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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Duke Nukem II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013) and iPad (2013)

Duke Nukem II is a platform game and a sequel to Duke Nukem. While giving an interview on TV, the...

Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

In the distant future, vicious aliens rule the Earth. Only bodacious babes survive, enslaved by the hostile alien overlords. The...

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), Xbox 360 (2010), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2014) and iPad (2014)

Duke Nukem returns in a new adventure in a third-person platform game which hearkens back to the days of the...

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This Limited Edition includes: Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project A T-Shirt A keyring pendant

Duke Nukem Mobile Zodiac Front Cover

BREW (2005), J2ME (2005) and Zodiac (2004)

Duke Nukem Mobile is a first-person shooter that consists of 21 original levels built using assets from the original Duke...

Duke Nukem Platformer Pack Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

This compilation of Duke Nukem games includes: Duke Nukem Duke Nukem II Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

DOS (1997)

Duke Nukem's Penthouse Paradise is an official add-on level for Duke Nukem 3D, available exclusively from GT Interactive and Penthouse...

Duke Nukem: Time to Kill PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

The game begins not a long time after Duke Nukem 3D. Duke is relaxing in Bootylicious with a few beers...

Windows (2004)

The Duke is disturbed during a TV show when a military group called Crusade of Eternity invades the studios and...

Duke Nukem: Zer:0 H:0ur Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Duke Nukem starts his second third-person-adventure, after Duke Nukem: Time to Kill for Playstation, he now kicks alien asses on...

DOS (1991)

In the year 1997, the maniacal Dr. Proton has developed mechanical creatures known as Techbots. Commanding an army of Techbots,...

DOS (1991)

In the year 1997, the maniacal Dr. Proton has developed mechanical creatures known as Techbots. Commanding an army of Techbots,...

DOS (1991)

In the year 1997, the maniacal Dr. Proton has developed mechanical creatures known as Techbots. Commanding an army of Techbots,...

The Dukes of Hazzard II: Daisy Dukes It Out PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Nearly identical gameplay to Dukes of Hazzard: Racing For Home, this game is 18 more levels of racing around the...

The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing for Home Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (1999)

Boss Hogg is foreclosing the farm. Bo and Luke are the prime suspects of the robbery of the County Bank....

The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

You play gold old boys Bo & Luke Duke as you fight to rescue Uncle Jesse from jail and save...

Windows (1997)

Contains: authorised editions of DUKE Xtreme, Duke!ZONE II and a free T-shirt. Requires full version of Duke Nukem 3D Atomic...

Duke Xtreme Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Duke Xtreme is an add-on for Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition or Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak,...

Duke!ZONE DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Duke!ZONE is a set of 500 (five hundred) add-on levels for the original Duke Nukem 3D.

DOS (1997)

Duke!ZONE II is an add-on to Duke Nukem 3D. It contains three new episodes: Arctic Assault, Monkey Shines, and Alien...

Dumb Ways to Die iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

This game contains various characters who resemble jelly beans with arms, legs, and faces. Each is engaged in various unwise...

Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Those bumbling (and brainless) characters from Dumb Ways to Die are back. And still headed for trouble.Just like before, Dumb...

Dun Darach ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Dun Darach may be the first ever videogame prequel – to Tir Na Nog. As such, it features the warrior...

Dunes of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Dunes of War is a stand-alone add-on for Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory. This expansion adds two new campaigns...

Dung Beetles TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 CoCo (1982) and PC-6001 (1983)

Sneak through unique maze after maze gobbling white dots while being hunted by the Mega-Bugs. Their job is made easier...

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