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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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J2ME (2007)

Stewie's Arsenal, based on animated Family Guy TV series, is a collection of four mini-games. The objective of each mini-game...

Family Guy Video Game! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and PSP (2006)

The Griffin family from Fox's animated TV series makes its way to video gaming for the first time.In this action-adventure,...

Family Table Tennis Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Family Table Tennis is a sports game for the Wii. As the title suggest, you play 1-on-1 table tennis. You...

The Fancy Pants Adventures Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The Fancy Pants Adventures is the third main game in the series and the first to appear on a console,...

The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 1 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006) and Android (2011)

The character Fancy Pants is a mix of a stick figure and Fido Dido. The first world, this game, consists...

The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2 has the same gameplay as the original game, but offers many enhancements. Fancy Pants...

Fantasia Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

Fantasia takes place in the dream world of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice.Mickey must find the missing musical notes...

Fantastic 4 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2005)

This game is a licensee of the 2005 movie "Fantastic 4". Unlike many licensed titles, this third-person action game in...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Four space pilots - Reed Richards, Sue and Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm - voyage into space on what should...

The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1993), NES (1991), Game Gear (1993) and SEGA Master System (1993)

The evil wizard Zaks has cast a spell on the peaceful Yolkfolk, and while many fell under his spell, others...

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer PlayStation 2 Front Cover

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

The mysterious herald known as the Silver Surfer has arrived on Earth. You must unravel his secret to save the...

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

The mysterious herald known as the Silver Surfer has arrived on Earth. You must unravel his secret to save the...

The Fantastic Four PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

In this beat-em up side scroller, you have a choice between five characters from the popular Marvel comics series: the...

SNES (1994) and Arcade (1994)

Konami's Gradius and space-shooter parody series continues with this second installment. Gameplay is similar to the Gradius series in that...

Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), TurboGrafx CD (1993), PSP (2007), Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000), PlayStation 3 (2007), PS Vita (2012) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

Fantastic Night Dreams: Cotton is a 2D side-scrolling shooter in which the player takes the role of the young witch...

Fantastic Voyage Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

Fantastic Voyage is a vertically scrolling shooter for one player. The premise of the game follows that of the 1966...

Amiga (1991) and CDTV (1992)

Fantastic Voyage is a side-scrolling shooter based on the 1966 movie of the same name. The scientist Jan Benes is...

Arcade (1981)

Fantasy is a simple 2D arcade game. The main hero must rescue his girlfriend as she was kidnapped by pirates....

Windows (2006)

As the name suggests, Fantasy Tennis is another screen adaption of the world-famous ball sport, but this time designed for...

Fantasy World Dizzy DOS Front Cover

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

Dizzy's third adventure sees the introduction of the Yolkfolk, including Daisy, who has got lost in the fantasy world of...

Fantasy Zone SEGA Saturn Front Cover

NES (1987), SEGA Saturn (1997), SEGA Master System (1986), TurboGrafx-16 (1988), MSX (1987), Wii (2008), Sharp X68000 (1989) and Arcade (1986)

The Fantasy Zone is a solar system consisting of eight brightly colored, fantastic planets. The evil Menons are trying to...

Fantasy Zone  Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991)

Originally entitled Fantasy Zone Gear: Opa Opa Jr. no Bōken, this game plays very similarly to the arcade and console...

Fantasy Zone II NES Front Cover

NES (1988), SEGA Master System (1987), MSX (1989), Wii (2009) and Arcade (1988)

Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa is the sequel to Fantasy Zone, in which you control Opa-Opa, a pretty...

Fantasy Zone: The Maze SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1987) and Arcade (1987)

Sega decided to make their last game in the Fantasy Zone series different. You see, the gameplay now involves you...

Far Cry Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

You play Jack Carver, a charter-boat businessman in Micronesia, on a job to escort Valerie Cortez, an ambitious journalist, to...

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