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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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Fighting Vipers 2 Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2001) and Arcade (1998)

This game is a sequel to Fighting Vipers, a 3D fighting game that allows you to face adolescents and adults...

Fighting Warrior ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

A Pharaoh has captured a Princess and imprisoned her in a temple, and it is your job to fight through...

Fightin' Spirit Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1996) and Amiga CD32 (1996)

Fightin' Spirit is a one-on-one beat 'em up centred around a competition by a gang overlord to find new heavies...

Fight Night Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1985), Atari 7800 (1988) and Atari 8-bit (1986)

Fight Night is a boxing game in which players box 11 different opponents on the way to the final match...

Fight Night Round 3 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Fight Night Round 3 is the third installment of the EA boxing (sports) franchise and the first boxing game to...

Fight Night Round 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), Xbox 360 (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2006)

EA Sports' Fight Night Round 3 from EA Chicago lets you make your own fighter, train them up, and literally...

Fight'N'Jokes DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Fight'n Jokes tells the adventures of Jokes, a group of fighters who combat to free their planet from an evil...

Final Assault DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Apple IIgs (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)

Final Assault is a mountain climbing action/simulation game. The object of the game is to climb to the peak of...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Final Blaster is a vertically scrolling shooter with seven levels. As usual, the player mans a space ship, has to...

Final Blow Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), FM Towns (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Final Blow is an action game based around the sport of boxing. You can play the fighters in a sequence...

Supervision (1992)

Final Combat is a top-view tank action game similar to Namco's Battle City. Each stage contains a large number of...

The Final Conflict DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

A Risk-type game of global conquest, only with nuclear weapons and real-time action. Click on various countries and invade to...

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...

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