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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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Catwoman Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

Another licensed title by EA, based on the movie with the same name, starring Halle Berry. The game follows the...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

The Game Boy Advance version of the Catwoman movie license is a straightforward isometric action/ platform game. The player has...

Catwoman Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

In Catwoman, the titular Batman villainess is spun off into her own game. Talia tries to hire Catwoman to steal...

Cauldron Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Playing a witch, you must assemble the six ingredients required to kill off your arch-rival, an evil pumpkin. The ingredients...

Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

An evil witch has brought evil and darkness to the enchanted wood, wiping out all but 1 of the innocent...

CaveDays Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Ugo and Dawson are two cavemen friends who live their lives hunting dinosaurs. Dawson thinks that life could be more...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Just like Cavern Fighter, Cave Fighter is a Scramble clone.Your objective is to fly your little spaceship unscathed through a...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Cave Fighter is a platform game where you have to move from left to right with the screen scrolling when...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Cave Fighter is a flick screen platform game where you have to escape eight levels before a timer runs out....

Commodore 64 (1983)

Inspired by the arcade game Dig Dug, Cave Kooks is a single screen game viewed from the side where you...

Cavelon Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and Arcade (1983)

The princess is being held captive inside the castle, and it's up to you (the knight) to rescue her. In...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Once again, you must collect the door pieces to go to the next dungeon, and time is against you. When...

Caveman Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Caveman is a platform game set in the prehistoric times, similar to Prehistorik; as a caveman, we have to find...

Arcade (1982)

Caveman is a pinball/arcade video game hybrid. Play begins on the pinball field. Spell the word CAVE to acquire an...

J2ME (2004)

In this Boulder Dash clone, caveman Fred needs to collect coins in an underground maze. There are then levels and...

Cavemania Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Fed up with having Brontosaurus steaks for dinner, Ug the Caveman has decided to try something new for a change...

Caveman Runner iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

Caveman Runner is an action game where you collect steaks and avoid cactuses in a randomly generated scrolling desert that...

Caveman Zac Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

In Caveman Zac a virus made all dinosaurs homosexual and all males impotent. Just Caveman Zac was spared and has...

Commodore 64 (1983)

"I am the Word Wizard. Welcome to my cave." You, as Mark or Becky, have been trapped in the Word...

DOS (1985)

Cavequest is an action-oriented fantasy role-playing game. Zeus has chosen you to leave the Land of the Gods and become...

Atari 8-bit (2014)

Cavern 10 is a simplified re-interpretation of Caverns of Mars, created for the "NOMAM Basic Ten-Liners 2014" competition. The entire...

Jupiter Ace (1982)

Cavern Attack is a side view scrolling game where you control a submarine, moving up or down, to destroy as...

Cavern Crusader Apple II Front Cover December 1984 Issue

Apple II (1984)

You are in a spaceship and are "cleaning up" a new planet we've found so it's safe to colonize it....

ZX Spectrum (1984) and VIC-20 (1982)

Are you willing to plow through six levels of asteroids, alien ships and defense installations, and finally a Dicator's Lair,...

Cavernia Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1990)

Cavernia is a platform game, set in a cave. As Teddy Arklethorpe, the player has to complete sixteen levels; finishing...

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