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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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Star Trek Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

A pinball game based on the original Star Trek series. There are three tables in the game, the third of...

Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1983) and Arcade (1982)

Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator is an arcade action game where you take control of the Starship Enterprise. Your mission...

Star Trek: Tactical Assault Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006) and PSP (2006)

In Star Trek Tactical Assault, you play either a Starfleet or Klingon captain who must wade through a high volatile...

J2ME (2004)

Star Trek: The Birds of Prey is a traditional vertically scrolling shoot 'em up where the player takes control of...

Vectrex (1982)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a first-person shooter set in the Star Trek universe. The player controls a ship...

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

The Romulans request permission to enter the Neutral Zone in order to search for a team of their researchers that...

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1999)

Klingon Honor Guard is a first person shooter set in the Star Trek universe. It uses the Unreal engine, with...

Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2001) and Macintosh (2000)

On its course to the Alpha Quadrant, the U.S.S. Voyager is attacked by an unknown ship and is transported to...

Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover Outer Sleeve

Windows (2000)

The Collector's Edition includes: Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force A 96-page graphic novel with two 48-page Voyager stories (a...

Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force Expansion Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

This expansion pack for Elite Force allows you to explore the entire Voyager spaceship, which has 10 levels in total....

Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (Gold Bundle) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2002)

This package contains both Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force and its Expansion Pack.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989)

Captain Kirk has just received an urgent transmission from the commander of Starfleet detailing the situation on Nimbus III. The...

Star Trigon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), iPod Classic (2008), iPhone (2008) and Arcade (2002)

Star Trigon is an arcade game originally released in 2002, and much later ported to other platforms. The main character...

Windows (2000)

In Startron the player controls a space ship which flies on a two-dimensional surface. While flying the ship leaves a...

StarTropics NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Wii (2008)

In StarTropics, you play the part of Michael Jones. Mike's uncle (Dr. Jones, a famous archaeologist) is on C-Island looking...

Amiga (1992)

In Starush, a vertically scrolling shooter, the player has to save four worlds based on the four elements (three levels...

Star Voyager Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Star Voyager is an action game similar to Star Raiders. You control the space ship Star Voyager from a first...

Star Voyager NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

CosmoStation Noah, located in Spiral Galaxy IX, is under siege by Molok Wardrivers. Now it's time for the pilot of...

ZX Spectrum (1982)

There are three distinct sections to this space shooter. The first is Galaxians-inspired, with waves of aliens coming down the...

Star Wars DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), GameCube (2003), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1984), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Macintosh (1988), BBC Micro (1987), Electron (1987) and Arcade (1983)

Star Wars is a first-person shooter based around the final scenes of the original Star Wars film. It first appeared...

Star Wars Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), NES (1991), Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1993)

This game is based closely on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It combines a number of gameplay styles,...

NES (1987)

Released only in Japan, this Famicom version of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope features a black-haired version of...

Atari ST (1990)

Star Wars is a horizontally scrolling shooter written in STOS.In each level the player has to combat enemy ships, asteroids...

Star Wars Action Pack  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Included in this Star Wars compilation are the following 3 games: Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II Star...

Star Wars Arcade SEGA 32X Front Cover

SEGA 32X (1994) and Arcade (1994)

Star Wars Arcade is a 3D shoot 'em-up set in Episodes 4, 5, and 6 of the Star Wars saga....

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