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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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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...

Boot Camp DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1987)

Boot Camp is a slight twist on the sports game genre. The player is in a military boot camp, and...

MSX (1987)

You control a man with short legs. The screen is filled with a board game that has been subdivided into...

Booty Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), Amstrad CPC (1984), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986) and SAM Coupé (1995)

Like any good pirate ship, the old vessel upon which Booty is set is overloading with treasure and so the...

Booty Juggler Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Booty Juggler is a simple, fast-paced game by UK-based illustrator Robin Davey. It is one of twelve projects commissioned for...

DOS (1998)

Boovie is a remake of the 1994 ZX Spectrum game with the same name. It was released in the same...

Bop It! iPhone Front Cover First version

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Bop It! is a digital version of the hit Hasbro toy. It includes the same basic moves as the original...

Bop It! Smash iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2012)

In Bop It! Smash the player must trap the light in the center trapper. Doing so earns points for score,...

Border Down Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2003)

A futuristic sci-fi shooter in which you play a test pilot strapped to the brand new RAIN combat simulator which...

Borderlands Windows Front Cover

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

The planet Pandora isn't much more than a desert filled with bandits, mercenaries and adventurers. Their goal: the legendary vault...

Borderlands 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Five years after The Destroyer was vanquished, a new valuable mineral known as Eridian was discovered in the crust of...

Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is the first downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands 2.The Vault Hunter has discovered a...

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This collector's edition contains: Borderlands 2 4 stickers Contraband Sky Rocket Grenade (DLC) Character Skins and Heads (DLC) Inside the...

Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The second DLC released for Borderlands 2, this time the Vault Hunter is informed of another vault discovered on Pandora,...

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

The third DLC for Borderlands 2, the Vault Hunter travels to a new part of Pandora populated by exotic, but...

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is the fourth and final story DLC for Borderlands 2. Again the player can...

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This limited edition comes in a large rectangular box and contains: Borderlands 2 (steel book case packaging) Contraband Sky Rocket...

Borderlands: Claptrap's New Robot Revolution Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Claptrap's New Robot Revolution is the fourth downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands. The treasure hunters must defeat the Interplanetary Ninja...

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Game of the Year Edition of Borderlands includes the following: Base game. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned add-on...

Borderlands: Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot Windows Front Cover

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

Madd Moxxi's Underdome Riot is the second downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands.This time, set in the chaotic mess known as...

Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is the third downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands.The storyline picks up where the main...

Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned Windows Front Cover

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

The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned is the first downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands. It takes the player to Jakobs...

Borderline SG-1000 Front Cover

SG-1000 (1983) and Arcade (1981)

Borderline is an overhead arcade shooter that puts the player in control of a Jeep in a war zone. The...

Borg Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981)

Can you out run and out shoot the dragon's henchmen? Watch out for the wrath of the dragon if you...

Boring Bird Browser Front Cover

Browser (2014)

Boring Bird is a clone and parody of Flappy Bird made for the Belgian TV program De ideale wereld (The...

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