DescriptionIn 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.
Take on the role of the Grim Reapers teenage son Death Jr. after he unleashes an unspeakable horror from a...
Nintendo DS (2007)
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Atari 8-bit (1994)
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Deathrider is a light cycle game where one player competes against the computer. The player has to steer his bike...
Deathrow is a brutal fighting sport where the fastest, toughest players are victorious and the slow and weak are defeated....
Xbox 360 (2011)
This Deluxe Edition contains: Deathsmiles Original Soundtrack Desktop accessories disc with: Wallpapers Icons Pointers Screensavers Japanese game trailer Already includes...
Xbox 360 (2010)
This limited edition box set includes: Deathsmiles "Premium Arrange" soundtrack Xbox 360 faceplate
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