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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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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...

Windows (2011)

This limited edition contains: 7554 Art book Making-of DVD Soundtrack disc

7 Blades PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

In the year Kanei 17, the man-made island of Dejima, home of many foreigners, has been brutally attacked by a...

7 Gunfighters Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

7 Gunfighters is a Wild West first-person shooter in which the player takes on the role of a bounty hunter...

7Strains: The Infectious Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

A virus has taken over the landscape and has begun converting everyone into one of seven different strains of virus....

Linux (2006) and Windows (2006)

An experimental platform/action game created in 48 hours for Ludum Dare #8. The competition's theme was 'swarms'.The player controls a...

Windows (2004)

The license for this game was acquired from a German blockbuster comedy of the same title, picking up the Snow...

8BitBoy Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

8-bit Boy is a 2D platform game where you play as an unemployed guy who gets sucked into an 8-bit...

8-Bit Commando Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

8-Bit Commando is a run-and-gun platformer in the style of games from the 8 and 16-bit era. You take the...

8bit killer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

8bit killer is a first-person shooter designed to resemble the early shooting games from the nineties, especially Wolfenstein 3D. The...

8 Eyes NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

8 Eyes chronicles the adventures of Orin, the falconer, who must visit 8 different houses in 8 different lands and...

Windows (2001)

911 Fire Rescue is a first-person "Douser" that pits you against raging fires. You run into burning buildings with your...

Commodore 64 (1985)

In this game, you control a Porsche 911TS fitted with Dunlop tyres and you must travel along the roads, while...

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Like the similarly-named C64 game, this driving game puts you in control of a Dunlop-shod Porsche 911. The player must...

99 Action & Arcade Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

99 Action & Arcade is a collection of single player games which are variations and clones of classic arcade hits...

99 Bullets Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2011) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

99 Bullets is a shoot-em-up with a twist--the player can take a whopping 99 hits before they die! But it's...

99 Levels to Hell Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

99 Levels to Hell is a 2D roguelike platform shooter consisting of ten randomly created ten-level dungeons. To make it...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Claudette the cat has been kidnapped by scientists aiming to use her for experiments. Bob Cat can't allow this, and...

9mm Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

John "Loose" Kannon has not only a very subtle name, but is also the leader of a special team of...

Windows (1998)

A2 Racer II again allows you to race on the well known Dutch A-2 highway. But also race tracks have...

A2 Racer III: Europa Tour Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

Part 3 in the Dutch A2 Racer series takes the player to London, Berlin and Vienna. The gameplay remains the...

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