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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 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...

Superman Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1978)

The Man of Steel takes flight in his first video game adaptation. When Lex Luthor destroys the Metropolis bridge, Clark...

Superman NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

In this Jump'n Run, you take on the role of the Man of Steel and must free Metropolis from criminals...

Game Boy (1997)

Superman is a sidescrolling action game starring DC Comics' titular Man of Steel. It features character designs based on Superman:...

Superman Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

Superman is a single player, action based platformer for the Sega Genesis. As the Man of Steel, you jump, punch...

Arcade (1988)

Clark Kent runs along the screen and pulls off his coat and underneath he becomes Superman for some serious action...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Superman is once again in the thick of things as agents from the planet Apokolips arrive on Earth to bring...

Superman Returns PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Superman Returns is based on the movie of the same name. You control the man himself as he flies around...

Nintendo DS (2006)

Based on the movie of the same name, Superman Returns puts you behind the cape of the man of steel...

Superman: Shadow of Apokolips PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and GameCube (2003)

Darkseid has joined forces with Lex Luthor, unleashing an army of robotic warriors on the city of Metropolis, and the...

V.Smile (2006)

Superman: The Greatest Hero is designed to teach 6 to 8-year-old children about maths, vocabulary and science. You take the...

Superman: The Man of Steel Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Two of Superman's biggest rivals, Brainiac 13 and Lex Luthor, have plans for world domination. It's nothing new for the...

Superman: The Man of Steel Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1993)

Superman: The Man of Steel is a side-scrolling platform game in which the player takes on the role of Superman.A...

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