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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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Foxx Fights Back Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and ZX Spectrum (1988)

Usually, it would be farmers who get sent out of the house by their lady to go off and shoot...

Windows (2003)

Foxy Jumper is a game for one or two players. In Game with one player, the player have to jump...

Windows (2004)

Foxy Jumper 2 is the second game in the series and has the same objective as the first game Foxy...

Windows (2004)

Foxy Jumper 2: Winter Adventures is a Christmas themed version of the 2D platform game Foxy Jumper 2. The basic...

FPS-Man Browser Front Cover

Browser (2013)

FPS-Man is Pac-Man recreated in a modern three dimensional engine. The game is played from a first person perspective with...

Windows (2007)

Fractal Fighter is a shooting game, where the player's spaceship engages several large enemy ships in one-on-one combat. The enemy...

Fracture Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Fracture takes the player to the year 2161, where a technological and ideological war has broken out between the two...

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Fractured Soul is an action/puzzle platform game that is played across both screens of the Nintendo 3DS at the same...

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Fragile Dreams takes place after an apocalyptic event that wiped out most of mankind. Young Seto finds a note from...

PlayStation 2 (2006)

This limited edition of Fragments Blue includes the game, along with a small art book containing production illustrations.

Commodore 64 (1985), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

You play the part of Trogg the caveman. Climb the ladders and jump across platforms to collect gems for points...

DOS (1995)

You have been Framed and thrown into a foreign jail. Your quest is to escape the jail and then prove...

Frank Bruno's Boxing ZX Spectrum Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986) and Amstrad PCW (1986)

Former boxing World Champion Frank Bruno, famed for his catchphrase "you know what I mean, Harry?" and more recently his...

Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

Baron Frankenstein has instructed his hunchback servant Egor to collect tools and bodies for him to use in his quest...

Windows (2007)

Frankenstein is 2D platform game for kids loosely based on the novel by Mary Shelley. The Frankenstein monster (affectionately Frank)...

Commodore 64 (1992)

You play the role of Egor, assistant to Baron Frankenstein who is in the process of attempting to build a...

ZX Spectrum (1985), BBC Micro (1985) and Electron (1988)

Frankenstein 2000 is an action game. The player controls a small machine, and travels in Frankenstein's body. The body is...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Players take control of the son of Frankenstein's monster, and are tasked with the objective to rebuild his dad. Franky...

Atari 2600 (1983)

In the cold dark night you make your way through the ghoulish castle of Dr. Frankenstein. There you must prevent...

NES (1990)

The villagers thought they were safe. But now it is time they learned the terrible truth... Frankenstein has risen, laid...

Frank Herbert's Dune Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation 2 (2001)

Frank Herbert's Dune is a 3D action game based on the TV mini-series. As Paul, the son of the Duke...

Frankie Goes to Hollywood Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Playing a thoroughly drab, mundane and predictable character, your aim is to become interesting enough to reach the Pleasuredome. After...

J2ME (2003) and Mophun (2003)

Frankie Jumpy is a platform game similar to Bomb Jack. You have to collect all items on the screen to...

Frank & Mark Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Frank & Mark is a platform game. During the holidays twin brothers Frank and Mark come across a castle. The...

ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Mr. Stein is keen to build monsters, using the bones he has throughout his mansion. Each time he must collect...

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