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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Blood of the Werewolf PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

Blood of the Werewolf is a game that pays homage to the hardcore platformers from the early days with nods...

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1996), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

The nobleman Kain has been slain by a group of bandits and in his death, he is revived by the...

Blood+: One Night Kiss PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

One Night Kiss is an action-adventure game based on the anime series Blood+ created by Production I.G, set after episode...

Windows (2006)

Blood-over- puts you in the shoes of Shou, an accomplished Free-Hunter (freelance agents that get paid to fight the forces...

Blood: Plasma Pak DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

The official level pack from Monolith for the horror shooter Blood. The Plasma Pak adds 13 levels, seven new monsters,...

BloodRayne Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002), GameCube (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

There are things in the world that humanity should not know about, and things it must be protected from. It...

BloodRayne 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Sequel to BloodRayne, BloodRayne 2 follows Rayne into the modern day. No longer killing Nazis, she teams up again with...

BloodRayne: Betrayal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

BloodRayne: Betrayal is the third game in BloodRayne series. In a big departure from the previous parts, the game uses...

DOS (1992)

Bloodsport is a German shareware karate game, with three different modes:Uchi-Komi: the training mode. Here you fight against your teacher...

Arcade (1994)

This sequel to the game "Time Killers" features violent, weapon-based combat and over-the-top dismemberment. The game follows the events of...

Blood Wake Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2001)

Blood Wake can best be described as Twisted Metal on water. It is an action game, pitting you as the...

Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu's Dororo PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Seduced by the power offered to him, a samurai allows harm to come to his infant son. The son, fated...

Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge is a 3D shooter based on the movie Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings. The player becomes the "Keeper...

Bloody Good Time Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Bloody Good Time is a multiplayer first person shooter taking place on a Hollywood movie set. The crazy Director X...

Bloody Roar PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Arcade (1997)

Unlike other beat 'em ups, Bloody Roar has a unique twist. At a press of a button, your character changes...

Bloody Roar 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001) and Arcade (2000)

The third edition of the beast transforming beat 'em up series includes 12 gameplay modes including the usual arcade, versus...

Bloody Roar 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

During the XGC (X-Genome Code) Incident one year ago, riots raged over the earth by beasts that did not show...

Bloody Roar Extreme Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

This is a slightly enhanced port of the GameCube game, Bloody Roar: Primal Fury, which in turn was an enhanced...

Bloody Roar II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Arcade (1998)

Bloody Roar II is a 3D fighting game of the Tekken, or more accurately, Fighting Vipers school of gameplay. The...

Bloody Roar: Primal Fury GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

A conversion of the PlayStation 2 3D beat 'em up Bloody Roar 3, Primal Fury adds new characters, arenas and...

Bloody Wolf Wii Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1989), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1988)

Snake and Eagle, two commandos of the Bloody Wolf special forces, receive instructions from their commander to destroy the enemy's...

Windows (2007)

Taking its cue from a notorious scene courtesy of director Peter Jackson's zombie splatterfest Dead Alive, this game puts the...

Windows (2003)

It is a little known fact that a quarter of humans on earth do not have souls. When a person...

Bloons PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2009), BREW (2010), J2ME (2010), PlayStation 3 (2009), Wii (2010), iPhone (2009), Nintendo DSi (2010), BlackBerry (2010) and Android (2010)

In Bloons, the player assumes the role of a monkey sitting on a platform in the clouds attempting to pop...

Windows (2007)

Blow Everything Up NET 2007 is a dynamic freeware top-down multiplayer shooter with 3 game modes: DeathMatch, Team DeathMatch and...

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