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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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Bram Stoker's Dracula Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

One of several adaptations of the 1992 film version of the classic vampire tale, the Amiga version is a side-scrolling...

Brandish TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

SNES (1994), TurboGrafx CD (1994), PC-98 (1991) and FM Towns (1991)

Once there was a prosperous kingdom, which was protected by a tower, where a mighty dragon was living. The people...

SNES (1995) and PC-98 (1993)

The Planet Buster continues the story that was told in the first Brandish game, and depicts the events that happened...

PC-98 (1994)

The country of Fiberia has enjoyed the blessing of the Goddess. But as their king discovered an old manuscript, an...

Windows (1998)

Brandish 4 is a re-release of Brandish VT. It has slightly improved graphics and sound quality, as well as two...

PC-98 (1996)

Somewhere in the desert of Kalua, in the country of Suelang, stands a huge tower. This is the Tower of...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

In Brat you must guide a baby, Nathan, through levels with features such as dynamite, bridges and holes. You do...

Brat 2: Obratno v Ameriku Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This game based on a plot of the famous Russian blockbuster movie "Brat 2". Main character of the game is...

Brataccas Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1986), Atari ST (1986) and Macintosh (1986)

Brataccas is a game that combines exploration, puzzle-solving and combat. You play a character named Kyne, a man who has...

Brat'ja Piloty: Zagadka atlanticheskoj sel'di Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Brat'ja Piloty: Zagadka atlanticheskoj sel'di is the seventh entry in the Pilot Brothers series of games based on the popular...

Amiga (1995)

Bratwurst is a two-player cave-flyer like GF2, but with a twist. Instead of using a fixed perspective with bitmap graphics,...

Bratz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation (2002) and Game Boy Advance (2003)

This is a dance game where you can be one of the 5 Bratz girls. You can practice or make...

Bratz: Rock Angelz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005) and GameCube (2005)

Bratz: Rock Angelz chronicles the adventures of the 4 main Bratz franchise girls -- Jade, Sasha, Chloe, and Yasmin --...

Brave Dwarves 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Brave Dwarves 2 is an action platform game. The player has to find all keys in every level and defeat...

Brave Dwarves: Back for Treasures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2006)

For centuries the Dwarves have guarded the underground passages and fortresses beneath the world. But now a monstrous horde led...

Brave Fencer Musashi PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

150 years ago, the legendary warrior known as the Brave Fencer Musashi saved the kingdom of Allucaneet from the evil...

PlayStation (2000)

This Japan only re-release of Brave Fencer Musashi was part of the Square Millennium Collection, a collection of Square games...

Braveheart iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

The King has sent his servants everywhere to spread his will: whoever obtains the Holy Grail, an ancient chalice protected...

Brave Prove PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Arys is a young swordsman who is a member of the Wild Fangs, a peaceful mountain tribe searching for an...

Windows (2003)

In this game, the player controls a young man named Rudy, who was was raised in the beautiful countryside of...

BraveStarr Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

The planet of New Texas is similar to the Wild West-era Texas - mystic Indians, bar-room brawlers and sharp-shooting mercenaries....

Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox 360 (2009) and Wii (2009)

Brave is a young native American boy who lives in the forest. As he wants to become a warrior, the...

PlayStation (1997)

In this air racing game, players race planes in an attempt to be first at the finish line. First they...

Bravoman Wii Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Wii (2007)

The evil Dr. Bomb has taken over Nitta village and only you, an ordinary salary man, can stop his evil...

BRAVOMAN: Binja Bash! Android Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

BRAVOMAN: Binja Bash is a side-scrolling, auto-running platform game where the player takes control of a bionic tokusatsu hero named...

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