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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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PC-98 (1992)

A group of adventurers, led by the young mercenary named Guy, arrives at the Port City, looking for job. The...

Earnest Evans Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992) and SEGA CD (1991)

The story of the game is connected to that of El Viento. Earnest Evans is a brave treasure hunter. His...

Supervision (1992)

Earth Defender is an action shooting game, and a clone of Data East's Atomic Runner. The player controls an armored...

Genesis (1995)

In Earth Defense, aliens have invaded Earth. In response, the United Nations create a flying craft named the "Phoenix Spitfire"...

Earth Defense Force SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991), Wii (2010) and iPhone (2011)

An evil organization, named AGYMA, threatens the 200 years of peace the galaxy has enjoyed. From their base on the...

Earth Defense Force 2017 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006) and PS Vita (2012)

Earth Defense Force 2017 is the third game in the Chikyuu Boueigun series well know in Japan, and the first...

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon is the sequel to the B-movie-inspired, guns-n-splosions budget game Earth Defense Force 2017. Once again,...

Atari 2600 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

You are a space destroyer defending Earth against the Trillians. The Trillians are using attack bases to launch Kamikaze satellites...

DOS (1993)

The Yanchooz with their leader Xyfud Plasfoc are the bad guys of the universe. They try to destroy and enslave...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Earthlight is pseudo-3D side-scrolling shooter, with gameplay similar to Uridium. The player controls a special spaceship on a mission to...

Earthrise Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Earthrise is a science fiction MMORPG set in a distant, post-apocalyptic future. Mankind has managed to survive a Third World...

EarthSiege 2 Windows Front Cover

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

The war between the human resistance and the evil robotic Cybrids renews! Prometheus has built a base on the moon...

Earth Vs Moon iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Earth Vs Moon is an arcade shooter game that combines elements from Missile Command, Space Invaders and Galaxian.In this game...

Earthworm Jim Game Boy Front Cover

DOS (1995), Game Boy (1995), Game Boy Advance (2001), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Game Gear (1995), SEGA Master System (1996) and Wii (2008)

A crow is chasing a worm named Jim while in outer space Psy-Crow is chasing a renegade ship. The ship's...

Earthworm Jim 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy Advance (2002), SNES (1995), Genesis (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Wii (2009)

An ordinary average earthworm named Jim goes about his normal daily life, cruising around avoiding crows and doing other general...

Earthworm Jim 3D Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Nintendo 64 (1999)

Earthworm Jim gets squashed by a cow, leaving him dazed and confused. In the aftermath, his marbles go missing, so...

Earthworm Jim HD Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Windows Phone (2010)

Earthworm Jim HD is a remake of the original Earthworm Jim, a run-and-gun platform starring an earthworm called Jim. It...

Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Earthworm Jim is up against 12 levels of bad guys as he explores his bedroom. It's far from the adventures...

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), SEGA CD (1995), BREW (2010), J2ME (2009), iPhone (2009), Nintendo DSi (2010) and webOS (2010)

Earthworm Jim: Special Edition is an enhanced version of the original Earthworm Jim for the SEGA CD and also ported...

EA Sports Double Header Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Two games on one cartridge here - NHL Hockey and John Madden Football.

Windows (2006)

Easter Avenger is a 2D platfomer with a living egg as a the hero. The evil easter bunny has killed...

Windows (2002)

Eastern Thunder is an unofficial add-on for IL-2 Sturmovik. I features a German and a Russian campaign with 14 missions...

East Meets West Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

East meets West contains the full versions of: Shadow Warrior Duke Nukem 3D (Atomic Edition) It is packaged by Matt...

Easy Money / Honky Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

This title is a compilation of two games:Easy Money is a platform game. The protagonist of the game is Eddie....

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Disgraced video game shooter star Matt Hazard has another shot at glory in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard,...

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