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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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Super Bunny Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

A simple action game where the player is a rabbit who must cross the screen initially from left to right...

Super Burger Time Zeebo Front Cover

Zeebo (2010) and Arcade (1990)

Super BurgerTime (originally released on arcades in 1990) is a sequel to BurgerTime. The players control Peter Pepper Jr. or...

Super Buster Bros. SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1990)

Super Pang is an adventure for one or two players that takes the player around the world, aiming to rid...

Supercars ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1990), NES (1991), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

This is a top-view racing game, stylistically influenced by Super Sprint, from the company who later produced the Lotus series...

Supercars II Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The follow up to Magnetic Fields' earlier racing game develops the format in several ways. As before, the racing is...

Super Castlevania IV SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991), Wii (2006) and Wii U (2013)

Super Castlevania IV is, story-wise, a remake of the first game in the series. Set in the year 1691, the...

Super Cauldron DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993) and Amstrad CPC (1993)

Cauldron and Cauldron II were successful in the 8-bit days, and this moved the series forward. You play a witch...

Super Chase H.Q. SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Super Chase H.Q. is an enhanced sequel to Chase H.Q. As usual, you must drive your way towards a criminal's...

Game Boy (1994)

Super Chase H.Q. is an action-oriented racing game and has - besides the franchise it belongs to - no direct...

Super Chick Sisters Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

The esteemed Mario Bros. laid low by a chronic case of Wii-itis, a new set of run-and-jump platformer heroes are...

SNES (1993)

Following the events of the first Super Chinese World game, the world has been saved and Rub-A-Doc has invited the...

SNES (1995)

Following the events of Super Chinese World 2, the people of Chinaland are enjoying intergalactic peace. While ninja masters Ryu...

Windows (2006)

Super City Hero: Maxis Mission is an educational game which teaches the traffic rules to kids. The player takes the...

Super Cobra Intellivision Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), Intellivision (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), MSX (1983), Odyssey 2 (1982), Casio PV-1000 (1983), Sord M5 (1982) and Arcade (1981)

Super Cobra is a side-scrolling shooter based on the arcade game. You're a chopper pilot on a surveillance mission in...

Super Collapse! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Super Collapse!, your job is it to remove blocks of the same color from the playfield as fast as...

Super Collapse! 3 Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2006), Nintendo DS (2007), PSP (2007) and Macintosh (2006)

The third game in the Collapse! series has the same core gameplay as previous games but features several new modes...

Super Collapse! II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), Game Boy Advance (2004) and Macintosh (2002)

The game concept is that you have to eliminate clusters of at least 3 blocks with your mouse, but the...

Super Contra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), NES (1990), Xbox 360 (2007), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1988)

The alien Red Falcon is back, and planning on taking over the planet Earth. Now it's up to Scorpion and...

DOS (1994)

Super Cop is a Korean-made platform shooter similar to early Duke Nukem platformers. The player controls a boy who has...

Supercow Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2008), iPhone (2011), Android (2014) and iPad (2011)

When the evil criminal mastermind Professor Duriarti captures and clones farm animals to do his evil deeds only one cow...

Super Crate Box Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Commodore 64 (2013), Macintosh (2010), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012), PS Vita (2012) and Ouya (2013)

Super Crate Box is a hectic shooter set in a single screen area filled with an endless amount of enemies....

Supercuda Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983)

Supercuda is a single player Pac Man styled game where the object of the game is to achieve a high...

Super Dodge Ball NES Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), NES (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Sharp X68000 (1988) and Arcade (1987)

This ain't elementary school and it sure as heck ain't gym class. This is Super Dodge Ball. Control your team...

Arcade (1996)

Another Dodge Ball game featuring the Nekketsu Kunio Kun by Technos, who partnered with SNK to deliver an entirely next-gen...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Super Dodgeball Brawlers is a remake of the classic dodgeball sports NES title with characters that resembles those from River...

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