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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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DOS (1991)

Petton Everhail, the most powerful magician in the world is hired to recover an enormous treasure buried deep beneath the...

DOS (1983)

The Catacombs of Nemon is a single-player game which is entirely keyboard controlled.The game takes place on a single screen...

Commodore 64 (1992)

Catalypse is a horizontally-scrolling shoot'em up where you guide your ship against the alien CLIO civilization through five big levels,...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Catastrophes is a single screen building game where you must carry bricks with a helicopter one at a time from...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

In Catch! the player can move his avatar freely around the screen in eight directions and must try to catch...

Atari ST (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1988)

The CK23 is a plane that can take off and land like an ordinary plane, but can fly into space...

DOS (1982)

This catch-the-falling-objects game uses almost the entire keyboard for its controls. An assortment of ASCII characters is raining down from...

DOS (1989) and TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

The objective of Catch 'Em is to catch all falling objects. Each level features a different object falling. When any...

Catch 'Em Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1992)

Jeff the Zookeeper isn't too good at his job (but then, when was a person with a backwards baseball cap...

Catch the Ball / Noughts and Crosses Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1979)

Two titles are available in this cart: Catch the Ball puts one or two players in the role of a...

Catechumen Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

A Christian-themed first-person-shooter, you are a Christian-in-training in the Ancient Roman times. You are battling the hordes of demons sent...

Caterpillar Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

In this puzzle game, a caterpillar travels from the bottom of the field to the top, row by row, leaving...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Choose from eleven tough and rugged Caterpillar machines including tractors, backhoes, and bulldozers. Dig ditches, move boulders, and perform daring...

CatFight: The Ultimate Female Fighting Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

CatFight: The Ultimate Female Fighting Game is an all-woman fighting game, resembling the early editions of Mortal Kombat where the...

Catherine PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Catherine follows the story of Vincent Brooks, who is caught between his girlfriend Katherine McBride, who may be pregnant, and...

The Cat in the Hat PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2004)

Based on the original Dr. Seuss book (not the movie), this adventure game lets young players control the Cat in...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

In the middle of the night, inside a bedroom in a nondescript building, dwells a frustrated man. He lay awake,...

Windows (2010)

Cat Pöke is a short game written for the TIGSource "A Game By Its Cover" competition, based on fake carts...

Cats Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

To say that this casual game is like herding cats would be an understatement. The game begins with an array...

Cat Trax Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (2003)

This is the among the oldest of battles: cat vs. dog.You are the cat. You are trying to gather up...

Catwoman Windows Front Cover

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

Another licensed title by EA, based on the movie with the same name, starring Halle Berry. The game follows the...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

The Game Boy Advance version of the Catwoman movie license is a straightforward isometric action/ platform game. The player has...

Catwoman Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

In Catwoman, the titular Batman villainess is spun off into her own game. Talia tries to hire Catwoman to steal...

Cauldron Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Playing a witch, you must assemble the six ingredients required to kill off your arch-rival, an evil pumpkin. The ingredients...

Commodore 64 (1990) and ZX Spectrum (1990)

Cauldron I & II is a double games pack containing the following games from Palace Software: Cauldron Cauldron II

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