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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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Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends is a stand-alone expansion to Dynasty Warriors 3. In both games, you take control of...

Dynasty Warriors 4 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

Take it to the battlefield and challenge multiple opponents at once as you fight against impossible odds. Developed by Omega...

Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires is a strategy-oriented variant of Dynasty Warriors 4, mixing it with gameplay similar to Romance of...

Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Just like the other Xtreme expansions in the Dynasty Warriors franchise, Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends adds more weapons, items,...

Dynasty Warriors 5 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

The series returns for yet another iteration removing majority of the features included in Empires and Xtreme Legends. The setting...

Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Set in ancient China, DW5: Empires brings the Empire mode to the latest DW game, while the basic hack &...

Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

A kind of expansion to Dynasty Warriors 5, Xtreme Legends allows the player to do a lot more with the...

Dynasty Warriors 6 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

The sixth main game in the long running Dynasty Warriors series (or fifth if one goes by the original Japanese...

PlayStation 2 (2008) and PSP (2009)

Released in Japan as Shin Sangoku Musō 5 Special, the PS2 version of Dynasty Warriors 6. Six characters that originally...

Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2010), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires is an expansion to Dynasty Warrior 6.The goal of the game is to unify all Ancient...

Dynasty Warriors 7 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Dynasty Warriors 7 returns again to the fall of the Han Dynasty, and this time follows through to the end...

Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends is an expansion to Dynasty Warriors 7. The main feature of this Xtreme Legends is...

Dynasty Warriors 8 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Dynasty Warriors 8 is the eighth installment in Koei's long-running Dynasty Warriors series. It follows the tradition of reenacting Luo...

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (Complete Edition) PlayStation 4 Front Cover

PS Vita (2014) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends (Complete Edition) bundles the following games together in one package: Dynasty Warriors 8 (base game)...

Dynasty Warriors Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Dynasty Warriors Advance is a Game Boy Advance adaptation of the Dynasty Warriors franchise. Based on the "Three Kingdoms period"...

Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

In the Three Kingdoms era of ancient China, three new commanders step forward to unify of the land under their...

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam offers the typical hack-and-slash gameplay action from the Koei series, except that instead of Chinese generals, the...

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Like the previous title this game brings traditional Dynasty Warriors hack'n'slash gameplay to the Gundam franchise. This iteration includes a...

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Koei brings us again a new addition to the Dynasty Warriors series. This installment still features the same storyline based...

Dynasty Warriors Vol.2 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Dynasty Warriors Vol.2 is the second installment is the long-running Dynasty Warriors series to be developed exclusively for PSP. Like...

Dynasty Wars Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1994), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Originating in the arcades, Dynasty Wars is a beat-em-up set during the Three Kingdoms Era of the Chinese history, and...

Dynomite Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Dynomite is a revised version of Raptisoft's Eggsucker and has similar gameplay to Bust-A-Move. You launch colored dino eggs upwards...

Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

This is a game of combat between giant mechanized dinosaurs named robosaurs in a faraway solar system named Spondylus. Mad...

dys4ia Browser Front Cover

Browser (2012)

This game is a collection of mini-games, grouped into four levels, reflecting the game designer's frustrating experiences with societal recognition,...

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

In Dyter-07, Earth is attacked by alien forces. The player mans the advanced attack chopper Dyter-07 to drive them back...

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