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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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 Crime is out of control and the cops have been replaced by bounty hunters like...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,...

Crimson Dragon Xbox One Front Cover

Xbox One (2013)

Crimson Dragon is a chase-view shooter and a spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon series, in theme, in gameplay, but...

Crimsonland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Crimsonland is a top-down shooter in which you must defend yourself against a large horde of aliens. You use both...

Crimsonland Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2015), PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Crimsonland is an enhanced version of the 2003 game Crimsonland. It is a top-down arcade arena shooter that is similar...

Crimson Sea Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Recently, an alien race called the mutons has been invading the solar system Theophilus. Like swarming bugs, the mutons threatened...

Crimson Sea 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

The sequel to Crimson Sea, this game follows the story of Sho, the protagonist of the first game. In the...

Crimson Skies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Crimson Skies is an arcade flight simulator, set in an alternate reality in the year 1937. Based on a FASA...

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003) and Xbox 360 (2007)

Three years after the original Crimson Skies, FASA Studio brings the game to the Xbox in an adapted version (not...

Crimson Tears PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

The year is 2049, and Tokyo is in the midst of dangerous street riots. Dr. Kosugi, a scientist working for...

Crimzon Clover: World Ignition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Crimzon Clover: World Ignition is a 2D vertically-scrolling shoot'em up in the manic shooter/bullet hell/danmaku style, similar to DoDonPachi. The...

Crisis Beat PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Crisis Beat is your typical 3D side-scrolling game, but with more features. It has rendered cinematics and real-time 3D scenes....

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Set six years before the 1997 PSX game Final Fantasy VII, the prequel Crisis Core follows the adventures of Zack...

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Special Edition) PSP Front Cover

PSP (2008)

The Special Edition comes in a heavy cardboard slipcase and includes: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII An art-book titled "The...

Crisis Force NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

The year is 199x and a robot army has invaded Tokyo City. A boy and a girl (who remain unnamed)...

Crisis Mountain Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1984)

Crisis Mountain is a classic platform game. Your task is to defuse bombs left by terrorists in mountain caverns when...

Crisis Team: Ambulance Driver Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Take control of an ambulance (out of 3 choices) and save lives! Race to the scene of crisis, take the...

Critical Blow PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

A legend exists among the fighters and martial artists of this world, of a mysterious scarab badge that only the...

Critical Depth PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and PS Vita (2012)

A new spin on the whole vehicular combat genre- this one takes place underwater, and features freedom of movement throughout...

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