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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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Dynasty Warriors Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Dynasty Warriors Advance is a Game Boy Advance adaptation of the Dynasty Warriors franchise. Based on the "Three Kingdoms period"...

Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

In the Three Kingdoms era of ancient China, three new commanders step forward to unify of the land under their...

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam offers the typical hack-and-slash gameplay action from the Koei series, except that instead of Chinese generals, the...

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Like the previous title this game brings traditional Dynasty Warriors hack'n'slash gameplay to the Gundam franchise. This iteration includes a...

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Koei brings us again a new addition to the Dynasty Warriors series. This installment still features the same storyline based...

Dynasty Warriors Vol.2 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Dynasty Warriors Vol.2 is the second installment is the long-running Dynasty Warriors series to be developed exclusively for PSP. Like...

Dynasty Wars Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1994), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Originating in the arcades, Dynasty Wars is a beat-em-up set during the Three Kingdoms Era of the Chinese history, and...

Dynomite Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Dynomite is a revised version of Raptisoft's Eggsucker and has similar gameplay to Bust-A-Move. You launch colored dino eggs upwards...

Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

This is a game of combat between giant mechanized dinosaurs named robosaurs in a faraway solar system named Spondylus. Mad...

dys4ia Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

This game is a collection of mini-games, grouped into four levels, reflecting the game designer's frustrating experiences with societal recognition,...

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

In Dyter-07, Earth is attacked by alien forces. The player mans the advanced attack chopper Dyter-07 to drive them back...

Dziedzictwo Gigantów Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Dziedzictwo Gigantów is an arcade platform game. The aim is to find an ancient magic artifact in the castle of...

D!Zone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

This is a large collection of over 900 levels for DOOM and DOOM II: Hell on Earth. Also included are...

D!Zone 150 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

For D!Zone 150 WizardWorks Software pulled 150 more levels and mods for DOOM off the net and packaged them with...

D!Zone 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

WizardWorks combed the net for another 1000 Doom and Doom II levels to put into this shovelware disc which also...

D!Zone2 150 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

2nd part of collection wads for Doom and Doom II. It contains 150 new maps, utils, sounds, music and graphics....

DOS (1995)

D!Zone 3 is, like previous titles, a compilation of over 1000 wads for Doom and Doom II. Also contains new...

DOS (1995)

D!ZONE GOLD is a collection of add-ons, levels, and information on Doom, and Doom II titles. There are over 100...

E4: Every Extend Extra Extreme Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

An updated edition of Every Extend Extra, Extreme (otherwise known as E4) takes the music based shooter to the next...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Eagle Empire is a side view whole screen shooter based on the Arcade game Phoenix where you have to blast...

MSX (1985)

Eagle Fighter is a basic vertical shooter with a 3D effect. You control a space craft that has to shoot...

Eagle One: Harrier Attack PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999) and PS Vita (2012)

Eagle One: Harrier Attack is an action game that casts the player as a United States Marines pilot who flies...

Supervision (1992)

Eagle Plan is an arcade-style flight sim game in the tradition of After Burner. Each mission tasks the player with...

Commodore 64 (1987)

In Eagles, two space ships controlled by robots have to drive back an alien invasion. To do so, they traverse...

SEGA Master System (1990) and MSX (1990)

Eagles 5 is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up loosely based on the Japanese anime series Gatchaman. Characters from the anime are...

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