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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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Dancing with the Stars: We Dance! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

A rhythm game based on the Dancing With the Stars TV show, where celebrities and professional dancers dance. In the...

Windows (2002)

In Dancin' Hijinks, you have to follow the arrow keys to preform dance moves. But don't take too long to...

Windows (2005)

Dan! Da! Dan! is a freeware game that combines ideas from traditional vertical shooters with color-matching titles like Mr. Driller....

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by the evil Treens, lead by Dan's...

Dan Dare III: The Escape Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by an evil alien race known as...

Dan Dare II: Mekon's Revenge Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Mekon, the arch-enemy of humanity with an insatiable lust for power, is back. He’s created the SuperTreens, a genetically engineered...

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

A licensed game based around the cult comic strip character, recreating his daring attempts to defeat Mekon and save the...

DOS (1994)

Dan's girlfriend disappears when he least expects it, and now he's trapped in the world of video games! You control...

Dandy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Although directly licensed to John Palevich's earliest interpretation of top-view dungeon-based slashing, this game's features are closest to Gauntlet, the...

Atari 8-bit (1983)

This game is the inspiration, both directly and indirectly, of arcade dungeon crawlers like the The RamJam Corporation version of...

Danger Freak Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1987) and Commodore 64 (1987)

You are a stuntman and have to perform death-defying stunts, like riding a motorcycle avoiding obstacles and jumping on ramps,...

Danger Girl PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

3rd Person Action game based on the hit comic book from J.Scott Campbell.In Danger Girl, you play as one of...

Danger Mouse in Double Trouble Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Baron Greenback has created a clone of Danger Mouse, and needless to say his intentions are not good. Naturally, Danger...

Apple II (1995)

Dangerous Dave has been thrown into an asylum. It's the player's task to guide him through ten levels to get...

DOS (1990) and Apple II (1988)

Guide Dave through ten terrifying levels as he tries to reclaim his trophies from a deserted pirate's hideout! This is...

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and J2ME (2008)

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion (a.k.a Dave 2) is a sequel to Dangerous Dave. In this side-scrolling action game...

Apple II (1992)

The famous French art thief Bobby Forget has stolen artwork from around the world and he hid them on a...

DOS (1993)

Dangerous Dave is back in this gory and macabre side-scrolling action game. Battle wolves and other man-killing creatures with your...

Arcade (1992)

Dangerous Dungeons is 2D arcade game, a clone of Boulder Dash, Digger or Crystal Mines. You must collect blue crystals...

Dangerous Seed Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

It is the 25th century, and the solar system has come under attack by an mysterious alien enemy known as...

Dangerous Streets Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Dangerous Streets is a colorful sprite-based fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter II. Its eight characters are diverse,...

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Danger Ranger is an early, fixed-screen platform game. It is set on two screens.On the first screen, consisting of five...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

After 112 years of design and building by The Galactic Patrol, a prototype of the fighter/reconnaissance ship XT/99 has been...

Dan Kitchen's Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1988) and Atari 7800 (1989)

To be born with wings...Become a F-14 Naval Aviator undergoing seek and destroy missions while dodging and gunning enemy bogeys...

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992) and Arcade (1991)

Danny Sullivan, 1988 IndyCar champion and winner of the classic 'Spin & Win' Indianapolis 500 in 1985, put his name...

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