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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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NES (1986)

After a devastating nuclear war humanity is on the brink of extinction. In order to survive, robots and cyborgs were...

Atari 2600 (2003)

This is an unauthorized conversion of the 1978 Taito coin-op game Space Invaders for the Atari 2600. Unlike the authorized...

Space Interceptor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

You take the role of an spaceship pilot set in the 3rd millennium. Your mission is to work for a...

Space Intruders ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1982)

In the pilot seat of his Calurian Cannon Ship, the player finds himself at the Forts of Falnon (massive defense...

ZX81 (1981)

Space Intruders is a clone of the arcade game Space Invaders where you move a craft, left or right on...

Space Invaders Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Nintendo 64 (1999), Game Boy Color (1999) and Game Boy Advance (2002)

In 1978, Earth successfully repulsed an invasion from outer space thanks to "the Tank." The Tank was based on alien...

Space Invaders Game Boy Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), Game Boy (1994), SNES (1994), SEGA Saturn (1996), TurboGrafx CD (1995), PSP (2008), WonderSwan (1999), PlayStation 3 (2008), Wii (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

This version of Space Invaders is based on the 1994 arcade game Space Invaders DX but lacks the parody mode...

Space Invaders Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990), NES (1985), Atari 2600 (1980), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1980), MSX (1985), J2ME (2003), Wii (2009), iPhone (2009), iPad (2010), SG-1000 (1985) and Arcade (1978)

Earth is under attack from rows of bomb dropping aliens, and you need to defend it! The rows of aliens...

Dragon 32/64 (1982)

This Space Invaders variant, simply called Space Invaders, has very little to differentiate itself from the Taito original. It has...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

This conversion of Space Invaders stays very true to the original despite being written in BASIC. Game play is exactly...

Atari ST (1990)

Space Invaders is an implementation of the classic arcade game. The game has two playing modes: Modern and Classic. Modern...

ZX81 (1982)

Another Space Invaders clone: move your gun left/right to hide behind shields, then shoot at the advancing ranks of aliens....

DOS (1995)

Space Invaders is a single player, freeware clone of Taito's Space Invaders. The objective of the game is to achieve...

ZX81 (1982)

Space Invaders is a clone of the arcade game where you move a craft, left or right on the bottom...

PlayStation (1998)

Space Invaders 2000 is an updated version of the 1997 PlayStation version of Space Invaders. Like that, it is based...

Genesis (1990) and Arcade (1990)

Space Invaders '91 is just like Super Space Invaders for other platforms, but still different from those. This version differs...

Arcade (1995)

Akkanvader is an arcade shooter - a remake of the classic Space Invaders in 'manga' style. The player controls one...

Space Invaders Anniversary PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2003) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

25 years after Space Invaders was released, Taito has decided to bring us a special anniversary edition that includes all...

Atari 2600 (2002)

Space Invaders Arcade is an alteration of the official Atari release of Space Invaders to make the colors and characters...

Arcade (1994)

Space Invaders DX consists of four different versions of the original Space Invaders plus two additional game modes, versus mode...

PSP (2006)

Space Invaders makes a return to the gaming scene with both old and new versions of the classic arcade experience....

J2ME (2009) and BlackBerry (2009)

Space Invaders Evolution is a mobile variant of Taito's classic series of space shooters. Although it shares its name with...

Space Invaders: Fukkatsu no Hi TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

The Invaders are back and tougher than ever! Space Invaders: Fukkatsu no Hi (Day of Resurrection) is an update of...

Arcade (1980)

Space Invaders II is Midway's US-only sequel to Space Invaders. It's designed as a two player game for simultaneous play...

Space Invaders Infinity Gene Xbox 360 Front Cover

BREW (2008), Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2009), Android (2011) and iPad (2012)

Space Invaders Infinity Gene is a new take on the arcade game Space Invaders. The game starts off identical to...

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