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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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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...

Blowout Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003), GameCube (2004), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

Blowout is a game that takes a classic gameplay concept and updates it with modern graphics and sounds. This game...

DOS (1987) and MSX (1987)

In Blow Up! the player takes on the role of Joe Kowalski who must navigate his way to the exit...

Bloxter Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Bloxter's basic game concept is similar to Columns. Here you play inside a reactor. Your mission is to combine a...

Blue Attack! iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Blue Attack is the sequel to Blue Defense by the same author. You control a starfighter launched from the blue...

Commodore 64 (1992)

You are the Blue Baron and you have been tasked to complete 12 missions by bombing selected targets to help...

Blueberry Garden Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2014)

Blueberry Garden is a game about survival set in a hand-drawn world with a vibrant ecosystem. Players control a bird-like...

Blue Breaker Burst: Egao no Asu ni PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Egao no Asu ni is the third and final title in the Blue Breaker series, and is a direct sequel...

PlayStation (1998)

The Dark Lord has been sealed away, but peace has not yet come to this world. A young woman named...

Blue Defense! iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Blue Defense! is a classic shooter game. You are the defender of the blue planet have to destroy the incoming...

Nintendo DS (2010)

Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow takes place one year after its predecessor Blue Dragon Plus. The protagonist (gender and appearance is...

The Blue Flamingo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

The Blue Flamingo is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. The player controls an aircraft called The Blue Flamingo and participates...

Blue Lightning Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1995)

The insanely evil General Drako is spreading his own special blend of spite and chaos around the globe. You are...

Blue Lightning Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1989)

Blue Lightning, a launch title for the Lynx, is an arcade flight game heavily based on After Burner. The player...

Blue Max Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

The storyline is based on a fictional pilot, Max Chatsworth, being (in-game) one of Britain's Flying Aces. Chatsworth's fame began...

Blue Max 2001 Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

In this sequel to Synapse's Blue Max, it is the year 2001 and you are flying a flying saucer. You're...

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