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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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DOS (1993)

Dangerous Dave is back in this gory and macabre side-scrolling action game. Battle wolves and other man-killing creatures with your...

Arcade (1992)

Dangerous Dungeons is 2D arcade game, a clone of Boulder Dash, Digger or Crystal Mines. You must collect blue crystals...

Dangerous Seed Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Arcade (1989)

It is the 25th century, and the solar system has come under attack by an mysterious alien enemy known as...

Dangerous Streets Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1994), Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Dangerous Streets is a colorful sprite-based fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter II. Its eight characters are diverse,...

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Danger Ranger is an early, fixed-screen platform game. It is set on two screens.On the first screen, consisting of five...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

After 112 years of design and building by The Galactic Patrol, a prototype of the fighter/reconnaissance ship XT/99 has been...

Dan Kitchen's Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1988) and Atari 7800 (1989)

To be born with wings...Become a F-14 Naval Aviator undergoing seek and destroy missions while dodging and gunning enemy bogeys...

Danmaku Unlimited iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011)

After centuries of man's abuse, the spirit of the Earth has created soldiers, called Valkyrias, to eradicate mankind from the...

Danmaku Unlimited 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Danmaku Unlimited 2 is a vertical shoot 'em up. There are two selectable sets of rules: Burst and Classic. One...

Danny Sullivan's Indy Heat Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992) and Arcade (1991)

Danny Sullivan, 1988 IndyCar champion and winner of the classic 'Spin & Win' Indianapolis 500 in 1985, put his name...

ZX81 (1986)

Dans Revenge is the sequel to Rock Crush. The games have similar graphics but unlike Rock Crush, Dans Revenge is...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Dante's poem 'Inferno' details a man's journey through hell, in the hope of reaching purgatory. This computer game interpretation takes...

Dante's Inferno Xbox 360 Front Cover

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

Dante's Inferno is an action-packed journey through the world of Inferno, based on the first canticle of Divine Comedy by...

Dante's Inferno: Dark Forest PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Dark Forest is a DLC for Dante's Inferno, serving as a prologue. It adds a new level, picking up right...

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Death Edition of Dante's Inferno includes: Dante's Inferno "Making of" documentary "Dante in History" documentary The official soundtrack A...

Dante's Inferno (Divine Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Divine Edition of Dante's Inferno is a Playstation 3 exclusive edition of the game, replacing the standard Playstation 3...

Dante's Inferno: Trials of St. Lucia PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Trials of St. Lucia is the second bigger DLC for Dante's Inferno, introducing a second playable character to the game...

Amiga (1995)

Dan Wilder is an isometric action-adventure game, similar to Heimdall II or Cadaver. The action takes place on a Mars...

Dao Jian Feng Mo Lu 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Dao Jian Feng Mo Lu 2 (Blade & Sword 2) is the sequel to original Blade & Sword. Forty years...

Daredevil Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Be the "Man Without Fear!", Daredevil along with his trusty bullyclub as he scales New York in his never ending...

DOS (1984)

In Dare-Devil you assume the role of a stunt performer with a gift for motorcycle jumping. Our dashing adrenaline junkie...

BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

Denis makes his debut as a stuntman. He has to impress the director and earn wages by performing stunts. Each...

Commodore 64 (1984)

This is the sequel to the original Daredevil Denis for the Electron/BBC Micro. After the events of the first game...

Dare Devil Derby 3D PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Dare Devil Derby 3D is a cartoonish-type of destruction derby that lets the player take control of 8 unique characters...

Darfur is Dying Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

A high-profile activist game, here the player is cast as a refugee in the troubled Darfur region of the Sudan....

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