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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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Dead Space iPad Front Cover

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

Dead Space for mobile devices is the prequel to Dead Space 2 set 3 years after the original Dead Space....

Dead Space 2 Windows Front Cover

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

In the follow-up to 2008's Dead Space, players once again take on the role of Isaac Clarke. He is an...

Dead Space 2 (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

Dead Space 2 (Collector's Edition) contains the game Dead Space 2 with exclusive content: a replica of the Plasma Cutter,...

Dead Space 2 (Limited Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

This exclusive PS3 release of the Dead Space 2 comes with an updated version of Dead Space: Extraction, a rail...

Dead Space 2: Outbreak Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

This is a free DLC Map Pack for Dead Space 2 with two new multiplayer maps. The goal in both...

Dead Space 2: Severed Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Severed is a downloadable content (DLC) for Dead Space 2 and describes the story of two main characters of Dead...

Dead Space 3 Windows Front Cover

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

Dead Space 3 is the third main game in the futuristic third-person shooter series and a direct sequel to Dead...

Dead Space 3: Awakened Windows Front Cover Origin.com release

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

The events of this DLC add-on for Dead Space 3 start right where the main game has ended. Isaac Clarke...

Dead Space 3 (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

The Limited Edition of Dead Space 3 contains the standard game plus download codes for two suit and weapon bundles.First...

Dead Space: Extraction PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2009)

Acting as a prequel to 2008's Dead Space, Extraction tells the story of four colonists caught at the start of...

Dead to Rights Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Dead To Rights is an action-game, straight out. You play as Jack Slate, a police officer in Grant City. On...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Dead to Rights is a top-down shooter loosely based on the Dead to Rights console game. Players takes control of...

Dead to Rights II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

Jack Slate is back, in this beat-up sequel to the first. He teams up with his K9 Dog, Shadow, to...

Dead to Rights: Reckoning PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

In the PSP game in the Dead to Rights series, you once again play as Jack Slate in the crime-infested...

Dead to Rights: Retribution Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Story: Jack is back, and apparently so is his father. What seemed like gangs at work turned out much more...

Dead Trigger Android Front Cover

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

Dead Trigger is a first-person shooter set in a contemporary environment where economic depression has driven people to rise against...

Windows (2010)

Dead Wake is a 3D top-down shooter with a survival horror setting. The main hero is a soldier who must...

De-Animator Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

De-Animator is a shooting game that is loosely based on the story, Herbert West Reanimator: Six Shots by Midnight by...

Windows (2010)

Dear Agent is an action game with some thinking involved. It plays similarly to a typical platform game. As an...

Windows (2000)

Dear Camy is a 2D platform game. The player controls Camy who, with the help of various bonuses and power-ups,...

The Death and Return of Superman SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

"Doomsday" is here and only Superman can stop him. Unfortunately in doing so he gets killed himself. Now four other...

Deathbots NES Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and NES (1990)

The Mutech Corporation has created their Gamma Base on what used to be Alcatraz Island. Their attempts at creating computer...

Deathbringer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Karn the warrior has been the scourge of a group of evil wizards for many years, and as such they...

Death by Cube Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Death by Cube is a fast-paced twin-stick shooter where the player controls the amnesiac robot LEO. The only thing he...

DOS (1994)

Death by Dark Shadows is a platformer similar in style to the Prince of Persia series. The same basic game...

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