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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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Devil May Cry 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Devil May Cry 2 is the sequel to Devil May Cry and once again casts you as Dante, the demon...

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Dante returns in this prequel to the first Devil May Cry. The story focuses on Dante's back story, mainly on...

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

A re-release of Devil May Cry 3, released at a budget price with several additions to the game, including: Play...

Devil May Cry 4 Windows Front Cover

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

Devil May Cry 4 is the second sequel to the original Devil May Cry game. This time the player gets...

Devil May Cry 4 (Collector's Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This collector's edition includes: Devil May Cry 4 Steelbook metal caseUS version only: Volume 1 of ADV Film’s Devil May...

Devil May Cry: 5th Anniversary Collection PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

A compilation of the Devil May Cry games that were released for the PlayStation 2 in one value priced bundle....

The Devil Rides In ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

The Devil Rides In is a single player shoot'em up game.The player takes the role of a wizard who is...

Devil's Crown ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Legend has it that a group of sailors uncovered a buried treasure consisting of seven gems, and split it with...

Devil's Crush Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Wii (2007)

Imagine an adventure game in the format of pinball, and you get Dragon's Fury. Your hero is a small silver...

Devil's Island Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

A savage storm leaves you shipwrecked on a remote South Seas island. But what first appears to be a tropical...

Devils of the Deep ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Devils Of The Deep is a single player game with keyboard controls.The plot The player takes on the rope if...

Commodore 64 (1989)

In the game made with SEUCK (Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit) you control the hero entered the evil land. You...

Devil's Tuning Fork Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Devil's Tuning Fork is a student project from the DePaul University in Chicago (USA) and it is a first-person exploration...

PlayStation 2 (2008)

Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Abaddon Ō Plus is a Japan-exclusive limited edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2...

Devil World NES Front Cover

NES (1984), Wii (2008) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Devil World is a scrolling maze game, strikingly similar to the classic Pac-Man, only with an undeniable religious bent. Collect...

Devious Designs Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

A scientist obsessed with Picasso's cubist paintings develops a weapon that turns everything to cubes. The United Kingdom sends a...

Devon Aire in the Hidden Diamond Caper Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and CDTV (1991)

An eccentric old millionaire stored all his gems and money in odd places around his mansion. When he dies, his...

Dewy's Adventure Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Dewy's Adventure is a game by the same team behind Elebits. Players control the young water droplet Dewy in his...

Browser (2010)

In the year 3000, an evil mastermind has released a plague of alien insects upon our galaxy. If Dex Hamilton,...

Dexterity Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Dexterity is a puzzle game with a 7x8 grid, each one filled with a tile or another item. The goal...

Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes! Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

The Clone-a-Matic is the answer to all of Dexter's problems. With it, he can duplicate himself as many times as...

Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Lab? PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Based on the boy genius rivalry between Dexter and the scheming Mandark from the Cartton Network show, the title is...

Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Your laboratory has been filled up with evil robots. It's up to you, as Dexter, to make your way through...

Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't Fair Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't Fair, Dee Dee has gotten into her brother's lab (again!), but this time she has...

NES (1991)

Dezaemon is a game designing application that lets aspiring developers create their own vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up. Players have control over...

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