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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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Symbian (2005)

In Stunt Plane you must fly a biplane through different shapes like circles. You can also do stunts like pop...

Sturmwind Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2013)

Sturmwind is a horizontally scrolling shoot'em up with 16 levels divided into seven worlds, with each of the levels concluding...

Styx ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Navigating the fabled River Styx is a three-stage challenge in this arcade game. Initially you must make your way through...

Sub Culture Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Sub Culture is a distant relative of Elite. The player takes the role of a member of the ultra-tiny race...

Commodore 64 (2008)

Sub Duel is a one-on-one duel between two submarines. You can damage your opponent by shooting torpedoes at them or...

DOS (1997)

Subhunt is a single-player shareware submarine game developed at the Laboratory for Recreational Computing at the University of North Texas....

Atari ST (1989)

Sub hunt is a shoot-em-up game between a Russian chopper (player one) and an American submarine (player two). The players...

Sub Hunter Commodore 64 Front Cover Electronic download

Commodore 64 (2008) and Amstrad CPC (2011)

A government experiment has gone horribly wrong and, now, fish have mutated. You must save swimmers trapped by the mutant...

Sub Hunter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (2008)

A government experiment has gone horribly wrong and, now, fish have mutated. You must save swimmers trapped by the mutant...

Odyssey (1972)

Submarine requires Odyssey's game card #5.One player controls a group of ships and must follow a path in the screen...

Submarine Attack SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1990)

In Submarine Attack, the player controls a submarine in an underwater environment. The player must shoot down enemies that are...

Submarine Commander Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1982) and VIC-20 (1983)

In Submarine Commander the player is in command of submarine in the Mediterranean. His mission is to to destroy all...

DOS (1999)

Go through each screen (playing as a submarine) and destroy all the enemies with your missiles.

Submariner ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Submariner is one of ZX Spectrum's "3-D" games, in that it is played and viewed from an isometric overhead angle....

Sub Mission PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1987) and Apple II (1986)

An evil alien warlord has kidnapped two Earthlings, Peter and Sigourney. He agrees to free them only on one condition:...

Subnodule Apple II Front Cover Subnodule is listed as SUB HUNT

Apple II (1987)

You control a submarine in hostile waters. Sharing the deep sea with you are several dangerous creatures such as jellyfish,...

Sub Rebellion PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Sub Rebellion is a mission based submarine shooter game where the player controls a sub whose mission is to defend...

ColecoVision (1983) and Arcade (1982)

SubRoc 3-D is a shooter, where you look through a periscope and shoot at both sea and air-targets. The arcade...

SubSpace Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Choose from 8 ships, each with different handling and weaponry characteristics. Fly with up to 250 other players simultaneously, fighting...

Apple II (1990)

Sight enemy subs from your command post in your yellow submarine -- then blast away!Since the first submarine of Leonardo...

Atari ST (1995)

Substation is a first-person shooter. The story focuses on an underwater base taken over by aliens. The player has to...

SubTerra Linux Front Cover

Linux (2003) and Windows (2001)

SubTerra is a puzzle/action game, reminiscent of the classics Boulder Dash and Chip's Challenge, although SubTerra is more varied.The basic...

SubTerra 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The sequel to SubTerra, this game contains yet more puzzle-based action. Levels range from easy to outrageously difficult, and require...

Atari 2600 (1983)

Subterranea is a side scrolling shooter. Your goal is to locate treasure crystals within the Hexuplex Caves. Controlling your cave...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Subterranea is a side-scrolling shooter in which players must guide a ship through 16 caves. Various enemy formations attack the...

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