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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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Windows (2000)

2001 Alien Combat is an action game wherein you battle vicious aliens and the clock. You have several weapons to...

Atari 2600 (2005)

This cartridge contains six of the 1 kilobyte entries and one 4 kilobyte entry from the 2005 Minigame Competition with...

J2ME (2005)

Set in the year 2020, this top-down arcade shooter takes place in different mazes. The aim of the game is...

Windows (2010)

2025: Battle for Fatherland is a third person shooter game set in year 2025. As the United States of America...

ZX Spectrum (1988)

2088 is a 2D top-down shooter set in the future. The player controls the gunfighter, and starts in the centre...

SEGA Master System (1995)

20 em 1 (20 in 1) is a compilation of twenty previously unreleased games in a single cartridge, which came...

20 Pferdespiele Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

20 Pferdespiele is a mini games collection. Most of them are variants of classic games with background pictures showing horses....

Arcade (2000)

This is a single arcade machine with both Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. The machine's left side has Ms. Pac-Man art...

2176 Supernova Storm Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

2176 Supernova Storm is a top-down space combat game that pits the player up against an invading army of cyborgs....

24: The Game PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

24: The Game is an action-adventure game based on the Fox TV series. Set in between Seasons 2 and 3...

25 to Life Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006) and Xbox (2006)

25 to Life is set in the urban inner city jungle where you can choose to be either a law...

2 Games in 1: Disney Princess + Disney's The Lion King 1 ½ Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

This THQ double pack has two of the Disney GBA games combined on one cartridge: Disney Princess Disney's The Lion...

2 Games in 1: SpongeBob SquarePants - Battle for Bikini Bottom + SpongeBob SquarePants - Supersponge Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

This double pack has two of the SpongeBob GBA games combined on one cartridge: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom...

Supervision (1992)

This multicart includes two games: Hash Blocks and Eagle Plan. This version of Hash Blocks lacks most of the game...

2in1 Pack: Battle Arena Toshinden - Fatal Fury 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This compilation includes two complete beat-'em-up games: Battle Arena Toshinden Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory.

2in1 Pack: Dragon's Lair - Space Ace Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

This compilation includes the following 2 games on CD-ROM: Dragon's Lair Space Ace

Game Boy Advance (2005)

This compilation features the two games V-Rally 3 and Stuntman.

Commodore 64 (1992)

2K-Fighter is a vertical shoot-em-up where you scroll up the screen to blast a wave of baddies. Once the wave...

ZX81 (1982)

2K Games Pack is a collection of six games and programs. The collection consists of:Snail: You have $50 and the...

2onOne: L.A. Swat + Panther Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988) and Atari 8-bit (1988)

This compilation contains two shoot-em-ups: L.A. Swat Panther

Atari 2600 (1992)

An unlicensed multi-cart from the Australian-based game distributor HES. The two games featured on this cartridge are "Alien Force" (actually...

Atari 2600 (1992)

Another entry in HES's extensive line of "2 pak specials". This cartridge contains two reissued games from Imagic: Cavern Blaster...

Atari 2600 (1992)

This is a two-in-one cartridge with two Imagic games: Space Voyage (a renaming of Star Voyager) Fire Alert (a renaming...

2 Tasty Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and iPad (2011)

2 Tasty is very similar to Gourmania, another game that blends the hidden object and time management genres common to...

300: March to Glory PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

300: March to Glory is a 3D action game based on the Warner Bros. box office smash as well as...

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