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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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Saboteur Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (2004)

You are Hotot, a cybernetic life form from a serene planet in a distant galaxy. Unfortunately, even in a galaxy...

Saboteur II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

The ninja hero of the original Saboteur game has been killed, and his sister Nina is out to avenge this...

The Saboteur Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Sean Devlin is an Irish mechanic and a racer in Paris - or at least he was. One day in...

Sabre Wulf Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1984), Amstrad CPC (1985) and BBC Micro (1984)

The ACG amulet (a reference to Ultimate's formal name of Ashby Computers and Graphics), has been split into four pieces,...

Sabre Wulf Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004) and J2ME (2005)

The amulet that had been in place to imprison Sabrewulf has been shattered by the evil Dr. Dolittle-Goode. Now, it...

ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The game develops the eventful journeys that a popular singer -Sabrina- must suffer to be able to be transferred from...

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: A Twitch in Time! PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

In this 3D action-adventure, Sabrina's cat, Salem, accidentally breaks the Cosmic Clock. Unlike normal clocks, this one not only imprisons...

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Brat Attack Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (2000)

This is the second in a series of game spin-offs from the popular tv show Sabrina, the teenage witch. In...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Potion Commotion is a 2D side-scrolling action/adventure based on the popular TV series. The player, with...

Sack Smash 2001 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

Sack Smash 2001 is one of Dan Paladin's, who is responsible for games such as Dad 'n Me and Alien...

Sacred Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Sacred is an action role-playing game set in the fantasy world of Ancaria. You can choose from six different characters...

J2ME (2004)

Sacred for mobile phones is an action game with RPG elements and a spin-off of the Sacred series. There is...

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Although Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is the successor to Sacred, the game takes place 2,000 years before Shaddar summoned the...

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

This Collector's Edition includes: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Double-sided poster with a map of Ancaria on the front and the...

Sacred 2: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The gold edition of the Sacred 2 contains: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Sacred 2: Ice & Blood (Add-On)

Sacred 2: Ice & Blood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Sacred 2: Ice & Blood is an official add-on to Sacred 2: Fallen Angel and fully integrates itself into the...

Sacred 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

The first game in the main series not developed by Ascaron. Sacred 3 departed from the original open-world gameplay and...

Sacred Citadel Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Sacred Citadel is a 2.5D brawler set in the Sacred universe. The game takes inspiration from classic brawlers such as...

Sacred: Franchise Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This compilation pack includes: Sacred 2: Gold Edition Sacred Citadel Sacred Citadel: Jungle Hunt (DLC)

Windows (2006)

Sacred Gear is a side view multiplayer action game with emphasis on game play in both free-for-all and team play...

Sacred Gold Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009) and Windows (2005)

Sacred Gold is Sacred Plus and the Sacred Underworld expansion.MP3 soundtracks of the original game and the expansion are on...

Sacred Plus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Sacred Plus is a special edition re-release of the original Sacred at a budget price, with all the patches that...

Sacred: Underworld Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Sacred Underworld is the add-on for Ascaron's Action RPG Sacred and requires the original Sacred or Sacred Plus game to...

Saddle Up: Time to Ride Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Saddle Up: Time to Ride is the fourth game in what is known in France as the Alexandra Ledermann series,...

Safari Guns DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

You are on safari to make a photo report to save the local animal world from extinction.How the game works...

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