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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 (1994)

Creep Clash is a 2D fighting game that pits 3D polygon "creeps" against one another in a battle to reign...

Macintosh (1991)

Creepy Castle is a horror fighting game where the player controls a character who has to rescue a girl who...

Creepy Corridors VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1983)

Creepy Corridors is a maze game similar to Wizard of Wor. Adventurer Sierra Smith has entered the catacombs of Creepy...

Creepy Crawler ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Most early Mikro-Gen releases were derived from popular arcade games, and this one is no exception, giving Centipede the 16K...

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (2000)

The Best Cricket game so far, The main features are the 3D rendered Graphics, all 11 men on field are...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Cricket Captains have a much greater role than their equivalents in most sports. Most major tactical decisions during the match...

Commodore 64 (1988) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1989)

Crillion is similar to Breakout except there is no paddle and the player controls the ball directly. The ball always...

Crime Cities Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Crime Cities transports gamers to a futuristic world where law and order has long since been replaced by a wave...

Windows (2008)

Crime City is a simple action game aimed at casual players. The main idea is that the player controls the...

Arcade (1989)

Crime City is rampant with evil organizations and criminal activity. Crimes such as robberies, burglaries, smuggling, kidnappings, and drug dealing...

Crime Crackers PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1994)

In the distant future, in the reaches of space, war raged on for many years. Many lives were lost, but...

Crime Crackers 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Team Guppy are a group of what are known as "Crackers" -- skilled bounty hunters who make a living fighting...

Windows (2009)

After an ecological disaster, citizens of a future city are left to fend for themselves. Among thousands of players in...

Crime Does Not Pay DOS Front Cover

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

Crime Does Not Pay is "Officially Endorsed by the Mafia." In this game the player can play as the Godfather,...

DOS (1993) and Windows (2002)

In the near future, gangland crime runs rampant. And you and up to three other friends are fighting to become...

Crime Fighter 3 Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

A compilation package containing three American Laser Games live-action light-gun shooter conversions Who Shot Johnny Rock?, Crime Patrol, and Drug...

Arcade (1989)

At least fifteen women have been kidnapped by a mobster's criminal syndicate. Players are tasked with rescuing the captured women...

Crime Life: Gang Wars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

Crime Life is a mission-based street combat game following a storyline involving multiple gangs, corrupt cops and betrayal from within.The...

Crime Patrol DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2008), SEGA CD (1994), 3DO (1994), CD-i (1996) and Arcade (1993)

Originating in the arcades, this is a full-motion video rail shooter with real actors, produced by the makers of Mad...

Crime Scene Manhattan: The Real Car-Shooter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Crime Scene Manhattan: The Real Car-Shooter the player takes the role of the contract killer Gloria from L.A. who...

Crimes of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In ÜberSoldier Karl Stolz destroyed the ZE1-Complex in which the ÜberMacht revived the dead and produced ÜberSoldiers. The opposition believed...

SEGA Saturn (1996)

Welcome to the urban jungle. Crime is out of control and the cops have been replaced by bounty hunters like...

Crime Wave DOS Front Cover

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

Crime Wave is a side-scrolling shooter with certain similarities to Narc in tone and gameplay. Controlling a police officer, the...

Apple II (1983)

You are the law in Crime Wave. You drive your cop car around town and try to catch robbers in...

Windows (2004)

Crimson Alive: Extreme Encounter is a Japanese 2D fighting game in a fantasy/sci-fi world. The story is all in Japanese,...

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