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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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Break the Invaders Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Break the Invaders is a simple retro-style action game that combines Breakout and Space Invaders. Waves of aliens slowly descend...

BreakThru Commodore 64 Front Cover

NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986) and Arcade (1986)

BreakThru is a 2D side-scrolling vehicle shooter. Your mission: race, jump, and blast your way through five levels (mountains, bridge,...

BreakThru! Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994), PlayStation (1995), Game Boy (1995), SNES (1994) and SEGA Saturn (1995)

In the award-winning tradition of Tetris, comes BreakThru! This time, your goal is to make as many bricks disappear as...

Amiga (1995)

In Breathless, the human race has been enslaved by evil alien overlords. But some rebel groups haven't given up hope...

Breath: Toiki wa Akaneiro Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Breath: Toiki wa Akaneiro is an adventure game which has a visual novel style storytelling, but features plethora of various...

Breed Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Breed is set in the year 2610. After a long and costly war with the robotic alien race nick-named the...

Breed (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Only 3,000 units of the limited edition of Breed were produced. It includes: Breed Breed or Grunt-figure (they were put...

Brian Bloodaxe Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Brian Bloodaxe is a viking who has been stuck in an ice block for hundreds of years. After the ice...

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1985), BBC Micro (1985) and Electron (1985)

This is a multi-event sports game licensed by British judoka and 1972 Olympic bronze medallist Brian Jacks and loosely based...

Brian Lara Cricket Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1998)

The classic game of cricket, updated for 1998 and endorsed by Brian Lara. A more detailed description can be found...

Brian the Lion Starring In: Rumble in the Jungle Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

In this game, you play Brian, the lion that closely resembles the Paddle Pop mascot. You must carry out the...

Commodore PET/CBM (1978)

Brick is a one-button game in which the player must prevent a brick from breaking a window. The brick is...

Windows 3.x (1994)

Another Break-out clone. The game has eight different levels with varied difficulties. On each level you have to destroy brick...

Windows 3.x (1995)

Another Breakout clone. Objective of the game is to knock the ball with your paddle into the wall to clear...

Windows (2012) and Browser (2012)

Brick-Force is a multiplayer-only FPS which incorporates some elements from Minecraft, most notably the blocky look (excluding the player characters...

Brickman! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Brickman! (inspired by games like Miner 2049er), you play the part of a painter who has been given the...

Brickquest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The Gwamos of the magical world of Selenia have been captured by the evil emperor of Grossanglot. You, in your...

Brickquest 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The evil emperor of Grossanglot is at it, again. He has, once again, captured the Gwamos. You, in your new...

DOS (1984)

Bricks is a clone of the game Breakout. You control a paddle at the bottom of the screen, and your...

Windows 3.x (1990)

Bricks is a single player, single screen, breakout clone with no sound, no scoring, and no special features. The player...

Bricks Breaking II Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

The player's task in Bricks Breaking II is to click on a group of at least 3 same colored blocks...

Windows (2003)

Amazing Tetris (later renamed BricksFix) is an unusual variant of the classic Tetris game. You can play this game not...

Bricks of Atlantis Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2006)

This game is a sequel to Bricks of Egypt and Bricks of Camelot. Like these games, you must break all...

Bricks of Camelot Windows Front Cover Arcade Lab release

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Bricks of Camelot is the successor to Bricks of Egypt.This game is, like the predecessor, a Breakout game. So you...

Bricks of Egypt Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Bricks of Egypt is a Breakout game, so you have your paddle at the bottom of the playfield, which initially...

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