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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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Deer Drive Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Deer Drive is a shooting gallery with a hunting theme. Shooting from a fixed position, aim for the herds of...

Deer Hunter PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Deer Hunter is a hunting game made for the PlayStation 2 featuring online tournament play. Hunt in a variety of...

DOS (1995)

Another game that uses the same 3d creation software as Castaway. In this game, the player is a ninja working...

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

Thanks to Earth's Star Wars Defence System, there hasn't been a war for years. Problem is a race of aliens...

Defcon 5 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995) and 3DO (1996)

In the far future, conflict is at an all-time low and outdated defence bases are being vacated and replaced with...

Browser (2009)

DefeatMe is an experimental shooter by Kenta Cho. Played on a single screen, the player needs to take out one...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Earth is once again under attack from alien invaders and you have been tasked to fly your spacecraft over the...

Defence Force Oric Front Cover

Oric (1983)

Defence Force is a clone of the game Defender: a side scrolling shoot'em up where you have to defend humans.Humanity...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Defend! is a simple shooter game in which the player must fire incoming targets. Targets come from four different directions...

DOS (1992)

Defender is a shareware clone based like many others on Eugene Jarvis' classic.As this is a clone the gameplay is...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Released in conjunction with a 3D update of the classic arcade game on consoles, the Game Boy Advance version is...

Defender PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Defender is an updated version of the classic arcade game of the same name. The Manti bugs have invaded earth...

Defender PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1981), ColecoVision (1983), Intellivision (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1983), Xbox 360 (2006) and Arcade (1981)

Defender put players in charge of a ship sent to protect mankind from wave after wave of attacking alien forces.Armed...

Defender 2000 Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1996)

Defender 2000 is an update of the classic arcade game by Eugene Jarvis. This Jaguar game features a port of...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Defender 64 is a clone of the arcade shooter Defender where you have to fly over the surface of a...

Defender of the Favicon Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

This is a Defender clone in the unlikeliest of places, the 16x16 square that forms the favicon of a browser....

Defenders of Dynatron City NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

The game is based on popular comics series and animation movies of the same name.You are a group of repairman,...

Defenders of the Earth Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and SAM Coupé (1990)

The Defenders of the Earth consist of veteran comic-book heroes Flash Gordon, Lothar, the Phantom and Mandrake. Ming the Merciless...

Browser (2003)

Defender Trainer is an action game from the Neopets virtual pet website. It is a shooting-gallery type game where the...

Defend Your Castle Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (2011), Wii (2008), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2011)

Defend Your Castle is a remake of the developers' earlier flash-based online game; also called Defend Your Castle. Though many...

Defensor Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Defensor is a puzzle game. The aim of the game is to remove radioactive waste with a neutralizer. Radioactive wastes...

Defiance Windows Front Cover

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

Defiance is an MMO third-person shooter set in a persistent universe. It was made as a tie-in to the US...

Defiance Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Defiance puts you in the pilot seat of an experimental LAV-6 SABER, a one-man hovercraft armed with a variety of...

Def Jam: Fight for NY PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2004)

Def Jam: Fight for NY is the sequel to the out-of-left-field Def Jam: Vendetta.The game opens with the person you...

Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

A portable version of it's console cousins, Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover features the same kind of gameplay,...

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