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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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Devil's Island Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

A savage storm leaves you shipwrecked on a remote South Seas island. But what first appears to be a tropical...

Devils of the Deep ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Devils Of The Deep is a single player game with keyboard controls.The plot The player takes on the rope if...

Commodore 64 (1989)

In the game made with SEUCK (Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit) you control the hero entered the evil land. You...

Devil's Tuning Fork Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Devil's Tuning Fork is a student project from the DePaul University in Chicago (USA) and it is a first-person exploration...

PlayStation 2 (2008)

Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidō tai Abaddon Ō Plus is a Japan-exclusive limited edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2...

Devil World NES Front Cover

NES (1984), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2014)

Devil World is a scrolling maze game, strikingly similar to the classic Pac-Man, only with an undeniable religious bent. Collect...

Devious Designs Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

A scientist obsessed with Picasso's cubist paintings develops a weapon that turns everything to cubes. The United Kingdom sends a...

Devon Aire in the Hidden Diamond Caper Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and CDTV (1991)

An eccentric old millionaire stored all his gems and money in odd places around his mansion. When he dies, his...

Dewy's Adventure Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Dewy's Adventure is a game by the same team behind Elebits. Players control the young water droplet Dewy in his...

Browser (2010)

In the year 3000, an evil mastermind has released a plague of alien insects upon our galaxy. If Dex Hamilton,...

Dexterity Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Dexterity is a puzzle game with a 7x8 grid, each one filled with a tile or another item. The goal...

Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes! Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

The Clone-a-Matic is the answer to all of Dexter's problems. With it, he can duplicate himself as many times as...

Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Lab? PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Based on the boy genius rivalry between Dexter and the scheming Mandark from the Cartton Network show, the title is...

Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Your laboratory has been filled up with evil robots. It's up to you, as Dexter, to make your way through...

Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't Fair Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't Fair, Dee Dee has gotten into her brother's lab (again!), but this time she has...

NES (1991)

Dezaemon is a game designing application that lets aspiring developers create their own vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up. Players have control over...

Nintendo 64 (1998)

Dezaemon 3D is more of a game creator than an actual game. While it ships with two games, what really...

Dezaemon Kids! PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

Dezaemon Kids! is a title in the Dezaemon series that allows players to create their own shoot-'em-up games. The players...

Dezaemon Plus PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

Dezaemon Plus is an updated PlayStation release of Dezaemon on the Super Famicom. Both games allow players to create their...

D-Force SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991)

A top-down scrolling shooter. Players control a helicopter and must fight their way through several levels, shooting everything that moves....

D/Generation DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Windows 3.x (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

Something has gone horribly wrong at Genoq Biolabs, Singapore. You're just a courier, sent to the building to deliver a...

Diablo Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Long ago a secret war raged between Heaven and Hell, each using humanity as its pawns. While the Prime Evils...

Diablo: Battle Chest Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

The package contains Diablo, Diablo II and the Diablo II add-on with strategy guide.German release of the Battle Chest contains...

Diablo II Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

Knowing well that Diablo's spirit could never be truly destroyed, the hero of Tristram made the noblest sacrifice of all:...

Diablo II (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

This special edition of Diablo II includes the following items, according to the region in which it was sold:English (USA)...

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