DescriptionIn 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.
Game Boy Advance (2001)
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Commodore 64 (1988)
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PC Booter (1985), Game Boy (1993), NES (1992), Atari ST (1985), Game Gear (1992), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1984), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), PC-98 (1989) and Thomson TO (1987)
The seven missions featured in this simulation of F-15 flight are all real-life missions the plane was originally used in....
A compilation of the original F-15 Strike Eagle II, and the Operation Desert Storm Scenario Disk.
Your craft: an F-16, complete with 7 air-to-ground missiles and 300 fuel units. Your mission: go on a sortie over...
Windows 3.x (1994)
F-18: No Fly Zone is a single player arcade style shoot-'em up.The player takes on the role of a fighter...
This 3D racing game featuring Formula 1 cars and circuits. Besides F1 grand prix championship racing you can also choose...
In F-22 Air Dominance Fighter, the successor to DID's EF2000, players get the chance to fly the advanced fighter from...
This is an expansion to F22 Air Dominance Fighter, and includes 30 new missions in the Red Sea operational area....
Take to the skies with NovaLogic's latest version of their best-selling flight sim F-22 Lightning 3. Connect and play with...
F-22 is another sim-lite game, as it was made for non-simmers. The game lets you fly missions in various areas...
F-22 Raptor is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. Shooting is done automatically so that the player can focus on...
Xbox 360 (2012)
Fable Heroes is a hack-and-slash game where up to four players battle their way through levels inspired by games in...
Xbox 360 (2008)
Fable II takes place 500 years after the events of Fable. The game starts with the player choosing a male...
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