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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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Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is an arcade flight simulator and the successor to Air Conflicts: Secret Wars. Players choose to...

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

You are Dee Dee, a skilled female pilot who starts by smuggling whiskey to desperate allied forces and after few...

Aircraft PowerPack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Aircraft PowerPack is a compilation of two unofficial add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century...

Air Diver Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

A terrorist organization led by a fanatic operating out of the Middle East has brought together a military force capable...

Airfix: Dogfighter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Airfix: Dogfighter is an action-oriented World War II flight game with a difference: the player gets to fly model WWII...

Game Boy Color (2000)

As a jet fighter pilot in a civil war, the player will take to the skies in a behind-the-plane view...

AirForce Delta Storm Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Fly nine different attack aircraft through a range of objective based missions ranging from bombing runs to dogfights and more.Viewed...

AirForce Delta Storm Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2001)

AirForce Delta Storm is a combat flight game that lets you choose from over 40 modern warplanes. You are given...

AirForce Delta Strike PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Fly with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Element squadrons as you defend country and, eventually, Earth itself from attack. Pilot...

Windows (2007)

Air Force Missions is a 3D vertically scrolling shooter, similar to Heli Heroes or SWIV, where the player controls a...

Air Forte Linux Front Cover

Linux (2010), Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Air Forte is an educational flight game that tasks the player with answering questions based on mathematics, geography and vocabulary...

Air Fortress NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

The Federation of Intergalactic Powers is under threat by gigantic fortress spaceships which have suddenly appeared and destroyed nearby civilization....

Arcade (1996)

Air Gallet is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up. You fly a fighter jet and have to defend yourself against airborne...

Apple II (1986)

Operating a floatation device similar to Toobin', but jet-propelled, you challenge for supreme title of “Airheart” as you navigate or...

Air Hockey Android Front Cover

Android (2012)

In this simulation of the air hockey arcade game the player controls a mallet trying to hit he puck into...

Air Hockey-e Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A simple table hockey game in which you try to score over ten points against against an increasingly difficult computer...

Air Legends Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Air Legends is a WWII aerial dogfighting game. The player takes control of one of ten planes available and take...

DOS (1995)

STORY Use your helicopter to land and save civilians in need while destroying any and all enemy hostiles in the...

Airlock Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

The player is trapped in a crashed nuclear submarine which has begun taking on water. They need to escape by...

Air Offensive: The Art of Flying Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Air Offensive: The Art of Flying is a 3D arcade flying shooter. The player controls a futuristic air fighter and...

Aironauts PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Aironauts is a flying aerobatic stunt action game for up to two players, set in a dystopian future society where...

Airport Mania: First Flight Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), Wii (2010), iPhone (2009), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

Airport Mania: First Flight is a time management game where players get the chance to become an air traffic controller...

Air Power: Battle in the Skies DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Air Power: Battle in the Skies is set in a fantasy world in which humanity lives on one big continent....

DOS (1992)

Air Puck is a shufflepuck game, where you try to slide a hockey puck on a small table, past a...

PlayStation (1999)

Air Race Championship is an arcade style racing game where you fly planes through imaginative tracks. The tracks lead you...

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