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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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DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 2600 (2003), Apple II (1987) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

HOMERUN! NUTS! That's not that great a thing for you as you are the batboy and must climb the structure...

Clive Barker's Jericho Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

The Bible tells us that God created Adam as an image of himself - that is not true. It is...

Clive Barker's Jericho (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

The special edition comes in a metal keep case and contains: Clive Barker's Jericho Image Vault art bookIt was only...

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

This is the first of a planned trilogy of games based on Clive Barker's movie Nightbreed (the second game was...

Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

This is a mixture of action and adventure in a game based off of Clive Barker's movie "Nightbreed" (which is...

Clive Barker's Undying Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

There always was a curse upon the Covenant family which killed them all either with a painful disease or drove...

Clock Tower 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Clock Tower 3 is a survival horror action adventure in which you play as Alyssa, a girl approaching her 15th...

Clockwiser Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This remake of the puzzle game from 1994 replaces the graphics and sounds with new enhanced assets, and adds the...

Clockwiser: Time is Running Out... Windows 3.x Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows 3.x (1995), Amiga (1994), Amiga CD32 (1994) and Android (2011)

On each of Clockwiser's levels (100 on Amiga/Amiga CD32 and 110 on DOS), you are presented with a level layout,...

Clockwork Knight SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1994)

Clockwork Knight is a game that depicts the sometimes friendly, sometimes combative, secret lives of toys. Betsy has a huge...

Clockwork Knight 2 SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

Clockwork Knight 2 is the second game featuring the adventures of Sir Tongara de Pepperouchau III. It has the same...

Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

In Clone! the player is banished to the dreaded mines of Milhous. In the mines the player can walk around...

DOS (1989)

Clone Invader is, as one can deduce from its title, a clone of the classic arcade game Space Invaders.Controlling a...

DOS (1994)

A small shareware strategy and action game for two players. There are 30 rounds with randomly generated terrain. In each...

DOS (1994)

The sequel to Clonk adds a new game element to the concept. The classic action-oriented melee rounds are now part...

DOS (1996)

Already the fourth game in the series, Clonk 3 Radikal added many new elements to the game. One player can...

Windows (1998)

Clonk is a strategic action game for one to four players on one PC. Version 4 of the game is...

DOS (1995)

The Advanced Players Edition of Clonk is an improved version of the original Clonk game.As in the first Clonk game,...

Clonk Endeavour Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Clonk Endeavour is an official, improved version of Clonk 4 and Clonk Planet, including numerous improvements, part of them adapted...

Windows (2000)

Clonk Planet is an improved version of Clonk 4, a strategic action game in which one or more players control...

Clonk Rage Linux Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Clonk Rage, the sequel to Clonk Endeavour, is the eighth official release in the long-running Shareware series of strategic action...

Close Combat: First to Fight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), Xbox (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Close Combat: First to Fight is a modern military first-person shooter. The player leads a marine fireteam in a fictional...

Close Quarters Conflict Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This is a budget first-person shooter powered by the Unreal Engine 2. The basic backstory is that mercenary groups will...

Close Range Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

The Onion, the foremost internet satirist, takes on the FPS genre ("New Video Game Consists Solely Of Shooting People Point-Blank...

Closure Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Closure is an enhanced and reworked version of the 2009 browser title of the same name. It is a puzzle...

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