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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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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 &...

Dungeons & Dragons Collection SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1999)

The Dungeons & Dragons Collection is a compilation of Capcom's Dungeons & Dragons series, comprised of the coin-op arcade games...

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This rogue-style role-playing game takes place in the Forgotten Realms year of 1420 DR. Evil wizard Rezlus, a worshipper of...

Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2003)

Raised from the dead, four heroes gather. Together they pledge to defeat an ancient and evil power. Existence itself is...

Arcade (1996)

Shadow over Mystara is a sequel to Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom. Two years have passed since the heroes...

Arcade (1993)

Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom is a 2D side scrolling, weapon-based beat'em up game set in the Mystara campaign...

Dungeon Siege Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

Dungeon Siege is an inspired variant of Diablo. The player controls one or more characters in a 3D modeled fantasy...

Dungeon Siege Complete Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

This Steam pack includes: Dungeon Siege Dungeon Siege II Dungeon Siege III Dungeon Siege III: Treasures of the Sun

Dungeon Siege II (Deluxe Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Deluxe Edition includes Dungeon Siege II, its add-on Broken World, a bonus disc containing making-of material, concept art and...

Dungeon Siege III Windows Front Cover

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

Dungeon Siege III is a role-playing game with action combat, set in the medieval fantasy world Ehb. It was under...

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

Treasures of the Sun is downloadable content (DLC) for Dungeon Siege III. It adds new content that supplements the main...

Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Stand alone expansion pack for Dungeon Siege.This expansion pack includes a new single player campaign with new content (monsters, weapons,...

ZX81 (1982)

Dungeons of Doom is a double games pack with both games playing the same for one to four players but...

DOS (1995)

The Dungeons of Grimlor II is a single player, shareware, DOS dungeon game.In the first game, The Dungeons of Grimlor...

DOS (1993)

The Dungeons Of Grimlor is a shareware puzzle action game.The souls of all the children of Grimlor have been captured...

DOS (1995)

Dungeons of Kremlin is an obscure Russian Doom clone that sports a game engine similar in complexity to Wolfenstein 3D,...

DOS (1989)

Dungeons of Kroz is the second installment of the Kroz trilogy - this game is very similar to the Kingdom...

TRS-80 CoCo (1982) and Dragon 32/64 (1982)

The Dragon and Tandy never released an official port of Donkey Kong, but a whole lot of clones.Conversely to most...

MSX (1986)

Dunkshot is a basketball game. You can select the color of the court, the uniform, duration of the game and...

Browser (2014)

This is a collection of minimalist, Summer Games-style mini-games, released at the pace of one per week, all engaging the...

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