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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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Cyril Cyberpunk DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

In a futuristic Manhattan, a normal kid called Cyril is scanning the airwaves and receives some information about an alien...

Cytadela Linux Front Cover

Linux (2010), Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Cytadela is a conversion of the Amiga first person shooter of the same title, created in 1995 by Arrakis Software....

Cytron Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992)

Viewed from above, Cytron is inspired by Paradroid and Alien Breed. The robot Cytron has been sent into a research...

Cytron Masters Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

The first real-time strategy game in history, Cytron Masters was the creation of legendary designer Dan Bunten (later Danielle Bunten...

Czarny Orzeł Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Czarny Orzeł is a first-person shooter. A super secret helicopter named Black Eagle was stolen by the Cuban revolutionaries. The...

Czorian Siege PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983)

Czorian Siege is an arcade action game similar to Space Invaders. You control a spaceship at the bottom of the...

D DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995) and 3DO (1995)

The story begins in 1997. It's the dead of night in the city of Los Angeles, and there has been...

D-2 Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999)

It is Christmas of the year 2000. In the skies over Canada, Laura's plane has been hijacked by terrorists. The...

Dachinko Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Dachinko is an arcade game based on pachinko, where the main objective is to drop several metal spheres from the...

ColecoVision (2000)

DacMan is an attempt to bring a version of Pac-Man to the ColecoVision. The game looks similar to Pac-Man but...

Dactylus DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

In Dactylus - a parallax-scrolling fantasy shooter - you slip into the role of Yarin, a dragon-rider. Evil forces destroyed...

Dad 'n Me Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

Dad 'n Me is a side-scrolling fighting game featuring a purple creature that is dropped off by his dad at...

DOS (1995)

Daehyeoljeon (Great Fighter) is a Korean-made versus fighting game. There are only two modes in the game: one player versus...

Windows (2006) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

Daemon Summoner is a first person shooter that takes place in 1888, during the Victorian era of England. Players take...

Daemon Vector Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Xbox (2004)

Daemon Vector is set in medieval times where European adventurers recover artifacts from Asia. Now one of these artifacts turns...

Daffy Duck Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994)

Daffy Duck dons the futuristic outfit of Duck Dodgers, hero of the 24½th century, to battle his nemesis Marvin the...

Daffy Duck: "Fowl Play" Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

In Daffy Duck: Fowl Play, Daffy is in search of a hidden treasure that Bugs Bunny told him about. Unfortunately,...

Daffy Duck in Hollywood Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1995)

Yosemite Sam calls on Detective Daffy Duck to attempt to retrieve his precious golden movie awards. Mad Professor Duckbrain has...

DOS (1991)

Based on the famous Looney Tunes cartoon characters, the game is educational action for the kids.You are Daffy Duck, and...

Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Based on Chuck Jones' Looney Tunes character, Daffy Duck, Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions sees Daffy in his quirky "Duck...

Dagger's Rage Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995) and Windows 3.x (1995)

Dagger's Rage is a sci-fi action adventure that tries to capitalize on the market made popular by games like Elite...

Dahna: Megami Tanjō Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

Dahna: Megami Tanjō (Dahna: Birth of a Goddess) is a beat'em up with some RPG elements. The player controls Dahna...

Windows (2009)

Daisy Goes Solo is a series of two adventure-platform games inspired by the original Dizzy series. This time it features...

DaisyPop iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2014)

DaisyPop presents the player with a screen full of drifting flowers and meandering insects. Tapping a flower or insect pauses...

DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

DAIVA Story 6: Nirsartia no Gyokuza is the sixth game in the DAIVA saga. Like the other games in this...

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