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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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Granada Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

In the year 2016, war has broken out in Africa over mining rights to rare metal. Machines of destruction called...

Windows (2006)

In the land of Vermencia, all creatures lived together peacefully. The two human reigns of Canaban and Serdin had a...

Windows (2006)

Despite its name Grand Hotel Manager is no tycoon game. The player takes the role of a hotel manager and...

Windows (2009)

Grandia Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It is set in the same world as the previous Grandia...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are standing outside a hotel and your mission is to enter the hotel and explore it to find the...

Grand Monster Slam DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989) and Commodore 64 (1989)

Every five years the various races inhabiting the fantasy world of GHoLD meet for the Grand Monster Slam tournament to...

Grand National Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), ZX Spectrum (1985), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Every aspect of the famous horse race, held over the daunting hurdles course at Aintree in Liverpool every April, is...

Grand Prix Unlimited DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

This is a Formula One simulation similar to World Circuit / Formula One Grand Prix, including the real teams and...

Grandslam Gamer Gold Collection Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga CD32 (1995)

The Grandslam Gamer Gold Collection is a compilation of three games that received the CD32 Gamer Gold award. It consists...

Grand Theft Auto DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997), PlayStation (1997) and Game Boy Color (1999)

In Grand Theft Auto, the player takes the role of a small-time criminal trying to make it big with the...

Grand Theft Auto 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (2000) and Game Boy Color (2000)

Lie, cheat, and steal your way through three districts of a huge city in the follow-up to Grand Theft Auto....

Grand Theft Auto Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Today is your last job, your last day working for the mob. After this, you could escape the seedy undergrowth...

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009), PSP (2009), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Chinatown Wars puts the player in control of Huang Lee, a member of the Triads in the modern Liberty City....

Grand Theft Auto Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This Steam compilation contains the following Grand Theft Auto games: Grand Theft Auto Grand Theft Auto 2 Grand Theft Auto...

Grand Theft Auto: Director's Cut DOS Front Cover

DOS (1999), Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1999)

Includes full version of Grand Theft Auto as well as it's London, 1969 mission pack.

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is a compilation retail disc of the two Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable...

Grand Theft Auto III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2001), Macintosh (2011), PlayStation 3 (2012), iPhone (2011), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

After leaving San Andreas and going on a crime spree throughout the country, Claude Speed and Catalina head to Liberty...

Grand Theft Auto IV Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The Serbian ex-soldier Niko Bellic had witnessed the horrors of war, which turned him bitter and cynical. Disappointed by life,...

Grand Theft Auto IV (Complete Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Complete Edition of Grand Theft Auto IV includes: The game Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (DLC) Grand...

Grand Theft Auto IV (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This special edition includes: Grand Theft Auto IV Grand Theft Auto IV art book Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack Metal...

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Lost and Damned is the first expansion pack for Grand Theft Auto IV. It has been made available as...

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), PSP (2005) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This is the next installation of the Grand Theft Auto series, now back in Liberty City, just like GTA 3.This...

Grand Theft Auto (Limited Edition) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

This limited edition includes: Grand Theft Auto Soundtrack disc

DOS (1999) and Windows (1999)

London 1961 is the second mission pack for Grand Theft Auto. It has been made available as a free digital...

Grand Theft Auto: London (Special Edition) PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

The Special Edition of GTA London is a standalone version of Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969...

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