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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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The Big 6 Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga CD32 (1994)

The Big 6 is a collection of six games from the Dizzy series. It containsFantastic Dizzy (in an enhanced AGA...

CD-i (1995)

Big Bang Show combines both arcade action gameplay with a historical quiz in two different game modes.In the arcade game...

Big Bass Fishing PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Big Bass Fishing is a simple action-oriented fishing simulation released at a budget price. The game modes include arcade, competition,...

DOS (1990)

This issue of the PC software subscription offers only one game, the somewhat more elaborate than usual Galactic Battle. This...

DOS (1992)

Big Bob's Drive In is a shareware game in which the player takes the role of a waitress, 'Skatin' Stacy',...

Big Brain Academy Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

The second title in Nintendo's brain game series. Big Brain Academy is similar to Brain Age, in that it contains...

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree is the first installment to Nintendo's series of brain games to make it's debut on...

Big Brother: The Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Big Brother: The Game is based on the German version of the TV show where multiple people live in one...

Big Brother: The Game 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Big Brother: The Game 2 is the official game about the second season of the German version of the TV...

Big Bumpin' Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Get bumped royally. In Big Bumpin'; part of a trio of budget games released by Burger King from November 19th...

ZX81 (1982)

Bigflap Attack is viewed from the side and has you controlling a man below a large bird. The bird moves...

Bigfoot Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Footsy the Bigfoot has vowed to rescue his girlfriend, who has been locked inside a cage by a sadistic madman....

Biggles Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

WE Johns’ tales of a brave World War 1 pilot were updated for a 1980s feature film, with a plot...

DOS (1993)

Big Math Attack! is a shareware, single player, DOS, Missile Command style of game that teaches maths, spelling and touch...

Big Money! Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2002)

In this puzzle game, you need to collect money bags. In the Action and Strategy mode, you need to remove...

Big Mutha Truckers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2003)

Big Mutha Truckers is a truck racing game where you are one of Ma Jackson's four kids. You have to...

Big Mutha Truckers + Gun Metal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This Leadtek bundle release includes : Big Mutha Truckers Gun Metal

Commodore 64 (1986)

Big Names Bonanza is a compilation containing the following four games: Stellar 7 Fight Night Forbidden Forest Talladega

Big Nose Freaks Out NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

On a Tuesday afternoon sometime in 17 million BC, Big Nose the caveman was on his way to the Savings...

Commodore 64 (1992) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

You are Big Nose the Caveman and for reasons unknown you have been transported through time and landed in modern...

Amiga (1992), NES (1991) and Atari ST (1993)

Long, long time ago (but not necessarily in a galaxy far, far away), there was a caveman named Big Nose....

SNES (1995)

On day an alien race of slugs is out patrolling space, when they encounter the Lucasarts logo. The logo, as...

The BIGS PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2007), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and Wii (2007)

The BIGS is an arcade-style baseball game that is less focused on the intricate details of the game and more...

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

In this tie-in to the 1986 John Carpenter movie starring Kurt Russell, you must thwart the evil plans of Mandarin...

Windows (2002)

BII-NARY: The War Against Pop-Ups, the sequel to BII-NARY, is a 2D platform game with a visual design similar to...

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