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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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Driver '76 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Driver '76 is the fifth game in the Driver series and the first since Ubisoft acquired the license from Atari....

Driver: Parallel Lines Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and Wii (2007)

Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth game in the Driver series, following the story of TK. In 1978, TK (who...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This collector's edition contains: Driver: Parallel Lines Behind-the-scenes DVD Soundtrack Character profiles

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Undercover cop John Tanner has left the NYPD but has become indebted to Senator Ballard after saving his life. Ballard...

Driver: San Francisco Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Driver: San Francisco is an entry in the long-running action racing series. The story, which is entirely different from the...

Wii (2011)

A prequel to Driver, the second Wii Driver game (developed specifically for this platform) is similarly based in San Francisco,...

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

This collector pack contains: Driver: San Francisco 16×7×5 cm replica of a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six Pak, inside...

Drivin' Force Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Great racers from all around the world compete in the Power Drift style racing game. You can choose your nationality...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novella "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr....

Windows (2004)

The sequel to Dr. Lunatic, Supreme with Cheese offers over 1000 levels to play in over 80 different unlockable worlds....

Dr. Mario Online Rx Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

At its core, the Dr. Mario setting and gameplay is unchanged from previous releases. Germs of three colors fill the...

Dr. Muto PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Game Boy Advance (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2003)

You are Dr. Muto, a maniacal and genius mad scientist whose latest experiment has accidentally destroyed his own home planet...

Droga Wojownika Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Droga Wojownika is an arcade action game. The main character is a barbarian called Telven. His task is to find...

Droid Assault Linux Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Droid Assault is an arcade shooter inspired by Paradroid and Quazatron, where the player controls a small army of robots...

Commodore 64 (1988)

You are a droid on a spaceship bored silly. The only way to escape from the boredom is to sleep...

Drol Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and PC-88 (1985)

Drol is a platform game where you play a cute robot that can fly and shoot. Your goal is to...

Drone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1999)

Drone is a two-dimensional vertical scrolling shooter with pre-rendered 3D graphics. An evil alien race has penetrated Earth's security system,...

Commodore PET/CBM (1982)

The game Drone! is inspired by reports of the Israeli army using pilot-less drone aircraft. In the game the player...

Windows (2007)

DroneSwarm is a 2D horizontally scrolling shoot'em-up created for the SHMUP-DEV Competition 2k7 Round 2. The player controls a flying...

Drop Android Front Cover

Android (2010)

Drop is an action game where the player controls a falling ball, trying to get it to fall through holes...

Windows (2002)

Drop! is a puzzle game similar to Tetris. Marbles (known as "Drops") are continually, um, dropping from the top of...

Drop! Anniversary Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A compilation of the original Drop! and Drop! 2. Also includes Penguin Puzzle and Challenge Letters as bonus games.

Browser (2010)

In Drop Dead 2 the player flings around ragdolls that break into pieces. The objective is to cause as much...

Browser (2011)

The objective in Drop Dead 3 is to toss around the player ragdoll, and cause as much damage to it...

Drop Off Wii Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990) and Wii (2007)

Drop Off is similar to Breakout, in that the player controls a paddle which can move left and right, hitting...

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