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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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DOS (1993)

Galleons is a simulation of a battle between two Galleon ships for one or two players, one hoisting a 'Jolly...

Galletron ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

After nuclear wars of the past, the planet Galletron has been isolated for many years, but it's now visible again,...

NES (1986)

Gall Force: Eternal Story is a game that tells an additional tale from the Gall Force anime series, a series...

GalPaniX Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

GalPaniX is a freeware clone of Gals Panic, a series of Japanese arcade games where the objective is to draw...

Game 35: The Experiment Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

At first glance, Game 35 would seem to be another of the simple jump-only platform games like Canabalt or The...

SEGA Master System (1995)

Game Box Série Lutas (which means Game Box Fighting Series) is a compilation of the three following games in a...

Game Boy Camera (included Games) Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1998)

Game Boy Camera Games is a fictive name for the built-in software and games included with the Game Boy Camera...

Game Boy Gallery Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1995)

This game contains five classic Game & Watch games: Ball, Vermin, Flagman, Manhole and Cement Factory. Ball puts you in...

Gamebrew Tilt Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

The main goal of Gamebrew Tilt is to balance a weight on a stick with your mouse (or compatible device)...

Game Center CX: 3-chōme no Arino Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2014)

3-chōme no Arino is the third game based on the popular Japanese television show Game Center CX (a.k.a. Retro Game...

Gamefest: Pinball Classics Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Gamefest: Pinball Classics is a compilation of "Pro Pinball" games originally published by Empire Interactive. This set includes the complete...

Gamefest: Redneck Classics Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Gamefest: Redneck Classics is a collection of the entire Redneck Rampage series in one low price bundle. It includes: Redneck...

Game for Cats iPad Front Cover

iPad (2010)

Unlike most games, Game for Cats is not meant for us humans, but as the name implies: for cats. It...

Browser (2007)

game, game, game, and again game is a surreal abstract platform game rendered in a messy hand-drawn style to a...

The Game of Harmony DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Game Boy (1995), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

This strategic action puzzle game features original gameplay. You control a spacecraft situated on a globe which you can rotate...

DOS (1988)

The Game of Robot is a German shareware game for DOS. The player controls a hero who has to explore...

Game Over Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)

In a distant lost Galaxy in the immensity of the Universe, a gorgeous and evil woman had put under her...

Game Over II PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1987), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The Serena Commander have the mission to rescue his companion of expedition captured in Moon 4 of System Sotpok, better...

Game Party Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007)

Game Party is a collection of seven party/skill games: Darts Hoop Shoot Ping Cup Shuffle Board Skii Ball Table Hockey...

Game Party 2 Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

Game Part 2, like its predecessor, is a collection of the following party and skill games. Darts Skill Ball Hoop...

PlayStation (1997)

Alien monsters and other gigantic nightmares threaten earth. Fortunately for us a special force has been assigned to deal with...

Gamerbots: Third-Robot Shooting Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Gamerbots: Third-Robot Shooting pits the player in the role of a robot sent into a maze in order to locate...

Gamer Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

We do live in the golden age of compilations. This one from Activision contains full versions of Quake II, Dark...

The Games Factory Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

The Games Factory is a piece of game creation software. It is the successor to Klik & PlayThe package contains...

Games Games And More Games: Volume 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Games Games And More Games: Volume 1 is a compilation of shareware games. The compilation comes on a single CD-Rom...

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