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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 Grand Prix Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

An updated 16-bit version of Codemasters' Grand Prix Simulator. As before, the basic gameplay resembles Super Sprint, with an overhead...

Super Granny Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Super Granny is very heavily influenced by Lode Runner. It is broken down into 5 areas of 20 levels each,...

Super Granny 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Super Granny 3 is the third game in Sandlot Game's successful Granny casual game franchise.The Granny games are a 2D,...

Super Granny 4 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Super Granny 4 continues a successful franchise of casual arcade games series by Sandlot Games. Just like in previous titles...

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

Five guardians threaten the peaceful existence of the people, and it’s you who’s been entrusted with saving them. Lots of...

Windows (2001)

Team up with superheroes Groovin' Gourmet, Blit, and Marlene to learn about math. Superheroes Math Challenge has a learning mode...

Super Hexagon Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2012) and Ouya (2014)

Super Hexagon is a minimal action game. The player controls a small triangle shape in a fixed position in the...

Super High Impact Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1993) and Genesis (1992)

Super High Impact was one of the most hard hitting football games before the NFL Blitz series was created, with...

Super House of Dead Ninjas Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Browser (2012)

Super House of Dead Ninjas is a single player, action platform game taking place inside a procedurally generated tower. Play...

Super Huey III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Super Huey returns in this update to the classic 1985 game. Train on your huey and then attack the enemy....

Super Huey UH-IX Apple II Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1988), Atari 7800 (1988) and Atari 8-bit (1986)

Super Huey UH-IX is a helicopter simulation game. You are the pilot of the experimental helicopter UH-1XA and you need...

Game Boy (1992)

Quasimodo straps on his trusty hump one last time to rescue his paramour, the perpetually-imperiled Esmeralda, this time captured by...

Super Hydlide Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1989), NES (1989), MSX (1987), PC-88 (1987) and Sharp X1 (1988)

A long time ago, evil descended upon the peaceful people of Hydlide. Old legends tell of a lone brave hero...

BBC Micro (1984)

Super Invaders is a Space Invaders variant. The player controls his defender ship left and right and has to prevent...

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

New York in the future is a dangerous place with criminals wandering the streets and causing havoc. The Mayor is...

Super Kid Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Super Kid is a beat-em up game for one or two players. Players take the role of one of eight...

DOS (1991)

Super Kof is a side-scrolling platform game that puts the player in control of a super monkey on an adventure.The...

Supervision (1992)

Super Kong is a simple action game that plays like a cross between Pooyan and Donkey Kong 3. The titular...

Windows (2008)

SKKSR is triumphant minimalist Stalinist Line Rider clone for great glory of the Soviet Motherland!Without need for decadent Western imperialist...

Dragon 32/64 (1982)

Super Lander is your typical moon lander game, of the kind of which every computer must have at least a...

MSX (1987) and Sharp X1 (1987)

A shoot 'em up game in the Laydock series that fits in perfectly between Laydock (Laydock 1) and Laydock 2....

Super Lode Runner NES Front Cover Famicom Disk System

NES (1987)

Between 1984 to 1986, Irem released four more different Lode Runner arcade games in Japan after the original arcade games...

Super Mafia Land Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Super Mafia Land is a side-scrolling platformer inspired by Super Mario Bros. 2, but with a mafia theme. At the...

Super Magnetic Neo Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

In Super Magnetic Neo, a gang lead by evil, foul-mouthed baby Pinki has taken over Pao Pao Park. The professor...

Superman Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Lex Luthor pulls off another stunt, this time he and Braniac have developed a virtual reality version of Metropolis to...

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