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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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Wii (2008)

Monotone Princess is an action game based on the Soul Eater manga. As many people disappearances have been reported, the...

Nintendo DS (2008)

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Soul Fighter Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999)

Pick the warrior, thief, or wizard, and fight through five huge levels, each with its own boss. Your main weapons...

Soul Fjord Ouya Front Cover

Ouya (2014)

Soul Fjord is a hack-and-slash roguelike dungeon crawler that combines 13th Century Norse mythology as a setting with 1970s funk....

Soulless Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2008)

The 1st game to be created by independent game developer Cobra Blade. The game is a side scrolling action game...

Soul of a Robot ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

To save planet Nonterraqueous from a malfunctioning evil computer, its people have built a robot to attack the super-computer. Cunningly,...

Soul of Darkness J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2008), J2ME (2008), Nintendo DSi (2010) and BlackBerry (2009)

As a child, Kale's family was attacked by vampires leading to the death of both his parents. After this Kale...

Windows (2010)

Soul of Dracula is a 2D platformer in the Metroidvania style and inspired by the Castlevania series with Dracula as...

Soul of the Samurai PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Soul of the Samurai is an action-adventure game set in feudal Japan in which players control a samurai who must...

Soul Ride Linux Front Cover

Linux (2003) and Windows (2000)

A backcountry snowboarding "simulation". The terrains are based on the topography of real mountains: Mammoth Mountain in California and Tuckerman...

Soulstar SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994)

Soulstar for the Sega CD/Mega CD is a 3D shoot-'em up that combines several different types of gameplay into one...

Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), Browser (2012) and Android (2014)

Choose your weapon against endless waves of "Saddies" as the war continues. Guard yourself with power-ups, and strike when the...

Windows (1996)

SoulTrap is a 3D platform game that takes place inside the mind of the main character of the game: Malcolm...

Soundless Mountain II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Soundless Mountain II is a demake of the Silent Hill 2, created for the TIGSource Bootleg Demakes competition. It turns...

Sound Shapes PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012), PS Vita (2012) and PlayStation 4 (2013)

Sound Shapes is a 2D platformer where the environments and the challenges are built in harmony with music. The player...

Soundvoyager Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

Soundvoyager is a simple action game which uses stereo sound to achieve goals. The game is actually a variety of...

Apple II (1987)

The object of the game is to capture or kill Lord Futz. In order to do this, you must conquer...

South Park Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999) and Nintendo 64 (1998)

A comet is heading toward South Park, causing many of the enemies from early seasons of the shows (including cows,...

J2ME (2004), ExEn (2003) and DoJa (2004)

This game allows you to play as one of several South Park characters in 13 different minigames. You use the...

Windows (2000)

South Park: Cartman's Authoritah is an unlicensed side-scrolling 2D platform game where the player plays as Cartman, a character from...

South Park: Chef's Luv Shack Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (1999) and Nintendo 64 (1999)

Chef hosts South Park: Chef's Luv Shack, which mixes South Park trivia with over 20 mini games in the mold...

South Park: Let's Go Tower Defense Play! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

South Park is under attack, again, and Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman must overcome a series of tower defense challenges...

South Park: Mega Millionaire Android Front Cover

BREW (2009), J2ME (2009), Windows Mobile (2009), iPhone (2009), BlackBerry (2009) and Android (2010)

Cartman and his friends from South Park takes part in a Japanese game show, Mega Millionaire!, with the chance to...

Windows (2010)

Sovetskij Avtosport Racing Show is 3D racing game. Players participate in a racing show where competitions are held with the...

Soviet ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Amstrad PCW (1990)

Set during the collapse of the Soviet Union, this arcade style game puts the player in control of a Soviet...

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