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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 or Alive 3 Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2001)

Dead Or Alive 3 is a fighting game exclusive to the Microsoft Xbox. It features 16 characters (3 of them...

Dead or Alive 4 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2005)

The fourth installment in the Dead or Alive series (excluding Beach Volleyball) continues in a similar vein of fighting game....

SEGA Saturn (1997)

This is the Limited Edition of the game Dead or Alive, which includes a picture book specifically for Sega Saturn,...

Dead or Alive Ultimate Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

Dead or Alive Ultimate features the original SEGA Saturn version of Dead or Alive as well as a totally redesigned...

Dead Pixels Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2011)

Dead Pixels is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with an 8-bit retro look and it incorporates some simulation and role-playing elements....

Deadpool Windows Front Cover

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

In Deadpool the player takes control of the loud-mouthed, foul-mouthed, merc-with-a-mouth Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool). While on out on a...

Deadpool: Merc with a Map Pack DLC Windows Front Cover

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

This add-on pack for Deadpool unlocks two additional Challenge Mode levels: GRT Plaza and Inside the Tower, as well as...

Dead Reckoning Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

In Dead Reckoning you are abducted by aliens known only as the "Master Race" and forced to fight for your...

Dead Rising Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

You play as Frank West, a freelance photo-journalist, and you're on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. Following...

Dead Rising 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Dead Rising 2 starts several years after the original Dead Rising finished: the experimental virus that turns living beings into...

Dead Rising 2: Case 0 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Dead Rising 2: Case 0 is a Xbox 360 exclusive standalone DLC pack that acts as a prequel to the...

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The High Stakes Edition was available only through the Capcom online store in North America only. It contains: Dead Rising...

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record plays out a what-if scenario, retelling Dead Rising 2 with Frank West as the...

Xbox 360 (2010)

The Outbreak Edition of Dead Rising 2 contains: The game A 12-inch action figure A making-of DVD An in game...

Dead Rising 2 (Zombrex Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover With Slipcase and injection shaped pen (in box)

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

This Zombrex Edition, which is named for the anti zombie medication featured in the game.The US release contains: Dead Rising...

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition is the PC port of the Xbox One game Dead Rising 3. Next to the...

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Dead Rising: Chop Till you Drop is an adaptation of Dead Rising, for the Wii. The freelance photojournalist Frank West...

Dead Runner iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010), iPad (2010), bada (2010) and webOS (2010)

In Dead Runner, the player finds himself in a dark and eerie forest. There is no one else around but...

Dead Space Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The starship USG Ishimura sends out a distress signal to the Concordance Extraction Corporation during a mining operation on the...

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...

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