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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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2013)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a 3D action game based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The HyperStone Heist Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

The Turtles' nemesis Shredder has acquired the HyperStone from Dimension X, and is using its powers to shrink down the...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters is a fighting game in the tradition of the Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

The game features the original 4 turtles from the previous games in the series, as well as other fighters.The game...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters NES Front Cover

NES (1993)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters is very much in the tradition of the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat series,...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1991)

Doesn't this Shredder dude ever take a break? Now he's gone and kidnapped Channel 6's own reporter babe April O'...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

A remake of the arcade version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (new levels from the SNES...

Teenage Zombies: "Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys" Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys is a puzzle/platformer in which the player controls three zombie teenagers.Alien Brains...

Teen Titans PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and GameCube (2006)

Teen Titans is based on the cartoon of the same name. Players control the five team members: Robin, Cyborg, Raven,...

Teeter Android Front Cover

Windows Mobile (2008) and Android (2008)

Teeter is an action puzzle game which comes pre-installed on certain HTC mobile phones. The goal of the game is...

Teeworlds Linux Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Teeworlds is a freeware online multiplayer game, designed as a crossover between Quake and Worms. Set on platform-based maps, players...

Tegel's Mercenaries DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

The galaxy is a rough place and nobody knows this better than General Tegel. He's heading a major offensive to...

DOS (1989)

TEGL Monopoly is a more-or-less faithful shareware recreation of the American version of Parker's classic board game.The game is played...

Tekblast Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1998)

Tekblast is an enhanced remake of Dyna Blaster. The player's task is to make a way through obstacles, eliminate desired...

Tekken PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011), Android (2012), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1994)

The powerful fighter Heihachi Mishima throws his five-year-old son Kazuya off a cliff, saying that the child will survive the...

Tekken 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), PSP (2006), PlayStation 3 (2006), Zeebo (2009), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1995)

Heihachi Mishima, the head of the powerful Mishima Zaibatsu, has been dethroned and defeated by his son Kazuya, backed and...

Tekken 2 / Soul Blade PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003)

This twin pack includes: Tekken 2 Soul Blade

Tekken 3 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998) and Arcade (1997)

Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the might Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only...

Tekken 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and Arcade (2001)

The former fighting champion and corrupt oligarch Heihachi Mishima is attempting to achieve immortality. To do so, he needs the...

Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Arcade (2004)

The mysterious G Corporation launches a full-scale attack involving military helicopters and combat cyborgs on the building Heihachi and Kazuya...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

This is a special release of Tekken 5, which includes the following bonus features:A limited edition Hori PS2 arcade controller;...

Tekken 6 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Arcade (2007)

This is the sixth incarnation of the long running fighting game series. After winning the last King of Iron Fist...

Tekken Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Tekken Advance is a port of the original arcade game. This pocket version features nine playable characters, multiple gameplay modes...

Tekken: Dark Resurrection PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Tekken: Dark Resurrection is an updated version of Tekken 5. It is based on the updated version of the arcade...

Tekken TAG Tournament PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000) and Arcade (1999)

In this, the fourth Tekken game in the series, and the first for the Playstation 2, you can duel it...

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