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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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Atari ST (1990)

Exterminate is a side scrolling shoot em up game. On a far away planet the forces of evil have begun...

Extermination PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

On December 24, 2005, Sergeant Dennis Riley, member of the special U.S. Marine Team Red Light receives a distress call...

Exterminator Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991) and Arcade (1989)

Of all the mundane tasks which've been turned into action-packed games, bug-repelling must be up there with being a Paper...

Exterminator TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1982)

Wandering, vicious bugs are on the loose. Your object is to trap them in seven boxes as they fall through...

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1982) and VIC-20 (1982)

The Exterminator is essentially a clone of the arcade game Centipede. A centipede forms from the top of the screen...

Extinction iPad Front Cover

Windows (2010), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

Extinction is a top-down 3D shooter with zombies, guns and cars in a free-roaming environment inspired by the early Grand...

Windows (2008)

Extra Brain Power is the sequel to Brain Power. This game features additional game modes and difficulty levels. New game...

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Your task in Extreme essentially involves wiping out alien pirates, across 3 distinct sections. This was essentially a spare-time pet...

Extreme Assault DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Extreme Assault is an arcade shooting game in which the player takes control of two different vehicles: a fictional Sioux...

Extreme-G Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

Blazingly fast futuristic motor cycle racing. Blast your opponents off the track with laser cannons, homing missiles and an assortment...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

When Extreme Ghostbusters Roland and Garrett have been kidnapped by the half-demon, half human Count Mercharior, it's up to the...

Extreme Paintbrawl Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

In Extreme Paintbrawl, you get a chance the play America's up and coming sport, paintball. Using the Build engine, it...

Extreme Paintbrawl 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

The sequel to the laughter inducing Extreme Paintbrawl is just that: a sequel to a critically ragged on game. Experience...

Extreme Pinball DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), PlayStation (1996), PSP (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Extreme Pinball is Epic Megagames' successor to Epic Pinball. It contains four pinball tables: Rock Fantasy, Medieval Knights, Urban Chaos,...

Extreme Prejudice Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (1999)

Extreme Prejudice is a side-view shooter in which the player takes the role of a Special-Ops agent recently initiated into...

Extreme Rise of the Triad DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Extreme Rise of the Triad is an official add-on level pack to Rise of the Triad. The add-on features forty-two...

Windows (1999)

In Extreme Rodeo the player participates in a rodeo event. There are six disciplines. The first three - bull riding,...

Extreme Skill Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Extreme Skill is one of the many one-button always-running platformers reminiscent of Canabalt or The Impossible Game. Using only the...

Arcade (1992)

Exvania is 2D arcade multiplayer game, similar to Bomberman series. Four (human or CPU) medieval-type characters - Ward, Emilio, Charles...

Windows (2003) and PlayStation 2 (2004)

In 2102 C.E., a giant asteroid enters Earth's orbit, and inside is a horde of aliens led by the entity...

ExZeus iPhone Front Cover ExZeus version 1.3

iPhone (2009) and Android (2010)

In 2102 C.E., a giant asteroid enters Earth's orbit, only to be revealed too late that inside are a horde...

E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy is a first-person shooter which is defined by its RPG elements and its openness in character development...

Eye of Horus DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1990)

As a mystical shaman, go through a pyramid in ancient Egypt to get the magical eye of horus. In a...

Eye of the Storm DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1993)

It is 2124, and alien life has been found in our own solar system. The location of this life is...

EyeToy: Groove PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

In this game, you are given many popular songs to choose from and dance to. Since this is the Eye...

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