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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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Field Combat NES Front Cover

NES (1985), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Arcade (1985)

Players are assigned the role as the field commander of the blue colored forces who are in a battle against...

Windows (2001)

When Nick Cane is sent by his Boston firm to inspect a mine in Lauder, a sleepy village tucked away...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Feed Sluster is a fiend hunter: a man who takes job that involves elimination of mysterious beings known as fiends....

Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

In this game, you try to save your circus from Fiendish Freddy buying it out by preforming 6 circus acts...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1987)

On a research base, the geologists are being abducted while they work by aliens, and in this side view single...

Windows (2000)

Fierce Harmony is a online 3D sword-fighting game where players battle each other to ultimately become the mightiest warrior in...

Commodore 64 (1986), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Thomson MO (1985)

The year is 2140. Working from his artificial satellite orbiting around Saturn and helped by his faithful army of cyborgs,...

The Fifth Element Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and PlayStation (1998)

Based on Luc Besson's science-fiction movie The Fifth Element, the game lets you replay the story of the film as...

The Fifth Quadrant Commodore 64 Front Cover

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

After 20 years in space, the Orion has finally accomplished its task of galaxy mapping. Only one small nebula remains,...

Fight Club PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

Fight Club is based on David Fincher's film adaption of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name. Fed up with...

Windows (1995)

Fighter is a freeware 'taster' game released as a demonstration version of a later game. It is a shoot 'em...

Nintendo 64 (1999)

The sequel to Fighters Destiny (the title now without the s in 'Fighters') has you again taking your created fighter...

Fighter Duel DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

WW2 air combat simulator, port of the 1991 Amiga hit Fighter Duel. The game comes with 13 accurately modeled planes...

Fighter Duel: Special Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This special edition is a re-release of the original game with additional features. It contains: Fighter Duel Improved flight models...

PlayStation (1999)

Fighter Maker is a 3D fighting game that comes with three different modes. Normal mode lets the player fight in...

Fighter Pilot Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Fighter Pilot is an arcade-style simulation of a fighter plane. Simplified controls, physics, and tactics allow beginners to the field...

ExEn (2006)

Fighter Pilot Evolved is a game where you are controlling a plane pushed into a black hole and sending it...

Fighters Destiny Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998)

Take a collection of fist-fighters, wrestlers and martial arts experts, and combine them into one tournament. But instead of relying...

Windows (1998)

In Fighter's Fury you play a karate dude in a turn based fight. Choose with the mouse punch, kick, or...

Fighter's History SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Arcade (1993)

Fighter's History is a traditional 2D fighter along the lines of the Street Fighter series. The player can choose between...

Fighter's History Dynamite Neo Geo CD Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997), Neo Geo (1994), Neo Geo CD (1994), Wii (2010), Zeebo (2010) and Arcade (1994)

Fighter's History Dynamite is a 2D versus fighting game similar to Street Fighter II. It takes place one year after...

PlayStation (1997) and Arcade (1996)

Fighters' Impact is 3D fighting game. The player can choose 1 from 8 playable characters (the game has a couple...

Fighters Megamix SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996) and Game.Com (1998)

Virtua Fighter 2 was full of many brand new gameplay elements implemented into the realistic fighting engine of the first...

Fighters Uncaged Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Fighters Uncaged is the first foray into fighting games for the Xbox 360's Kinect peripheral, and was a launch title...

Xbox One (2013)

Fighter Within is a 3D one-on-one fighting game where the fighters are controlled through the player's movement captured through the...

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