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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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Game Boy Color (1999)

In Billy Bob's Huntin'-n-Fishin' the player takes the role of Billy Bob, an obese redneck, who wants to win the...

Atari ST (1997)

Billy boy is a scrolling platform game written in STOS.You find yourself in various enchanted places and to finish each...

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and GameCube (2003)

A boy and his friends playing in the forest get transported to a magical land. Separated from his friends, Billy...

Billy la Banlieue Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1986)

You are rockaBilly in the suburbs of Paris, where the streets are full of harlots, musicians, thugs, policemen, yogis, and...

Billy the Kid Returns! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

It's 1875. Your name is William Bonney. You're 15 years old. And you're in jail. But not for long!Billy the...

Genesis (1990)

You are Kenji Ohara, a motor boat expert. The evil Dr. Orca has kidnapped your sister Kim. Together with your...

Binary Domain Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

In the late 20th century, global warming consumes 75% of the world habitable land, forcing mankind to build new, raised...

Binary Land NES Front Cover

NES (1985), MSX (1985), Wii (2011), PC-88 (1983), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and FM-7 (1983)

In this game, you have to guide two penguins, one male and one female, through top-down vertical levels. The penguins...

Windows (2010)

Binary Land is a freeware remake of a puzzle game released in 1985 for 8-bit platforms, where two infatuated penguins...

The Binding of Isaac Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

The Binding of Isaac is an almost top-down game that borrows heavily from the roguelike genre. Players explore dungeons that...

The Binding of Isaac (Unholy Edition) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

This unholy edition is a retail release of a game that was previously only available through digital download. It contains:...

The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Wrath of the Lamb is a commercial expansion for The Binding of Isaac. It hooks into the main game and...

Linux (2005) and Windows (2005)

Biniax is a very simple arcade/logic game with unique gameplay features.The gaming field is a 5x7 grid, filled partially with...

Amstrad CPC (1985)

Binky the painter has gotten the job to paint the floors of a 21 storey building in the city. Other...

Windows (2002)

Binman is a single-player, keyboard controlled, arcade type game. The player controls a binman named Stan. The objective is to...

PC-98 (1995)

After the Earth became devastated by pollution and other disasters, humans started building space colonies. The majority of human beings...

Bio Challenge Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1988)

The game is set in the future where human existence is threatened. The gene code has become weaker in every...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

In Biocosm players control a specimen collection unit on the surface of a planet. Shaped like a forklift truck, players...

BioForge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Windows (2012)

In the far future, a fanatical group of religious extremists known as the Mondites have begun a campaign of galactic...

Bio FREAKS PlayStation Front Cover

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

This game is a 3D one-on-one fighter of extraordinary violence. Take control of one of many bionically-enhanced fighters, and fight...

PlayStation 3 (2012)

This Biohazard Twin Pack includes: Biohazard 5 (Alternative Edition) Biohazard: Revival Selection

PlayStation 2 (2001)

The Biohazard 5th Anniversary special package may be the ultimate collectors item for fans of the series (Resident Evil in...

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This premium edition is limited to 5,000 copies and can only be ordered through Capcom's Japanese digital store. It contains:...

Bio Hazard Battle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Genesis (1992), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1992)

The civilization on the planet Avaron is by far more advanced than that of the Earth. People developed special biogenetical...

PlayStation (1998)

This is a special re-release of Resident Evil: Director's Cut with added Dual Shock analog stick support. The disc also...

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