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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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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This limited edition contains: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Soundtrack CD A fan poster Two in-game skins

Linux (2010), Windows (2009), Dreamcast (2010), Amiga (2010), Symbian (2011), Macintosh (2010), GP32 (2010), GP2X (2010) and GP2X Wiz (2010)

Giana's Return is an unofficial (i.e. fan-made) sequel to the classic Great Giana Sisters. The Evil Swampy has stolen the...

Giants: Citizen Kabuto Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation 2 (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

On a far away planet, three races fight for control of the few landmasses available: the marooned Meccs, who specialize...

DOS (1990)

As a giant space slug your job is to guard your territory. Random hot-shot space-ship pilots insist on landing on...

Giant's Revenge ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Giant's Revenge is the sequel to Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack was last seen crushing the giant into the depths...

Giddy 3: The Retro Eggsperience Amiga Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (2000), Windows (2009), Amiga (2009), Macintosh (2009), Android (2012) and webOS (2011)

The world is under attack from robot stompers from beyond the clouds, and the egg-shaped super hero Giddy has to...

Amiga (1994)

While watching television, Giddy learns that an alien spaceship has descended over Cutesville. It starts to send strange waves that...

Game Boy Color (2000)

Unlike its big 3D brother on the PC and Playstation 2, Gift for the Game Boy Color is a top...

Gift Windows Front Cover Also a manual.

Windows (2000) and PlayStation 2 (2001)

A group of game developers are deep into the final stages of testing their new game. All of a sudden,...

Amiga (1988)

Giganoid, like the name is suggesting, is very similar to Arkanoid. Most features of the 8-bit Breakout extension are implemented...

Giga Wing Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999) and Arcade (1999)

In the World of Giga Wing, many wars have been fought for the divine stone Medallion. Entire civilizations were destroyed...

Giga Wing 2 Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2001)

The third game in the Takumi/Capcom arcade shooter trilogy, Giga Wing 2 was originally designed for the Naomi arcade system...

GigaWing Generations PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Giga Wing Generations is a vertically scrolling shooter and the third game in the Giga Wing series. Players control one...

ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

You play as an American soldier, spreading havoc among soviet soldiers somewhere deep in the jungle and underground caverns.The game...

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

G.I Joe is a side-scrolling action game where you can select 3 out of a possible 5 characters to complete...

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and Apple II (1985)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a 2D action game with two different game types.In the first mode, you...

G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Cobra Strike is an arcade style action game for one to three players. As G.I. Joe, you need to defend...

NES (1992)

Cobra, the evil villain, previous encounter with G.I. Joe ended with Cobra’s base been destroyed (as played in G.I. Joe:...

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), PSP (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is based off of the 2009 blockbuster movie, but features a brand new storyline...

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

Gilbert: Escape from Drill is an action game based on the animation series Gilbert. Gilbert, a disgusting alien, has come...

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984) and Amstrad CPC (1984)

Gilligan's Gold is a flick-screen platform game based on the arcade game Bagman consisting of three screens as you try...

NES (1986)

Humans are currently getting sick and are dying from a devastating disease. The cure to the disease is said to...

Ginga Fukei Densetsu: Sapphire TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

In the future, time travel became a regular commodity. Criminal organizations began using advanced science in order to escape into...

MSX (1984)

Based on Nippon Sunrise's animation series of the eighties, your goal in Vifam is to guide your mothership to a...

Atari 2600 (2007)

Run, run, run! Fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! And I'm one tough cookie!You,...

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