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Action

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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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GEARCRACK Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

GEARCRACK Arena is a top-down shooter where you need to survive nine waves fighting against enemy robots in a single...

PlayStation (2001)

Earth is invaded by Gulfer, a race of sentient machine bent on destroying all lives in the universe. Two schoolboys...

Gears & Guts Android Front Cover

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

Gears & Guts is a violent racing game where the player has to kill large amount of zombies, either by...

Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Gears of War is a tactical third-person shooter where the player controls Marcus Fenix, a member of Delta Squad, to...

Gears of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Windows version of Gears of War has several features not seen in the Xbox 360 release. These include: Five...

Gears of War 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Gears of War 2, the sequel to Gears of War, is a tactical third-person launched exclusively for the Xbox 360...

Gears of War (2-Disc Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This is a special version of Gears of War released to promote the then-upcoming release of Gears of War 2....

Xbox 360 (2009)

This Game of the Year Edition includes the base game Gears of War 2 and the All Fronts Collection, a...

Gears of War 2 (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This limited edition comes in a steelbook case and contains: Gears of War 2 Flashback map pack (also included in...

Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Gears of War 3 takes place 18 months after the end of the second game, and picks up on the...

Xbox 360 (2011)

The Epic Edition of Gears of War 3 includes: Gears of War 3 A fabric COG flag Octus Service Medal...

Gears of War 3: Forces of Nature Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

Forces of Nature is DLC (downloadable content) for Gears of War 3. It contains: Five weather-based multiplayer maps (Artillery, Aftermath,...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Horde Command Pack is DLC (downloadable content) for Gears of War 3. It includes: Three new multiplayer skins (Bernie Matacki,...

Gears of War 3 (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

This Limited Edition includes: Gears of War 3; fabric COG flag; Octus Service medal; Octus Award box; Adam Fenix multiplayer...

Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

RAAM's Shadow is the second DLC (downloadable content) for Gears of war 3. It adds a new single player campaign,...

Gears of War: Judgment Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013)

Gears of War: Judgment is a spin off title that takes place in the Gears of War universe. Set less...

Gears of War: Judgment (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013)

This limited edition comes with two cases. In the UK it is exclusive to the UK retailer Game. It includes:...

Gears of War (Limited Collector's Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover Outer Sleeve

Xbox 360 (2006)

The limited collector's edition of Gears of War is shipped in a tin case and includes the following:The gameDestroyed Beauty,...

Gearz Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Gearz is an Action-Puzzler, where you have to place gears at the screen, connecting the start gear (Drive Gear) with...

Windows 3.x (1994)

Gecko Shuffle is a simple game that tests one's reflexes. The player is presented with three tiles, two of which...

Arcade (1978)

Namco's first independently designed video arcade game, Gee Bee combines gameplay elements of pinball and Breakout. There are two paddles,...

Gee Bee Air Rally Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Gee Bee Air Rally adds another dimension to motor racing - literally, as the action takes place in the sky....

The Geekwad: Games of the Galaxy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

In Geekwad: Games of the Galaxy the player takes control of the Geekwad Gamer, the best gamer in the universe....

Gefeuert! Dein letzter Tag... Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Gefeuert! Dein letzter Tag... the player takes the role of Jo Bless who got fired from his job. Today...

NES (1985)

Geimos is an arcade style space shooter where players take control of a spaceship that flies over several different planets'...

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