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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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Choplifter HD: Albatross Chopper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Albatross DLC adds a new helicopter to the main game. The titular Albatross is a med-evac helicopter. This provides...

Choplifter HD: Arrowhead Chopper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Arrowhead DLC adds a new helicopter to the main game. The titular Arrowhead has unique radar capabilities, which show...

Choplifter HD: Night Avenger Chopper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Night AvengerDLC adds a new helicopter to the main game. While the titular Night Avenger has no special skills,...

Choplifter HD: Ostrich Chopper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Ostrich DLC adds a new helicopter to the main game. Like the close sounding Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, the...

Choplifter HD: Zombie Zombie Zombie Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The free Zombie DLC adds five new missions to the main game. As the name suggests, those are themed around...

Game Boy (1994) and Game Gear (1993)

In this third installment of the Choplifter series, it is once again your job to fly your helicopter through enemy...

Choplifter III: Rescue Survive SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Choplifter III for the SNES features entirely different levels from the Game Gear and GameBoy versions, and plays slightly different...

Choplifter II: Rescue Survive Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

In this sequel to Choplifter!, it is once again your job to fly your helicopter through several shoot'em-up levels and...

Chop N' Drop PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003), Game Boy Advance (2003), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amiga CD32 (1994), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Wii (2008)

International Karate + (IK+) is a simple side-on beat 'em up. 3 characters appear on the screen - either 1...

Commodore 64 (1985)

In this horizontal scrolling shooter with the screen scrolling constantly from right to left, you are the pilot of a...

Chopper Attack Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

In Chopper Attack, you take a chopper and.. well.. attack! You get to choose between eight different attack choppers, each...

Chopper Command Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Chopper Command is a side scrolling shooter. As the pilot of a helicopter gunship, your mission is to protect the...

DOS (1990)

Fly your chopper and complete various missions in this simple helicopter simulation game. You create your own pilot, and as...

Chopper Drop 3000 ZX81 Front Cover

ZX81 (2009)

Chopper Drop 3000 is a single screen shoot 'em up. The player controls a helicopter and has to drop bombs...

Chopper Hunt Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

This is a redoing of A.N.A.L.O.G. Software's Buried Buck$, with some changes.You are still a helicopter but now the treasure...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

The first game of design icon Sid Meier within MicroProse Software puts you in the seat of helicopter to rescue...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Your mission in this side view horizontal scrolling shooter is to blast as many waves of enemy aircraft as you...

Windows (1996)

Choppy the Pork Chop is a simple shooter game. The player controls Choppy, the pork chop, and can move him...

MSX (1984)

The Choro Q video game is based on Takara's Choro Q cars (also known as Penny Racers). In each level...

The Chosen: Well of Souls Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The Chosen: Well Of Souls is an action role-playing game (RPG) in a dark period of the 19th century. The...

Chōshin Heiki Zeroigar PC-FX Front Cover

PC-FX (1997)

The Galactic Emperor Zemu is conquering one planet after the other, planning to expand his empire to the known limits...

Choy-Lee-Fut Kung-Fu Warrior ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

He raised from the Hell and sighed. On his face the wrath of a demon and the ambition of thousand...

Christmas Collection Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

In 1989 this collection would have been a nice Christmas gift. At least this is what the title tells us....

Windows (2004)

Christmas Conquest 1 is a 2D platformer, made as a prototype for a Christmas game-making competition. The gameplay is similar...

Windows (2005)

Christmas Conquest 2 is a 2D platform game with gameplay similar to the Mega Man games. Just like in the...

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