Action

Description

Action games main mechanics revolve around one or more of the following:
  • Accuracy
  • Movement
  • Quick Decisions
  • Reflexes
  • Timing
This genre is only to be used for games that don't fit in the other action-based basic genres such as Action-Adventure, Racing/Driving, Role-Playing (RPG) and Sports.
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Castle Wolfenstein Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1984), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1981) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

In this game, the player takes control of a lone prisoner who has been taking captive in a large castle...

DOS (1990), Apple II (1989) and Apple IIgs (1991)

If you look too hard for a plot you might strain yourself; in what was pretty par for the course...

Catacomb 3-D DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

You are a mage descending into the dungeons of Nemesis the Lich, in order to kill him and save one...

DOS (1992)

You play the role of a magician, who is called upon by the townspeople to defeat his ancient archrival Nemesis...

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...

VIC-20 (1983)

In Catcha Snatch, the player takes the role of the store detective Barney Bootlace. He walks around the store, which...

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...

VIC-20 (1982)

The Catch is a single screen action game similar to the arcade game Avalanche. The player controls a force field...

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...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

Caterpiggle is an action arcade game set in a Pac-Man-like maze. Unlike Pac-Man this maze has no dots scattered around...

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 Xbox 360 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...

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