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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) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

4 Most Balls, Boots and Brains is a compilation of the following four games: Australian Rules The Double Rugby Boss...

Commodore 64 (1992)

4 Most Cute is a compilation of the following four games: DM Double Trouble Howard the Duck Punch & Judy...

ZX Spectrum (1991)

Four Most Fight and Fright is a compilation containing the following four games: Aliens Who Dares Wins II Frightmare Fallen...

Commodore 64 (1988)

4 Most Fun is a compilation of the following four games: Everyone's a Wally Rik the Roadie Slug Snodgits

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1991)

4 Most Horror is a compilation of the following four games: NEIL Android Nosferatu the Vampyre The Rocky Horror Show...

Commodore 64 (1991)

4 Most Megaheroes is a compilation of the following four games: Dandy Freddy Hardest Humm-Dinger Space Trooper

Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

4 Most Toppers is a compilation of the following four games: Confuzion Oink Spin Dizzy Tarzan

4NR iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

4NR is a discovery-based puzzle platformer. The player chooses one of two paths; digging down into the depths in pursuit...

4th & Inches DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple IIgs (1988) and Macintosh (1988)

4th & Inches is an action/strategy football game for one or two players. You control the action during the variety...

4x4 Off-Road Racing DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

As well as recreating off road racing, this game has considerable capability to upgrade your vehicle. There are four choices...

Commodore 64 (1986)

4 Zzap! Sizzlers is a compilation of the following four games: Drop Zone Thing on a Spring Who Dares Wins...

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Rapper 50 Cent is back with his half-dollar vengeance in this sequel to his first video game foray, 50 Cent:...

50 Cent: Bulletproof PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

This game lets you step into the footsteps of 50 Cent himself. As he tries to free the kidnapped K-Dog...

50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition is the PSP version of the console game 50 Cent: Bulletproof, and features the...

Commodore 64 (1987)

5 Computer Hits is a compilation of the following five games: Wizard's Lair Skooldaze Kettle Popeye Trap

5 of the Best from Kalisto DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Windows 3.x (1995)

This compilation contains: Breakline Cogito S.C.Out The Tinies Fury of the Furries

5th Gear Amiga Front Cover Budget re-release

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1988)

The aim is to drive from the beginning of the track to the end while avoiding obstacles and eliminating (with...

6180 the moon Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

6180 the moon is a puzzle platformer where you control the moon. The Sun is gone and the moon visits...

64th Street: A Detective Story iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and Arcade (1991)

64th Street: A Detective Story is a 2D beat'em up game, similar to Final Fight. The game has two heroes...

Commodore 64 (1985)

6 Computer Hits is a compilation of the following six games: Cadcam Warrior Battle Through Time Heroes of Khan Eddie...

NES (1992)

6-in-1 is an unlicensed game that contains a set of six different game in one cartridge that were not released...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

6*Pak Vol. 2 is a compilation containing the following six games: Into the Eagles Nest Batty ACE Shockway Rider International...

ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

The action in this motorcycle racing game takes place in a small box of the screen, but there’s a good...

7554 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

7554 is a first-person shooter set during the Franco-Vietnamese War from 1946 to 1954. The title references the Viet Minh's...

Windows (2012)

This is DLC (downloadable content) for 7554 and requires the original game to play. It is provided for free and...

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