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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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Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (2007), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983) and MSX (1984)

Climb up the side of a series of 48-story buildings to collect suitcases full of money, while avoiding creepy monsters...

Arcade (1986)

A space-station deep in space has been attacked and overrun by an alien force. As well as destroying the aliens,...

Arcade (1992)

Alien forces have come and taken over your planet so in this vertically scrolling shoot-em-up viewed from above you must...

Atari 2600 (1982)

You were hunting in the Amazon when you become the hunted of prehistoric creatures. You found a fortress with a...

Supervision (1992)

Sssnake is a basic Snake game. The player controls a snake in a small room filled with food and obstacles....

Commodore 64 (2008)

In Stacker, your task is to build a tower, as tall as possible. At the beginning, you're facing an empty...

Stack of Bricks Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Stack of Bricks is a Breakout clone in the tradition of Arkanoid. The player controls a paddle at the bottom...

Stack Up DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), Atari 8-bit (1991) and ZX Spectrum (1991)

A good alternate title for this one would be Rows - not the kind you have when your wife finds...

The Staff of Karnath Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

This game takes place in a mysterious castle. This castle is full of spirits, traps, spiders, etc;. Your magic abilities...

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Ricky Steel is a feared renegade with a mechanical arm to fire bullets, and his Class A101 armoured yet amphibious...

Commodore PET/CBM (2013), Odyssey 2 (2012), ZX81 (2012) and Videopac+ G7400 (2012)

CBM/PET and Videopac/Odyssey2 version:Young Wizzy has practiced a spell, and as a result the elevators in his neighborhood are out...

Stake: Fortune Fighters Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

Compete in the Stake tournament for the ultimate fame. Each battle takes place in various conditions, with one of eight...

Commodore 64 (1984)

In Stalag 1, you play as commander of a WW2 prison camp, or Stammlager. Your task is to stop the...

Windows (2006)

Red Veil continues the story that began in The Stalin Subway. It is March 1953 and Joseph Stalin is dead....

The Stalin Subway Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In the Moscow of the early fifties, MGB lieutenant Gleb Suvorov stumbles across a conspiracy to eliminate Iosif Stalin using...

Windows (2007)

This limited edition is only available in Russia and it contains: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Game Manual T-shirt with game...

DOS (1994)

"In a world contaminated by the radiation of a nuclear power plant accident, you are a "Stalker." Much of the...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Two weeks have gone by since the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. After the destruction of the brain-melter by...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The Collector's Edition includes: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Overview-map of the target areas Tech-tree poster Five S.T.A.L.K.E.R. stickers

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The Special Edition includes: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat S.T.A.L.K.E.R. flare match Overview-map of the target areas Two stitched patches S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-bandana...

Windows (2008)

This is a Collection Edition of the game, which includes: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Map of the Zone Users guide Story-book...

Windows (2007)

This edition is limited to 999 units and contains: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl game Two stickers T-shirt Map of the...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (Limited Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover with part of the metal box visible

Windows (2008)

This Limited Collector's Edition includes: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky The book "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - Part III - Apocalypse" by...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - Prologue Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a stand-alone game to the original game of 2007. This game takes player back to the...

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Ukrainian town of Chernobyl was the site of a severe nuclear accident in 1986. In an alternate timeline, following...

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