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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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Froggies Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Froggies is a single-player, 3-D Pac-Man clone. It is very similar in style and gameplay to other games from this...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Froggy is inspired by the arcade game Frogger where you have to get a frog home across three separate screens...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Froggy is a top view single screen game based on the arcade game Frogger, where you have to get from...

ZX Spectrum (1983) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Froggy is a Frogger variant. The object is to get your frog across a road with traffic, then over a...

Windows (2006)

Froggy's Adventures is a game that the player plays as froggy that has to collect all of the flowers/mushrooms/pebbles/crystals on...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Frogrun! is a top view single screen game based on the arcade game Frogger where you have to get five...

ZX81 (1982)

Frogs is a game where you have to help eight frogs cross a river hopping from boat to boat one...

Commodore 64 (1997)

This is a remake of the Atari 2600 game Frogs and Flies, which was a redoing of the Intellivision game...

Frogs in Love Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

You are a frog who falls in love with Jasmine, a frog princess whose favor you must win over at...

From Dusk Till Dawn Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In From Dusk Till Dawn, the player follows the main character Seth through his anguishing seclusion on the Rising Sun...

Windows (2008)

From Primordial Egg is an entry for the TIGSource Commonplace Book contest, winning second place. The game is a platformer,...

From Russia with Love PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005), GameCube (2005) and PSP (2006)

Building on 007: Everything or Nothing's range of strengths, 007: From Russia with Love is based on the 1963 film...

From the Abyss Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

From the Abyss is a dungeon crawling RPG where the player takes command of a custom created character. The story...

Windows (2003)

Frontal Assault is a game about doing special kind of moves on breasts by slapping them with hand. Floating move...

Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993), Atari ST (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

Frontier: Elite II is, of course, the sequel to Elite and it continues in much the same way. You have...

Frontier: First Encounters DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Frontier: First Encounters is the third part of Elite series. You are a space pirate and you fly around through...

Commodore 64 (1984)

The Edward Isles in 1944 during World War II housed various supply dumps but unfortunately the enemy have taken over...

Front Line NES Front Cover

NES (1985), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1983), MSX (1984), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1983), Nintendo 3DS (2014), Sharp X1 (1983), FM-7 (1983), Arcade (1982) and PC-6001 (1984)

Front Line is a vertically scrolling action game. Your mission is to infiltrate enemy territory and destroy their fortress. To...

Frontline Commando Android Front Cover

Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

Frontline Commando is a third person cover based shooter that takes place in an unspecified Middle Eastern location. The player...

Frontline Commando 2 Android Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Frontline Commando 2 is the sequel to the original Frontline Commando and the third game in the series. Like in...

Frontline Commando: D-Day Android Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Frontline Commando: D-Day is the second game in the Frontline Commando series and the first to take place during World...

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

Front Line Fighters bundles three of Digital Integration's flight simulations plus the add-on for F-16 Fighting Falcon. Apache HIND: The...

Frontlines: Fuel of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

It all begun in summer 2008 when the global demand for oil exceeded the production capacity of the oil companies....

Frontlines: Fuel of War (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

The Special Edition includes: Frontlines: Fuel of War A black t-shirt with the logo of the Stray Dogs-squad Official soundtrack...

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...

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