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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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Blush Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

In Blush, the player controls a squid in a lush, underwater environment, with an atmosphere reminiscent of Aquaria and flOw....

BMX Air Master Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1989)

In this game, you ride your BMX doing various tricks.The tricks are done in events of half-pipe, quarter pipe and...

BMX Kidz Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In this game, the player must compete against five BMX riders in a race against the clock. There are six...

BMX Ninja Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

As a top BMX gang member, members of a rival gang have attacked you. In order to protect your street...

BMX on the Moon BBC Micro Front Cover

BBC Micro (1984)

You must ride your moon cycle across the surface of a choice of three moons, avoiding boulders, bouncing monsters, oncoming...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

With your BMX you have entered the Mastertronic Gold Cup which has you attempting to complete five different courses to...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

You are riding your BMX along a road that can't be stopped and must avoid all obstacles for as long...

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

BMX Simulator 2 is a sequel to the game BMX Simulator. It still looks and plays like the first game...

BMX Trials Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985)

BMX Trials is a one or two player game in which the player competes in six cycling challenges.The challenges are...

Atari 7800 (2007)

b*nQ is an attempt to bring Q*bert to the Atari 7800. In the game, you must hop from one block...

BoaBite3D Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

BoaBite3D is a variant of Snake, turning the concept into a 3D game and played from a first-person perspective. The...

B.O.B. SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993) and Genesis (1993)

You are a teenage ant-like robot, who is going out for a date... However, you take your dad's car and...

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

Bobby Bearing is a young steel ball who lives in the land Technofear, carefully avoiding the dangerous Metaplanes. One day...

Bob Came in Pieces Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Bob Came in Pieces is a physics-based puzzle game. It stars Bob, a call center employee, who follows the supposedly...

Amstrad CPC (1986)

The objective of Bob en el polo is quite simple: eat a certain number of eggs in each of the...

Commodore 64 (1994)

Bobix lives a quiet and peaceful life as an apprentice magician on the island Texul. After the Queen of the...

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)

Adventure novel protagonist Bob Morane, an agent of the Time Patrol, is transported back in time to a thirteenth century...

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)

Bob Morane, hero of the Francophone series of adventure novels and comic books, parachutes into the South American jungle near...

DOS (1987), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)

An evil army of enemy space soldiers has invaded a space station. The player, taking the role of the infamous...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Based on the Italian comics character Dylan Dog, London "nightmare detective", Il Castello delle Illusioni (The Castle of Illusions) is...

PlayStation 2 (2003)

In the year 300X, the evil Maruhage Empire has taken over the world, and Emperor Tsuru-tsurina IV wants only one...

DOS (1997)

Being a watered-down funnyman can make you some enemies in the programming community. Here, some QBasic hackers have whipped up...

Bob's Bad Day Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993)

The reason why Bob's having a bad day is that his head has become detached from his body, and they've...

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

Ever wanted to go to the Winter Olympics? If you've always wanted to operate a bobsleigh team and even participate...

Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It? Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2001)

A game inspired by the children's television program. Players help Bob the Builder and friends complete various activities. Players can...

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