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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Carious Weltling Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

This game is played on a single screen and stars a weltling as an unlikely protagonist; a dead baby bird...

Carious Weltling II Browser Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Browser (2005)

Carious Weltling II keeps the core gameplay of its predecessor with the main objective of control a weltling to make...

Windows (2009)

Car Jacker 2 is a 3D action game and the follow-up to CarJacker: Hotwired and Gone!. The protagonist is a...

CarJacker: Hotwired and Gone! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

CarJacker: Hotwired and Gone! largely draws inspiration from the Grand Theft Auto series but with simplified gameplay. The player commands...

Car Jack Streets PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2010), J2ME (2008), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2009) and Nintendo DSi (2010)

In Car Jack Streets, player take the role of Randal Meyers. Randal has a big problem: he owes the Italian...

MSX (1983) and Arcade (1983)

Car Jamboree is a conversion of the arcade game with the same name. In this game, which can be played...

DOS (1990)

Carl Lewis' Go for the Gold is an action game allowing you to play as athlete training for the Olympic...

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994) and Atari ST (1994)

You are Carlos, a fat man wearing a black beard and bright coverall. You start your travels accompanied by a...

Carmageddon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997), PlayStation (1999), Symbian (2005), Macintosh (1997), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

Carmageddon is a violent car racing game where the racing element can be equally important as wrecking opponents' cars or...

Carmageddon Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Carmageddon on the Game Boy Color is, really, Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now but in a three-quarter, top-down perspective. It is,...

Carmageddon J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2005)

Carmageddon is a mobile game based on the PC game with the same name. Like in the original series it...

Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), Nintendo 64 (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Carmageddon II is essentially more of the same. Whether this is a good or bad thing pretty much depends on...

Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

The third title in the Carmageddon series.There are three modes of play: ‘Free Play’, which consists of 30 races across...

Windows (2001)

The Nosebleed Pack for Carmageddon 3 adds 10 new vehicles and 4 new environments to the game. Two environments (1920s...

Windows (1998)

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now - Official Graphics Pack is an official bonus CD for Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now. It includes...

Carmageddon: Reincarnation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Original Carmageddon developers Stainless Games return with their first original game in the series since 1998's Carmageddon 2. As suggested...

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

The Splat Pack is the official add-on for Carmageddon. It adds 20 new tracks, 15 new cars, 9 new environments,...

Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums Xbox Front Cover

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

Cole Gannon, a rookie in the ACME detective agency finds a set of GPS coordinates on the agency's computer server,...

CarneyVale Showtime Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Slinky is a magically-animated puppet who dreams of becoming the greatest acrobat in the circus. The player, controlling both Slinky...

Carnival Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982), ColecoVision (1982), Intellivision (1982) and Arcade (1980)

You are at the carnival, and are going to take a chance at the shooting gallery! Your goal is to...

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...

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