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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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Enchanted Land Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Enchanted Land is set in the peaceful land of Damiran. But as it is in video games, an evil wizard...

Enchanted: Once Upon Andalasia Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

Enchanted: Once Upon Andalasia is based on the movie Enchanted and begins with Giselle telling a bedtime story to young...

Enchanted Pinball DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989)

In the year 1522 a peace-loving magician discovered, while reading a crystal ball, that the Earth would be destroyed in...

Enclave Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Xbox (2002)

Enclave is a third-person action game, pitting you as one of twelve different characters in a medieval era.During a great...

DOS (1984)

Somewhat similar to Space Invaders, you pilot a craft that is flying through space while avoiding pieces of your destroyed...

Encounter! Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Encounter! is a fast paced arcade game set in a sci-fi environment which features fast moving three dimensional graphics. You...

Atari 2600 (1982)

Using an anti-matter launcher, you must defend the starbase L5 against a non-stop horde of blue Megalyte warrior ships and...

Browser (2010)

A young dwarf is set on a journey by his late father's bequest, to set past wrongs right. Merely a...

Endgame PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Endgame is an futuristic action light-gun shooter which has been compared to Time Crisis games.The story is about an evil...

Endless Ages Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Endless Ages bills itself as a "Massive Multi-Player Online Real Time First Person Shooter Role Playing Game".Players in this online...

Windows (2006)

ENDLESS ALICE is a 2D single screen platform fangame based on Tōhō series. The player controls Alice Margatroid, a youkai...

Endless Flight 2 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

In Endless Flight 2 the player has to navigate a dragon through a cavern without touching the cave or flying...

Endless Forms Most Beautiful Windows Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012) and Ouya (2013)

Imps exist. Just beyond our limited perceptions and in numerous variety. Imps are responsible for your keys going missing or...

The End of Us Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

The End of Us is a game created for the 2011 Global Game Jam in San Francisco with the theme...

Enemy Front Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

Enemy Front is a first-person shooter set during World War II. The player takes control of the American war correspondent...

Enemy Front (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

This limited editions contains: Enemy Front Four additional multiplayer characters: Elite Grenadier SS Storm Trooper US Sniper Warsaw Resistance Fighter...

Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

This special edition is exclusive to the US GameStop chain of retail stores. It contains: Enemy Front Additional single-player mission:...

Enemy Infestation Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Set in the 24th century, a group of unsuspecting colonies are attacked by a swarm of aliens who want to...

DOS (1997)

Enemy Lines is a single player, freeware, tank based shoot 'em up. It is entirely keyboard controlled and has music,...

Amiga (1997)

Enemy: Tempest of Violence is an action game shown from the side. A seemingly abandoned space ship was the goal...

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Front Cover

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

After they had fought out their civil war on their homeworld called Stroggos, the Strogg ventured out into space to...

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Limited Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This Limited Collector's Edition includes:Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Ten collector's cards with details about different GDF and Strogg vehicle or...

Enemy Zero Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

Enemy Zero is one of the horror titles by Warp, closely connected to D (and its sequel D2 for Dreamcast)....

Nintendo DS (2008)

Live the life of an up-and-coming gymnastics star! In Ener-G: Gym Rockets the player can practice and complete in such...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

The story of this game is rather simple: Tokyo has been destroyed by monsters! Terrifying creatures have invaded the city...

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