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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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PlayStation (1998)

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

PlayStation 3 (2015)

Biohazard: Triple Pack is a bundle package which contains three PlayStation 3 the Best re-releases of several Biohazard games for...

Browser (2010)

A terrible disaster struck a biological laboratory. Now it's swarmed with deadly mutants, filled with poisonous acid and it gradually...

Arcade (1995)

Biomechanical Toy is an arcade platform shooter with gameplay similar to Metal Slug. You play the hero Inguz who has...

Bio Menace DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

The CIA has learned that gigantic mutants are wreaking havoc in Metro City and their sources say that the destruction...

SNES (1993)

BioMetal is a fast-paced, side-scrolling shooter game. The war that divided the galaxy and used all its resources has ended....

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa Wii Front Cover

NES (1988), DoJa (2006), Wii (2008) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

In this game, you control a little baby! The baby crawls through imaginary worlds, made of candy, chocolate, toys, and...

Bionic Commando DOS Front Cover

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

In Bionic Commando the player takes control of a soldier with a bionic arm that extends and contracts. The bionic...

Bionic Commando NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

At some point during the 1980's the world has become a stage of battle between the Federation and the Empire....

Bionic Commando Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

It has been ten years since Nathan "RAD" Spencer managed to defeat the Imperials and destroy the Albatross in Bionic...

Bionic Commando Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

This game tells the adventures of a solder named Rad Spencer, who has a bionic arm that allows him to...

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

The Avar empire is an imminent threat to our homeland of Karinia. As a member of the Bionic Corps' Elite...

Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a remake of original Bionic Commando for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The visuals are updated to...

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 is a side-scrolling, action-puzzle platformer in which the player takes control of Nathan "Rad" Spencer, the...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Bionic Granny is a top view single screen game where you play the role of a Bionic Granny who likes...

Bionicle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003), GameCube (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

Playing as the Toa, Toa Nuva and finally the 7th Toa, you must explore the six elementally-themed regions of Mata...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Released as the handheld companion to the 3D BIONICLE, this game obviously has different gameplay, such as the lack of...

Browser (2001)

This is an officially unnamed game meant to promote LEGO's then-new BIONICLE franchise in 2001. The game is extremely similar...

Browser (2005)

BIONICLE: Battle Zone is an online game used to promote both the 2005 BIONICLE line and the then-upcoming movie BIONICLE...

Browser (2004)

In this officially untitled 2D platformer sponsored by Colgate, you control three of the Toa Metru in a quest to...

Bionicle Heroes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), GameCube (2006), Xbox 360 (2006) and Wii (2007)

Bionicle Heroes is a third-person action game where the player takes on the role of the various Lego Bionicle Toa...

Bionicle Heroes Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

In the GBA version of Bionicle Heroes, based on the LEGO Bionicle franchise, players take on the guise of the...

Bionicle Heroes Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

On the island of Voya Nui, the evil Piraka have stolen the six elemental masks of the Toa. It's up...

Bionicle: Matoran Adventures Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

The island of Mata Nui holds a dangerous path of evil. In order to defeat it, you must control two...

BIONICLE Metru Nui: City of Legends - Stop the Morbuzakh Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005), Macintosh (2005) and Browser (2004)

Stop the Morbuzakh is a first-person shooter based on the 2004 BIONICLE story. You play as Toa Metru Vakama, who...

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