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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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Chariots of Wrath Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

You are prince Agar of the Forgotten Kingdom. Your arch-rival, the Baron, has kidnapped the Princess Arthena, your future Queen....

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Windows Front Cover

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

You play Charlie Bucket, a poor child, on a tour through eccentric confectioner Willy Wonka's fabulous candy factory in this...

DOS (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Charlie Chaplin is a unique game, in which player takes part of the world-wide famous comic. As Charlie Chaplin player...

DOS (2001) and Windows (2006)

Charlie II is the successor of Charlie the Duck. Once again, you playing the duck Charlie across many different levels...

Charlie's Angels GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

Play as the three Charlie's Angels girl private investigators in this game based on the characters of the two movie...

DOS (1996)

Charlie the Duck is a scrolling platform action game in Mario style, starring a cute little duck named Charlie. The...

Charlotte's Web PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

A collection of minigames based loosely around the story of the film with the farmyard serving as a central hub...

Charlotte's Web Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Nintendo DS (2006)

Charlotte's Web is based on the new 2006 holiday hit movie released by Nickelodean Movies, Walden Media, and Paramount Pictures....

Charlotte's Web: Wilbur and Friends Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Charlotte's Web: Wilbur and Friends is a game based on the children's movie Charlotte's Web. In comparison to the handheld...

DOS (1996)

Charly the Clown is a classic platform game where the player controls Charly the Clown, trying to escape a jungle...

Charma: The Land of Enchantment Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

As well as being The Land of Enchantment, Charma is also the land of several long snakes of tiles of...

J2ME (2003) and ExEn (2003)

Help the Halliwell sisters to rescue each other and defeat the demons in a 3 castles puzzle/action game. Charmed is...

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

Charming Demon is an unofficial expansion pack for Carmageddon. It includes various official and community-created content: 4 blood patches and...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Chartbuster is a compilation containing the following five games from Alliagata Software: Blagger Eagle Empire Killer Watt Panic Planet Bugblaster...

Chartbusters 14 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Chartbusters 14 is an unofficial add-on compilation for Diablo and requires the original game to play. It includes a toolkit,...

Chartbusters 9 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

This is an unofficial add on compilation for Duke Nukem 3D. In total it includes more than 1000 new level...

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Chase places the player in a high voltage maze. The player must try to outwit the five security machines that...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1988)

In Chase the player takes the role of a hero who has to save the abducted princess Chardonnay. To do...

Windows (1998)

Chase Ace is a two player only arcade shooter, there are no AI opponents available. The game takes place in...

Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Griffin Corrada was world renown as the best stunt driver ever, but after a crippling injury he had to leave...

Chase H.Q. Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1989), Game Gear (1991), SEGA Master System (1991), Commodore 64 (1989), TurboGrafx-16 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Wii (2008), FM Towns (1991), Sharp X68000 (1992) and Arcade (1988)

As an undercover agent of Chase Headquarters, your job is to patrol the streets and track down five criminals. You...

Genesis (1992)

Similar to Chase H.Q. in some ways: same gameplay, same number of stages, and same objective. If you haven't heard...

Chase H.Q. II: Special Criminal Investigation SEGA Master System Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), SEGA Master System (1992), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1989)

Three girls have been reported missing including the mayor's daughter, and Chase Special Investigations has asked you to track down...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Chase H.Q. - Secret Police, is slightly different than the other Chase H.Q. games. You receive a call from Dispatch,...

The Chase on Tom Sawyer's Island Apple II Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1988) and Apple II (1988)

This Pac-Man inspired maze game is based upon the Tom Sawyer’s Island attraction at Disneyland. Players maneuver Tom Sawyer along...

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