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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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Firestarter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In the year 2010 video games have evolved from consoles to virtual reality playing machines. The only problem is computer...

Fire Stone Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1995)

Fire Stone is a puzzle game similar to Boulder Dash. The aim is to collect the right amount of gems...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

Firestorm is a top-down shooter, but the game requires a bit of thinking. The titular hero is able to create...

Firestriker SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

A long time ago the kingdoms of wind, fire, earth and water competed for the Trialight, a weapon created by...

FireTeam Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

FireTeam is the first-of-its-kind, team-oriented combat action game with live over-the-Internet voice communication. You play in to three teams of...

Commodore 64 (1987) and BBC Micro (1987)

Pirates took possession over a part of space and founded eight colonies. The player's mission as Earth's delegate is to...

FireTrap Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Arcade (1986)

A girl is trapped on the top floor of 16 burning skyscrapers, and as a firefighter, your mission is to...

Firewind DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

The dominators are the most powerful but also most ruthless force in the universe and are determined to destroy all...

Windows (2001)

Fireworks 2 is the sequel to Fireworks. It is a 2D shooter on a single, non-scrolling screen, similar in gameplay...

Fire Zone Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Fire Zone takes place in the 2130, when the inner opposition has joined the forces with aliens and kidnapped the...

Firo & Klawd Windows Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998) and PlayStation (1997)

In the depths of New York City live two animal cop characters living out their own dreams (Firo, an orange...

First Battalion Windows Front Cover

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

This action-orientated game takes you through 18 missions taking place throughout the WWII. Six Missions per side (Americans, Russians and...

First Samurai Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1992), SNES (1993), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1992), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

"The Demon King descends from his mountain domain to you, the First Samurai and your master. Defenceless against the Demon's...

Commodore 64 (1986)

With the death of the Emperor of the Kohdan System, the once peaceful alliance between them and the Rilos System...

Commodore 64 (1989)

First Strike is an action-based flight game with a F-16 aircraft, reminiscent of After Burner. The player can choose from...

The First Templar (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Xbox 360 (2011)

This special edition includes: The First Templar The Arena (DLC) Downloadable game soundtrack Reversible game poster (2 times the height...

The First Templar Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Xbox 360 (2011)

In The First Templar the player takes the role of the French templar Celian of Aristide, who is on his...

ZX81 (1982)

The First is a collection of three games that contains:Byte-Man: A Pac-Man clone where you must clear a maze of...

Fishball Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

The player controls, through mouse taps, a ball that is knocked about underwater in hopes to touch all varieties of...

Game Boy (1990)

Fish Dude is an action game. The player is "Fish Dude" a medium size fish in a small watery area....

Fisher-Price Big Action Construction Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Fisher-Price Big Action Construction is a game aimed at children in the age range four to seven years old. In...

DOS (1988) and NES (1992)

In Fisher-Price: Firehouse Rescue, the player controls a fireman driving a firetruck. Both the fireman and the firetruck bear the...

Jupiter Ace (1983)

Fish + Flutterer is a double games pack that contains the following games:Fish: In this side view horizontal scrolling game,...

Fishie Fishie Windows Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Fishie is very hungry. Help him eating the other fishes before he starves.After starting a level, you job is to...

Fishing Derby Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1980)

In Fishing Derby, your goal is to be the first of two players to catch 99 pounds of fish. Each...

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