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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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Windows (1995)

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Game Boy Advance (2004)

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Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

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SNES (1996) and Wii (2008)

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Commodore 64 (1985)

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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...

Doritos: Dash of Destruction Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

In Doritos: Dash of Destruction, players have the choice of playing a a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a Doritos delivery truck....

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

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DOS (1991)

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MSX (1984)

You are in control of a guy wearing blue pants that attempts to run around in an pac-man style maze...

Dossun Island Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Dossun Island is a scrolling platformer where the player controls a young girl who must reach the marker at the...

Jupiter Ace (1983)

Inspired by the arcade game Pac-Man, and based on the game Micro Maze, Dot Man is a single screen maze...

Dotstream Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006)

Dotstream is a simple racing game for the Game Boy Advance. The object of the game is to control a...

Doubleback TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

This ROM cartridge game challenges the player to draw circles around objects which pop up on the screen.Your joystick steers...

ZX80 (1981) and ZX81 (1981)

Double Breakout is a Breakout variant. What sets it apart from the original arcade game is that it's played horizontally...

Windows (2002)

Double Digger is a multiplayer remake of the classic Digger game, one of the most known games in the history....

Double-Double Bill Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991)

This compilation contains the following 4 games: TV Sports: Football Lords of the Rising Sun TV Sports: Basketball Defender of...

Double Dragon DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Game Boy (1990), Game Boy Advance (2003), Genesis (1993), Lynx (1993), Amiga (1988), NES (1988), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Atari 2600 (1988), Atari 7800 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1990), Amstrad CPC (1988), Xbox 360 (2007), Wii (2008), Nintendo 3DS (2011), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1987)

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PlayStation (1996), Neo Geo (1995), Neo Geo CD (1995) and Arcade (1995)

Released around the same time as the film of the same name and loosely based on its story, this installment...

Double Dragon Zeebo Front Cover

Zeebo (2009)

Zeebo's version of Double Dragon follows the same plot, but bearing several changes. Once again, Billy and Jimmy Lee are...

Double Dragon EX J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2005)

Double Dragon EX is the second licensed mobile Double Dragon game and this version is a remix of previous releases...

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Game Boy (1992), Genesis (1992), Amiga (1991), NES (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991) and Arcade (1990)

The final game in the trilogy.Billy and Jimmy Lee are returning from martial arts training when their paths cross a...

Double Dragon II: The Revenge DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Game Boy (1991), Genesis (1991), Amiga (1989), NES (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), TurboGrafx CD (1993), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), Wii (2012), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1988)

The lovely Marian was rescued from the clutches of the Black Warriors gang by Billy & Jimmy Lee in the...

Double Dragon Neon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Double Dragon Neon is a fighting game in the long-running brawler series and it was made for the 25th anniversary...

Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994), Genesis (1994) and Jaguar (1995)

Double Dragon returns, this time as a VS. fighter, in the same mold as Street Fighter. It does not continue...

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