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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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Gunbird: Special Edition PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Gunbird Special Edition contains two shoot em 'ups from the Gunbird series previously not released for the PlayStation 2. Gunbird...

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

In Gunboat, the goal is to infiltrate the enemy's network of inland waterways and destroy all their naval bases. To...

Gunboat DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1991), TurboGrafx-16 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Gunboat is a 2D action simulation. You take control of a U.S. Gunboat in several conflict zones.Your Gunboat carries a...

Windows (2003)

Similar to the Worms series, Gunbound is a multiplayer, turn-based action game where players attack each other on a two-dimensional,...

Gun Bros iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2012)

The genius scientist Mother Gun has invented a formula that greatly enhances strength, reaction, and durability of the human body....

PlayStation (2000)

This game is the follow-up to Gundam: The Battle Master. Heero Yuy, the pilot of a Mobile Suit Wing Gundam...

Gundam Battle Assault 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002)

Gundam Battle Assault 2 is an one-on-one fighting game, based on the popular anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" and its...

PlayStation (1997)

Gundam: the Battle Master is a Japanese fighting game involving robots who will try to attack and destroy each other....

GundeadliGne PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

GundeadliGne is a traditional 2D side-scrolling shooter game belonging to the bullet-hell shoot 'em up sub-genre. It features online leaderboard,...

Atari 2600 (2001)

This game is inspired by the 1975 Midway coin-op game, Gun Fight.There are four game versions: In Standard Duel, the...

Arcade (1975)

Gun Fight is a two player twitch game in which players take on the role of gunfighter in the American...

Commodore 64 (1989), Atari 8-bit (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1990), BBC Micro (1990) and Electron (1990)

In Gunfighter you play a Wild West Sheriff, whose town is under attack from a group of outlaws who have...

Gunfighter II: Revenge of Jesse James PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Gunfighter II, the sequel to the 2001 PlayStation release, continues the wild adventures of Jesse James as players strap on...

Gunfighter: The Legend of Jesse James PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

You play as Jesse James in this arcade-style gunfighting game. Both him and his partner, Cole Younger, ride into town...

SNES (1992) and Arcade (1991)

The player takes control of a soldier who is dropped off onto an island and must fight his way through...

SEGA Saturn (1997)

Gun Frontier is a 1990 arcade vertical shoot-'em-up based on the animated series of the same name. The setting of...

Gungage PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Gungage is a futuristic Third Person Shooter for the PlayStation. In the game, the world is threatened by strange creatures...

Windows (2010)

GunGirl 2, the sequel to GunGirl, is a violent side-scrolling platform shooter. Playing as GunGirl or GunDude the player has...

Gungrave PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

In Gungrave, you play Grave, a long dead assassin sent back from the dead to annihilate endless hordes of enemies....

Gungrave: Overdose PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Three years after the events that took place in the original Gungrave, the Corsione family has unleashed the deadly drug...

Gungriffon SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

Pilot an enormous walking mech to complete missions set all over the world in late 21st century warfare fighting other...

Xbox (2004)

As natural resources grow scarce, the world plunges into war while governments attempt to hold on to what little remains....

Gungriffon Blaze PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2000)

Gungriffon Blaze is a 3D battlemech game. The game contains six scenarios with a multitude of free-roaming levels. The gameplay...

Gun Law Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1986)

You are the only one left after a bloody alien attack and now with your weapon store emptied and destroyed...

Windows (2002)

Space arcade. You can buy new space ships, equip it with weapons, defence systems, various energy sources and other devices....

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