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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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NES (1986) and Wii (2009)

Takeshi no Chōsenjō is loosely based on the premise of the television show Takeshi's Castle, presented by the Japanese comedian...

Take the Money and Run! Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1978)

After a time travel, the players are trapped in the Land of Keynesium, in 231,000 A.D. The Keynesians are deeply...

DOS (1994)

Another game about crates! Building blocks of sorts, they both obstruct the player's path in initial level layouts and yet...

The Taking of Beverly Hills DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

The taking of Beverly Hills is an adaptation of the action movie with the same name. The main events of...

Windows (2009)

Takishawa is Dead is a difficult platformer presented in a 3D world. The player controls a character who hunts a...

Tak: The Great Juju Challenge PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2005)

The Great Juju Challenge is the third game in the platforming series. It stars Tak (the hero from the first...

Tak: The Great Juju Challenge Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Like the console versions, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge features Tak and Lok as contestants in the great Juju Challenge,...

The Tale of Despereaux PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Based on the movie of the same name, The Tale of Despereaux stars Despereaux, the mouse with the big ears,...

Tales from Heaven Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (2000)

Tales from Heaven is a 3D varied-viewpoint platformer resembling things like Mario 64 and Pandemonium, with over 2000 polygons on...

Tales of Destiny PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

A great swordsman named Stahn Aileron takes a ride on a giant dragon ship. During the flight, the ship is...

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Not to be confused with Tales of Destiny II (original name Tales of Eternia), this installment in the Tales Of......

Tales of Destiny II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and PSP (2005)

Reid and Farrah are two friends who live together in a little town. One day, a mysterious young girl falls...

PlayStation (2000)

This is a Japan only special release of Tales of Eternia (Tales of Destiny II in the US). The box...

Tales of Legendia PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

You play as Senel Coolidge, a white-haired young man who is deeply attached to his sister Shirley. One day the...

Tales of Phantasia PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), Game Boy Advance (2003), SNES (1995) and PSP (2006)

In Tales of Phantasia the player controls a young boy named Cless, who lives together with his parents in a...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In this installment of Tales of... series, you play the role of the 18-year old Veigue, an orphan who grew...

Tales of Symphonia GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), GameCube (2003) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

Tales of Symphonia is an RPG that starts off from the peaceful village of Iselia. Where Lloyd Irving is a...

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014)

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is a compilation featuring the following games: Tales of Symphonia Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the...

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014) and Wii (2008)

After the events of the original Tales of Symphonia, when Lloyrd Irving and his friends united the twin worlds of...

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

After the first night with a new wife, Sultan Saladin has them killed and with a powerful army to protect...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Players control a cat whose task is to survive the dangerous obstacles that everyday cats must face. The game is...

Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave PSP Front Cover

PSP (2012)

Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave is a spin-off of the Tales series, crossing the universes of the franchise by...

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2003)

Talesweaver is based on the popular fantasy novel Children of the Rune (author Min-hee Jeon). Characters featured in the novel...

Tall Bike Joust iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Celebrating one of our rarer extreme sports, this game simulates the rough-and-tumble passtime of tall bike jousting, where fabricators of...

Tama: Adventurous Ball in Giddy Labyrinth  SEGA Saturn Front Cover

PlayStation (1994) and SEGA Saturn (1994)

Tama: Adventurous Ball in Giddy Labyrinth is a videogame version of a wooden labyrinth game. Players have to guide Tama,...

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