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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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SNES (1995)

The Chō Aniki series makes its debut on the SNES with all of its homo-erotic, pseudo-humorous, bizarre, sweaty bodybuilding charm,...

Chō Aniki: Kyūkyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyō Otoko PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

Quick to jump into the 32-bit bandwagon, Masaya developed their next Cho Aniki game for the PSOne and Saturn. Cho...

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Cho Aniki lands on the PS2 in their first game to include polygonal graphics. Adon and Samsom have found the...

Cho Aniki Zero PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009) and Android (2012)

After the defeat of the evil Emperor Body, it seemed like peace may finally return to the Builder star system....

Chocobo Racing PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

The Chocobo has appeared in every Final Fantasy game since Final Fantasy IV as a large yellow bird that you...

Chocobo's Dungeon 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Following the adventures of the first Chocobo Dungeon game, Chocobo and Mog continue to search for treasure. One day, Mog...

Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon: Majo to Shōjo to 5-nin no Yūsha Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

The game begins on Million Island, where Chocobo arrives by boat. Named for its worth of one million gil, Chocobo...

Chocolatier Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007), Nintendo DS (2010), Macintosh (2007), iPhone (2009) and BlackBerry (2009)

Buy a chocolate factory and get to making your own luxury sweets! Chocolatier is a whimsical historical business simulation of...

Chocolatier 2: Secret Ingredients Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Several years ago, you helped Evangeline Baumeister to save her family's chocolate business. Now, it is the 1920's but the...

Chocolatier: Decadence by Design Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Well, you got Baumeister Confections back on track and they have survived, so far. They made it through the Great...

NES (1985)

In this side-scrolling shooter, players take control of a VF-1 Valkyrie and do battle with the forces of the Zentradi....

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

Macross 2036 is a horizontally scrolling shooter set in the universe of the Macross anime series. The player takes control...

PlayStation (1999) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love is a fast-paced sci-fi side-scrolling 2D shooter which very closely follows...

SNES (1993)

The legend of the Valkyrie pilots is not yet over. Hikaru, Max, and Millia take flight to defend the earth...

Chōjin Sentai Jetman NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

Chōjin Sentai Jetman is based on the Japanese TV show which resembles the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.The game was developed...

Windows (2008)

Petri Purho's entry in the Assembly Summer 2008 Competition, Choke on my Groundhog, YOU BASTARD ROBOTS is an action game...

PC-98 (1994)

Chōkōsō Crisis is an example of a hentai Breakout variant. The plot involves a faraway planet sunken in corruption and...

Cholo Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and BBC Micro (1987)

After a nuclear war, the few survivors entered an underground tunnel network below the city of Cholo, waiting for the...

Windows 3.x (1991)

This is a simple Pac-Man clone for Windows featuring graphics, sound, levels, ghosts and bonus fruits extremely reminiscent of the...

Chomps DOS Front Cover

DOS (1983)

Chomps is a clone of the game Pac-Man. In the game the player controls a smiley face with the goal...

Choo Choo Like a Hobo Android Front Cover

Browser (2009), iPhone (2013), Android (2011) and iPad (2013)

Choo Choo Like a Hobo is a daring escape / endless runner game created for GameJolt's Minimal Competition. The player...

SEGA Master System (1988)

The year is 2030, the place is Megalocity, the new capital built on the ashes of Tokyo, which was crushed...

DOS (1991)

Choose an Enemy is a fighting game . Your aim is to defend your girlfriend against a guy who attacks...

Chop Chop Runner iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and Android (2014)

Chop Chop Runner is very similar to Canabalt but instead of a man in a suit, the player controls a...

Choplifter! SEGA Master System Front Cover

NES (1986), SEGA Master System (1986), Commodore 64 (1983), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1982), Atari 5200 (1984), Atari 7800 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1982), MSX (1985), PC-88 (1984), SG-1000 (1985), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1984), Thomson TO (1985), Arcade (1985) and PC-6001 (1985)

Choplifter! is a side-scrolling action/arcade game that puts you in command of an attack chopper. Your mission: Go behind enemy...

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