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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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Demon's Souls (Deluxe Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Black Phantom Edition is the European release of Demon's Souls and contains: Demon's Souls Artbook Soundtrack CD Strategy guide...

Demon Stalkers DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988) and Commodore 64 (1987)

Demon Stalkers is essentially a Gauntlet clone. You must travel through 99 mazes, before meeting the final demon. The game...

DemonStar Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

DemonStar has been heralded as the succesor to Raptor. It is a smooth scrolling shooter made in the tradition of...

Windows (2002)

This is a spinoff title from the original DemonStar game, which uses an enhanced version of the original engine.The enemy...

Windows (2003)

Secret Missions 2 is the second spin-off of the original DemonStar game. It uses an enhanced version of the original...

Demons to Diamonds Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

In Demons to Diamonds, you control a laser zapper which moves horizontally at either the top or the bottom of...

Demon Sword NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

In Demon Sword you play the part of the noble fighter Victar. Victar carries with him a sword which was...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Rignalian race have decided that they want to colonise the planets of the Solar Sytem and their moons. To...

Denizen iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

The player takes over the control of Xio, a robot looking very much like one of the transformers. His mission...

Dennis SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993), Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

This game brings the US cartoon character Dennis the Menace's menacing treatment of poor old Mr. Wilson to the computer...

Atari ST (1991)

Dennis & Denise is a platform game written in STOS.Denise have been kidnapped by Mr X. and her wealthy dad...

Densetsu no Stafi Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Densetsu no Stafi is a tale of a yellow star that fell into the ocean from the home castle in...

Densetsu no Stafi 2 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Ogura, the villain from Densetsu no Stafi, is furious at his defeat at the hands of Stafi, the starfish prince....

Densetsu no Stafi 3 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

After defeating Ogura in Densetsu no Stafi 2, Stafi has earned a break. However, Ogura manages to escape once more,...

Densetsu no Stafi 4 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Densetsu no Stafi 4 is the fourth game in the Stafi series of games. In it, you play as a...

Odyssey 2 (1979)

Two titles are available in this cart: Depth Charge is a single-player BattleShip variant. The player controls a cannon in...

DOS (1994)

Depth Dwellers is a shareware first-person shooter. It was released as a one-part episode, with a total of three episodes...

The Depths of DOOM Trilogy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and Acorn 32-bit (1998)

Official compilation of this classic shooter, containing The Ultimate DOOM (including the episode "Thy flesh consumed"), DOOM II as well...

Depths of Peril Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2008)

Depths of Peril is a single player action/RPG influenced heavily by turn based strategy games like Civilization. Your character takes...

Windows (2008)

In the year 2284, after many years of a war between the Terran forces and the forces of former Earth...

Windows (2003)

Der Große Preis von Raddorf is a freeware top-down bicycle racing game.You are in control of one of the 18...

De Rode Ridder: Gebroken Kracht Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

De Rode Ridder, a Belgian graphic novel devised by the late Willy Vandersteen that has been running since 1959, tells...

Der Planer 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Similar to its predecessor Der Planer the player is the head of a transport company which can be a courier...

Der Schuh des Manitu Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Der Schuh des Manitu (The Shoe of Manitou) is an elongated minigame referring to movie of the same name. The...

Windows (1997)

The year is 2156. Tokyo has turned into a crime capital, where violence flourishes. Gang wars, murders, rape, and rampaging...

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