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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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Commodore 64 (1984)

3D Tunnel is a first-person shooter where you must move down a constantly moving tunnel, which moves in multiple directions,...

3-D Ultra Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This compilation includes the following games: 3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent 3-D Ultra Minigolf The latter contains 9 never...

3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1999)

3-D Ultra NASCAR Pinball is, as the name suggests, a pinball game with a racing theme. Unique is that the...

3-D Ultra Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

Some would call it Impossible Pinball. Not that it is difficult to play, rather that you could never build a...

3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Pinball with a strong horror motif. In the 3-D Ultra Pinball tradition, many of the effects achieved on these tables...

3-D Ultra Pinball: Power! Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), Windows 3.x (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

This compilation includes: 3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night 3-D Ultra Pinball 3-D Ultra Pinball:...

3-D Ultra Pinball: The Lost Continent Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

The third installment in the 3-D Ultra Pinball series, this game has a dinosaur theme instead of the space and...

3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (1996)

Imagine a pinball machine emulating a full amusement park, and not just any park, but Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, "The...

DOS (1994)

3DWorld consists of two games in one package, an early attempt at creating a 3D environment. The games are an...

3-D WorldRunner NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

Somewhere in a place known as Solar System #517, the evil Grax and his horde of Serpentbeasts are terrorizing the...

Browser (2003)

3 Foot Ninja is a game where the player needs to fight and defeat his enemies and collect all the...

PlayStation (2002)

This compilation consists of the following three PlayStation games: All-Star Slammin' D-Ball Shooter: Space Shot Snowboarding

3 in 1: Game Compilation Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

3 in 1 is a collection of three simple games where the name of the game is also the gameplay...

3 Ninjas Kick Back Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

You must help an old samurai to retrieve a dagger he once got as an award for his achievements in...

3 on 3 NHL Arcade Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a fast-paced, loose replication of ice hockey allowing players to pick three out of...

The 3rd Birthday PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010)

The third game in Parasite Eve series which puts you in a role of Aya Brea, not a NYPD cop...

The 3rd Birthday (Twisted Edition) PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

The Twisted Edition comes in a cardboard box and includes: The 3rd Birthday Hardback book titled «CTI Confidential» with artworks...

3Tones Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

3Tones is a tile-matching puzzle game that generates content using MP3 music files. The game can import custom MP3 music...

3x3 Eyes: Jūma Hōkan SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

Jūma Hōkan is based on the manga series 3x3 Eyes. Long time ago, in ancient China, a group of people...

40 Winks PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999) and PS Vita (2012)

40 Winks is a 3D action-platform game in which you play as Ruff or Tumble, two children who must battle...

Commodore 64 (1986)

'43 - One Year After is a vertical-scrolling shooter heavily inspired by 1942 (even a carrier take-off sequence is included)....

DOS (1994)

4D Prince of Persia is an unofficial reworking of the original Prince of Persia game by Jordan Mechner. The levels...

4 Giant Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

This compilation contains four action games. The games within this compilation are: Tomb Raider Saints Row IV Metro Last Light...

4 in 1: Airwolf / Bomb Jack / Commando / Frank Bruno's Boxing Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

Compilation including the following 4 games: Airwolf Bomb Jack Commando Frank Bruno's Boxing

Supervision (1992)

This multicart contains full versions of four Supervision games: Hash Block Jacky Lucky Challenger Tank Brain Power

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