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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 (1993)

The user controls a trampoline. This trampoline can be moved across the bottom of the screen, horizontally. "Bob" jumps on...

Construction Destruction Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Play the vehicles of your own Construction Company, players can bid on jobs and accomplish them. Game includes 7 vehicles...

Browser (2009)

A campfire burns in the middle of a black screen, giving off sparks that burn away at an unseen background....

ZX Spectrum (1986)

It's Whodunit time in this licensed arcade adventure starring Sam Cruise. As Sam you must collect the clues by walking...

The Con PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

The Con is a fighting game featuring 20 different characters as well as the ability to create-a-fighter with the ability...

Continental Circus Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Arcade (1989)

The home conversions of Continental Circus lack the full-on 3D and special glasses of the arcade version, but retain the...

Continuum DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Continuum is a 3D game viewed from third-person perspective. The player pilots a "Mobile", a craft which bounces off of...

Contra DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), NES (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1987), Xbox 360 (2006) and Arcade (1987)

In the year 2631, a small meteorite has fallen into the Galuga archipelago, located 20km northeast off the coast of...

Contra 4 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS is a direct sequel to 1994 SNES Contra III: Alien Wars. Two years after...

Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Based on the SNES classic, Contra III: The Alien Wars, your job is to clean out 6 levels filled with...

Contract J.A.C.K. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Contract J.A.C.K. is the official prequel to No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way. The game revolves...

Contract J.A.C.K.: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This compilation contains: Contract J.A.C.K. No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way

Contract Killer iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and Windows Phone (2012)

Contract Killer is a shooter where you play fittingly as a professional sniper in a world of criminals and thugs,...

Contra Force NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Contra Force, a special forces team including Commando Burn, Smith, Beans, and Iron, protects Neo City from the terrorist group,...

Contra Hard Corps Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

When there's a hideous alien race, mad terrorist army, or just some general madman scumball to be eliminated, there's only...

Contra III: The Alien Wars Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994), SNES (1992), Wii (2007), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1992)

The hideous Red Falcon, thought to have been destroyed long ago by the Earth's greatest commandos, Mad Dog and Scorpion,...

Contra: Legacy of War PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

The first Contra game for the 32-bit consoles and released exactly 10 years after the first Contra.Unlike the original Contra...

Contraption Zack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1993)

It's Zack's first day on the job as a repairman at GadgetCo, and the whole factory is falling apart. He...

Contra ReBirth Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Contra -ReBirth- follows on the heels of other contemporary Konami titles that revisit classic series, such as Contra 4 and...

Contra: Shattered Soldier PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

The Contra series has been a popular action game for many people. Now the original creators have come back to...

Contrast Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and PlayStation 4 (2013)

Contrast is an action game with platforming elements which focuses on light and shadow. It is set in a noir...

Contre Jour iPhone Front Cover

Symbian (2013), Browser (2012), iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2012)

Contre Jour is a physics-based puzzle game based on guiding the blob-like character Petit through different levels. Instead of controlling...

Browser (2011)

A platform game with a couple of twists, the Convergence puts the player in control of two avatars, a man...

The Convicts Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

The Convicts is a labyrinth game. The game offers fun for two players on a split screen mode. In a...

Cooking Academy 2: World Cuisine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

Cooking Academy 2: World Cuisine is the second entry in a cooking simulator series with Cooking Mama-inspired gameplay. It is...

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