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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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"Get Dexter!" Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Atari ST (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Crafton the android wants a life of freedom, away from the science experiments he is usually subjected to. Escaping the...

Atari ST (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

In this sequel to Get Dexter, android Dexter and his sidekick Scooter return. Dexter has been asked to go to...

Commodore 64 (2012)

Get Em DX is a top view single screen maze game where you control either Getty or Emma who have...

Browser (2010)

The goal of the game is as straightforward as its name: a young man, all lit up from a night...

Get Medieval Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

A game amazingly similar to Gauntlet, Get Medieval pits you against the forces of yet another mad overlord intent on...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are a General Agricultural Robot Functionary (G.A.R.F.), and in this side view single screen game you have to grow...

Amiga (1998)

Get Out is a top-down Breakout clone with highly polished graphics. The gameplay is orthodox, with the only addition being...

Getsufūma Den NES Front Cover

NES (1987), Wii (2009) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

In the first years of the Demon Age, a horrible demon named "Dragon Master" was revived by his minions in...

Windows (2001)

Get the Bunny is a Moorhuhn variant where the player defends his farm from bunnies. The biggest difference is that...

Browser (2009)

This promotional flash game for the survival horror movie "The Last House on the Left" produced by Wes Craven and...

DOS (1996) and 3DO (1996)

Many years ago, during the times of the Myoung dynasty, a martial art known as Geuk Cho Ho Kwon prospered....

DOS (1993)

The Earth was plagued by a global war that lasted twenty years. The invention of the Arcadia Bomb led to...

Gex Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), 3DO (1995), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and PS Vita (2012)

Enter your television to defeat the evil Rez by collecting remotes to open worlds inside your tv. You are a...

Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), Nintendo 64 (1999) and PS Vita (2012)

Gex must rescue Agent Xtra from the grips of the fiend, Rez. Gex goes undercover through many levels to try...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Gex 3: Deep Pocket Gecko is a 2D platform game based on Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko. The plot is...

Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997), PlayStation (1998), Nintendo 64 (1998) and PS Vita (2012)

Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko is a 3D platform game where the player controls a gecko who has to navigate...

Gex: Enter the Gecko Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1998)

A conversion of the 3D platform title, this game features all the same levels shrunk down onto the Game Boy...

GFID Advanced Place: Project φ Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

GFID Advanced Place: Project φ is a free, Japanese vertical shooter that follows closely all the standards of the genre....

GFL Championship Football DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

This must be one of the earliest team sport games to use a first-person view – the packaging mocks the...

G-Force Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

G-Force is a Disney-movie licenced 3D action game where you play as Agent Darwin, the high-tech guinea pig and as...

G-Force PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (2009), PlayStation 2 (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

G-Force is a licensed game based on the movie of the same name. The player takes the control of Darwin...

Browser (2009)

G-Force: Mooch's Flight Simulator sees the player control fly Mooch, a member of the G-Force team. Mooch must collect each...

Game Gear (1991)

In the first installment of the Aleste series for the GG, you play as Ellinor Waisen, the daughter of the...

GGG App Android Front Cover

Android (2013)

GGG App is a compilation of numerous Android games from GirlsgoGames.The contents as of December 26th 2013: Meet Kitty Secret...

Ghen War SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

Ghen War is a classic first-person shooter. The solar system is being attacked by an evil force of aliens known...

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