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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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…But That Was [Yesterday] Browser Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2010)

…But That Was [Yesterday] is a 2D side-scrolling platform game that according to the author attempts to show one how...

Button Smasher iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Button Smasher is a fast-paced game in which the player must touch the buttons at the bottom of the game...

DOS (1989)

Two players control Fred and Greg, in a coy dance of that classic video game theme: sodomy. Players 1 and...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

After a successful Pitfall clone, Tom Mix published a Joust clone for the CoCo and Dragon. Just as in the...

PC Booter (1983) and Apple II (1983)

Buzzard Bait is a single screen shoot'em up where you have to protect the humans from predatory buzzards.At the beginning...

Buzz Bombers Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1983)

Buzz Bombers is an arcade action game similar to Centipede. You control a can of bug spray at the bottom...

PlayStation 2 (2008)

This game allows the user to take control of one of four different dinosaur characters and play against the other...

Buzz Off! MSX Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984) and MSX (1984)

Electric Software's Buzz Off! is a basic one player arcade game starring Bertie The Bee. Bertie The Bee loves ripe...

BWii: Battalion Wars 2 Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

This sequel to Battalion Wars plays much like its predecessor, blending real-time strategy with third-person shooting. The game's plot traces...

NES (1986)

B-Wings is based on the popular arcade game Battle Wings. It is a vertically scrolling space shooter that owes its...

By Fair Means or Foul Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), BBC Micro (1988) and Electron (1988)

On ST and Amiga features a full range of jabs, uppercuts and weaves. All fights take place to realistic WBA...

Byte Bitten ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Sea King is the latest computer games sensation, in which you pilot a helicopter in the hope of defending your...

Atari ST (1992)

Byte-Man is a collect em up written in STOS that resembles Pac-Man a bit. You are Byte-Man and your job...

C-12: Final Resistance PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

In the future, aliens invade the Earth in an attempt to harvest its carbon resources. Only the remains of Earth's...

ZX Spectrum (1985)

The C5 electric car wasn't a huge success for Sir Clive Sinclair, and it largely undid the reputation he'd built...

Cabal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), NES (1990), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Arcade (1988)

Originating in the arcades, Cabal is a shooter where the protagonist runs back and forth along the bottom of the...

Cabbage Patch Kids Adventures in the Park ColecoVision Front Cover

ColecoVision (1984) and MSX (1984)

Your player is a Cabbage Patch kid with pigtails who is having a day at the park. A day that...

Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2011)

Cabela's Adventure Camp is essentially a Cabela's-themed mini-game collection where the focus is on motion-based gameplay in various outdoor sporting...

Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventures PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

Another in the Big Game Hunting series, 2005 Adventures brings you 36 big game animals in 10 locations. Choose from...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

In this portable installment of Activision's long standing hunting simulation series players start a game by customizing a character, selecting...

Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 takes you to various hunting locales, tasking you with hunting down the biggest kills for...

Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2011)

Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 is an FPS-style hunting game where players partake in a hunting contest taking place at...

Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 (With Top Shot Elite) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2011)

The set includes: Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012; Top Shot Elite peripheral; Top Shot Elite sensor bar (Xbox 360 and...

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2 Xbox Front Cover

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

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2 is a hunting game focused on linear story-based gameplay, instead of the freeform hunting of the...

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 is a hunting game across multiple platforms, compatible with the Top Shot Elite game gun peripheral....

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