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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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Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Timon and Pumbaa are back for an all new adventure that takes place during the original The Lion King movie,...

Disney's The Lion King: "Adventures at Pride Rock" SEGA Pico Front Cover

SEGA Pico (1995)

Disney's The Lion King: Adventures at Pride Rock is based on the 1994 Disney animated film. It offers several activities...

Disney's the Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001) and Game Boy Color (2000)

Play along as Simba and watch him grow from the fearless cub into the king of the jungle. This game...

Disney's The Little Mermaid NES Front Cover

Game Boy (1992) and NES (1991)

In this version of Disney's The Little Mermaid you play as Ariel the mermaid.Ariel has already met Eric, and they...

Disney's The Little Mermaid II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000), PSP (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

Generally following along with the plot of The Little Mermaid I and II, the game is a 2D collectathon with...

Disney's The Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

This game is basically Pokémon Pinball minus all the pokémon plus Ariel and her young daughter, Melody -- and a...

Disney's Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), SNES (1997) and Macintosh (1996)

Play different arcade games with The Lion King characters Timon and Pumbaa: Hippo Hop - Help Timon travel across the...

Disney's Toy Story Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Game Boy (1996), SNES (1995) and Genesis (1995)

This game is based on the movie "Toy Story". It sets you as the character of Woody as you jump,...

Disney's Treasure Planet PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002) and PlayStation 2 (2002)

Treasure Planet is the adaptation of an animated Disney movie. The game follows the adventures of Jim Hawkins, a young...

Disney's Villains' Revenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Disney's Villains' Revenge is a first-person game with predominantly action-oriented gameplay. The interaction in the game consists of segments in...

Disney's You Can Fly! with Tinker Bell Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Peter Pan has hidden Captain Hook's treasure, and is holding a contest to see who can recover the map pieces...

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,...

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