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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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Atari 2600 (2007)

Sync is a collection of rhythm and puzzle games.Mantra: The screen will show various symbols. Move the joystick to match...

Sync Simple Android Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2012), Browser (2010), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

Sync Simple is a third person shoot em up where the player takes control of a spaceship travelling though a...

Syndicate DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2012), Jaguar (1995), Amiga (1993), 3DO (1995), Amiga CD32 (1995), Macintosh (1994), PC-98 (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

In the future, the world is controlled by a handful of global corporations (syndicates). You are the Marketing director (hit...

Syndicate Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Syndicate is a reboot of the Bullfrog strategy series franchise from the nineties. Unlike the original games where the focus...

Syndicate Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1994), Genesis (1994) and SEGA CD (1995)

Syndicate for Nintendo and Sega systems adapts the computer original for the capabilities of the consoles. While it follows the...

Syndicate: American Revolt DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1994)

American Revolt is an add-on pack to Syndicate. It requires the original game and includes 3 new weapons, 21 new...

Syndicate Wars DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (2013), PlayStation (1997), PSP (2008), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

In the sequel to the dark isometric action / strategy game Syndicate, you control either Eurocorp Syndicate or Church of...

Windows (2010)

SYNSO:CE is an updated version of Squid Yes! Not So Octopus!. Just like the original game it is a single-screen...

SYNSO: Squid Harder! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

SYNSO: Squid Harder! is the sequel to Squid Yes! Not So Octopus!. Just like the original game it is an...

Windows (2010)

This special edition is a remixed version of SYNSO: Squid Harder!, initially made for the cover disc of April 2010...

Windows (2007) and Browser (2007)

This game detournes the assumptions of the platform genre that Lab 14 engaged generally and brings them home specifically, to...

Syphon Filter PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007), Android (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

Gabriel Logan, one of the government's top covert agents, must neutralize the terrorists that threaten Washington D.C. and destroy a...

Syphon Filter 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000), PSP (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The sequel to the previous year's Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 2 adds new features such as a two player mode,...

Syphon Filter 3 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2008), Android (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

Gabe and Lian are back -- however, this time, "The Agency" has put Lian and Gabe on trial for crimes...

Syphon Filter: Combat Ops PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Syphon Filter: Combat Ops is an online only game for the PSP, using the same multiplayer engine as Syphon Filter:...

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and PSP (2006)

In this fifth installment to the Syphon Filter series, you play multiple characters, including Gabe Logan, all who are agents...

Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow PSP Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2010) and PSP (2007)

Logan's Shadow, the second PSP iteration of the long running Syphon Filter series, sees Gabe Logan in the battle of...

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The hero of the first three Syphon Filter games, Gabe Logan has recruited a new counter-terrorist organization called IPCA. Throughout...

Odyssey 2 (1981)

Syracuse recreates the Siege of Syracuse that took place during 214–212 BC, more specifically the battle which supposedly used the...

Commodore 64 (1991)

System 3 Pack is a compilation of the following four games: IK+ Myth Tusker Vendetta

Commodore 64 (1991)

The System 3 Premier Collection is a compilation containing the following six games: Dominator Flimbo's Quest International Karate The Last...

System Mania Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

System Mania is a management game where the player must flip switches, turn cranks and press buttons to fix machines....

System Shock DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Macintosh (1995) and PC-98 (1996)

The year is 2072. A hacker from a Saturn colony breaks into computer system of TriOptimum Corporation and gets arrested....

System Shock 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2013)

In the year 2114, forty-two years after the events described in System Shock, a soldier joins the military organization Unified...

DOS (1997)

Clone of classic game Asteroids.You have to team up with Syyrah in 120 levels, when strategy and reflexes mix up...

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