fast as possible in...

Macintosh (1998)

All Bill Clinton wants to do is eat a few hamburgers in peace, but unfortunately he's having a tough time...

Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Side is fast-paced action game in which the player must try to prevent falling rocks from hitting the ground by...

Slide Adventure: Mag Kid Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

One dark and stormy night, a lightning storm struck a house. This freak storm brought to life all sorts of...

Sliders DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Sliders is a simple futuristic sports game that isn't a world away from Marble Madness. You control a ball over...

Slightly Magic Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

Slightly Magic is a platform game not unlike Codemasters' own Dizzy and Seymour series, but is generally shorter and easier...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Slimey is a frog and he has found himself trapped on an asteroid field and his ship in bits scattered...

Slingstar Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Slingstar is a single-screen arena shooter. Your ship cannot fire any weapons or take impact damage. Your wingmen can, but...

Slinky Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983) and TI-99/4A (1983)

Slinky is a game where you control a spring and jump from block to block and attempt to change all...

Atari ST (1989)

Slippery Sid is a nine level snake game. In every level the player has to help Sid collect 30 pieces...

Slipstream 5000 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1995), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2013)

Take over control of one of many futuristic racers which fly through courses all over the world. A very nice...

ColecoVision (1983) and Arcade (1982)

Slither is similar in nature to the hit arcade game Centipede by Atari. You control your snake as it slither's...

DOS (1991)

Legends tell of a race of super beings, the Slordax, who once tried to conquer the galaxy. The war lasted...

Atari 2600 (1978)

The goal of this two-players console game is to move your vehicle in a maze so you can shoot missiles...

The Slugger PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1986), Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

In this early UK-developed baseball simulation, one or two player matches can be played over 3,6 or 9 innings, with...

Sly 2: Band of Thieves PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Thief and raccoon Sly Cooper returns in a new cel-shaded platforming adventure wherein he forms a band of thieves with...

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Sly and the gang is back in this third outing of Sly Raccoon-series. This time, the story takes the boys...

The Sly Collection PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Sly Collection is an HD remastered port of three PlayStation 2 games in the Sly Cooper Series: Sly Cooper...

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Sly Cooper is the latest in a long line of master thieves. When he was a kit, a gang called...

PlayStation 3 (2013) and PS Vita (2013)

Sly and all of his buddies are back to their old tricks on new platforms. All the humor and adventure...

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