DescriptionIn 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.
Nintendo 64 (1998)
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In this WWII game it's your mission to infiltrate German occupied territory with your squad of military misfits. The missions...
Play in realistic WWII scenarios featuring authentic uniforms and 20 weapons like the flamethrower for example. This time you can...
ZX Spectrum (2013)
Deadly Labyrinth of Lord Xyrx is an arcade timed game. The game contains 9 levels of a maze. On each...
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In Deadly Skies you fly an attack helicopter against an array of military installations and anti-aircraft missile sites. Joystick controls...
PlayStation 2 (2004)
The player plays as 1 of 6 combatants vying for victory in one of the world's toughest tournaments. Each combatant...
Deadly Tide is a pre-rendered shooter in which the player gets to control a deadly new undersea vehicle. The basic...
You are prince Myer, and you are about to become the ruler of your country. Strolling outside just before the...
Dead Meets Lead is set in 1716 on the island El Mirando. This island fell under a curse which caused...
PlayStation 4 (2014)
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is an updated version of the PS3 top-down zombie shooter Dead Nation. Content-wise the game is...
Dead of Knight is a freeware 3D slasher game. You control Dead Knight as you battle demons through various levels...
Amstrad CPC (2010)
Dead on Time is an "if it moves, shoot it" game. Enemy ships will come from any direction, often in...
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