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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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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), Sharp X68000 (1993) and Arcade (1991)

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), Nintendo 3DS (2014), 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...

Far Cry 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The government in an unnamed African country has collapsed and the whole land has plummeted into a civil war with...

Far Cry 2 (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This Collector's Edition includes: Far Cry 2 Black t-shirt with the Far Cry 2-logo on the front Art book Poster...

Far Cry 2: Fortunes Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Fortunes Pack is the first downloadable content pack for Far Cry 2. This package includes:Three brand new weapons, which can...

Far Cry 2 (GameStop Pre-Order Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover Exclusive Packaging

PlayStation 3 (2008)

This GameStop pre-order edition includes: Exclusive Packaging 6 Exclusive Missions 3 Hours of Bonus Gameplay Full World Map

Far Cry 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Far Cry 3 is an open world first-person shooter set on the fictional Rook archipelago in the Pacific. Even though...

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Windows Front Cover

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

The year is 2007, and Earth is recovering from a devastating nuclear war. Recently, the USA government has been attempting...

PlayStation 3 (2014)

The Far Cry Compilation includes the following games: Far Cry 2 Far Cry 3 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Far Cry: Instincts Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2005)

Far Cry Instincts is an Xbox remake of the original Far Cry PC shooter, but with many changes and enhancements...

Far Cry: Instincts - Evolution Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2006)

In this sequel to Far Cry: Instincts, Carver again finds himself in trouble in paradise. He is approached by a...

Far Cry: Instincts - Predator Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Jack has returned to his home on the island of Pompeii. He is approached by a dangerous and seductive Femme...

Far Cry: Vengeance Wii Front Cover

Wii (2006)

Far Cry: Vengeance is the Wii version of Far Cry: Instincts - Evolution. This version blends the story, levels, and...

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger! NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

It was a stormy night. Cold wind raged, and rain poured over the country. The wise men understood at once:...

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