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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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Spookyman ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1982)

Spookyman is a Pac Man clone for 1 or 2 players.The game consists of a maze around which the player...

DOS (1991)

Spore is the hitherto unimagined mash-up of two seemingly irreconcilable and disparate video game genres: the text adventure game and...

Spore Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

In Spore the player has to accompany a new race through five stages of its evolution.First there is the Cell...

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

The location of Spore is a laboratory in which hazardous spores are cultured. Unfortunately there was an outbreak and soon...

Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Creepy & Cute Parts Pack is an items add-on to the original Spore game, similar to the Stuff expansions for...

Spore: Galactic Adventures Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Spore: Galactic Adventures is the first real add-on to Spore and focuses solely on the space phase of the game...

Spore Galactic Adventures Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Spore Galactic Adventures Bundle includes: Spore (main game) Spore: Galactic Adventures (add-on)

Spore Hero Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Spore Hero is the first appearance of the Spore franchise on the Nintendo Wii platform. This title merges both simulation...

Spore Origins iPod Classic Front Cover

BREW (2008), J2ME (2008), Windows Mobile (2009), Symbian (2009), iPod Classic (2008), iPhone (2008), N-Gage (service) (2009), BlackBerry (2009) and Android (2010)

The mobile version of Spore initially has two game modes, Evolution, where the player creates a spore which he has...

Spore + Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

This compilation includes: Spore (base game) Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack (content add-on)

Sports Champions PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

Sports Champions is a compilation action-sports title meant to show off Sony's PlayStation Move motion controller in a similar vein...

Sports Spectacular DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

This compilation includes 4 sport games: Magic Johnson's Fast Break John Elway's Quarterback Orel Hershiser's Strike Zone Rick Davis's World...

Spot Goes to Hollywood PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), Genesis (1995) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

The central character in this game is Spot, the little red mascot from the 7-Up TV commercials. Spot has somehow...

Android (2013)

Devised by Motorola's Advanced Technology And Products (ATAP) division, this is an ongoing "theatre" presenting interactive 3D films playing through...

Game Boy (1993)

In Spot: The Cool Adventure the player takes on the role of Spot, the 7UP mascot. The player is tasked...

TurboGrafx CD (1992) and Wii (2009)

Sequel to Spriggan, Spriggan Mark 2 is one of the few side-scrolling shooters developed by Compile (as opposed to the...

Springer Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983) and Arcade (1982)

You are Springer the rabbit. You must jump from cloud to cloud, collecting everything you can, to reach the sun.You...

Sprintmaster Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1988)

Sprintmaster is an action racing game similar to Super Sprint. The game is played with an overhead view of the...

DOS (1997)

Spryjinx is a platform game in which two players compete to get the highest score by jumping on platforms. Platforms...

Game Boy (1991)

In Spud's Adventure the player takes the role of a potato who is tasked with rescuing the king's kidnapped daughter....

Windows (2006)

"Spud's Quest" is an adventure platformer, a fan-made Dizzy clone. Spud looks quite similar to Dizzy (Dizzy is a walking...

Dragon 32/64 (1987)

As you can deduce from the name, this is a blatant copy of First Star's classic Spy vs. Spy. You,...

DOS (1983)

Spyder is an arcade action game where you need to shoot numerous spiders that are attacking! As they make their...

Spy Fiction PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In Spy Fiction, a terrorist organization has gained the ability to use biotech weaponry and is planning to use it...

Spy Fox in Cheese Chase Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Something sure smells funny… the Limburger Cheese has been kidnapped! Spy Corps operatives have evidence that spy Russian Blue has...

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