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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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The Suspense II Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

The Suspense II is the sequel to The Suspense and just like the first game it is a puzzle platformer...

The Suspense Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

The Suspense is a puzzle platformer where a character needs to be guided through seven levels. He can only move...

Sutte Hakkun SNES Front Cover

SNES (1999) and Wii (2011)

Sutte Hakkun is a puzzle action game in the shape of a platformer. The playing character is an abundant-beaked bird...

Windows (2012)

Suwako-chan's Patcheris is a Touhou Project fan game featuring a miniature magical version of Suwako Moriya, a goddess of the...

SNES (1993)

This recreation of one of the classic motorbike races uses Super FX technology for the rotating graphics. Five different variations...

Windows (2000)

Suzy Sushi is one of a package of games produced by The Code Zone. Games from this package were used,...

SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2004), Neo Geo (2003) and Arcade (2003)

This is the latest installment of the Capcom/SNK crossover series; this time around not developed by Capcom, but by SNK...

Sven 004 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

As the name indicates this is the fourth part of the Sven Bomwollen series. Once again, Sven has please all...

Sven Bømwøllen Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The little black sheep Sven is the only ram in shepherd Lars Einnicken's flock and his only objective is to...

Sven Clåssics Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This compilation unites the first two titles of the Sven Bømwøllen series: Sven Bømwøllen and Sven Zwø. The player takes...

Sven kommt! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In this 3D Jump & Run game the player controls Sven, the little black ram whose only objective is to...

Windows (2005)

Made for the Easter (Easter is Ostern in German, therefore Sven Osterpaket) weekend of 2005, this compilation contains some Sven...

Sven Tøtal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Sven Tøtal combines all, erm, "adventures" of the sheep Sven Bømwøllen in one box.Sven is a very potent male sheep,...

Sven XXX Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In the third part of the Sven Bomwollen series, the little black ram has been abducted by aliens who cloned...

Sven Zwø Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The second part of the Sven Bomwollen series lets the player choose one of the various game settings such as...

Svetlograd Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Evil imps are invading the cities of Svetlograd. As a counter-measure, a crossbow is deployed to protect the gates, using...

Swamp Fever Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

In the swamps of Florida a leak of nuclear waste has led to the mutation of a previously unknown plant...

Swamp Thing Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and NES (1992)

Swamp Thing is based on the DC Comics of the same name. Deep in the swamps of Louisiana, a Dr....

SWAP! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

One day, King Kat wakes up in a strange place, after having one too many drinks the night before. He...

Swarm Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Swarm follows in the Asteroids tradition where the player must pilot a lone ship and destroy a bunch of derelict...

Browser (2001)

Swarm is a Space Invaders variant with a twist: the player can capture enemy units, attach them to the ship...

Atom (1982)

Swarm is a variant of the arcade shooter Astro Invader. Killer bees are swarming the earth and they are intent...

Swarm! VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1982)

This game is a single player shooter game based on an encounter with a swarm of intergalactic android wasps, bred...

Apple II (1982), PC-88 (1985) and FM-7 (1984)

Swashbuckler is an early fighting game. The whole game takes place on the same screen. You're in the center and...

Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and PlayStation 2 (2007)

Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey is an action role-playing game, offering a chance to take to the high seas as the...

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