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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Carnival Games Wii Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008) and Wii (2007)

Do you like going to the fair or carnival to play games so you can win that great big stuffed...

Carnival Island PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Carnival Island is a collection of 35 carnival-themed mini games for PlayStation 3. The game is played exclusively with the...

Atari 8-bit (1983)

Two mean hooligans, Butcher Bill and Ruthless Rick are spoiling all the fun at the carnival. These two characters try...

Carnivores Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Another planet has been discovered, populated with prehistoric dinosaurs. You embark on the hunt of a lifetime, trudging through the...

Carnivores 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2010), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012) and iPad (2010)

Carnivores 2 is a hunting simulation in the vein of Deer Hunter. Instead of hunting cute woodland creatures however the...

Carnivores: Cityscape Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

A giant spacecraft carrying cryogenically frozen dinosaurs crashes near a city on a distant planet. This planet is owned by...

Carnivores: Ice Age Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Carnivores: Ice Age is third game in the hunting series. This version is set on the Arctic regions of planet...

BBC Micro (1983)

Carousel is a clone of the arcade game Carnival which is a fixed screen shoot 'em up with a amusement...

Windows (2001)

Carrera Racing is a racing game based on the famous toy. Like in the original the player only has to...

Carrier Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

Carrier is the first survival horror game released for the Dreamcast. As the game starts you are Jack Ingles, a...

SNES (1995)

Carrier Aces is a 3rd person flight simulator that takes place during World War II. The game is also entirely...

Arcade (1990)

Carrier Air Wing is a 2D side scrolling arcade shooter. The player chooses one of three different jet fighters (F-14...

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is the successor of Carrier Command and shares the basic mix of strategy and action. The...

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission (Demo Version) is the demo version of Carrier Command: Gaea Mission and features two exclusive missions...

Carrie the Caregiver 2: Preschool Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Carrie the Caregiver 2: Preschool is the sequel to Carrie the Caregiver. Carrie is back but she's now teaching in...

Carrie the Caregiver 3: Camp Funshine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Carrie, after being a nurse and a teacher, is now training as a camp counselor in Camp Funshine and has...

Carrie the Caregiver: Episode 1 - Infancy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Meet Carrie, a healthcare graduate of Lee Nursing College. Fresh out of school, she joins up with Caregivers International. Her...

Carrot Track Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

In this game, a rabbit hops upward along a top-down meadow, criss-crossed by the fixed paths of menacing puppy dogs,...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Carry on Laughing is a single screen platform game where you play the role of Mr Livewire whose job is...

Carthage Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Defending the ancient Carthagean Empire from Roman invasion is your challenge in this arcade-strategy fusion.Your armies can be supported by...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Cartoon Network Block Party is a party game that keeps the game play fast and fun on the Game Boy...

Cartoon Network Power Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Cartoon Network Power Pack is a compilation of games and cartoons. This product comes on two double sided DVDs and...

Cartoon Wars: Gunner iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Android (2011)

Cartoon Wars: Gunner is a spin-off of the tower-defense-game Cartoon Wars. The player takes on the role of Captain J....

CarVup Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Although a platform game with a decidedly cute look, Car-Vup has little in common with others of the time. The...

ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

As famous seducer of XVIII century, Giacomo Casanova, you are walking on the streets of some town full of obsessed...

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