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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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Amiga (1990)

In Final Countdown the player takes the role of Laira Tyrik who is the commander of a space station. However,...

DOS (1990)

The final part of the Super Kroz trilogy. Although the aims are the same as before (i.e. solve puzzles and...

Final DOOM DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Final DOOM is the last ID-Tech 1 Doom game. It includes two separate 32 level episodes: TNT: Evilution and the...

Final DOOM PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

Final DOOM for PlayStation is a compilation of 30 levels from the PC version of Final DOOM and the Master...

Windows (2002)

Final Duel 2 is a fast action multiplayer space shoot'em up game with 3D hardware accelerated graphics and CD-quality sound...

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2003)

The world is enveloped in a poisonous vapor. Anyone who comes into contact with it must die. But humans have...

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Echoes of Time Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009) and Wii (2009)

When a girl in the village falls ill after a birthday party, the Hero has to go in town to...

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Ring of Fates Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Yuri and Chelinka between them share a special mystical gift that allows them to control a magical crystal. When a...

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - The Crystal Bearers Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Set in the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles universe, in a time when the Lilty Tribe is dominant and the Yuke...

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, tells the story of two Final Fantasy regulars, who now have become treasure hunters, Cid...

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Help the Yellow Chocobo rescue his friends from a storybook nightmare! In the Final Fantasy side-story for the Nintendo DS,...

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Marche and a few friends are out on a usual venture through their local town, St. Ivalice, only to discover...

Final Fantasy Type-0 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011)

Final Fantasy Type-0 was first developed as Final Fantasy Agito XIII. It is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis project...

PSP (2011)

This collector's bundle was released in Japan in a fancy presentation box, and includes: Final Fantasy Type-0 game UMDs A...

Final Fantasy XI Online: Wings of the Goddess Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007) and Xbox 360 (2007)

Wings of the Goddess is the fourth chapter of the Final Fantasy Online series and add-on to Final Fantasy XI...

Final Fantasy XIV Online Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Final Fantasy XIV Online, like its predecessor Final Fantasy XI, is a MMORPG. Upon subscribing, a player can create a...

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

Final fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is both a remake of and a sequel to the original Final Fantasy XIV....

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and PlayStation 4 (2014)

This collector's edition was released as both physical and digital media. It contains: Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn...

Final Fantasy XIV Online (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Final Fantasy XIV is, like its predecessor Final Fantasy XI, an Online MMORPG. The player creates a character of one...

Final Fight Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001), SNES (1990), Amiga (1991), SEGA CD (1993), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991), Wii (2007), iPhone (2011), Sharp X68000 (1992), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1989)

The streets of Metro City are filled with criminals who are part of a gang called Mad Gear. Former wrestler...

Final Fight 2 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993), Wii (2009) and Wii U (2013)

Final Fight 2 is the SNES exclusive sequel to Final Fight which was released on the same platform. Like the...

Final Fight 3 SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995), Wii (2009) and Wii U (2013)

Final Fight 3 is almost identical to the previous two SNES installments. The Mad Gear gang has been destroyed and,...

Final Fight: Double Impact Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Final Fight: Double Impact is a combined release of the arcade versions of Final Fight and Magic Sword. Both games...

Final Fight Guy SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

Final Fight Guy is a side-scrolling fighting game nearly identical to the SNES port of Final Fight with one major...

Final Fight Revenge SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (2000) and Arcade (1999)

The Mad Gear gang is on the loose again! Take control of a total of 10 fighters (all from the...

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