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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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Windows (2009)

Adventure 2600 Reboot is a graphical and sound update to the Atari 2600 game Adventure. Play is controlled by the...

Windows (2003), Macintosh (2003) and Browser (2003)

In this classic side-scrolling adventure, you play Oliver the Elf. Santa's sleigh has been raided by some evil penguins and...

DOS (1986)

This is a compilation of four adventure games: Adventure Castaway South American Trek Return to Hell Adventure is a version...

Adventure II Atari 5200 Front Cover

Atari 5200 (2007)

This homebrew Atari 5200 cartridge is a direct, yet unofficial sequel to the Atari 2600 action role-playing classic Adventure. The...

Adventure Island NES Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1986), MSX (1986), J2ME (2004), DoJa (2005) and Wii (2007)

In the South Pacific, Master Higgins lives peacefully wearing only a grass skirt and a cap. That is until the...

Adventure Island 3 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993) and NES (1992)

Your girlfriend is once again kidnapped by aliens, and you have to rescue her, forcing your way through various levels.The...

Adventure Island II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), NES (1991), Wii (2011) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

In Adventure Island II the player takes the role of Master Higgins who has to save his cavegirl from aliens...

Adventure Joe Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2000)

Adventure Joe is a side-scrolling puzzle game in which players take the role of Adventure Joe, daring explorer. Joe has...

The adventure of Tipi DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

The adventure of Tipi is a Korean-made side-scrolling platformer with cartoon-like characters and animations, similar to games like Elfland, Realms...

Adventure of Tokyo DisneySEA Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Adventure of TOKYO DisneySEA is an action adventure game based on the Tokyo DisneySea theme park that was opened in...

Adventure Pinball: Forgotten Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

It starts when you receive a note and map from your long lost grandfather, along with the promise of the...

Adventurer Pets Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

There once was a notorious gambler named Johnny Five Aces, who hid a treasure somewhere. There is a map to...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Players control their character around a maze of passages, and the object is to find the way out. Along the...

The Adventures of Batman & Robin Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1995)

Based on the award-winning TV series, The Adventures of Batman and Robin pits the player against the diabolical Mr. Freeze...

The Adventures of Batman & Robin SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1995)

In The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Robin and Commissioner Gordon have both gone missing. The Dark Knight suspects that...

The Adventures of Batman & Robin SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Konami's game based on the 90s animated series starring the Caped Crusader sends him against his most famous enemies in...

The Adventures of Batman & Robin Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1995)

The game is based on the famous 1990s animated series of the same name. The player takes control solely of...

The Adventures of Bayou Billy NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Your best girl Annabelle has been kidnapped by the evil Gordon, the "gangster king of Bourbon Street", and as Bayou...

Adventures of Beetlejuice: Skeletons in the Closet DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

A truly bizarre game which was rather popular at the time. It's an action game of sorts, in which you...

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 Bouapha: Spooky Castle Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

The Adventures of Bouapha: Spooky Castle is a single-player, top-down monster bashing adventure game.The story behind this game is that...

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...

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