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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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PC-98 (1995)

At first glance, one would think that Garudius '95 is undoubtedly a part of Konami's venerated Gradius series. Indeed, it...

Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Gary Linekers Superskills is a soccer game with a catch: it is only about the training! The player has to...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You are in your vehicle which has terrible fuel efficiency. A real gas hog. You are trying to travel along...

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Gasienica (Caterpillar) is an action game based on the "Snake" concept. The player controls a multi-segmented centipede, moving it around...

Gasketball iPad Front Cover

iPad (2012)

In Gasketball the player controls a flying robot. The game is inspired by basketball as the purpose is to net...

Gastly's Hidden Haunt! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Gastly's Hidden Haunt! is a game from Pokémon.com. The player shines a flashlight around an old abandoned house, trying to...

Linux (2004), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2004)

Gate 88 is a real-time strategy game with a twist -- you are in direct control of an individual unit,...

Gate of Thunder Wii Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1992) and Wii (2007)

A side-scrolling shoot-'em-up, Gate of Thunder asks players to take control of the space-craft "Hunting Dog". You fly left-to-right mostly,...

Commodore 64 (1985)

The player controls a knight who must discover the mystery of the mind. To do this, four objects must be...

Gates of Zendocon Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1989)

The evil spider Zendocon has trapped you in its web of universes. Your mission is to defeat Zendocon's droids and...

Gateworld: The Home Planet DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Captain Klondike's ship has crash-landed on an unknown asteroid. He must find a way to collect fuel for his ship,...

Gatling Gears Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Gatling Gears is a twin-stick shooter that takes place in Greed Corp's Mistbound universe. The game places the player in...

Windows (2002)

In this football-themed platform game you play as Gatorman, the mascot of the Florida Gators football team. You have been...

Gauntlet DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Atari ST (1987), SEGA Master System (1990), Commodore 64 (1986), Apple II (1988), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1986), Apple IIgs (1988), MSX (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986), J2ME (2004), Xbox 360 (2005), Macintosh (1989) and Arcade (1985)

Gauntlet is an action game where players choose characters and fight their way through hordes of enemies that assault them...

Atari 2600 (1983)

This game has nothing to do with the Atari arcade game or any of the home-ported versions.You are the great...

Atari 8-bit (1984)

OVERVIEWProgrammed exclusively for the Atari 8-bit computers, Gauntlet (no relation to the popular Atari arcade game released one year later)...

Gauntlet NES Front Cover

NES (1987) and Arcade (1988)

It's time again for the four warriors to gear up and head out on a new quest. Their mission this...

Gauntlet: Dark Legacy PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001), Xbox (2002), GameCube (2002) and Arcade (2000)

A port of the arcade game, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is the follow-up to Gauntlet: Legends and another installment in the...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Gauntlet: Dark Legacy adapts the arcade/console game of the same name to the Game Boy Advance. It offers simpler gameplay,...

Gauntlet II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Game Boy (1990), Amiga (1989), NES (1990), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987), PlayStation 3 (2007) and Arcade (1986)

Gauntlet II is very similar to its predecessor. Up to four players (a wizard, a warrior, an elf, and a...

Gauntlet III: The Final Quest Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Gauntlet III is an action-based dungeon exploration game. Like in the predecessors you empty areas infested by all kinds of...

Gauntlet IV Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

This port of the arcade original has some extra modes available. Choose again from Thor the Warrior, Thyra the Valkyrie,...

Gauntlet: Legends PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000), Dreamcast (2000), Nintendo 64 (1999) and Arcade (1998)

As many as four (Expansion Pak required) can band together in an epic quest through seven magical worlds -- three...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

A compilation of the classic arcade games Gauntlet and Rampart brought onto the Game Boy Advance.

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Gauntlet is back for yet another iteration. The Emperor has crucified his four loyal heroes to a magic tree, driven...

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