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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Disney•Pixar Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (2000), Nintendo 64 (1999), PSP (2011), Macintosh (2000), PlayStation 3 (2011), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

Woody has been stolen from the bedroom, ready to be sold to the highest bidder by an evil toy collector....

Disney•Pixar Toy Story 3 Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

With Andy going to college, Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toys have ended up in a daycare called...

Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), Macintosh (2010) and Wii (2007)

Players create their own custom character to explore the worlds of the Disney Princesses. Players travel to the castles of...

Nintendo DS (2007)

Disney Princess: Magical Jewels allows players to follow Spryte, the brave and loyal guardian of the Golden Castle in the...

Disney Princess: Royal Horse Show Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Disney Princess: Royal Horse Show is a single player, casual game for children. Though it is a single player game...

Disney's 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003)

You are Patch, one of the famous 101 Dalmatians, and your family has accidentally abandoned you in London during a...

Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000) and Dreamcast (2000)

102 Dalmatians is a 3D action adventure where you become a courageous Dalmatian puppy who must rescue your family and...

Disney's 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Cruella De Vil has captured more Dalmatian puppies to make into a coat. You, as Domino or Oddball, must free...

Disney's Aladdin DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (1996), Game Boy (1995), Game Boy Color (2000), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1994) and NES (1994)

The game from Virgin based on the 1992 animated Disney film is a side-scrolling platformer.The player controls Aladdin, who must...

Disney's Aladdin SNES Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003) and SNES (1993)

Disney's Aladdin is based on the 1992 Disney animated film. For the GBA and the SNES editions development was handled...

Disney's Aladdin Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1994)

Sega's 8-bit systems received a unique adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin.Like other versions, it is a side-scrolling action...

Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

Take control of Aladdin and stop Nasira, the evil sister of Jafar (the bad guy from the Disney movie) and...

Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long - Attack of the Dark Dragon Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long is based on the Disney Channel show. Players control Jake. His enemy Dark Dragon has...

Disney's American Dragon: Jake Long - Rise of the Huntsclan! Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

Jake Long is an average Asian boy from New York, with a secret: he is the American Dragon, and can...

Windows (1999)

Disney's Arcade Frenzy is a collection of four arcade mini-games :Mu-Shoot : help Mushu to defend his village against Huns...

Disney's Ariel the Little Mermaid Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992), Game Gear (1992) and SEGA Master System (1993)

Help either Ariel, the gleeful little mermaid, or Triton, her father, foil the evil Ursula, who has transformed everyone into...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a platform action game. It features different levels, cutscenes, and gameplay additions compared to...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

The Lost Empire is a 3D action game with puzzle-solving elements, based on Disney's film of the same name. The...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

The Lost Empire is a side-view action game with platforming elements. Embark on an epic journey to find the fabled...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Search for the Journal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The game is a prequel to Disney's animated movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire. It takes place 13 years before the...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Lost Games Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

For younger gamers (5 and up), The Lost Games, based on Disney's Atlantis movie, contains four minigames:Submergency Urgency!: In this...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Trial by Fire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Trial by Fire is based on the Disney's animated movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire...

Disney's Beauty and the Beast SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast begins with a narrative that parallels the 1991 animated film-- an enchantress transforms a mean...

Disney's Beauty and the Beast NES Front Cover

NES (1994)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a typical side-scrolling platform game based on the Disney movie of the same name....

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure is a game for the Game Boy Color. There are two...

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