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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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Sixty Five Million and One BC Windows Front Cover Full version

Windows (2008)

A large meteor crashes through the bridge to the mountains. Not good. A much larger asteroid is headed your way...

Windows (1995)

SK-111 'Star Killer' is a single player, keyboard controlled, freeware, arcade style, space shooter.The player's ship sits at the bottom...

Skaphander: Der Auftrag DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

The year 2010: computer-viruses have penetrated the network of the world's most important mega-computer. Everything, from food and energy supply...

Windows (2012)

Skarby Misia 2: Na Wakacjach (Bear's Treasures 2: On Vacation) is a top-down action game, a sequel to a series...

skate. Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

skate. is the first in-house developed skateboarding game by Electronic Arts, after publishing the Street Sk8er series in the past....

Skateball Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Skate Ball is a futuristic sports game in which two teams try to score goals by putting a puck into...

Atari 2600 (1987)

In this game, you have five minutes to get from your front steps to the steps of the school. You...

Skateboard Kidz ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Vertically scrolling action game with monochromatic graphics. Control your skating kid along zig-zagging paths, avoiding obstacles, jumping ramps, etc. Jump...

Skateboard Park Tycoon 2003 / Snowboard Park Tycoon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A compilation of the games Skateboard Park Tycoon World Tour 2003 and Snowboard Park Tycoon.

skate it Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

skate it is an extreme sports game for the Wii. Largely a spinoff of skate., it was redesigned as an...

NES (1990)

In this sequel to Skate or Die, you have the option of just skateboarding on a ramp, or to go...

Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Skate Or Die: Bad'N Rad is a Jump'N Run that consists of 7 levels, three of which are viewed from...

Game Boy (1991)

Skate or Die: Tour de Thrash is a skateboard game with two playing modes. The first, "Retro Rocket Ramp" is...

Skater Boy Android Front Cover

Android (2012)

Skater Boy is a side-scrolling obstacle course with automatic scrolling. The game is divided into several scenes with 30 levels...

Atari ST (1990)

Skate Tribe was coming third in Mandarin's 1989 „Gameswriter of The Year“ contest, in which the producer of STOS wanted...

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

After his adventures in Superkid, Tom Essex has woke up with his superpowers gone but he still has the determination...

BREW (2006) and J2ME (2006)

Has more than a dozen single player levels and different game boards and game types. The concept of the game...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Skeet! is a clay pigeon shooting game. Pressing any button on the keyboard will show throw a clay pigeon across...

Skeet Shoot Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1981)

In Skeet Shoot, your goal is to earn as many points as you can by shooting clay pigeons. When you...

Apple II (1980)

One to five players compete by shooting clay pigeons from 8 fixed positions. At each position, a first pigeon flies...

DOS (1982)

A simple target-shooting game: you're armed with a swiveling gun on the ground, while targets streak across the sky from...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Skelby the Droid is trapped in a building made up of top view single screen rooms, and to leave each...

Skeleton Krew Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1995), Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

The game takes place in the year 2062. A baddy named Moribund Kadaver has assumed control of a cryogenics plant...

Skeleton Warriors PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

You're Prince Lightstar, with the quest to conquer and slay Baron Dark, who holds the half of a mighty crystal...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Ski! is a simple skiing game with two buttons that make the skier move left or right on the screen....

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