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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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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:...

Farscape: The Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Farscape: The Game is an action game based upon the Sci-Fi TV show. You can direct a team of three...

Amiga (1991)

Far West is a humorous genre mix set in the USA of 1850. Up to four players enter the country...

Windows (2002), Windows 3.x (1993) and Macintosh (2002)

This collection is a set of four "retro games" based on fondly remembered titles from the 1980's. BOT Your mission...

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...

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