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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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Front Mission Evolved Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Unlike its predecessors, Front Mission Evolved is a third-person shooter instead of a strategy game. The player takes the role...

Front Mission: Gun Hazard SNES Front Cover

SNES (1996) and Wii (2008)

The year is 2064, when the great solar power satellite, ATLAS is overshadowed by the invention of fusion power. The...

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

A multiplayer-only arcade shooter based on Square's Front Mission universe of futuristic mecha warfare. Joining either the USN or OCU...

Frostbite Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

You're an Eskimo who wants to build an igloo to live in during the cold season. To do this, you...

Frost Byte Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

In Frost Byte you control Hickey the Kreezer, an elastic curve which moves sideways, jumps and shoots. You must navigate...

Frozen Bubble Browser Front Cover

Linux (2002), J2ME (2006), Symbian (2004), Macintosh (2007), Browser (2003), Android (2009) and Ouya (2013)

Frozen Bubble is an open-source Puzzle Bobble clone. In each level, the rectangular playing area contains a different pattern of...

Frozzd Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2011)

Frozzd is a platform game set in space. When an astronaut discovers the planet Mubbly Kingdom, the only one in...

Windows 3.x (1995)

First to say, Fructus based upon Columns.Before you start the game, you can choose in the options your starting level,...

Fruit Ninja iPhone Front Cover

Symbian (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2010), iPad (2010), Windows Phone (2010), bada (2011) and PS Vita (2013)

Fruit Ninja is an action game where you use your finger to 'cut' fruits such as pineapples, pears, apples, mangoes...

Fruit Ninja Kinect Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Fruit Ninja Kinect is an adaptation of the Fruit Ninja smartphone game to make use of the Kinect peripheral. The...

Xbox 360 (2012)

8-bit Cartridge is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as the Super Retro Land...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Art Box is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as the Parchment background, the...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Christmas Present is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as Santa's Workshop background, the...

Xbox 360 (2012)

Flower Power is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as the Flag Of Peace...

Xbox 360 (2012)

High-Tech Vault is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as the Airlock background, the...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Space Capsule is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as the Star Chart background,...

Fruit Ninja Kinect: Storm Season Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Storm Season is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as the Storm Castle background,...

Xbox 360 (2012)

Trick or Treat Bag is DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect. The pack comes with new content such as the Haunted...

MSX (1984), PC-88 (1984) and PC-6001 (1984)

Fruit Panic is a platform game with some similarities to Mappy, albeit single-screen like Bomb Jack. Controlling Walky, a yellow...

Windows 3.x (1996)

Fruit-Picker is a simple action game where the player moves a goblin around the screen, and must collect all the...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Fruits Daisakusen! is a Pokémon-themed e-Reader application. In the game, Totodile is swimming across a stretch of Tentacruel-infested waters. Its...

Fruit Slice Android Front Cover

Android (2010)

Fruit Slice is a reflex based game inspired by Fruit Ninja in which players must slice pieces of fruit with...

Fruity Frank MSX Front Cover

MSX (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1984)

You control Fruity Frank as he tries to harvest all of the fruits on the screen. However, there are numerous...

Fuck Space! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

They said the chances were ten trillion to one. It seemed like something that only happened to other people, but...

Windows (2004)

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

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