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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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DragonHawk Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

You take control of the titular Dragon Hawk and must kill a number flying creatures such as buzzards, phoenixes, dragon...

Game Boy (1996)

Dragonheart is based on the 1996 fantasy film of the same name. The player controls Bowen the dragon slayer, through...

DragonHeart: Fire & Steel Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

This game is a tie-in for the movie directed by Rob Cohen starring Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery as the...

Dragon Hunters: Die Drachenjäger - Die Prüfung Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Die Drachenjäger is a side-scrolling shooter based on the Dragon Hunter TV series. In the far future, humankind lives in...

Windows (2002)

On each level you play a funny little dragon. You must jump on the tussocks to collect prizes and avoid...

Dragon Lord DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Play one of the three evil wizards all competing to find the magical talisman. To do so, the player must...

Dragon Lore II: The Heart of the Dragon Man DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

This is the sequel to Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins.Once again you are playing Werner von Wallenrod who has been...

ZX81 (1981)

The aim of Dragon Maze is to get through an invisible maze from one side of the screen to the...

Windows (2011)

Dragon Nest is a free-to-play fantasy massively multiplayer online, role-playing game (MMORPG). There are six classes to choose from: players...

Windows (2001)

Dragon Ninja Saga is a 2D platform game with the ninja Red Lotus as the protagonist. Players control the ninja...

Dragon Panic iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Dragon Panic is a single screen game with simple controls.Move the green dragon Berny by tilting the device, and tap...

Dragon Power NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

Goku and Nora (Bulma) are on a quest to find seven crystal balls. By finding all of these crystal balls,...

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

The peaceful Sulabacca island of the slime kingdom of Sulan has been invaded! All 100 of the inhabitants of the...

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

The long running Dragon Quest series' Wii debut takes place in the land of Avalonia and is an 'on rails'...

Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Dreamcast (2001)

The Dragon Riders of Pern have protected their world from the alien oppressor Thread, but now they have all gone...

Dragonriders of Pern Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Dragonriders of Pern is a strategy game with action sequences, based on the novels by Anne McCaffrey, with a strong...

TurboGrafx-16 (1991), Wii (2008) and Arcade (1990)

Whereas Dragon Spirit was a multi-format conversion, only Turbo-Grafx / PC Engine users initially got to play the lesser-known sequel...

DOS (1986)

Long ago in a far away land, the Princes Gwen was captured and imprisoned in a castle. Your goal is...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

In Dragon Scape, the player takes the role of a young man who gets magically transported into the land Tuvania....

Dragon's Crown PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013) and PS Vita (2013)

The Dragon's Crown is a legendary artifact that allows its bearer to control any dragon. The king of Hydeland has...

DragonsDen Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983)

In DragonsDen you're playing as Den, a knight armed with a lance on a flying horse. The controls are easy,...

Dragon's Dogma Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Dragon's Dogma is an action RPG set in an open world fantasy universe. It is ruled by a giant dragon...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Dragon Sisters is set 100 years after the great war, and the East Asian state is not doing very well....

J2ME (2003)

When the young sorceress Stella Maris returns to her home, she discovers her black cat Mimi has been kidnapped by...

Dragonskulle Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

In this game, you are trying to search for the evil skull of souls. You begin an a small island...

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