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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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Gunner 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Gunner 2 is a war game with well known rules: "Shoot'em all to win!". Enemies will try to destroy your...

Gunner 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

You are send to the South American rain forest, because there have been reports that someone is building an army...

Gunple: Gunman's Proof SNES Front Cover

SNES (1997)

The year is 1880. Two meteors fell on Earth on a small island near North American Pacific Coast. In the...

Gunpoint Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Gunpoint is a stealth game where the player takes on the role of a freelance spy. A mysterious assailant murders...

Linux (2005) and Windows (2005)

Gunroar is a freeware, open-source vertical shooter with abstract vector graphics created by famous Japanese developer Kenta Cho. The player...

GunRun Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

In GunRun the player does exactly what the title implies, gunning things down while running. The player must shoot the...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

Planet Zero is in an indefinite ice-age, and its people can only survive via a network of pipes supplying heated...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Gun Runner is based on the classic game Choplifter where you must fly your helicopter over eight side-view, horizontal scrolling...

Guns and Spurs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Guns and Spurs is a 3D western game that can be played from a first-person or third-person perspective. The player...

Genesis (1993)

Gunship is the Mega Drive version of the MicroProse helicopter series. Just like the original game the player gets to...

Gunship Apocalypse Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

In Gunship Apocalypse earth loses contact to the martian colony MRS1. Wild dust storms indicate a catastrophe. Now the player...

Gunshoot Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

A complete clone of Bank Panic (West Bank). You are the hero John Brayn with the order to protect the...

Gun: Showdown PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Gun: Showdown is an action game where you play the role of Colton White, a gunslinger in the wild west....

Commodore 64 (1990)

Your objective in Gunslinger is simply to shoot targets within various locations, keeping your skills sharp for when you have...

3DO (1995)

Gunslinger Collection is a multi-pack which contains the following games: Mad Dog McCree Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold Crime...

Gun.Smoke NES Front Cover

NES (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Arcade (1985)

Gun.Smoke is a top-down scrolling shooter that casts the gamer as a lone gunman, out to save the gold rush...

Guns 'n' Ghosts Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (2013)

In Guns 'n' Ghosts, the player takes the role of the ghost hunters Trev and Georg. The goal is to...

Guns'n'Glory Android Front Cover

J2ME (2010), iPhone (2012), Android (2010) and iPad (2012)

Guns'n'Glory is a tower defence game taking place in the Wild West. The player's job is to use desperados, Mexicans,...

Guns of Fort Defiance Apple II Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1981) and Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Fort Defiance is a half completed stockade blocking the path of an invading army that heavily outnumbers you during the...

Guns of Icarus Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2010)

Guns of Icarus is a shooter combined with time management mechanics. The game takes place in a Steampunk setting where...

Guns of Icarus Online Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Guns of Icarus Online is the sequel to Guns of Icarus Classic. Just like the original game it is a...

Gunstar Heroes Genesis Front Cover

Windows (2011), Genesis (1993), Game Gear (1995), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), Wii (2006) and iPhone (2010)

Once upon a time, Dr. Brown managed to defeat a mad android known as Golden Silver, who tried to suck...

Gunstar Super Heroes Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Red and Blue, the heroes of Gunstar-9, are back for an all new side-scrolling adventure set across the same action...

The Gunstringer Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Story and Theme The Gunstringer has no name other than being identified as the pivotal "Gunstringer". He is a skeleton...

Gunvalkyrie Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Gunvalkyrie is an action game that takes place in an alternate Earth where space travel and other technological wonders were...

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