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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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Double Dragon Neon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Double Dragon Neon is a fighting game in the long-running brawler series and it was made for the 25th anniversary...

Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994), Genesis (1994) and Jaguar (1995)

Double Dragon returns, this time as a VS. fighter, in the same mold as Street Fighter. It does not continue...

Double Dribble DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Game Boy (1991), Amiga (1990), NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1990), Wii (2007) and Arcade (1986)

Based on the arcade game, Double Dribble is a basketball action game for one or two players. You can select...

Genesis (1994)

An updated version of the original Double Dribble basketball game. Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition. The Playoff Edition expands dramatically...

Double Fine Happy Action Theater Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

Double Fine Happy Action Theater is a Kinect-only party game that consists of eighteen modes. Many of them are open-ended...

Double Hawk SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1990)

In the early 1990s, violence was spreading across the globe, and the disturbances centered exclusively around a group of international...

Xbox (2005)

Having already freed Hong Kong from the grip of the Yakuza in their last game, the Dragons of the Hong...

Double Strike NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

The South Pacific contains some of the most beautiful islands in the world, and they have all been invaded by...

Double Take Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

A shoot-em-up game. You are a professor who can fly around. The game play area is divided into different kinds...

Browser (2014)

DoubleTheSnake is a two-player Snake game implemented in JavaScript using MOOPH module. Two players each control a snake, red and...

NES (1985) and Commodore 64 (1984)

The president has been kidnapped and it is currently being held behind enemy lines. Players take control of a soldier...

Atari ST (1990)

Douglas Rockmoor is a Boulder Dash clone. You control Douglas Rockmoor and have to dig through caves and collect diamonds...

Atari ST (1991)

Douglas Rockmoor 2 is a Boulder Dash clone and sequel to Douglas Rockmoor. Once again you control Douglas Rockmoor and...

PC-88 (1991)

Dōjin Kaizokuban is an unofficial text-mode remake of Truxton. It includes many recognizable elements from the original game, including the...

Commodore PET/CBM (2013) and ZX81 (2012)

Your village is under attack! To escape the burning village, you flee into the caves beneath the village. The only...

Downbeat Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Downbeat is a rhythm action game where the player is a DJ of the '80s and has to attract people...

Downhill Challenge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1989), Apple IIgs (1989), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1988) and Thomson MO (1988)

This skiing game is viewed from behind the player in 3D. There are four different events available – Slalom, Giant...

Downhill Skiing Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

In this slalom skiing game you race down the slippery slopes of Donut Mountain. It's a short game that takes...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

In Downland, the object is to locate keys which unlock doors as you navigate underground caverns by climbing ropes. Difficulty...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Nearing the end of the 21th century, human society entered a development stage that was dubbed "neo capitalism". Powerful mega-corporations...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

In this sequel to Down Load, the player once again takes control of Syd, a young "cyber diver" - a...

Downpour TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1982)

It's raining men. You have a basket.An emergency in an office building is causing men to jump out the windows....

Windows (2001)

DownTown, in short, is SimCity meets The Settlers meets Half-Life. It is played in a 3D world, where you do...

SNES (1993)

Another sports title in the Nekketsu High game series, this time featuring the Nekketsu guys go at each other's throat...

Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai NES Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), NES (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1992), Wii (2007) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Another day at Nekketsu High, another gang tournament... but this time its different! A wealthy school principal has placed a...

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