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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Die Hard NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

John McClain decides to visit his wife Holly in Nakatomi Plaza, only to discover that she is taken hostage on...

Die Hard TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Terrorists are holding people hostage in Nakatomi Plaza in an attempt to steal $600 million. John McClain decides to visit...

Commodore 64 (1990)

Die Hard is a game based on the movie of the same name. A group of terrorists has taken control...

Die Hard 2: Die Harder DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Commodore 64 (1992)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder is a 2D shooting gallery.In the early 90’s, two things just wouldn’t die: Bruce Willis...

Die Hard Arcade SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997) and Arcade (1996)

A 3D scrolling fighting game based on the first Die Hard movie. One or two players work their way up...

Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza is another game based on the 1988 blockbuster action movie Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. Unlike...

Die Hard Trilogy Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Die Hard Trilogy lets players guide New York cop John McClane through three arcade-style games based on each of the...

Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

As in the first game, Die Hard Trilogy 2 is broken up into three types of gameplay: shootin', drivin', and...

Die Hard: Vendetta Xbox Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003) and GameCube (2002)

John McClane is back. Many years have passed since his work in New York, and he now works for the...

Windows (2006)

Die Kiestelsteiner is a platform game with altogether ten levels. Controlling a gravelstone figure, the player has to reach the...

Die Kochprofis: Einsatz am Herd Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Die Kochprofis: Einsatz am Herd is an action game based on the eponymous German TV show. The player takes the...

Die Legende von Kongo King Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Die Legende von Kongo King is a traditional side-scrolling platformer with comic book style graphics. The player takes the role...

Game Boy (1998) and Game Boy Color (1999)

Die Maus is an action / puzzle game based on the German children's television show Die Sendung mit der Maus...

Die Pirateninsel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1999) and Windows (1999)

Have you ever played Boulder Dash? If so, Die Pirateninsel is an very similar game to Boulder Dash.In this puzzle-solving...

Die Rache der Sumpfhühner Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Die Rache der Sumpfhühner is a game very similar to Moorhuhn. In five backgrounds, e.g. in the mountains or under...

Windows (2001)

Die Rache der Sumpfhühner 2 is the successor of Die Rache der Sumpfhühner. In twelve backgrounds player the shoots at...

Windows (2000)

As the title says this game is a add-on for Die Rache der Sumpfhühner. Its new features are: Four new...

Amiga (1993)

DieserZug is a "snake" game where you control a train collecting ever more cars spread around the screen. Each car...

Arcade (1992)

Diet Go Go is 2D platform game "on single screen", similar to Nightmare in the Dark or Jumping Pop. Players...

Dig Dug PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1985), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), Intellivision (1987), Apple II (1984), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 7800 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1983), MSX (1984), Palm OS (2006), Windows Mobile (2005), Xbox 360 (2006), Wii (2008), PC-88 (1983), Nintendo 3DS (2012), Sharp X1 (1983), Casio PV-1000 (1983), FM-7 (1984), Wii U (2014), Sord M5 (1982) and Arcade (1982)

Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way...

Dig Dug Deeper Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This based on a previous game of the same name.In this version, you must dig tunnels in order to look...

Dig Dug: Digging Strike Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Dig Dug: Digging Strike, utilizes the original Dig Dug game and its predecessor, Dig Dug II, placing both elements in...

Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise NES Front Cover

NES (1986), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1985)

It is Dig Dug's job to protect 72 different tropical islands from his arch rivals, Pooka and the fire breathing...

Dig Dug Remix iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Play an enhanced remix of the classic, Dig Dug! Experience the classic fun of Dig Dug, with new features that...

Digger PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983)

Take control of a mechanical digging machine as you tunnel your way through the earth, searching for valuable gems and...

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