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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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DOS (1988)

Space Spirals is a mouse-controlled shooting game, with some similarities to Missile Command.The object of the game is to defend...

Virtual Boy (1995)

An intergalactic Squash tournament is being held in space, and champions from all corners of the galaxy rush to compete....

Amiga (1986) and Atari ST (1986)

Space Station is a platform action adventure in which the player takes the role of a space ship commander. The...

DOS (1995)

Space Station Escape is a first person shoot-'em-up similar to Blake Stone. The story behind the game is that the...

Space Station Oblivion DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

A 3D strategy / action game featuring scaling and rotating polygon graphics. You're the sole voyager happening upon an abandoned...

Space Station Silicon Valley PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Nintendo 64 (1998)

Long ago, scientists created a living space station, full of animals. After its launch into space, the station vanished, never...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Space Station Silicon Valley is a based on the Nintendo 64 game of the same name. It keeps story, gameplay...

Space Strike PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1982)

Blast the onslaught of aliens bent on taking over your world--and you!

Space Strike Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In the year 2307, you are the pilot of an assault space craft. You have been sent on a recon...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Space Sweep & Invaders is a double games pack that contains the following games:Space Sweep: You are a Space Sweeper...

Space Tank Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Space Tank is a tank action game. It is set in the year 10101 when an emergency call from a...

Space Taxi Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

Piloting a Space Taxi, you must pick up passengers from "pads" and carry them to whatever other pads they wish...

Space Taxi 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This is a sequel and, on some levels, remake of the original Space Taxi.In this game, like the original, you...

Spaceteam iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Spaceteam is a co-op party game about shouting sci-fi technobabble at your friends. Each player needs an iPhone, iPad, or...

Space Trader Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

Space Trader is easy to learn, but a challenge to master. Your goal is to make as much money as...

Tatung Einstein (1985)

The followup to Time Trap once more features intergalactic adventurer "Zed Zed" on a quest to pick up things —...

Atari 2600 (2002)

Your planet has done well but your neighbors have not so they have attacked and stolen your food. It is...

Atari 2600 (2003)

This is an improved version of the game Space Treat.The improvements are: Scoring Hi-score feature The graphics are more stable...

Space Tripper Linux Front Cover

Linux (2002), Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

In this horizontal arcade shooter which is similar to 80s shoot 'em up Uridium, you have to shoot all enemies...

MSX (1984)

On the surface, Space Trouble looks like an orthodox shooter, but it has an unorthodox twist: Don't shoot! You navigate...

DOS (1992)

In this 2D action game player assumes the role of a maintenance engineer, who was deployed by mistake on the...

Apple II (1982)

In Space Vikings the player flies a space craft with the ability to shoot at other ships. The goal of...

Space Walk MSX Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and MSX (1985)

In this space game the player steers an astronaut to collect the stray satellite that is roaming in space. To...

DOS (1985)

Spacewar is a shareware Spacewar! clone. Two spaceships, controlled either by human or by robot, battle it out in a...

Amiga (1989)

In this Amiga take on the classic vector game, two ships are controlled by two players, flying around a sun,...

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