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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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Windows (2008)

Christmasdius is a retro-style side-scrolling shooter score attack game created for Christmas 2008. The player controls Santa Claus, flying on...

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... is essentially a demo that was given away through various promotions and magazines. While it may...

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

Christmas Super Frog is a top-down, Christmas-themed Frogger clone. Santa's sleigh has failed in mid-flight, raining gifts randomly all over...

ExEn (2004)

Help the small goblins to rescue Santa Claus who has been poisoned by a malefic substance. Not he wants to...

Christmasville Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2007), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Usually, as a private investigator, Arthur Knight is used to weird cases. But going to North Pole, by being knocked...

Christmas With Weezer iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Christmas With Weezer uses the game mechanics (including multitaps and tap-and-hold) and the engine of Tap Tap Dance to offer...

Chris Unarmed Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Mango's monsters are causing chaos throughout the land. The only one who can stop these cute, yet pointy creatures is...

Chromadrome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This game is the successor to Chromentum.In the last game, the Chromates (some sort of living quanta) tested the intelligence...

Windows (2007)

Chroma Ways is an action/puzzle game similar to many 80s arcade classics.You control a flying frog on a vertical grid...

Chrome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

As a freelance mercenary, Bolt Logan has been to some tough planets and had some tough jobs. In fact, one...

Chromehounds Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

In an alternate future, the cold war ends differently resulting in a 3rd world war. With the world in a...

Chrome SpecForce Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In the sequel to Chrome, you once again take on the role of Bolt Logan. He is now part of...

Linux (2000) and Windows (2001)

In chromium B.S.U. the player takes the role of a cargo ship which needs to bring supplies to the front...

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is based off of the novels and movie of the same name, giving the...

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Step through the wardrobe and explore the vast world of Narnia. Play as all four Pevensie children as they set...

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe for the Nintendo DS is an action adventure/RPG based...

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005), GameCube (2005) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Experience the world of C.S Lewis and Andrew Adamson's book and film. Play as Susan, Edmund, Lucy and Peter from...

The Chronicles of Omega Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The Chronicles of Omega is a side-scrolling platformer in which demons took control over the village Omega. The player takes...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena includes two single player campaigns. One is a graphically enhanced version of...

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Xbox (2004)

You are Richard B. Riddick, a convicted criminal with a record as long as War and Peace. You are the...

The Chronicles of Spellborn (Premium Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Premium Edition includes: The Chronicles of Spellborn Three month of paid subscription time Art book with 152 pages Special...

The Chronicles of Spellborn Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Deadspell Storm which is all that remains from the Ancestor...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

This shoot 'em up resembles many others, but was released at budget price. You're in control of space craft Chronos,...

Chronos Twin Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007) and Nintendo DSi (2010)

When a mysterious alien being arrives on planet Skyla, the planet's inhabitants tried to make peace with it. However, its...

Chronovolt PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2012)

Chronovolt is a 3D puzzle-platformer marble game in which the player has to guide his Chrono Sphere through the twists,...

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