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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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Gem Smashers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Wii (2011), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

This version of Gem Smashers is a remake of the 2003 Game Boy Advance game with the same name. The...

Gems Swap Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Browser (2007)

Gems Swap in a match-three-items puzzle game. You must click any two gems to make them swap places in order...

Gems Swap II Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

In Gems Swap II the player's task is to swap adjacent gems in a playfield so that a horizontal or...

Gemstone Healer Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and Apple II (1986)

The Gemstone saga continues in Gemstone Healer, the sequel to Gemstone Warrior, where you braved the horrors of the Netherworld...

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

The evil wizard Vangor wants to set Kohi under his domination. But you, brave bird-rider, and your Magus are against...

Gemstone Warrior Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1985), Macintosh (1986), PC-88 (1986), PC-98 (1986) and FM-7 (1985)

Gemstone Warrior is an action game with adventure elements. Players work their way through an underground catacomb, doing three things...

Gems Twist Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

Gems Twist is a variation on Gems Swap. You are still trying to make enough three-or-more gem matches before time...

Gender Wars DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

After eons of fighting between the genders, men and women have broken into separate factions, each using genetic engineering to...

Genei Tōgi: Shadow Struggle PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

The Phillips Foundation is sponsoring a grapple tournament, and the prize is ten million dollars. Eight warriors have gathered to...

General Chaos Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

General Chaos is an arcade-style squad RTS where the player controls a team of five soldiers in a limited battleground,...

Generation of Chaos PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005) and Android (2011)

Generation of Chaos is the fourth game in a series with the same name and takes place in a fantasy...

Genesis (1994)

Generations Lost is a platform action game in which the player takes the role of Monobe, an adventurer on the...

Generator Rex: Agent of Providence PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

Based on the kids' show on Cartoon Network, Generator Rex: Agent of Providence is a beat-em-up action game where players...

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

An action game set at a time when nascent, insectoid life forms battled each other for survival and for domination...

Amiga (1998)

Genetic Species is an award winning first-person 3D shooter, set in the grim 22nd century. Ruthless corporations dominate the world...

Windows (2009)

Genetos by Tatsuya Koyama is a 2D vertically-scrolling space shoot-em-up, but also a retrospective of the shmup genre as a...

Gene Troopers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2006) and Xbox (2006)

A long war has ended and the Galactic Empire has grown but it isn't stable. Rebel groups still fight the...

DOS (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Genghis Khan is basically a strategy game, but not just. A very important part of your ability as governor will...

Genji: Dawn of the Samurai PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Genji: Dawn of the Samurai is a third-person action role-playing game (RPG) set in medieval Japan around the 12th century....

Genji: Days of the Blade PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2006)

It's been three years since Yoshitune Minamoto and Benkei Musashibo, warriors of the Genji Clan, defeated the Heishi Clan in...

Genma Onimusha Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

Genma Onimusha is an enhanced version of Onimusha: Warlords. It retains the content of the original release and adds a...

Windows (1998)

Genocide is a run-and-gun platformer that has been built upon the source code of Abuse; it shares the exact gameplay...

TurboGrafx CD (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1989)

Life became more and more complicated in the 22th century. Humans have constructed a super-computer known as MESIA, entrusting it...

SNES (1994)

The world is still recovering from war. The mega-corporation CONEX has been spearheading the rebuilding process, but their true intentions...

FM Towns (1993)

Genocide Square includes re-mastered versions of two games, Genocide and Genocide 2. The second game contains minor differences compared to...

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