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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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Fast Break DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1989), Commodore 64 (1988) and Apple IIgs (1989)

Fast Break is an action/strategy basketball game for one or two players. You play three on three (guard, center, and...

Fast Eddie Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), Atari 2600 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982) and VIC-20 (1982)

As Fast Eddie, you must go from floor to floor, collecting prizes.Up to two prizes will be on the screen...

Fast Food ZX Spectrum Front Cover

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

Fast Food is similar to Pac-Man or Boulder Dash, but not quite. The objective is to collect all fast food...

Fast Food Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

Eat! Eat all the calories you can but watch out for the purple pickles. They stay with you and give...

Fast & Furious: Showdown Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Wii U (2013)

Fast & Furious: Showdown is a racing game runs you through the entire Fast and Furious movie series in one...

Arcade (1987)

Fast Lane is a top down full screen maze game where you must drive a car over various levels with...

Windows (2005)

Fast Lane Carnage is a racing game with guns set in post-apocalyptic times. Similar to other genre classics the course...

Fastlane Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

As Michael James Smith you know the when the world will end and how, so how else to carry out...

The Fast Show Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This is a set of desktop/screensaver tools and film clips, mixed with short games based on episodes of The Fast...

Fast Striker iPhone Front Cover

Dreamcast (2010) and iPhone (2011)

Fast Striker is an arcade-style vertical shooter with a science fiction setting. While the game is essentially 2D, the backgrounds...

Fast Striker (Limited Edition) Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2010)

This is the limited edition of the game Fast Striker. While the game is the same, the limited edition features...

DOS (1994)

FastTracker 2 was an early successful PC .MOD-tracking music composition utility, early competition for Future Crew's ScreamTracker but more clearly...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Fast Tracks: The Computer Slot Car Construction Kit is viewed from a forced overhead perspective, and loosely recreates slot car...

Windows (1998)

In the future, people are fighting a war over Bacteria 241, a strange new energy source found at the bottom...

DOS (1992)

Fatal Challenge is a simple fighting game which takes place on an urban rooftop. The challengers Ken and Roc fight...

Supervision (1992)

Fatal Craft is a horizontally-scrolling shooter modeled after Konami's seminal arcade classic Gradius, right down to the enemy formations and...

Fatal Frame PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001), Xbox (2002) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Miku Hinasaki is young girl with a strange sixth sense. Her brother, Mafuyu, and his mentor, Junsei Takamine, went to...

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2004)

Twin sisters Mio and Mayu, while visiting a vacation spot from their childhood, become lost in a dark forest. The...

DOS (1997)

Fatal Fumes is an overhead racing game featuring 256-color parallax scrolling similar to James Pond 2: Codename: RoboCod at the...

Fatal Fury Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), SNES (1992), Genesis (1993), Neo Geo (1991), PSP (2010), Neo Geo CD (1994), PlayStation 3 (2010), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1993) and Arcade (1991)

Southtown City plays host to the King of Fighters Tournament. Andy & Terry Bogard take part in the tournament cause...

Fatal Fury 2 Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994), SNES (1993), Genesis (1994), Neo Geo (1993), TurboGrafx CD (1994), Neo Geo CD (1994), Wii (2008), Sharp X68000 (1993) and Arcade (1992)

Again, the Lone Wolves return! Geese Howard may have been defeated, but that doesn't mean all is peaceful. A new...

Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996), Neo Geo (1995), Neo Geo CD (1995), Wii (2010) and Arcade (1995)

An adaptation of the Neo-Geo fighting game. 2-D scrolling one-on-one fighter with pseudo-3D aspects (that allows for players to "escape"...

Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 1 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This collection is the first release in the Fatal Fury series on the PlayStation 2. It includes: Fatal Fury Fatal...

Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

The second Battle Archive release bundles the 3 Real Bout Fatal Fury fighting games: Real Bout Fatal Fury Real Bout...

Fatal Fury: First Contact Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)

Using the world-famous Japanese SD (Super-Deformed) artwork style, this is the only title of the Fatal Fury series to be...

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