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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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Blast Chamber PlayStation Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

A quite weird puzzle/actiongame in 3d, where you are a little guy in a chamber which is rotatable by pushing...

Blast Corps Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

Get out of the way! A nuclear missile carrier is out of control on a one way-set path, and unless...

Windows (1996)

Blast Doors is a 3D multi-player shareware game that was originally designed for the Total Entertainment Network.The game's back story...

Blaster! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

Blaster is an old-school horizontal shooter. The story: A space freighter full of terrestrial settlers get lost. Some time later...

Blaster and Amethyst Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Blaster and Amethyst is a simple top-down shooting game. Each stage contains seven amethyst crystals, and the player must collect...

Blaster and Morion Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Blaster and Morion is a sci-fi themed twin stick shooter, and the sequel to Blaster and Amethyst. Playing much like...

Blasterball 2: Holidays Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This game is the sequel to Blasterball 2: Revolution. It is a Breakout game, so you have your paddle, the...

Blasterball 2: Revolution Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Blasterball 2: Revolution is a remake of the arcade game Breakout. You have a screen filled with bricks of various...

Blaster Master NES Front Cover

NES (1988), Wii (2009) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

The game begins with a classic story of a boy and his frog who runs away, becomes radioactive and jumps...

Blaster Master 2 Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Some time has passe since the boy Jason and his tank Sophia defeated the evil Plutonium Boss and his radioactive...

Blaster Master: Blasting Again PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Years ago, the Earth was threatened by an evil being known as the Plutonium Boss. The Plutonium Boss and his...

Blaster Master Boy Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

You thought the world would be free of radioactive threats from the underground world after the events of the original...

Blaster Master: Enemy Below Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Taking place sometime after the events of the original Blaster Master, Blaster Master: Enemy Below puts you once again behind...

Blaster Master Overdrive Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

S.O.P.H.I.A. returns to save the Earth in this new 2D update in the long-running Blaster Master series. This new installment...

Blasteroids Atari ST Front Cover

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

As the name suggests, this arcade conversion updates the basic Asteroids gameplay. That means to say that the main gameplay...

Blast Factor PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2007)

Piloting the G-18 Nanite Interceptor, an armed miniature craft that can be injected into biological cells, a series of seven...

Browser (2003)

Blast First is a first-person shooter that casts the player into one-on-one deathmatches on three medieval arenas: Keep, Manor House...

Browser (2003)

Blast First: Sci-Fi Edition is a first-person shooter that casts the player into one-on-one deathmatches on three futuristic arenas. In...

Blasto TI-99/4A Front Cover

TI-99/4A (1981) and Arcade (1978)

1 or 2 players each control a tank in this top-down game. The object is to clear as many mines...

Blasto PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

The evil alien ruler Bosc has conquered the planet Uranus with the ultimate goal of destroying the Earth. His army...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Blasto! is a single player-only port of the game Blasto. The game play remains the same. Within a given time...

PlayStation (1999)

Kayne, the sole survivor of the Wolf Squadron, is tasked with saving the Vorn which is being attacked from the...

Blast Thru Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Blast Thru is an arcade Breakout game. It features a campaign with forty levels where blocks need to be cleared...

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Blast Works is a cross between a side-scrolling shooter mixed with a bit of Katamari. The main objective of the...

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Arcade (2008)

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a 2D fighting game with 12 characters, each with unique personalities, fighting styles and advantages. During...

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