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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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Dance:UK XL Lite PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Dance: UK XL Lite is very similar in content to it's forerunner Dance:UK in that it takes the standard 'bemani'...

NES (1990) and Supervision (1992)

Dancing Block is a simple arcade action game starring a sentient cube. This cube has a curious feature: a cannon...

Game Boy Color (1999)

As a furby you must dance! Woo-teh-loh-wah-boo! Shake it to the left, shake it to the right.A Furby is an...

Commodore 64 (1983)

A beautiful princess has been turned into an ugly monster by an evil Wizard and to make matters worse she...

Dancing Stage Fever PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003) and PlayStation 2 (2003)

A unique dancing simulation game that uses your feet, get up and dance to such classics as "All That She...

Dancing Stage Fusion PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation (2004) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

Dancing Stage Fusion is the third DS game on PS2. The object of the game is to "dance", which means...

Dancing Stage Party Edition PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Based on the Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix engine, follow on-screen arrows to learn the steps or create your own...

Dancing with the Stars: We Dance! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

A rhythm game based on the Dancing With the Stars TV show, where celebrities and professional dancers dance. In the...

Windows (2002)

In Dancin' Hijinks, you have to follow the arrow keys to preform dance moves. But don't take too long to...

Windows (2005)

Dan! Da! Dan! is a freeware game that combines ideas from traditional vertical shooters with color-matching titles like Mr. Driller....

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by the evil Treens, lead by Dan's...

Dan Dare III: The Escape Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

In the third game in the Dan Dare series, Dan has been kidnapped by an evil alien race known as...

Dan Dare II: Mekon's Revenge Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Mekon, the arch-enemy of humanity with an insatiable lust for power, is back. He’s created the SuperTreens, a genetically engineered...

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

A licensed game based around the cult comic strip character, recreating his daring attempts to defeat Mekon and save the...

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

While recording an episode of "This is Your Life" in honour of you, Dan Dare, Earth receives communication from an...

DOS (1994)

Dan's girlfriend disappears when he least expects it, and now he's trapped in the world of video games! You control...

Dandy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Although directly licensed to John Palevich's earliest interpretation of top-view dungeon-based slashing, this game's features are closest to Gauntlet, the...

Atari 8-bit (1983)

This game is the inspiration, both directly and indirectly, of arcade dungeon crawlers like the The RamJam Corporation version of...

Amiga (1989)

Danger Castle is 2D single screen platform game. The player controls an elf-like boy and must collect all crystals on...

Danger Freak Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1987) and Commodore 64 (1987)

You are a stuntman and have to perform death-defying stunts, like riding a motorcycle avoiding obstacles and jumping on ramps,...

Danger Girl PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

3rd Person Action game based on the hit comic book from J.Scott Campbell.In Danger Girl, you play as one of...

Danger Mouse in Double Trouble Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Baron Greenback has created a clone of Danger Mouse, and needless to say his intentions are not good. Naturally, Danger...

Apple II (1995)

Dangerous Dave has been thrown into an asylum. It's the player's task to guide him through ten levels to get...

DOS (1990) and Apple II (1988)

Guide Dave through ten terrifying levels as he tries to reclaim his trophies from a deserted pirate's hideout! This is...

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and J2ME (2008)

Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion (a.k.a Dave 2) is a sequel to Dangerous Dave. In this side-scrolling action game...

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