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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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Chew Man Fu Wii Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Wii (2007)

Chew Man Fu has set a curse to rob the world of fried rice, egg rolls and all its other...

Chex Quest DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Chex Quest is a 3D FPS running on a modified DOOM engine.The planet Bazoik has been overrun by Flemoids- mucous-like...

DOS (1996)

In the sequel to Chex Quest, you again play the square cereal man. This time you Flemoids have taken over...

Windows (2008)

The original Chex Quest came to realization when Ralston Foods offered the now defunct developer Digital Cafe to create a...

Odyssey 2 (1983)

In Chez Maxime the player controls Maxime, a waiter who has to keep his customers well served, or else he'll...

Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Parks worldwide are being polluted and destroyed! In an act of community service, Citrusoft Robotics manufactures a new model of...

Chicago 1930 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2007)

During the Prohibition Era, where trading with alcohol was illegal, the mafia is ruling the city. Don Falcone is entering...

Chicago 30's Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

You are Eliot, on the trail of the gangsters who dominate Chicago in the 1930s. They lurk in the docks,...

Chicago 90 Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Thomson TO (1989) and Thomson MO (1989)

An action game where you can be a gangster or policeman. As a gangster, try to avoid the police. As...

ExEn (2001)

Be the most famous detective in the city of Chicago during the prohibition period and kill all the bandits to...

Game Gear (1995)

Chicago Syndicate is a spin-off of the Eternal Champions universe, now in the form of an horizontal beat 'em up....

chick chick BOOM Wii Front Cover http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/c0MFvLZUc6Tn9BAHP0txs_qkXFzD0kno

Wii (2010)

In chick chick BOOM two chick teams fight each other using funny attacks like pink elephants and old pianos. There...

Browser (2007)

Chick Chick Boom is a flash game and was developed by German developer Extra Toxic, published by Nintendo of Europe....

Chicken Attack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Chicken Attack is a single player, 3-D, top-down, isometric game based loosely on the classic Breakout. It is the sequel...

Chicken Chase Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This single-screen action strategy game puts you in control of a chicken farm. There is a procedural element to the...

Chicken Chase Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Oric (1984)

Players control a cock who is making sure that his wife delivers at least one of her children into the...

Chicken Freeze! Windows Front Cover Amazon.com download cover

Windows (2007)

Chicken Freeze! is a single player game that's a combination of shooting and tile matching.The game is played entirely with...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Revive the classic shooting game with your Nintendo DS and use your Stylus as your gun to hunt the chickens...

Chicken Invaders Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

After centuries of human oppression the chickens have had enough. With the aid of kin from another galaxy, they have...

Chicken Invaders 2: The Next Wave Windows Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2002), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

After defending Earth in the previous game, our anonymous hero just wants to have a double chicken burger special, but...

Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk Windows Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2006), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Windows Phone (2012)

After centuries of captivity, domestication and consumption the chickens almost had their revenge. Their ancestors from the far reaches of...

Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk - Christmas Edition Windows Front Cover Interaction Studios release

Windows (2006), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2012)

Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk - Christmas Edition is another festive edition of a Chicken Invaders game this time...

Chicken Invaders: The Next Wave - Christmas Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), Macintosh (2009), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Chicken Invaders: The Next Wave Christmas Edition is a modified version of the original Chicken Invaders: The Next Wave with...

Chicken Run Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000) and Dreamcast (2000)

Tweedy's Farm is home to a bunch of chickens, who are falling behind on their work load (laying eggs). So...

DOS (1996)

"If you ever complained over meaningless violence on the TV, now is the time start again. The violence in chickens...

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