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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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PC-88 (1988)

The inhabitants of the planet Rhea are being terrorized by a mysterious organization known as Hell Stones. To save his...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Schieten is a simple shooting game where a cannon moves from top to bottom and back on the left side...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1985)

Alphonse T. Nurd is a flunky to the scientist Bogdan Schtunk but wants to learn what his boss is up...

Schizoid Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

In Schizoid, which calls itself "the most co-op game ever", a red ship and a blue ship battle red and...

Arcade (1993)

Schmeiser Robo is a 2D fighting game. The player can choose one from eight characters (Hiro, Lana, Jay, Dali-Dali, Lu...

Schnappi: 3 Fun-Games PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation (2005)

Schnappi is a character out of an extremely successful German music clip and pop song called "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil"...

Windows (2002)

In Schnock 'n Blopf, you control Schnock, who tries to open a gate in his dimension, but the evil Blopf...

Windows 3.x (1994), Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1989)

Schoolyard Slaughter is a simple game (albeit an offensive one) wherein players earn points for shooting school children in the...

Scientology Pwned Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Scientology Pwned is a controversial arena shooter by Zi-Xiao Liang, created for a school project at Sheridan College.Players control a...

Amiga (1989)

Sci-Fi is 2D arcade-style side-scrolling shoot'em up in "euroshmup" style. The player is "a guy with futuristic glasses" - only...

Sci-Fi Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

A pinball simulator with five tables based on Sci-Fi Movies. Includes Predator, Aliens, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer tables, as...

MSX (1985) and Arcade (1984)

Scion is a vertical scrolling shooter. Players have to shoot the alien space ships while destroying the ground structures. In...

S.C.I.: Special Criminal Investigation SEGA Master System Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1989)

Three girls have been reported missing including the mayor's daughter, and Chase Special Investigations has asked you to track down...

Scooby-Doo Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

Scooby's friends Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma have been kidnapped in an enormous castle owned by an evil genius. It's...

Scooby-Doo Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

The Scooby Gang must solve the mysteries of Spooky Island. Based on the live action motion picture, players must reunite...

Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Scooby and his friends are at the Coolsville Criminology Museum's grand opening when the Pterodactyl Ghost suddenly escapes with other...

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Scooby-Doo 2 starts your story of Scooby and the gang at a museum where they are donating masks and costumes...

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo ZX Spectrum Front Cover

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

This licensed platform games sets you as Scrappy Doo, with the aim of trekking through four levels to rescue Scooby...

Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Scooby-Doo And The Cyber Chase is a single player platform game that is based on the film of the same...

Nintendo 64 (2000)

Join Scooby and the gang in the hunt for clues to solve some of their greatest mysteries, against some of...

Scooby-Doo!: First Frights Wii Front Cover

Windows (2011), PlayStation 2 (2009), Nintendo DS (2009) and Wii (2009)

Scooby-Doo! First Frights is an action platform game that puts the player in the shoes of Mystery Inc. during some...

Scooby Doo!: Mystery Mayhem Xbox Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

The gang is at it again! This time, Mystery Inc. must stop an evil business tycoon who has used a...

Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2003) and GameCube (2002)

Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Vilma arrive at 'Mystic Manor' to meet Daphne's friend Holly. There she explains that her...

Intellivision (1983)

Scooby-Dooby-Doo! The ever-popular television cartoon dog had his first video game conversion in this maze game similar to Pac-Man. You...

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2005)

Fred brings the rest of Mystery, Inc. along to meet his cousin, Jed, who works at the Monstrous Fright &...

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