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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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Windows (2010) and Wii (2010)

Tangled is a game based on the 2010 animated Disney film of the same name. The story is loosely based...

Disney Universe Xbox 360 Front Cover

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

While being welcomed to the virtual amusement park Disney Universe by VIC (Virtual Information Cube), a virus of sorts named...

Disposable Hero Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

This horizontally scrolling R-Type-influenced shoot 'em up features 5 levels to blast through, with bosses at the end of each...

Disruptor PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Disruptor is a FPS with a few twists such as cut-scenes with actors, psionics as well as weapons and specific...

Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

The prequel to Square Enix's 2009 title Dissidia: Final Fantasy, Dissidia 012 also contains the original's story remade to fit...

Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy: Bartz - Dancer PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

This release contains an additional costume for Bartz in Dissidia 012 [duodecim]. The costume is based on Bartz's sprite when...

Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy: Emperor - Arubboth PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

An additional costume for The Emperor in Dissidia 012 [duodecim]. The costume is based on the boss Emperor of Light...

Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy: Kuja - Treno Nobleman PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

This release contains an additional costume for Kuja in Dissidia 012 [duodecim]. The costume is based on the Treno City...

Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy: Laguna - Sorceress's Knight PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

This release contains an additional costume for Laguna in Dissidia 012 [duodecim]. The costume is based on Laguna's armor as...

Dissidia 012 [duodecim prologus]  Final Fantasy PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

Dissidia 012 [duodecim prologus] Final Fantasy is an additional chapter (Chapter 0 - Unfamiliar Allies) for Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final...

Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Legacy Edition) PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

This collector edition's was released in Europe. It comes in a special package and includes: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy...

Dissidia: Final Fantasy PSP Front Cover

PSP (2008)

Unlike most Final Fantasy games, Dissidia is more of a fighting game rather than a classic role playing game. It...

Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Limited Collector’s Edition) PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

The Limited Collector’s Edition which only received a European release, includes: Dissidia: Final Fantasy Mini-CD with 6 tracks from the...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Kingler, who was seen in his previous game tossing fish to the firmament, has returned to hurl magikarps and goldeens,...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

Dive has the player in control of a team of divers with the goal to recover treasures from the bottom...

Dive Bomber DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In World War 2, the Bismarck battleship has been dominant thus far. Armed with torpedoes and a machine gun, can...

Divekick Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and PS Vita (2013)

Divekick is a fighting game with a twist. Each player only has two buttons. The buttons can be used to...

Diver: Deep Water Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Diver: Deep Water Adventures is an underwater diving simulation with action elements.The player takes control of the adventurous diver Andy...

Divergent Shift Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Control two characters at the same time and use two screens together to help piece a world split in half...

Diver's Dream PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

Diver's Dream is a game inspired by Luc Besson's movie The Big Blue. The player meets an old man named...

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1997)

In The Divide: Enemies Within, the player takes control of an explorer on an alien planet. After they land to...

Divine Divinity Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Two thousand years ago, the wise mages of the Council of Seven sacrificed themselves to save the land of Rivellon....

Divine Sealing Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

Falchion is an ace pilot in the Space Defense Force, and the pilot of a space ship known as Divine....

Game Boy Advance (2001)

You control Corsola as she dives deep into the ocean. Along the way you'll avoid tentacools and quilfishes while collecting...

Divinity Anthology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Released to mark the anniversary of ten years of Divinity games, this collector's package includes: Divine Divinity - Remastered for...

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