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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Diamond Drop Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and iPhone (2009)

The mole Jerry has a problem, his home is about to be crushed by a huge amount of gems, which...

Commodore PET/CBM (1990)

Diamond Hunt II is a re-make of Diamond Hunt. In the game the player (Q) can walk around generated levels...

Spectravideo (1987)

The followup to Diamond Luis continues in the Boulder Dash fashion. It has the same graphics as the first game,...

Spectravideo (1986)

Diamond Luis is a small Boulder Dash clone, perhaps the only one for the Spectravideo system. Graphically, it is very...

Diamond Mine Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

The goal of Diamond Mine is to collect as many diamonds as possible from 20 underground shafts. Each is presented...

Atari 8-bit (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Diamond Mine is a single screen maze game where the aim is to collect all the diamonds over various levels....

Diamond Mine II MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), BBC Micro (1986) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

In Diamond Mine II the player must collect diamonds from underground shafts using a vacuum cleaner. A shaft, or level,...

Diamond Rush J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006) and BlackBerry (2009)

Think of this game as a mix of Tomb Raider and Boulder Dash. You play as an Indiana Jones type...

Diamonds 3D Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1995)

A 3D Breakout variant. The bricks are in a "well", and the paddle is a transparent rectangle. (So you can...

Dibidogs: Pipediver Android Front Cover

Android (2011)

Dibidogs: Pipediver is a reaction based game where the character flies through different kinds of pipes seen from a third-person...

Diceies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Diceies bases upon the NES game Palamedes.The game can be seen as an "inverted" Tetris game with card game elements.When...

WonderSwan Color (2004)

Dicing Knight. follows the journey of a nameless knight fighting through a series of randomly generated dungeons. The game will...

Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Richard Marcinko, also known as Rogue Warrior, is a former member of the US Navy SEALs who became most famous...

Dick Tracy NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

You play as square-jawed detective Dick Tracy as he tries to solve five different crimes that vary in difficulty. This...

Dick Tracy Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and SEGA Master System (1990)

This is one of the games based on the Dick Tracy movie. You are Dick Tracy, a police detective who...

Dick Tracy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Dick Tracy is a tie in to the 1990 movie adaptation of the classic comic strip, staring Warren Beatty and...

Game Boy (1991)

Dick Tracy is based on the 1990 film of the same name. It bears a strong resemblance to the NES...

Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1991)

You're the famous square-jawed detective in this graphic adventure. Track down criminals and solve cases using your two-way wrist radio,...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Dicky the Owl has had all his diamonds stolen by Stephen the Spider and he has hidden them. Stephen loves...

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Die Alien Slime is a simple shooter with top-down perspective, like Alien Syndrome. The player controls a lone spaceman, who...

Sharp X68000 (1992)

Legend says that there exists an ancient world known as Vereator, powered by the mysterious energy Verbias. The treasure hunter...

Die by the Sword Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Die by the Sword is a third-person action game set a medieval fantasy world. The player controls Enric, a knight...

Die by the Sword: Limb from Limb Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

This official add-on for Die by the Sword comes with the following new features: Revised quests Increased character selections Cooperative...

Die by the Sword (White Label Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

This re-release includes: Die by the Sword (base game) Die by the Sword: Limb from Limb (expansion)

FM Towns (1995)

Years have passed since the brave young hero vanquished hordes of monsters and obtained the legendary sword. The hero used...

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