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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Amiga (1988)

One of the Amiga's many Arkanoid clones, Crystal Hammer is perhaps best remembered by its intro tune, which has been...

Windows (2000)

This Breakout variant is a sequel to Dionakra and Rapanui. Player controls the same refuge shuttle of galactic dustbin man...

Crystalis NES Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000) and NES (1990)

October 1st, 1997 is known as END DAY. A great war encircles the globe and brings about an end to...

Crystal Kingdom Dizzy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

The magical crystal treasure has been stolen and scattered all over the islands, so it is up to Dizzy to...

Crystal Maze Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

When Lily, the games heroine, is in school, she fell asleep and begins dreaming. But something goes wrong and she...

Crystal Mines NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

You control a CM-205 mining robot, your goal is to retrieve "Starla" crystals from various mines on a remote planet....

Crystal Mines II Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1992)

Crystal Mines II is an update of the gameplay in its predecessor; in a nutshell, overhead puzzle-solving best described as...

Lynx (2003)

This game contains the original one-hundred eighty-one levels of the game Crystal Mines II plus an additional one-hundred twenty-five new...

Arcade (2001)

The Crystal of Kings is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of one of...

Crystal Quest Xbox 360 Front Cover

Game Boy (1991), Amiga (1989), Apple IIgs (1989), Palm OS (2001), Windows Mobile (2001), Xbox 360 (2006) and Macintosh (1987)

A mouse-driven game in which the player controls a small, circular spaceship which must travel around the screen collecting crystals....

Atari 8-bit (1986)

50 rooms full of treasures await the brave yet thoughtful explorer in this platform game. Using limited thrusting ability, you...

Crystal's Pony Tale Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

In this game, you play the role of the Crystal Pony. One day, her pony friends decide to make a...

Windows (2005)

Crystal Towers is a freeware platformer that honours the Apogee classics in a modern version. Bernard, the night watchman at...

Supervision (1992)

Crystball is a Breakout clone in the tradition of Arkanoid. The player controls a paddle at the bottom of the...

TRS-80 CoCo (1984) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Crystle Castles, or Ice Castles as it is also known, is a straight copy of Atari's Crystal Castles. Your hero...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

CSJ Games 1 is a triple games pack containing three unreleased games:Sun Street (The Newsboy): An isometric scrolling game, inspired...

MSX (1985) and SG-1000 (1985)

C-So! is a platform game in which you control a man that has to collect items like flowers, apples and...

C: The Contra Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

C: Contra Adventure is a sequel to some of Konami's earlier Contra classics. The game's story follows the events of...

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2002)

CT Special Forces is a side scrolling platform shooter that has a superficial similarity to the games of the Metal...

PlayStation (2005) and Game Boy Advance (2004)

CT Special Forces 3: Bioterror is a run and gun game similar to Metal Slug. The player controls an elite...

CT Special Forces: Back in the Trenches Game Boy Advance Front Cover

PlayStation (2003) and Game Boy Advance (2003)

CT Special Forces: Back to Hell is the sequel to CT Special Forces and the story picks up right where...

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

One shot. One kill.As a sniper in one of the world’s most deadly specialty infantry units, the player will chase...

CTU: Marine Sharpshooter (Golden Bullet Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This compilation bundles 2 games in the CTU: Marine Sharpshooter series: CTU: Marine Sharpshooter Marine Sharpshooter II: Jungle Warfare

Cube iPhone Front Cover

Linux (2002), Windows (2002), Macintosh (2005) and iPhone (2008)

Cube is a freeware 3D first-person shooter game. It can be played both in multiplayer and singleplayer mode. It allows...

Cube 2: Sauerbraten Linux Front Cover

Linux (2004), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Cube 2: Sauerbraten is an open source sequel to Cube by the same company, an FPS with a built in...

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