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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Commodore 64 (1989)

Crossfire is a single screen 1st person perspective shooter where you are a policeman leading 'The Untouchables' against the mob...

Arcade (1975)

Crossfire is a shooting game. Two players are required. Each player has a gun that can be moved up and...

CrossFire Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

Fly a helicopter into hostile territory to rescue hostages and make some money on the side. The places the player...

NES (1990)

CrossFire is a side-scrolling run-and-gun somewhat reminiscent of Contra series, although played at a slower pace. All that is known...

Atari 2600 (1983)

It seems as if forever that the evil Morplus from the planet Tzoris have terrorized the galaxy, leaving death and...

The Crossing Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

The game's premise is minimalist, but its presentation is lush to make up for it: deer attempt to jump over...

Crosstown Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Crosstown is a retro-style, top-down action game. Up to four players navigate a randomly-generated maze, collecting "qreds", avoiding and fighting...

Cross Wiber: Cyber-Combat-Police TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Cross Wiber: Cyber-Combat-Police is a sequel to Cyber Cross and follows the adventures of Cross Wiber, an special inspector of...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

In the sequel to Sidewize the call is out once again to save a planet to from invading aliens. Armed...

Crossy Road iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014), Windows Phone (2015) and Windows Apps (2015)

Crossy Road is a new take on the concept of Frogger. A character is guided through an endless, randomly generated...

Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Arcade (2012)

Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon is a 2D indie top-down shooter game with some RPG elements. In the main mode, the...

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

Set in Qing dynasty of 19th Century China, this adaptation of the film of the same name follows the path...

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

The GBA version of the game, based on the film of the same name, has been turned into a 2D...

The Crow: City of Angels PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

The Crow: City of Angels is a video game adaption of the 1996 film of the same name.Brought back from...

Crown DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Crown is a jump and run game. The goal is to travel trough six different countries to finally become king....

Crüe Ball Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

Crüe Ball is a pinball game based on the glam-rock supergroup Motley Crüe. The game features Genesis-style renditions of the...

DOS (1993)

Made by the Israeli company Makh-Shevet, Cruel World is a tribute to the famous game Prince of Persia, having identical...

ZX Spectrum (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Cruising is one of the simplest computer games possible, and one which probably has been independently invented more than one...

Cruis'n USA Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1996), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1994)

Originally an arcade machine, Cruis'n USA was then released for the Nintendo 64. The game asks players to choose from...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Cruncher is a Pac-Man clone where you must move around a top view single screen maze eating all the dots...

Cruncher Factory Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987)

Cruncher Factor is a Pac-Man variant. The player commands a cruncher (which looks exactly like Pac-Man) and steers him through...

Cruncher in Mazeland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Cruncher in Mazeland is a single-player, 3-D Pac-Man clone. It is very similar to its companion game, Lady Cruncher.The object...

Crusader: No Regret DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2013)

Crusader: No Regret is a direct sequel to Crusader: No Remorse, its events starting 46 hours after those depicted in...

Crusader: No Remorse DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (2011), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Macintosh (2012)

You are a silencer, the elite of the elite soldiers of World Economic Consortium. You are used to orders of...

Crusader of Centy Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

Before the time of plants and animals, Earth was completely dark and inhabited by beings we now call 'monsters'. When...

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