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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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MSX (1985) and SG-1000 (1985)

C-So! is a platform game in which you control a man that has to collect items like flowers, apples and...

C: The Contra Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

C: Contra Adventure is a sequel to some of Konami's earlier Contra classics. The game's story follows the events of...

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2002)

CT Special Forces is a side scrolling platform shooter that has a superficial similarity to the games of the Metal...

CT Special Forces: Back in the Trenches Game Boy Advance Front Cover

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2003)

CT Special Forces: Back to Hell is the sequel to CT Special Forces and the story picks up right where...

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

One shot. One kill.As a sniper in one of the world’s most deadly specialty infantry units, the player will chase...

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter (Golden Bullet Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This compilation bundles 2 games in the CTU: Marine Sharpshooter series: CTU: Marine Sharpshooter Marine Sharpshooter II: Jungle Warfare

Cube iPhone Front Cover

Linux (2002), Windows (2002), Macintosh (2005) and iPhone (2008)

Cube is a freeware 3D first-person shooter game. It can be played both in multiplayer and singleplayer mode. It allows...

Cube 2: Sauerbraten Linux Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Cube 2: Sauerbraten is an open source sequel to Cube by the same company, an FPS with a built in...

Cubic Ninja Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Cubic Ninja is an action-puzzle game designed less with 3-D in mind, and more emphasizing the tilt-control abilities of the...

Cubit Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1983)

This game is a Q*bert clone. As such, the rules are similar. Change the color of the cubes, which are...

DOS (1988)

A fast-paced game played on a series of abstract, isometric grids within a cube. Each cube has three levels -...

Cubivore GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

Cubivore is a "Call of the Wild" brought to an interactive media. Gento Matsumotos serene and surreal portrait of wilderness...

Cubology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Cubology is a 3D color matching game. On arcade mode, the objective is to clear a pile of multicolored cubes,...

Linux (2010) and Windows (2010)

Cubosphere is a freeware, open-source arcade puzzle game similar to Roll Away.The player has to guide a beach ball bouncing...

Cubozoid Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Cubozoid is a one or two player, shareware, tile/block matching game similar to Zuma and many others. The object of...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Cuddly Cubert is a single screen isometric viewed game inspired by the arcade game Q*Bert where you have to turn...

The Culling of the Cows Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

The Culling of the Cows is a defense game where you control the gun-wielding farmer Sammy who needs to protect...

Windows (2000)

Cultures: The Beginning is a simple action game, released to promote the strategy game Cultures. The player controls a Viking...

DOS (1991)

Put your ingenious strategies to good use in Cunning Football. However, your involvement doesn't end there. If you're on the...

Windows (2003)

Cunyngas is an old-school top-down shooter. The story: The race of Gomin lives under oppression of the race of Mopol....

The Cure MSX Front Cover

MSX (2005)

Winning entry in the MSXdev'05 coding competition, The Cure is an arcade jump&run heavily influenced by Konami's classic Vampire Killer.The...

Curious George Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

When a curious monkey with a habit of accidentally causing mischief encounters a man dressed in yellow exploring the jungle,...

Windows (2008)

Curryki is an Ikiki cooking game where players need to put curry on rice. The plates of rice appear on...

Genesis (1989)

Curse is a basic horizontal-scrolling shooter, one of the first released for the Megadrive, where one pilots a space fighter...

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