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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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Bonk's Revenge TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1991) and Wii (2007)

Bonk has his revenge on King Drool III in his second game for the TurboGrafx. It's not exactly clear why...

Bonk's Revenge Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994)

Although this shares the same name as the second Bonk game for the TurboGrafx-16, this is actually a brand new...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1988)

Emma, king of the underworld, has gone crazy and brought his domain into chaos. Your mission, as Bonze Kackremboh, is...

NES (1987)

The game is set in a pre-historic environment, complete with cavemen and dinosaurs. You play as a little boy who...

Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1995), Genesis (1994) and Wii (2008)

Boogerman is a jump-and-run game where the protagonist flicks boogers and farts at enemies in order to stand a chance...

Boogie PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

Boogie is a dance and Karaoke game. Unlike most similar games, which use special pads to control the dancing, the...

Boogie Bunnies Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Boogie Bunnies is a puzzle game in the spirit of Bust-A-Move that has the player clear puzzles filled with bunnies...

Boogie SuperStar Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Boogie SuperStar, the sequel to Boogie, is a dancing and karaoke game. It can be played with either the included...

Windows (2002)

Bool is a cross between Breakout with Pool. Three bats encircle a round pool table. The aim is to destroy...

Bool Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Bool is an early game by Mark Essen. The player needs to keep a white ball afloat in different levels...

Booloid Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Booloid by Mark Essen was made as a part of the Bigmound collective, and it can be considered a sequel...

Boom! MSX Front Cover

MSX (1985)

A classic shoot'em up Galaxian style game. You move your spaceship left and right shooting at the wave of aliens....

Boom Blox Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Boom Blox is a action puzzle game developed in conjunction with Steven Spielberg. The objective of Boom Blox is to...

Boom Blox Bash Party Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Boom Blox Bash Party is a physics-based puzzle game in which players throw, sling, and shoot their way through over...

Boom Boom Rocket Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Boom Boom Rocket is a rhythm game by the team behind the Xbox Live Arcade hit Geometry Wars. The game...

PlayStation (1999)

Some time ago - it could have been 1983 or 15 billion years - alien cats invaded Earth, nabbed all...

MSX (1984)

You control a boy walking through a platform maze trying to collect items while being chased by enemies. They can...

Boomerang Sports Peteca Zeebo Front Cover

Zeebo (2010)

Boomerang Sports Peteca is, as the name implies, a peteca game, a sport similar to badminton, with the shuttlecock being...

Boomerang Sports Queimada Zeebo Front Cover

Zeebo (2010)

Boomerang Sports Queimada is a dodgeball game. It is the third title to exclusively use the Boomerang, Zeebo's accelerometer controller...

Boomerang Sports TĂȘnis Zeebo Front Cover

Zeebo (2009)

Boomerang Sports TĂȘnis is a game of doubles inspired by Wii Sports. It is the first title to exclusively use...

Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1989)

Boomer must traverse the 8-story Tower of Zoozoon to defeat the dark lord Zoozoon himself. By digging, trapping enemies, and...

Boomshine Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

The goal of Boomshine is to set off a circle of light at a certain part of the screen to...

Boonka Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Boonka is a tile-matching game with an ecologic theme, where the ultimate goal is to save trees from evil beings...

ZX81 (1985)

Booster is a follow up to Rocket Man. Like that game it is a platformer where the player uses a...

Booster Logic Linux Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Booster Logic is two 2D games in one, created to recapture classic gameplay. Booster is a side-view platformer, and Logic...

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