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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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Commodore 64 (1991)

Tibo lives in the village of Choria, within the forest in Illussia. A mysterious disease has struck his father, a...

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Get ready to put your blue skin-tight tights on. Ninjas need beating-up, bosses need clobbering! This game is not so...

Tiger-Heli NES Front Cover

NES (1986) and Arcade (1985)

Tiger Heli is the name of your helicopter, according to the box the result of a billion-dollar defense project and...

Windows (2002)

You are the driver of an M4 sherman tank. Your mission: drive, shoot, destroy.You can hunt down german tanks as...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Tiger Mission is a vertically scrolling shooter in which the player controls a helicopter. The goal is easy to explain:...

Tiger Road Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Arcade (1987)

Tiger Road is a beat 'em up in which you (as Lee Wong) must rescue the village children from the...

Tigershark Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1997)

Tigershark is set in 2060, where a Russian commander is seeking to sink the entire Pacific tectonic plate by constructing...

Commodore 64 (1989)

Players control a tank which must collect the radiation packs scattered through various locations including forest, rocket pad, airport, bridge,...

Tigger's Honey Hunt Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000) and Nintendo 64 (2000)

Winnie the Pooh plans a party and therefore he needs honey. His friend Tigger promises to help him and starts...

TI Invaders TI-99/4A Front Cover

TI-99/4A (1981)

TI Invaders is a clone of the game Space Invaders and features similar gameplay. You control a canon at the...

DOS (1994)

Laying down the blueprints for the later Bob Saget Killer 2000, this suite of programs allows the player to inflict...

Windows (2006), Windows Mobile (2006) and Symbian (2006)

Tilelander is a game that can be played as a puzzle or as an action game. Tilelander's opponents react to...

Tilt Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990) and ZX Spectrum (1990)

Viewed from above, the task in Tilt is to rotate the screen so as to guide a ball across a...

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Tilt is a puzzle platform action, where the goal is to lead the ball through the maze from the entrance...

Tilt to Live iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Tilt To Live is a frantic action game. The player controls a space ship in an arena by tilting the...

Arcade (1984)

You control a logger, who must chop down trees as they spring up. Two indicators appear at the top of...

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2005)

Based on Tim Burton and Deane Taylor's film The Nightmare Before Christmas, you control Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King in...

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Halloween Town is preparing for this year's Halloween, and Jack Skellington is sure that this one will be the best...

Time 4 Cat Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Amidst the hustle and bustle of an urban street intersection, an alley cat (controlled with the mouse) tries to forage...

Time Ace Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

In Time Ace, the player takes control of an eccentric inventor, Dr. Hugo Clock, in the year 1914 who invents...

Time Bandit DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1985), TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Time Bandit is a Gauntlet-style arcade game with text adventure elements.Having nothing to do with the Terry Gilliam movie Time...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Timebomb is a simple arcade game (but thinking is very helpful). The player must diffuse six timebombs, before the time...

Time Commando DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1998) and Macintosh (2012)

In the near future, the military has created an advance computerized combat simulation, which allowed participants to be trained in...

SNES (1995)

Based off of the Jean Claude Van Damme film Timecop, this game acts as a sequel of sorts. We learned...

Time Crisis PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and Arcade (1996)

The events of the game take place in the fictional republic Sercia. A coup has ended the tyrannical regime of...

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