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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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Digger PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983)

Take control of a mechanical digging machine as you tunnel your way through the earth, searching for valuable gems and...

DOS (1992)

Digger is a remake of the classic Digger, your task is to collect diamonds, try to stay alive from falling...

Amiga (1994)

Digger is a one or two player game. It is a clone of the classic Dig Dug, even the monster's...

Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Digger T. Rock, a brave little miner who dares to dig where no shovel has gone before! He just loves...

Digidrive Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Nintendo DSi (2009)

Digidrive is a puzzle game. The goal is to achieve the highest score, which can be done by elevating a...

Digi Duck Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Digi Duck is a puzzle adventure game with elements of education. The game is to complement with numbers equation displayed...

Game Boy Advance (2003) and WonderSwan Color (2001)

In 2001, an unknown digimon (digital monster) appeared. He was immensely powerful and could delete any other digimon by touching...

Digimon Rumble Arena PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Digimon Rumble Arena features a cast of characters from all 3 seasons of the Fox Kids television series, Digimon: Digital...

Digimon Rumble Arena 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

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

Pick your favorite Digimon and battle your way to the top in this arena-style fighter based on characters from the...

Digimon World PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

You're a young boy who loved playing with the Digimon virtual pet with his friends after school. One day after...

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2005)

Digimon World 4 is the second Digimon game for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles. Instead of a standard...

Dig It! DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Dig It! is a platform game. In it, you take the role of Dug Kewl, who returns home one day...

BREW (2003)

Dig It! is a treasure-hunting game. You're Jim, a pudgy shovel enthusiast, and you're digging up the Lost Treasures of...

MSX (1987), PC-88 (1987), Sharp X1 (1987) and FM-7 (1987)

You are Akineki Nakashima, a 17-year-old Japanese student and computer freak. You developed a program that allows you to communicate...

Digital Eel's Big Box of Blox Palm OS Front Cover

Windows (2004), Palm OS (2006), Windows Mobile (2006), Symbian (2008) and Macintosh (2007)

Digital Eel's Big Box of Blox is a column stacking game gone berserk!The game is quick to learn. Carefully arrange...

Digitale Hühnerjagd Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Digitale Hühnerjagd is a shooter based on the browser game Sumpfhuhn and similar to Moorhuhn. The player shoots chickens which...

Windows (2011)

Digmaan is a first-person shooter made with FPS Creator set in the future after a large war. Earth has been...

Dig to China Browser Front Cover

Browser (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Many a child believes that if only they dig for long enough, they'll make their way to China. This game...

Dilbert's Desktop Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

This game, part of the Desktop Toys series, features characters from Scott Adams' popular Dilbert comic strip engaged in a...

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

On the dusty plains of the new frontier, fearsome rock monsters are attacking the villages and stealing their livestock. It's...

Arcade (2000)

Dimahoo is a 2D vertical-scrolling shoot'em up, the third game in a series of games developed by Raizing, the other...

Dime City DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Dime City, a fictitious American town in the last 30 years of the last century, is the scene of this...

PC-88 (1985)

Epsilon3 is a sci-fi shooter with role-playing elements. The inhabitants of the planet Mu are planning to eradicate all organic...

Dimension M: Evolver Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Dimension M: Evolver puts you in the role of a scientist who has just arrived on Xeno island. You have...

DOS (1995)

Dimensions for Descent is the first commercial collection of extra levels for Descent, over 75 levels created by Descent maniacs....

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