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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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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Attack of the Twonkies PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and GameCube (2004)

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Attack of the Twonkies is an action adventure game based on a...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

With the construction of Jimmy Neutron's latest invention, he accidentally teleports himself into an alternate dimension, switching places with the...

Windows (1999)

This game is based on the TV series The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest from 1996, that tells about the...

Adventures of Lolo NES Front Cover

NES (1989), Wii (2007) and Wii U (2014)

The lovely princess Lala was kidnapped by the Evil Demons of the Empire. You are Lolo, a round ball-like creature...

Adventures of Lolo 3 NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

This time, Lolo has a red friend who will do for him some of the work. Unlike the two previous...

The Adventures of Lomax Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1996)

Cute, green-haired yet halfwitted creatures Lemmings this time appear in a platform game. As the only survivor Lemming that managed...

Adventures of Marshal Marshmallow iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Adventures of Marshal Marshmallow is a first-person side-scrolling shooter set in a cartoonish Wild West where the characters are shaped...

Windows (1999) and Windows 3.x (1993)

You are MicroMan, stuck inside a computer. You must run, jump, and shoot your way out. Along the way are...

The Adventures of Mighty Max Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

The Adventures of Mighty Max is based on the TV cartoon Mighty Max which in turn is based on a...

The Adventures of Mr. Pratt Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Mr. Pratt woke one morning to find that his £200,000,000 mansion was overrun with creepy-crawlies. Well, he's not taking this...

The Adventures of One Button Bob Browser Front Cover Ninjadoodle.com release

Browser (2010)

Bob, like Smith and Jones before him, is an archaeologist treasure-hunter, exploring retro-pixelated dangerous ruins filled with traps and nasty...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The Adventures of Quik and Silva is a platform game where you control a pair of small droids. You have...

The Adventures of Rad Gravity NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

In this game you are Rad Gravity, a futuristic heroic spaceman. A mad scientist disrupts the peaceful universe and it...

Atari 8-bit (1984)

Robin Hood is at it again. In this side-scrolling action game he has to use his bow to vanquish the...

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Genesis Front Cover

SNES (1993) and Genesis (1993)

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is the video game adaptation of the 60's cartoon series staring Bullwinkle, a moose,...

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

It turns out that Bullwinkle is the lost Earl of Moosechester and an inheritance is awaiting him in England. Now,...

Game Boy (1992)

The Game Boy version of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle shares the story with the SNES/Genesis title by the...

The Adventures of Shuggy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2011)

Shuggy is a vampire who has just inherited a castle from his uncle. The only problem is that it is...

Adventures of Sid Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Adventures Of Sid is a 2D side scrolling platformer that puts the player in the role if Sid the tomato....

Adventures of Sid: Xmas Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Adventures Of Sid XMAS Special is a Christmas themed remake of the XBLA Indie game Adventures Of Sid. As with...

Game Boy (1991)

On a routine check through the city, police officer Tony and his sister find themselves sucked up by a UFO...

The Adventures of St. Bernard ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

The Adventures Of St. Bernard is a single player arcade style game.The player takes the role of a St Bernard...

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Windows Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and SNES (1996)

The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun is based on the Belgian comic book of the same name. The...

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2011) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin: The Game is a game based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of classic comic...

Adventures of Tom Sawyer NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Tom Sawyer's famous literary exploits come to life in this adventure where you play Tom Sawyer (or Huck Finn in...

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