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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 (2004)

The scene is set, resembling nothing so much as Space Invaders: you pilot a spaceship above three strategic targets, defending...

Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2004) and PlayStation 2 (2003)

Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror is a first-person shooter starring a bounty hunter named Jake Seaver, whose mission is to...

Full Auto Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Full Auto gives 'gun it' a whole new meaning. It's a driving auto combat game in the vein of burnout...

Full Auto 2: Battlelines PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2006)

Full Auto 2: Battlelines is the sequel to the auto racing combat game Full Auto, that debuted in February of...

Full Auto 2: Battlelines  PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Full Auto 2: Battlelines is the sequel to the auto racing combat game Full Auto, that debuted in February of...

Full Contact Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1991) and BlackBerry (2013)

A platform fighting game that you can play in several different ways. You can fight against your friend or a...

Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Based on the anime and manga of the same name, Fullmetal Alchemist 2 follows the journey of the two brothers...

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel is a game based on the manga and anime series Fullmetal Alchemist, which follows...

Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Dual Sympathy (Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy as it is known in English) is the first in a...

Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2004)

In Full Spectrum Warrior, you take on the role of commander of two squads of the United States military, Alpha...

Full Spectrum Warrior Complete Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Full Spectrum Warrior Complete Pack is a bundle containing Full Spectrum Warrior and its add-on, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers....

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is the successor of Full Spectrum Warrior.Although you killed the tyrant of Zekistan in the...

Full Strength Strongman Competition Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In Full Strength Competition the player can participate in a strongman competition, basically weightlifting with uncommon challenges. The player can...

Full Throttle: All-American Racing SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Full Throttle Racing takes in chaotic, violent and no-holds-barred racing across America. The racing takes place on both land and...

Windows (1996) and Windows 3.x (1996)

A fairly simple 3D-tilted pinball simulation featuring three tables (Mad Scientist, Alien Daze, & Captain Hero), all of which have...

Full Tilt! Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), Windows 3.x (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Full Tilt! Pinball is the first pinball simulation game developed by Cinematronics, LLC.The game includes three boards: Dragon’s Keep -...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Fungus lives on a floating island in space living a peaceful life with one problem, the only food he eats...

Fun House NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

Fun House is based on a children's television game show of the same name.The basic premise of the game is...

Funky Fish Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (2003)

You are the Funky Fish. The object of the game, here, is to attack the sea creatures who are guarding...

MSX (1984)

In this platform game you control a mouse that lives in a house and that collects pieces of cheese while...

Funky Python Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Funky Python is a rendition of Snake and, as such, the object is to move the python around the screen,...

Fun 'N Games SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1993)

Fun 'N Games presents a mixture of games and "applications". The main menu is divided into four sections: Paint: A...

3DO (1995)

This version of Fun 'N Games is a bit different from this version of the game. The paint, music, and...

Funny World & Balloon Boy Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Funny World & Balloon Boy is an unlicensed two-in-one cartridge containing two simple games:Funny World is an action game where...

FunPack 3D Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

This follow-up to the FunPack contains 3-D adaptations of four of the games from that earlier product. While the originals...

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