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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Cannon Bods Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Ahoy! Pirates be parachuting in! Knock them from the sky and send them to Davy Jones!In Cannon Bods, pirates are...

Cannon Bubble ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (2007)

Cannon Bubble is a Puzzle Bobble clone with a pirate theme. As a pirate apprentice, takes control of a cannon...

Cannon Fodder Linux Front Cover 2nd version

Linux (2015), DOS (1993), Windows (2009), Game Boy Color (2000), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Jaguar (1995), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1994), 3DO (1994), Amiga CD32 (1994), J2ME (2004), Symbian (2005), Macintosh (2013) and Acorn 32-bit (1994)

Guide a team of up to six soldiers through 72 levels of combat in this top-down action/strategy hybrid, best thought...

Cannon Fodder 2 DOS Front Cover

Linux (2015), DOS (1994), Windows (2013), Amiga (1994) and Macintosh (2013)

After the success of Cannon Fodder, a sequel was inevitable. The basic gameplay remained the same – guide a team...

Windows (2011)

Cannon Fodder 3 is a third game of the Cannon Fodder series.Like the earlier two games of this series, Cannon...

Cannon Spike Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000) and Arcade (2000)

Originally an arcade game, this shooter was converted and is now found on the Dreamcast. Somewhat similar in style to...

Cannon Strike Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Cannon Strike is a strategy game set during World War II. In two campaigns (overall 16 missions) the player takes...

The Cannon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Xbox 360 (2011)

In The Cannon, the player controls a cannon which is placed in the middle of the screen. Various enemies enter...

ZX81 (2009)

Cannon War is a shooter game where the player controls a cannon along the left edge of the screen. Other...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

The aim of Canoe Slalom is to paddle down an isometric scrolling river and go between gates either forwards (blue)...

ZX81 (1982)

Can of Worms is a collection of eight games and programs with an adult theme and contains:Acne: You are Dr....

Commodore PET/CBM (1979)

Canyon is a space ship simulation where the player must navigate through a canyon. The player can use the keyboard...

Canyon Bomber Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1978) and Arcade (1977)

Two aircraft (yours and your opponent's) fly over a canyon filled with layers of colorful bricks, a la Breakout. Using...

Canyon Climber Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and PC-6001 (1983)

Obviously Donkey Kong-inspired, in Canyon Climber you try to climb to the top of the Grand Canyon, while avoiding various...

Canyon Warrior ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1989)

War has been raging for 5 years with the aliens and suddenly there's a chance to bring the conflict to...

Capcom Arcade Hits Volume 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Windows Mobile (2003)

This is a repackaging of the games 1942 and 1943, using an emulator and the arcade ROM images, along with...

Capcom Arcade Hits Volume 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Capcom Arcade Hits Volume 3 is a compilation of two arcade games Gun.Smoke and Commando redeveloped using HanaHo's Hive Technology....

Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

The second PSP Capcom Classics Collection contains 19 Capcom games. Game sharing is supported and some can be played with...

Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

A compilation of Capcom's retro arcade hits. Take a step back in time to relive your memories of these classics...

Capcom Classics: Mini Mix Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

This game consists of three NES games from Capcom's golden era available on one cartridge, each featuring a new take...

Capcom Collection Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

This Collection contains 8 Classics done by Capcom. These games are:Strider Strider 2 U.N. Squadron Last Duel Forgotten Worlds Ghouls...

Capcom Fighting Evolution PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2005)

Capcom’s Fighting Evolution is the ultimate classic head-to-head brawler to date! And by classic we mean Classic! Fighting Evolution includes...

Capcom Generation: Dai 1 Shū - Gekitsuiō no Jidai PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

The first of Capcom's classic collections for PlayStation and Saturn includes the 194X shooter series with the following games: 1942...

Capcom Generation: Dai 2 Shū - Makai to Kishi PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

The Capcom Generation 2 compilation contains 3 games from the Ghost 'N Goblins series: Ghost 'N Goblins Ghouls 'N Ghosts...

PlayStation (1998) and SEGA Saturn (1998)

Volume four of the Capcom Generation series, which includes three top-down shooter games ported from the arcade originals: Commando (Senjō...

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