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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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Speed Demons Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Speed Demons, not to be confused with an earlier title with the same name, is a 3D arcade racing game...

Speed Forge Extreme iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009), Android (2010) and webOS (2010)

In the year 2142 mankind is working on colonizing Mars. Vast settlements have been created to house miners looking for...

Speed Fox Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Speed Fox is an action arcade game. The aim of the player is to collect all the chips from the...

Atari 8-bit (1988)

One hundred years ago your ancestors defeated a powerful force of space pirates to secure a new beginning for the...

Speed Power Gunbike PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

A sci-fi action game, SPG puts you behind the wheels of a "Gunbike", a cybernetic motorcycle that can change into...

Speed Punks PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Speed Punks is a fast go-cart game in a cartoony setting, featuring six different characters and twelve different tracks.The game...

Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

This game is a take on the anime cartoon series Speed Racer. You play as Speed, an aspiring race car...

Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

This Speed Racer-licensed racing game is based on the American remake of 1960s classic Japanese anime TV series. All the...

SpeedRage DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

SpeedRage is an arcade racing game with shooter elements. You can choose between two different racing types (water and land):...

Arcade (1986)

It's the 21st century in America. Technology has improved by leaps and bounds, and now (most) people live in peace....

Browser (2009)

Speed Scrabble is a fast paced single or multiplayer word game.Each player receives a random selection of letters from a...

Windows (2000)

SpeedStrip: A hyper-paced, finger-bending, eye-popping, ADULT desktop game for Windows 9x/NT/2k. Intense erotic fun that challenges your memory, concentration, skill...

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

When Kaotol, the god of destruction, steals the hart of Creatl, the god of creation, the world is torn into...

Speed Trip Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Blaze through scenic destinations by matching shapes with numbers in this game. Clear the level before the timer expires and...

RCA Studio II (1977)

This cartridge consists of two games.Speedway is a racing game for two players. The game is viewed from a top...

Speedx 3D Android Front Cover

Symbian (2011), Android (2010) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Speedx 3D is an action game where the player races through a tunnel at high speeds. The player views the...

Windows (2001)

Speedy Blupi is a platform game made by a european company named Epsitec. In this game you control Blupi, a...

Speedy Eggbert Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Speedy Eggbert is a parallax side-scrolling action game where the title character and hero has a phenomenal vertical leap. Eggbert...

Speedy Gonzales Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993)

Speedy Gonzales is a platform game in which the player controls the Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales.The player can run...

Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure is a side-scrolling platformer based on the Looney Tunes cartoons. Sylvester the cat has kidnapped all...

SNES (1994)

In a small Mexican village, all the mice were enjoying a fiesta until Los Gatos Bandidos, a group of cats,...

Speedy Lander Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In Speedy Lander you have to successfully land (without crashing) your lander on all three pods and achieving transmission height...

Speed Zone Atari 8-bit Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), Atari 8-bit (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

"Speed Zone" is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up with a classic style.The player, who flies a latest-generation spacecraft, must destroy...

Spellbinder: The Nexus Conflict Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Spellbinder: The Nexus Conflict is an online-only multiplayer-shooter based on the P&P-RPG "Rolemaster". It plays in a medieval fantasy scenario...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The apprentices Sortice and his twin Ceroapp are ready to become certified sorcerers - but just now some nasties had...

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