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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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Dunes of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Dunes of War is a stand-alone add-on for Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory. This expansion adds two new campaigns...

Dung Beetles TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982) and TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

Sneak through unique maze after maze gobbling white dots while being hunted by the Mega-Bugs. Their job is made easier...

Windows (2009)

Dungeon is a platform game where you control a white man running through a dungeon. On your way, you encounter...

Dungeon Defenders Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), Macintosh (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Dungeon Defenders is a tower defense variant with action elements. Just like in every tower defense game, the goal is...

Dungeon Escape! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

A loving homage to Dragon's Lair and its FMV ilk, this game puts the player in control of "Guy" the...

Dungeon Explorer SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1995)

The Goddess of Ambition is locked up in the mazes beneath the Darkling tower. A legend is told that once...

Dungeon Explorer TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1989), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Wii (2007)

The former king of Oddesia has entrusted you with an important, dangerous task. You must find the sacred ORA stone,...

Dungeon Explorer II TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Dungeon Explorer II is a continuation of the story told in Dungeon Explorer. After the fall of the Darklord Natas,...

Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts PSP Front Cover

PSP (2008)

A revamped update of the TurboGrafx-16 game. This story has the player head to a lost kingdom called Westoria which...

Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts is a remake of the original Dungeon Explorer released on the TurboGrafx-16 in 1989.Warriors...

MSX (1989)

Dungeon Hunter is a First Person Shooter dungeon horror game that is played using a gun joystick. There were three...

Dungeon Keeper 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Dungeon Keeper 2 is a genre-defying blend of real-time strategy, god sim, first-person action and fantasy role-playing. DK2 turns the...

Dungeon Keeper 2 (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This Special Edition of Dungeon Keeper 2 includes: Dungeon Keeper 2 Exclusive prison-inspired packaging "The Reaper"-figure

DOS (2000) and Windows (2000)

This compilation is part of Electronic Arts' EA Classics-budget-series.Like the title suggests, the compilation contains the following two games: Dungeon...

Dungeonland Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Dungeonland is a hack & slash action game without a plot. There is an evil Dungeon Maestro who populates an...

Dungeon Lords Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Dungeon Lords places you in the role of a hero set out to save the world. After a powerful wizard...

Dungeon Lords (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The collector's edition of Dungeon Lords offers many extras including:Limited edition metal case New items: expand your arsenal with rare...

Windows (2012)

Dungeon Lords MMXII is a remastered version of Dungeon Lords. Many changes and improvements have been made to the game....

Arcade (1994)

Dungeon Magic is an isometric beat-em up, featuring four heroes (knight Ash, warrior Gren, elf Cisty and wizard Vold). They...

Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

The evil sorcerer Darces took over our world once again. The only way to defeat him is to find five...

PSP (2006)

Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground is an action RPG where the player creates their own unique dungeon using purchased pre-crafted pieces....

Dungeon Rampage Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

Dungeon Rampage is a hack-n-slash, multiplayer, dungeon crawl game. Players take control of a hero and battle their way through...

Dungeon Runners Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Dungeon Runners is a free-to-play hack & slash style massively multiplayer online role-playing game. There is no overland movement here...

Dungeons and Dungeons Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Dungeons and Dungeons is an BDSM-themed platform game. The player is cast as the two protagonists, Sadie and Max, who...

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Wii U (2013)

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is an enhanced re-release of Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons &...

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