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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Burning Force Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1989)

In this game, you play the role of Hiromo, a blue-haired girl who roams the skies on her trusty red...

Browser (1998)

Burning Metal is a top-down car combat racing game in the vein of Death Rally. The main difference is that...

Burning Rangers SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1998)

As a member of the Burning Rangers, it is your job to put out a range of fires and rescue...

Burning Soldier 3DO Front Cover

3DO (1994)

A first-person space shooter, similar to Shock Wave and Total Eclipse, that has the player take control of a state...

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Burnin' Rubber, a GX4000/CPC plus launch/bundle title (and one of the few exclusives for the range), is an arcade-style racing...

Burnout J2ME Front Cover

BREW (2007) and J2ME (2007)

Burnout is a simplified top-down version for mobile handsets of the Burnout mayhem car racing games. The game contains three...

Amiga (1996)

Burnout is about battling cars in four different arenas. Last one standing is the winner. Up to four cars take...

Burnout 3: Takedown PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing game which encourages aggressive driving and lets you use your vehicle to smash your...

PlayStation 2 (2008)

Burnout Anthology bundles three classic Burnout games at a lower price point:Burnout 3: Takedown Burnout Dominator Burnout Revenge

Burnout Dominator PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and PSP (2007)

Burnout Dominator is an installment of the Burnout series for the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable systems. The game...

Burnout Legends Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005) and PSP (2005)

First installation of the Burnout-series on handheld consoles combines the best features of the first three games: Burnout, Burnout 2:...

Burnout Paradise Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Burnout Paradise is the first installment in the long-running series, well known for its extreme 60-frames-per-second speed and crash-oriented carnage,...

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Windows Front Cover

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

This compilation includes: Burnout Paradise Burnout Paradise: Cagney Pack (add-on) Burnout Paradise: Bikes Pack (add-on) Burnout Paradise: Party Pack (add-on)...

Burnout: Revenge PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and Xbox 360 (2006)

The fourth Burnout racing game puts you once again in the eye of traffic storms, where you do not only...

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2011)

Burn the Trash! is a shooting game played on a single screen, where the player controls a spaceship, fighting wave...

Burn, Zombie Burn! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2011), PlayStation 3 (2009), Android (2013) and Ouya (2014)

In Burn Zombie Burn the player controls Bruce against a never ending army of zombies with arena shooter-like gameplay. The...

DOS (1993)

The Burps is a former shareware, now freeware clone of Ultimate's Atic Atac, with improved graphics, sounds and new level...

Burrito Bison Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

During peaceful shopping session, Burrito Bison was kidnapped by gummy bears and forced to wrestle. The only way home is...

BursTrick: Wake Boarding!! PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

BursTrick: Wake Boarding!! is an extreme-sports game using gameplay similar to Wave Race 64, the main difference being that, as...

Windows (2004), Macintosh (2004) and Browser (2004)

Bushgame: The Anti-Bush Game is a simple platform shooter spiced with educational and/or propagandistic elements, according to your own political...

DOS (1983)

Bushido is an action fighting game set in feudal Japan - fight a multitude of enemies in a multitude of...

Bushido Blade PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

The Bushido code of honor governs the actions of the Samurai and sets a code of ethics for use in...

Bushido Blade 2 PlayStation Front Cover

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

Two samurai families who date back over eight hundred years have been feuding ever since the Gempei War, where the...

Bushido: The Way of the Warrior Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989)

Bushido: Way of the Warrior is set in ancient Japan where two clans are in a feud. The player has...

Bush Shoot-Out Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

In Bush Shoot-Out, the player takes control of George W. Bush and a brief stint as Condoleezza Rice as a...

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