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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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Wii U (2012)

Tank! Tank! Tank! is an over-the-top multiplayer action game. In a fully destructible environment, up to four players battle against...

Browser (2008)

The Tank is a shoot-em-up in which the player moves through mazes consisting of square shaped rooms and shooting everything...

Tank Universal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Meet George. Today George has visited a doctor. Doctor told George that his condition has worsened and recommended a virtual...

Tank War Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1978)

A game of tank combat between two human players, akin to Atari's Combat or to Desert Fox on the Channel...

DOS (1986) and Apple II (2000)

In Tank Wars you try to shoot the other tank at the other end of the hill. To do this...

Amiga (2006)

Inspired by the classic Tankz, this Blitz Basic game pits up to five human players in a battle tank-on-tank. The...

Amiga (1991)

Tanx expands the gameplay of the old arcade game Tanks. Two human players do battle over a randomly generated terrain,...

Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

From the co-creator of Mortal Kombat, Tao Feng is a fighting game with a few twists. The storyline is made...

Tap a Jam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Similar to the Dance Dance Revolution Games, Tap a Jam is an arcade music game where you use a combination...

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are Slinky the tapeworm. You must move about the bean patch, eating beans. Each time you eat a bean,...

Tapper PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1986), Palm OS (2002), BBC Micro (1985) and Arcade (1983)

Tapper is an action game where you're a beer tapper (barman) and have to serve beer to demanding customers. There...

Tapper World Tour iPhone Front Cover iTunes icon

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Tapper World Tour is a sequel to the arcade classic Tapper on iOS devices, with an art direction and animation...

Tap Tap Dance iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Tap Tap Dance is the sequel to Tap Tap Revenge and unlike the first game it is not released for...

Tap Tap Revenge iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Tap Tap Revenge is a musical rhythm game in the tradition of Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution, but adapted...

Tap Tap Revenge 2 iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Tap Tap Revenge 2 is the sequel to the popular game Tap Tap Revenge on iTunes. The game is much...

Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Tap Tap Revenge: Metallica is a Tap Tap Revenge 3-version focusing on the famous metal-band Metallica featuring ten songs spread...

Tap Tap Revenge: NIN Edition iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Tap Tap Revenge: NIN Edition uses the game mechanics and the engine of Tap Tap Revenge to offer a skinned...

Arcade (1980)

The Crystal City has been overrun by Targ Riders and it's up to you to drive around the 9x9 grid...

Windows (1998)

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in former Warsaw Pact countries many different gangs wanted to take control of...

Target Earth Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Target Earth is a space shooting game set in the future with Earth under attack by robots. The protagonist of...

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

Target Plus requires that you have the Gun Stick accessory. It means that your success will depend on whether you...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Target Pong is a simple arcade game, where a ball on the screen must hit a moving target. The player...

Target: Renegade NES Front Cover

NES (1990), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Mr. Big is back in town, and this time he's captured your brother! He's being held at Big's Pig Pen...

Wii (2008) and Arcade (2004)

Target: Terror is a rail shooter where the player is part of an elite special police force stopping terrorists from...

Targhan DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Macintosh (1991)

The events of Targhan take place in medieval times; the game's setting and gameplay are similar to those of Golden...

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