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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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Ghost Chaser Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Harry the Ghost Chaser enters the haunted Fairport Manor and wants to drive out the ghosts that settle in that...

Ghost Chaser Densei SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

Ghost Chaser Densei doesn't take any dramatic departures from the standard scrolling-brawler plot-line. A city twenty minutes in the future...

Ghost House SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

You're about to inherit the family jewels. If you can get to them, that is.They're hidden inside the haunted mansion,...

ZX Spectrum (1983) and ZX81 (1982)

Ghost Hunt is a Pac-Man clone where you have to move around a maze viewed from above and eat all...

Ghosthunter PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

What started as a simple report of strange lights at an abandoned school has become something much more for rookie...

ExEn (2004) and DoJa (2004)

Help the ghost hunter to kill all the ghosts of a terrific hunted manor.This game is a Pang-like game adaptation...

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

Hunk Studbuckle's brother Chuck answered the call to go to Nightmare Mansion and rid it off the ghouls and ghosts...

Ghost in the Shell PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Ghost in the Shell is a 3D shooter based on the original comic by Masamune Shirow rather than Mamoru Oshi's...

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is an action game based on the television series of the same name....

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

Essentially an FPS set in the Ghost in the Shell universe, the game features four playable characters: Major Motoko, Batou,...

Oric (1984)

Ghostman is a Pacman clone for the Oric computer. As in the famous Namco game, you steer a ball with...

Ghost Mania Wii Front Cover

Wii (2011)

Ghost Mania is a falling block puzzle game where players match colored ghost blocks with neutral solid color blocks to...

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

Your friend is trapped inside Ghost Manor! There are five different screens you need to get past before you can...

Windows (2002)

Ghost 'n Goblins Exceed is a freeware remake of the classical Capcom game. You are an angry little mouse that...

Ghost Pilots Neo Geo Front Cover

Neo Geo (1991), Neo Geo CD (1995) and Arcade (1991)

Ghost Pilots is an overhead military plane shooter, in which you must shoot down fighter jets by either using bullets...

Ghost Rider PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Ghost Rider is an action game set after the events of the movie of the same name, which is in...

Ghost Rider PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Ghost Rider is an action game set after the events of the movie of the same name, which is in...

Ghost Rider Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

In this sequel to the movie, Mephisto requests Johnny Blaze (The Ghost Rider) to stop the plan to revive Blackheart...

Ghosts Attack iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

In the Late 1960′s, Torgan Science developed a low-cost, shipping system that instantaneously teleported packages to their destinations. While experimenting...

Ghost Shoot Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Part of Newgrounds Halloween 2008 collection, Ghost Shoot is a simplistic shooter where the player takes control of a kid...

Ghosts 'N Goblins DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Game Boy Color (1999), Game Boy Advance (2004), Amiga (1990), NES (1986), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), WonderSwan (1999), Amstrad CPC (1986), BREW (2006), Windows Mobile (2002), Xbox 360 (2013), DoJa (2002), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1987), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1985)

Ghosts 'N Goblins is a sideways scrolling action platformer spread over six levels, each of which must be completed within...

Windows (2004)

Ghosts 'N Goblins is an unofficial remake of the Capcom arcade game of the same name. It is very faithful...

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights is a side scrolling action platformer based on Capcom's well known Ghosts 'N Goblins series....

Ghost Squad Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007) and Arcade (2004)

Based on the 2004 SEGA arcade game of the same name, Ghost Squad is a rail shooter where the player...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Once a prosperous place to live, your town has been turned into a Ghost Town by the evil wizard Belegro...

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