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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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TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Flash Hiders is an anime-style 2D fighting game with a distinct RPG slant. The game has a heavy focus on...

Videopac+ G7400 (2004)

Flash Point is inspired by the arcade game Robotron. The story is that an alien fleet landed in the capital...

MSX (1984)

Flash Splash is a basic vertical shooter. In this game you don't have to protect the earth from an alien...

The Flash Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

Based on the 1990 TV show, The Flash is a side-scrolling platform/fighting game featuring the fastest man alive. The player...

The Flash SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1993)

The Flash is a side-scrolling platformer starring the eponymous D.C. comics hero. The game is divided into six rounds, each...

FlatOut Windows Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

FlatOut is a driving game where crashing your car can be more fun than racing it. You drive muscle cars...

Wii (2010)

FlatOut is an adaptation for the Wii of the long-running racing series, combining fast-paced racing with ramming opponents and destroying...

FlatOut 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and Macintosh (2008)

As in FlatOut your goal is to drive as reckless as you can and still win the race. But contrary...

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction is an entry in the racing game series and the second title in the franchise...

FlatOut: Head On PSP Front Cover

PSP (2008)

FlatOut: Head On is a continuation of the FlatOut universe featuring the same set of drivers from FlatOut and FlatOut...

FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2007)

FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is the third part in the FlatOut demolition racing series. Following the footsteps of its predecessor, this...

Flatspace Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and iPhone (2009)

Flatspace is a game in the veins of Elite/Frontier etc, although with a bit of the roguelike-Game approach. Gameplay strongly...

iPhone (2012)

Flea Symphony is a music based puzzle game. The player takes control of a flea circus by choosing where each...

Flee iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Flee is a 3D game where the player drags a finger left to right on the touch screen to guide...

Flee Android Front Cover

Android (2010)

Flee is based on LCD display handhelds of the 80's and 90's. The game revolves around a car driving along...

PC Booter (1983)

Fleet Sweep is a space shoot'em-up. There are eight different aliens, each with a different attack pattern. When you clear...

Flesh Feast Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

As you may guess from the title, Flesh Feast involves zombies. Lots of zombies. The game takes place on an...

Amiga (1993)

Fleuch is a conservative version of Thrust, which was never ported to the Amiga. You fly your spaceship above a...

Flicky Genesis Front Cover

Windows (2010), Genesis (1990), MSX (1986), PC-88 (1985), SG-1000 (1984), Sharp X1 (1985), FM-7 (1986) and Arcade (1984)

A female blue jay, named Flicky, must collect her chicks and lead them safely back to their nest, while they...

Flight Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

A girl writes a note to Santa Claus, asking for her mother to return for Christmas. This note is folded...

DOS (1996)

A shareware, WWII-themed flight simulator with combat that tries to capture the "spirit and feeling of real flight" while avoiding...

Flight Control Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), BREW (2010), J2ME (2010), Windows Mobile (2010), Macintosh (2010), Wii (2011), iPhone (2009), Nintendo DSi (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010), Windows Phone (2010) and bada (2012)

The goal of the action-/strategy-mix Flight Control is simple: land as many planes and helicopters as possible to get the...

Flight Mania Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

This is a compilation of six combat flight simulators from Electronic Arts and Novalogic, originally released in 1997 and 1998....

DOS (1984)

Fight off a band of vandals and punks with your airplane before they reach your city. One of the earliest...

Flight of Fire iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

The player controls an Arabian Nights-styled cat, complete with turban and flying carpet. This feline must have tricked an Efreet...

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