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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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Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The player controls Basildon Bond, whose task is to collect a series of codes within five hours, under orders from...

The Adventures of Captain Becky Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Adventures of Captain Becky is a puzzle platform game starring the titular female pirate captain. The goal of each stage...

The Adventures of Captain Comic NES Front Cover

DOS (1988) and NES (1989)

You are Captain Comic, galactic hero. Your mission is to recover three treasures from the planet Omsoc, which have been...

The Adventures of Cookie & Cream PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

Cookie and Cream are two cartoon bunnies who are on their way home on the night before their clan's yearly...

The Adventures of Dangerous Dave & Brutal Bob Part 1: Mole Surfing Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

The Adventures of Dangerous Dave & Brutal Bob Part 1: Mole Surfing was made to promote a British bicycle shopping...

The Adventures of Darwin PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

One night the monkey Darwin dreamt of a meteoroid flying towards the earth and destroying all life. Only he would...

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Obviously another entry in the VGNG competition, Emo Harvest on the Oregon Trail casts the player as Death, harvester by...

Adventures of Dino-Riki NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

Somewhere in the land of dinosaurs, a hero known as Dino-Riki sets out to battle against the beasts of the...

SNES (1993)

Franky and his girlfriend Bitsy are planning a vacation to New York. There's just one problem: Bitsy doesn't have a...

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Attack of the Twonkies PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and GameCube (2004)

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Attack of the Twonkies is an action adventure game based on a...

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Attack of the Twonkies Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Attack of the Twonkies is a Game Boy Advance game based on...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

With the construction of Jimmy Neutron's latest invention, he accidentally teleports himself into an alternate dimension, switching places with the...

Windows (1999)

This game is based on the TV series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest from 1996, that tells about the...

Adventures of Lolo NES Front Cover

NES (1989) and Wii (2007)

The lovely princess Lala was kidnapped by the Evil Demons of the Empire. You are Lolo, a round ball-like creature...

Adventures of Lolo 2 NES Front Cover

NES (1990), Wii (2007) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

Adventures of Lolo 2 is a sequel to Adventures of Lolo (NES). Once again, the brave blue ball-like Lolo has...

Adventures of Lolo 3 NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

This time, Lolo has a red friend who will do for him some of the work. Unlike the two previous...

The Adventures of Lomax Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1996)

Cute, green-haired yet halfwitted creatures Lemmings this time appear in a platform game. As the only survivor Lemming that managed...

Adventures of Marshal Marshmallow iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Adventures of Marshal Marshmallow is a first-person side-scrolling shooter set in a cartoonish Wild West where the characters are shaped...

Windows (1999) and Windows 3.x (1993)

You are MicroMan, stuck inside a computer. You must run, jump, and shoot your way out. Along the way are...

The Adventures of Mighty Max Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

The Adventures of Mighty Max is based on the TV cartoon Mighty Max which in turn is based on a...

The Adventures of Mr. Pratt Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Mr. Pratt woke one morning to find that his £200,000,000 mansion was overrun with creepy-crawlies. Well, he's not taking this...

The Adventures of One Button Bob Browser Front Cover Ninjadoodle.com release

Browser (2010)

Bob, like Smith and Jones before him, is an archaeologist treasure-hunter, exploring retro-pixelated dangerous ruins filled with traps and nasty...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The Adventures of Quik and Silva is a platform game where you control a pair of small droids. You have...

The Adventures of Rad Gravity NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

In this game you are Rad Gravity, a futuristic heroic spaceman. A mad scientist disrupts the peaceful universe and it...

Atari 8-bit (1984)

Robin Hood is at it again. In this side-scrolling action game he has to use his bow to vanquish the...

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