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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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Commodore 64 (1989)

You are Boris the Big Ball of Bollardia and you are attempting to escape from the Planet Phweeesh by bouncing...

Atari 2600 (1983)

This is a game rather reminiscent of Q*bert.In this game, you are a bubble named, with great originality, Bubble. The...

SAM Coupé (1992)

Boing! is a platformer similar to the Dizzy series. The player takes control of Boing, a green blob whose time...

Boing II Atari 8-bit Front Cover Sleeve Front + Media

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Boing II is a side scrolling shooter. The story begins when Bert is sent by a queen into exile for...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Bojo the Clown is performing at a circus, and must impress the audience by bouncing on a series of trampolines...

Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Django has been stripped of his valuable weapon of choice and now must rid the world of evil with more...

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Following in his father's footsteps, you play Django the vampire hunter, who uses the power of the sun to defeat...

Bōkyaku no Senritsu Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Bōkyaku no Senritsu is an action-adventure game based on the anime with the same name. While the game was not...

Bolo Atari ST Front Cover

Atari ST (1987)

Bolo is a "Breakout" clone with a twist. You have to destroy all the bricks on the screen using your...

Bolo Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982)

The objective of Bolo is to maneuver your tank through the maze, seek with your radar and destroy 6 enemy...

Linux (2000), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1989)

An early networking experiment between BBC microcomputers, Bolo is a top-down tank deathmatch game with a highly simplified physics model,...

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

This is a remake of the game Bolo for Atari ST. It is a Breakout variant with a twist: Your...

Atari ST (1988)

Bolo Werkstatt is a level editor for the Bolo game ("Werkstatt" is the German word for workshop).You can create new...

Bomba Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

The player guides Bomba, the character, to a series of checkpoints marked by stars. Control of Bomba is done via...

Bombastic PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Bombastic, the sequel to Devil Dice, is a puzzle game where you attempt to clear a field of explosive dice....

Windows (2001)

BombBlox is a Tetris variant. The basic principle is the same: blocks of different shapes are falling down from the...

Windows (2012)

Bomb Buddies is an action game derived from the classic Bomberman genre. The game uses the free-to-play model and has...

DOS (1993)

Vertical shooting game. You are in a slow, large aircraft that must fight its way back to home base.

ZX Spectrum (1982)

City Bomber is a one-key arcade game, similar to Air Attack.You pilot a small airplane, and your mission is to...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Bomber is a top-down shooter in which the player takes on the role of a bombardier of a B-29 Bomber...

Bomber Attack Apple II Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1983) and Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Bomber Attack is a classic side scroller. The player pilots a bomber flying to the left, dropping bombs on enemy...

Amiga (1990)

Bomber Bob is a vertically scrolling shooter by Italian studio Idea. The player controls a dog flying a World War...

Bomber Bob In Pentagon Capers ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Arcade game, "inspired" by the arcade game of a similar name, popular at the time. Jump your caped superhero Bomber...

BomberFUN Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

BomberFUN is an action game which basically resembles the gameplay of the Bomberman genre.Using bombs which you can kick, throw,...

Bomberman DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1992), TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

The black spaceman kidnapped Bomberman's beloved and brought her to his chambers in the castle, far beyond his reach, over...

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