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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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Browser (2000)

In Doomsday the player must save the cities of Vancouver, Chicago, Moscow and Los Angeles from an incoming meteor swarm....

ZX Spectrum (1983)

The castle comprises of single-screen rooms, each with multiple exits which begin sealed, and are also sealed when used (so...

SNES (1992)

The Doom Squad is a group of fighters under the control of an evil wizard. They threaten earth and bring...

SNES (1995) and Genesis (1995)

Based on the popular role-playing and card game, Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles casts you as a fearless commando who has...

DoorDoor NES Front Cover

NES (1985), MSX (1984), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1984), Sharp X1 (1984), FM-7 (1983) and PC-6001 (1984)

In DoorDoor, players take on the role of Chun. Chun's goal is to trap four different enemy alien types behind...

Windows 3.x (1997)

Here we have an expanded version of the author's earlier Dopefish Lives! featuring two- and four-player modes, but no single-player...

Windows 3.x (1997)

Taking its name from a secret message in Rise of the Triad, this game takes the famous ravenous green burping...

Doraemon NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

Doraemon is an action game based on the popular children's cartoon of the same name. As the eponymous blue robot...

SNES (1993)

The game is closely related to Doraemon: Nobita to Yōsei no Kuni. It is based on the manga "Doraemon", that...

PlayStation (1997)

Doraemon has brought a giant television from the future for Nobita and his friends to watch, but when they turn...

SNES (1994)

The game is based on the popular manga series Doraemon. It tells the story of a Japanese boy named Nobita,...

SNES (1995)

The game is based on the popular manga series Doraemon. Doraemon is a blue cat robot who came from the...

Doraemon: Meikyū Daisakusen TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

One day, Doraemon and his friends went to go on a picnic. Using a time machine, they were going to...

Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1991) and TurboGrafx CD (1992)

Based on the popular Doraemon franchise, Nobita no Dorabian Night follows the adventures of the titular robotic cat, as he...

Doraemon: Nobita to 3-tsu no Seireiseki Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

Based on the anime series of the same name, this is a 3D action game similar to Super Mario 64....

PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

One winter, the robotic blue cat from the future, Doraemon, takes Nobita and his friends on a trip into outer...

SNES (1993)

The game is based on the anime series "Doraemon". Doraemon is a blue robotic cat who has the ability to...

Doraemon: Yume Dorobō to 7-nin no Gozans Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

A dream thief has come and stolen the dreams of all the children, using them to create his own personal...

DOS (1992)

Doraon Neoguri is a Korean-made variant of the arcade game Ponpoko. The player guides a raccoon dog through a series...

Windows (1995)

Doraon Yeongung Hong Gildong is a platform game based on a Korean animated movie of the same name released shortly...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Dora the Explorer: Super Star Adventures is small arcade game, based on the animated television series for young children.The main...

Dora the Explorer: Swiper's Big Adventure Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

This is a Flash platform game starring characters from animated TV series Dora the Explorer. Dora, Boots and Swiper find...

Do Re Mi Fantasy: Milon no DokiDoki Daibōken Wii Front Cover

SNES (1996) and Wii (2008)

A young boy named Milon sets off to save Alis, his fairy friend, after she was captured by the evil...

Commodore 64 (1985)

In the dangerous and evil Deeps of Doriath lies the Coronet of Arien which will give the owner immortality when...

Doritos Crash Course Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Doritos Crash Course is a free XBLA game modelled after the Japanese game shows Takeshi's Castle or Sasuke, or Wipeout...

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