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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Crusaders of Might and Magic Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (2000)

Drake, a loner, toughened by exposure, hardship, and a life of fighting the scourge that destroyed his family as a...

Crusaders of Space Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Crusaders Of Space is a single person, shareware, space shooter of the fixed screen variety.The game takes place after a...

Crusaders of Space 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Crusaders Of Space 2 is the third single person, shareware, space shooter of the fixed screen variety in the Crusaders...

Crusaders of Space: Open Range Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Crusaders Of Space: Open Range is a single person, shareware, space shooter of the fixed screen variety. It is the...

Crush PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Danny is troubled with insomnia. Desperate for sleep and unable to get it, he finds himself a test subject in...

Windows (2005)

Though it enjoys some demolitions similarities with Building Crush!, this game's theme is much more along the lines of classic...

C-RUSH Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

C-RUSH is a 2D horizontally scrolling shooter. The player is a spaceship pilot and needs to exterminate plasma insects. He...

DOS (1991)

Crusher is an action puzzle game where you must complete multiple tasks in order to win. You are in a...

DOS (1993)

Crusher Castle II is an action game where a character needs to escape a haunted castle by eliminating ghosts and...

Crush Roller Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)

Crush Roller is a game for the Neo Geo Pocket Color based on the 1981 arcade game Make Trax, which...

Cry of Fear Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

You play as Simon, a 19-year old fellow living in Sweden. Simon suffers from anxiety and depression and most likely...

Cry of the Infected Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Cry of the Infected is a First Person Shooter, in which the player assumes the role of Robert, a civilian...

Cryostasis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist who was scheduled to get back home from his station "Pole 21" on board the...

Cryptic Passage for Blood DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Cryptic Passage for Blood is a level package for Blood containing 10 single-player and 4 bloodbath levels.

Crypt Killer PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997) and Arcade (1995)

Crypt Killer is a horror-themed lightgun shooter. As a tireless adventurer, you are looking for the "Eyes of Guidance", ancient...

Atari 2600 (1982)

The object of this game is to kill monsters in the crypts, get any treasure you can find, and get...

Crypts of Egypt Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Crypts of Egypt is a platform game taking place in the secret depths of an Egyptian pyramid; the goal is...

Atari 8-bit (1982)

In The Crypts of Plumbous, the player has to fight alien ships who are trying to raid underground Nuclear waste...

The Crypt ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

The Crypt is a single player adventure game in which the player explores a series of dungeons collecting treasure and...

Crysis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Crysis, the first game of a planned trilogy, is a first-person shooter set in the year 2019 and the spiritual...

Crysis 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Crysis 2 is the sequel to Crysis and it is the second main game in the series, following the original...

Crysis 2: Decimation Pack Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Decimation Pack is DLC for Crysis 2 and the first map pack of the game. It adds five additional multiplayer...

Crysis 2 (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

This limited edition for Crysis 2 is a free upgrade for those who pre-ordered the game at participating retail outlets....

Crysis 2: Retaliation Pack Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Retaliation Pack is DLC for Crysis 2 and the first map pack of the game. It adds four additional multiplayer...

Crysis 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Crysis 3 is the third main game in the first-person shooter series. Players take the role of Laurence "Prophet" Barnes,...

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