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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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Divinity II: Developer's Cut Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Divinity II: Developer's Cut is a re-release of Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga and includes: Divinity II: Ego Draconis...

Divinity II: Ego Draconis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

A moment of weakness doomed the Divine called Lucian. Instead of putting an end to all the misery by killing...

Divinity II: Ego Draconis (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

The Collector's Edition includes: Divinity II: Ego Draconis Resin figurine (18 cm) holding a metal letter opener Cloth-map of Rivellon...

Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance is an add-on for Divinity II: Ego Draconis and starts right where the cliffhanger of...

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2011)

The Dragon Knight Saga consists of two games: Divinity II: Ego Draconis (a remastered version) Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance...

Windows (2007)

The Divorce is a classic game of Pong, inspired by Rod Humble's The Marriage where the rules of the game...

Dizzy and the Other Side Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Dizzy and the Other Side is an adventure-platform game by Alexandru Simion, the creator of the Dizzy AGE engine which...

Dizzy Collection Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Compilation compiling the first five games in the Dizzy series:Dizzy (replaced by Kwik Snax on 16-bit platforms) Fast FoodTreasure Island...

Commodore 64 (1992) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

Dizzy and Daisy have got themselves lost in the Enchanted Forest while picking berries and ended up beside a river....

Atari ST (1990)

Dizzy Lizzy is a Boulder Dash clone written in STOS. Guide Dizzy on his quest to collect diamonds. On every...

Atari ST (1991)

Dizzy Lizzy 2 is a Boulder Dash clone and the sequel to Dizzy Lizzy written in STOS.You have to guide...

Dizzypad - Frog Jump Fun iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Dizzypad - Frog Jump Fun is a casual game that features a simple challenge: jump a frog across a pond...

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Grand Dizzy needs help testing his toy making machine and you Dizzy have agreed to help. Your job is to...

Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1992), NES (1993), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Rockwart the Troll has cast a spell on Daisy, leaving her asleep for 100 years. Dizzy sets off to put...

Dizzy's Excellent Adventures Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Game Gear (1994), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

A collection of five games starring the egg-shaped Dizzy character. All formats include:Kwik SnaxPanic DizzySpellbound DizzyDizzy: Prince of the YolkfolkAdditionally,...

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Dizzy's world is being threatened by the evil wizard Zaks. The player takes control of Dizzy, the anthropomorphic egg, who...

DJ Boy Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Skating DJ Boy's girl has been kidnapped by the town's local goons and DJ Boy is the only one who...

DJ Hero 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

DJ Hero 2 is the follow up on the Faux instrument rhythm game DJ Hero. Using either a standard console...

Windows (2004)

DJMAX is an online multiplayer game, similar to IIDX or O2JAM. The gameplay consists of notes falling down the screen,...

PSP (2009)

DJ Max Fever is an action rhythm game in Pentavision's popular DJ Max series. It is based on the Korean...

DJ Max Portable PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

DJ Max Portable for the PSP is an adaptation of the online-enabled PC game DJ MAX. It follows the gameplay...

PSP (2007)

DJ MAX Portable 2 is a music-rhythm game similar to Konami's Beatmania series. On the easiest setting, the game uses...

DJ Puff DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

The player is DJ Puff the fire breathing dragon, set out to fry all your enemies in one puff. The...

DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Donkey Kong and his extended family are taking a vacation on Sun Sun Island. All of a sudden, they spot...

DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Cranky is hosting the Jungle Jam contest. Before the contest can begin, King K. Rool steals the medallions. It's up...

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