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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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Death Jr. PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

Take on the role of the Grim Reapers teenage son Death Jr. after he unleashes an unspeakable horror from a...

Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Death Jr. makes his way to the Nintendo DS from his PSP franchise. The player takes control of Death Jr....

Death Jr. II: Root of Evil PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006) and Wii (2008)

DJ & Pandora release an evil dryad-like creature – Furi – from her cocooned state which brings about a series...

Death Jr. (Limited Edition) PSP Front Cover Limited Edition Foil Cover

PSP (2005)

The limited edition of Death Jr. has an exclusive foil package with different art work and a separate Limited Edition...

Deathkeep Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and 3DO (1995)

Deathkeep is a first-person perspective single-player role-playing game with a touch of medieval AD&D gameplay in a full 3D environment.Apparently...

Deathland Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1994)

Deathland is an arcade game. The aim is to free the royal family imprisoned by the ruler of Deathland. Moving...

Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Doom on the 7Mhz, 16-colour, 1Mb Amiga 500 might sound unrealistic, but this is one of a handful of games...

Deathmatch Classic Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2013)

Deathmatch Classic is a pure multiplayer game, designed as a tribute to id Software and the multiplayer gameplay in its...

Deathmatch Maker Windows Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

As the developer suggests, Deathmatch Maker is "the first Quake level editor authorized by id Software". What made it special...

Deathmatch Maker 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Deathmatch Maker II or DMM2 is a Quake II level building editor with simple drag and drop functionality. This second...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1988)

New Stratford is under attack from a huge fleet of alien craft, and it is your job to shoot them...

Death Race NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Death Race is seemingly inspired by the Sylvester Stallone movie Death Race 2000 released 15 years before this game. The...

Windows (2004)

This is a fan attempt, using the program DarkBASIC and from memory, to recreate the 1976 arcade game from Exidy...

Death Race VIC-20 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), VIC-20 (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

In this racing game you control your racing car through different screens during night and day at high speeds. You...

Death Rally DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (2009)

Death Rally is a top-down racing game where the player can rely on more than speed to be the number...

Death Rally Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Death Rally is a remake of the racing game of the same name from the nineties. Just like the original...

ZX81 (1995)

Deathrider is a light cycle game where one player competes against the computer. The player has to steer his bike...

Deathrow Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Deathrow is a brutal fighting sport where the fastest, toughest players are victorious and the slow and weak are defeated....

Deathscape Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Deathscape is a space "rail" shooter with an FPS perspective. "Deathscape" is the name of special arena, where gladiators of...

Xbox 360 (2009), iPhone (2011) and Arcade (2007)

Gilverado is a curious mystical kingdom of magic, monsters, and lost souls. Recently, overwhelming numbers of demonic creatures have appeared...

Deathsmiles: Deluxe Edition Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

This Deluxe Edition contains: Deathsmiles Original Soundtrack Desktop accessories disc with: Wallpapers Icons Pointers Screensavers Japanese game trailer Already includes...

Deathsmiles (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

This limited edition box set includes: Deathsmiles "Premium Arrange" soundtrack Xbox 360 faceplate

DeathSpank Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

DeathSpank is an action role-playing game by game designer Ron Gilbert. Described by Gilbert as 'Monkey Island meets Diablo', DeathSpank...

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue is the sequel to DeathSpank. It was also created by Ron Gilbert and follows a similar...

ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Death Stalker is 2D platform/adventure game. The player controls a mysterious man wearing a priest's robe and is armed with...

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