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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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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), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2013)

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

Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo - Zenin Shūgō! NES Front Cover

Game Boy (1993), NES (1991), Wii (2009), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Wii U (2013)

Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo - Zenin Shūgō! is a Japanese-only sequel to the classic beat 'em up/rpg...

Dozer's Gem Jam Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2014)

Dozer's Gem Jam is a top-down game where you guide the character Dozer through labyrinths in a quest for star...

Draconus Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), Atari 8-bit (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

Draconus is an arcade platformer where the player gains control of Frognum - a beast similar to a serpent or...

Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm is a sword and sorcery action game. Adventurers play as a male knight, Cynric or...

Dracula Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1982)

As the sun sets, Dracula rises, hungry for the blood of fresh victims. As Dracula, the goal of this game...

Dracula: Crazy Vampire Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Dracula: Crazy Vampire is a 2D top-down game, starring count Dracula. The game uses cartoony "big-heads" stylized graphics.Dracula slept long...

Dracula: The Days of Gore Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

It is the 19th century, and Dracula rules Europe with an iron fist. His soldiers are in every city, and...

Dracula Twins Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The vampire hunter, Dr. Lifelust, wants to live forever. To do this, he needs vampire blood. To fulfill his goal,...

Dracula: Undead Awakening iPhone Front Cover

PSP (2009), Symbian (2012), Wii (2010), iPhone (2009), Nintendo DSi (2010) and Android (2009)

Dracula: Undead Awakening is a Robotron-like isometric shooter, in which the object is simply to shoot everything that moves. You...

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