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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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Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner is an arcade-style shoot-'em-up and the first Star Wars game with augmented reality technology. Players...

Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star Sharp X68000 Front Cover

PC-98 (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star recreates the final battle from the "Star Wars" movie, putting the player at...

Star Wars: Battlefront Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

For the first time in gaming history, after countless games depicting various aspects of the rich Star Wars universe (including...

Star Wars: Battlefront - Elite Squadron PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Previously in the Star Wars saga, an unknown story developed between two brothers, codenamed X1 and X2. These two brothers,...

Nintendo DS (2009)

X1 and X2 are twin brothers, both clone troopers created from the DNA of a Jedi Master. They fought together...

Star Wars: Battlefront II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and PSP (2005)

A second helping of Battlefront provides all the same multiplayer action with an added level of spice, and plenty of...

Star Wars: Battlefront - Renegade Squadron PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron is a continuation of the Battlefront series and an exclusive for the PSP. Once again...

Star Wars: Bounty Hunter PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Jango Fett is about to take on a project that could make or break his bounty hunting career, and his...

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Clone Was Adventures is a free to play online virtual world in which players can socialize in classic Star Wars...

Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (2009), PlayStation (1996) and Macintosh (1995)

Kyle Katarn is a former Imperial officer turned mercenary, now hired by the Rebel Alliance. After having stolen the Death...

Star Wars: Demolition PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Dreamcast (2000)

A demoliton derby in the Star Wars universe. Essentially, Vigilante 8 with Star Wars vehicles. Use anything from a Swoop...

Star Wars: Droids Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Star Wars: Droids is based on the Star Wars Saturday morning animated series that ran from 1985-1986. The series followed...

Star Wars: DroidWorks Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Learn about physics and simple machines as you build your own Star Wars droids. Once you have selected various parts...

Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Nintendo 64 (2000)

Take part in the Battle to save the planet Naboo, with a total of 15 land and air missions, using...

Star Wars: Episode I - Collector's Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This compilation contains the following 2 Star Wars: Episode I titles Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Star Wars: Episode...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Ten years have passed since the Battle for Naboo, but nothing has changed. Turmoil continues to surround the Galactic Republic,...

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith is an action game that follows the story of the Star...

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Nintendo DS Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005) and Nintendo DS (2005)

Decide which Jedi between Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi you would like to be; choose between 2 levels of...

Star Wars: Episode I - Jedi Power Battles PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Dreamcast (2000)

Choose your jedi (including Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Plo Koon, and Adi Gallia) and fight the forces of...

Star Wars: Episode I - Obi-Wan's Adventures Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Play as Obi-Wan through many levels of battle droids, similar in style to Jedi Power Battles. You can use your...

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1999)

There is a disturbance in the force, and the Jedi are there to find its source. There is a whole...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Star Wars: Flight of the Falcon is a flight-based combat game featuring the legendary Millennium Falcon. Taking place around the...

Star Wars: Galaxies - An Empire Divided Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Explore the worlds of Star Wars in your own, special way. Become a Jedi, a Bounty Hunter, smuggler, ranger, merchant...

Star Wars: Galaxies - An Empire Divided (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Become a part history in the Star Wars galaxy, with options to become one of eight different species, as well...

Star Wars: Galaxies - Episode III Rage of the Wookiees Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Rage of the Wookiees is the second expansion to the MMORPG Star Wars: Galaxies and it features a number of...

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