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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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BIONICLE: Mistika Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

This game is based on the summer 2008 BIONICLE sets and story. There are two modes: Story Levels and User...

BIONICLE Piraka: Matoran Escape Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

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

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Bio-Senshi Dan: Increaser to no Tatakai NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

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Genesis (1991) and Arcade (1990)

Atlantal, a peaceful planet, has been attacked by an invading alien fleet known only as The Aggressors, leaving the capital...

BioShock Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007), Macintosh (2009), PlayStation 3 (2008), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

In the year 1960 a plane crashes in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with a man named Jack as...

J2ME (2009)

This is a mobile version of 2K's first person shooter. Many things remain the same as the original game but...

BREW (2010)

BioShock for mobile phones was released in two versions. First a 2D top down game and then this 3D first...

BioShock 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Ten years have passed since the events in BioShock. The underwater-city Rapture has further deteriorated, with water breaking in everywhere...

BioShock 2: Minerva's Den Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Minerva's Den is the fourth DLC for BioShock 2 and the second to expand upon the singleplayer. In this case...

BioShock 2 (Rapture Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

Bioshock 2 (Rapture Edition) contains: Bioshock 2 Hardcover art-book "Deco Devolution" with 168 pages. This edition is only available in...

BioShock 2: Rapture Metro Map Pack Windows Front Cover

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

Rapture Metro Map Pack is the second DLC for BioShock 2 and adds six new multiplayer maps. Some are levels...

BioShock 2: Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack Windows Front Cover

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

Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack is the first DLC for BioShock 2. It is focused on extending the multiplayer mode. It...

BioShock 2 (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

The Special Edition includes: BioShock 2 Box with the shape of a butterfly on the front which is made out...

BioShock 2: The Protector Trials Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Protector Trials is the third DLC for BioShock 2 and the first to expand the singleplayer mode. Players step...

BioShock Infinite Linux Front Cover 2nd version

Linux (2015), Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

In BioShock Infinite the player becomes detective Booker DeWitt who is forced to find a young woman Elizabeth to pay...

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode One Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This is the first of two episodes of Burial at Sea, the story expansion for BioShock Infinite, offered as DLC....

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014), Macintosh (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

This is the second of two episodes of Burial at Sea, the story expansion for BioShock Infinite, offered as DLC....

BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This is the first add-on pack for Bioshock Infinite and is also included in the BioShock Infinite: Season Pass. It...

BioShock Infinite: Columbia's Finest Macintosh Front Cover

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

Columbia's Finest is DLC for BioShock Infinite and unlike the other three pieces of DLC it is not part of...

BioShock Infinite (Premium Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

This premium edition comes in a cardboard box and includes: Bioshock Infinite BioShock Infinite: Season Pass (DLC) BioShock Infinite: Upgrade...

BioShock Infinite: Season Pass Linux Front Cover

Linux (2015), Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), Macintosh (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

BioShock Infinite: Season Pass is downloadable content (DLC) for BioShock Infinite. It contains: BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds BioShock...

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

This edition comes in a cardboard box and includes: Bioshock Infinite BioShock Infinite: Season Pass (DLC) BioShock Infinite: Upgrade Pack...

BioShock (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Xbox 360 (2007)

This Collector's Edition includes:BioShock Official Soundtrack by Moby & Oscar The Punk Making-of DVD Hand-finished resin "Big Daddy"-figurine (14cm height)...

Bioshock: PS3 Challenge Rooms PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

This exclusive Playstation 3 add-on for BioShock includes three different challenge rooms in different locations from the main storyline which...

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