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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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Arcade (1981)

A frantic single-screen shoot'em'up in the vein of Jeff Minter, Challenger has you in your craft at the bottom of...

Supervision (1992)

Challenger Tank is a vertically-scrolling action game similar to Ikari Warriors. The player controls a tank which moves continually forward,...

Chambers of Shaolin Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

In the first part of this game, you will have to train your character in the various chambers of Shaolin....

Chameleon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

You will become a chameleon, an agent without a past who is able to stealthily infiltrate any place in the...

Commodore 64 (1986)

The universe is near from collapsing because an evil person found the source of the elements and exploits it without...

Casio PV-1000 (1984) and Arcade (1983)

A single-screen arcade platformer where you play a sneaky chameleon that wants to eat all hen's eggs, placed in nests...

Chameleon Gems Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Chameleon Gems is an action-puzzle game with an Aztec theme, based on the Ballistic concept. You are controlling a stone...

Chameleon Twist Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

Davy the chameleon is minding his own business, when a rabbit catches his eye. Following the rabbit into its hole,...

Chameleon Twist 2 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998)

After finding his way back home from his first adventure, Davy decides to relax with his friends. However, while playing...

DOS (1997)

CHAMP Asterocks is a DOS shareware remake of Atari's classic Asteroids arcade shooter. Like the other games in CHAMProgramming's series...

DOS (1997)

Champ Centiped-em is a variant of Atari's Centipede. One or two players must get rid of all the insects invading...

DOS (1997)

CHAMP Galagon is a DOS shareware remake of Namco's classic 1980 Galaga arcade shooter. Like the other games in CHAMProgramming's...

DOS (1996)

CHAMP Galaxia is a DOS shareware remake of Namco's classic 1980 Galaxian arcade shooter. Like the other games in CHAMProgramming's...

DOS (1997)

CHAMP Invaders is a DOS shareware remake of the classic Space Invaders arcade machine. Like the other games in CHAMProgramming's...

Champion Boxing SG-1000 Front Cover

MSX (1985), SG-1000 (1984) and Arcade (1984)

A straightforward championship boxing game from Sega. You can select several punches during a boxing match: straight, jab or upper....

Champion of the Raj Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Set in 1800, Champion of the Raj places you in command of one of five factions (British, French, Mogul Empire,...

MSX (1985) and Arcade (1985)

A straightforward Pro Wrestling game from Sega in the Champion sport series. You always start at rank C and have...

Championship Lode Runner PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), NES (1985), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), MSX (1986), Wii (2009), PC-88 (1985) and FM-7 (1985)

A follow-up to the original Lode Runner, with identical gameplay. This package contained 50 of the most challenging levels ever...

Atari 2600 (1980)

In this soccer game, each team has one forward, two backs and a goalie. The forward and backs always run...

MSX (1984)

Simplistic soccer game in Sega's Champion sports series. The game which you can play at three levels of difficulty. There...

Champions of Norrath PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Champions of Norrath is a third-person dungeon crawler based on the EverQuest universe. There are five character classes to choose...

DOS (1994)

Zulula is a town in the land of Akistar famous for fighting tournaments. Creatures and warriors from all over gather...

DOS (1995)

In the land of Akistar is a town known as Zulula that holds martial tournaments. Stories of these tournaments have...

Champions: Return to Arms PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

The sequel to Champions of Norrath, Champions: Return to Arms is an action RPG that puts players in the EverQuest...

DOS (1996)

CHAMP Kong is a DOS shareware remake of the classic Donkey Kong arcade machine. Like the other games in CHAMProgramming's...

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