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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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Amiga (1995)

Greenies is an arena-style fight to the death for up to three players (human or computer). Assume the role of...

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is a tie-in to the 2011 movie Green Lantern, based on the DC comic....

Green Pop! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

Meet Poppi. He's just bouncing with joy!The object of Green Pop! is to just get the highest score possible. Use...

greenTech+ Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), PSP (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

greenTech+ is a commercial version of the freeware game greenTech. Just like in the original game the player controls a...

Gregory Horror Show PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Escape Gregory's mansion before he steals your soul in this anime-based adventure from Capcom.You have to run around a spooky...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

In Gremlin the player controls a Gremlin tank and must try to remove all targets from the playing field before...

Gremlins PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984) and Atari 5200 (1984)

Gremlins is an action game based on the Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. The game takes place just...

Atari 2600 (1984)

This game is based on the Steven Spielberg movie of the same name but is different than the other versions.In...

Gremlins 2: The New Batch DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

In the tradition of the game Beetlejuice, Gremlins 2 is an arcade game in which you have to go around...

Gremlins 2: The New Batch DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

As Billy, you set off to rescue Gizmo the Gremlin from Clamp Tower skyscraper, where Dr. Catheter plans to viciously...

Gremlins 2: The New Batch NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

As Gizmo, you must reach the Gremlin Control Centre to wipe them out. This is an isometric action game differing...

Gremlins 2: The New Batch Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch ties in with the movie of the same name. Gizmo is trapped inside Clamp Centre...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Gremlins: Stripe vs Gizmo is a 2D side-scrolling platformer based on the popular film series. Christmas has come to Kingston...

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

Greyfell, a land of humanoid animals, has fallen into despair: the evil magician Mauron has stolen the Orb of Life...

Grey Matter Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

Grey Matter is a top-down shooter set on a single screen with organic enemies. The black dot the player controls...

Grey's Anatomy: The Video Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Nintendo DS (2009) and Wii (2009)

Grey's Anatomy: The Video Game is based on the TV series Grey's Anatomy and basically built up like the series...

Commodore 64 (1993)

After an accident occurred during the testing of a newly developed time machine, you find yourself transported back in time...

Windows (2014)

Grezzo 2 revolves around a PO'ed Redneck who goes into a random killing spree killing people in cities, churches, and...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

In Gribbet the player must find a hidden monster in his monitor. The player can move the cursor along the...

Gribbly's Day Out Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985)

Gribbly Grobbly is a Blabgorian, the most advanced species on planet Blabgor. He must rescue Gribblets, infants who have wandered...

GRID 2: Peak Performance Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

The Peak Performance Pack is a downloadable content (DLC) for GRID 2, which features six new cars: BMW E30 M3....

Windows (2006)

Gridfire is a remake of Targ/Crossfire, written for the Retro Remakes competition 2006. The player controls a ship that needs...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Two previously-unreleased games make up this compilation. Grid Run is an action game, played out on a simple maze with...

Gridrunner Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1982) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

This is an arcade game in the style of Centipede. You control a ship, at the bottom of a grid....

Grid Runner Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1996) and SEGA Saturn (1996)

Aliens have captured you and you are forced to play a deadly game of what appears to be capture the...

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