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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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Amiga (2006)

Tcgs-block is a Breakout game, originally for the Sony PSP, influenced by the Tōhō series of maniac shoot'em'ups, particularly Perfect...

Commodore 64 (1989)

Your the new kid in town but you have been making friends with your skateboarding skills which has impressed the...

Cheer Bear's Sweet Ride Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Cheer Bear is apparently on his way to a birthday party with the other Care Bears. With his hovering skateboard...

Cheese Cat-Astrophe starring Speedy Gonzales Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1995), Game Gear (1995) and SEGA Master System (1995)

Hola! Sylvester's alter-ego, Dr Cheesefinger, has captured Speedy's girlfriend Carmel and took the whole cheese supply with him. With the...

Cheese Dreams Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

The moon has been kidnapped by a spaceship of space mice. The player must guide the moon through various levels...

Cheesy PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

CTA's first venture on the Playstation was a platform style game which incorporated several first person elements.Cheesy the mouse (and...

DOS (1994)

Cheesy Invaders is a clone combo of Space Invaders and Galaxian. Strange aliens are trying to attack earth and you...

CheetahMen II NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Dr. Morbis is out to destroy the Cheetahmen with all new traps and dangers. It is up to the Cheetahmen...

NES (2012)

CheetahMen II: The Lost Levels is a redoing of CheetahMen II that corrects the various glitches so now the entire...

Chelnov: Atomic Runner Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1993) and Arcade (1988)

One windy day, there was an explosion at a nuclear power station, causing heavy doses of radiation to be poured...

Cheonha Mujeok DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

The peoples of the world band together to create a peaceful, borderless society: the Great Nation. At some point, however,...

Chernobyl Commando Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Czarnobyl 2: Powrót do zony is the sequel to Chernobyl: Terrorist Attack. The events in this first-person shooter take place...

Chernobyl: Terrorist Attack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Chernobyl: Terrorist Attack is a first-person shooter set in Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the infamous nuclear plant and its nearest vicinity....

PC-98 (1994)

Sayaka is a female exchange student and supposedly the main love interest of the hero Shoutarou; however, the game's story...

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992) and Genesis (1992)

The game's hero is the Frito-Lay mascot, Chester the Cheetah. Chester leaves peacefully in a zoo with other animals, until...

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1993)

Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest is the sequel to Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool in the series based on...

NES (1987)

The Kingdom of Guldred has been invaded by General Guemon and his dark forces, who have killed their king. A...

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,...

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