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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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Nintendo DS (2007)

Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash is a side-scrolling action game. The story is about a giant crystal meteor hitting the earth,...

PlayStation 2 (2000)

The first PS2 title in the Ganbare Goemon series, Goemon: Bōken Jidai Katsugeki aims to re-invent the Goemon series once...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A sequel of sorts of Ganbare Goemon: Shin Sedai Shūmei, New Age Shutsudō takes you back to the world of...

Goemon's Great Adventure Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998)

Goemon and his friends return in this side-scrolling sequel to Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. Bismaru, who looks like Goemon's friend...

PlayStation (2001)

Yet another entry in the Ganbare Goemon action/platformer series, you once again step in the shoes of the wily adventurer...

DOS (1991)

Goferpop is a 2D 50K shooting game in which the player shoots gophers that pop out of the ground. The...

Atari 2600 (2005)

Go Fish! is inspired by the game Shark! Shark!. You are a small fish in a big ocean and you...

SNES (1994)

Ackman is not what one would call a good person. His job is to murder and steal souls for the...

SNES (1995)

Go Go Ackman 2 is mostly the same as its predecessor, with a few small tweaks. The angel Tenshi is...

SNES (1995)

Yet again Tenshi is hard at work on finding a way to kill off Ackman for good. But, what's this,...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

It's football with a unique twist. David Beckham is called on to save Soccer Island from the evil Mister Woe,...

Go! Go! Break Steady Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Go! Go! Break Steady is a rhythm game similar to Boom Boom Rocket combined with the circle puzzles of the...

Go-Go Gourmet Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Henry, the grandfather of a cook apprentice called Ginger, goes around the world searching for recipes, leaving his niece to...

Go-Go Gourmet: Chef of the Year Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

An American chef called Ginger Sanderland must beat other contestants in a cook competition around the world, to win the...

Go! Go! Hypergrind GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2003)

Among animation studios a link exists to a realm known as the "Toon World". This world is inhabited by, of...

Go! Go! Kokopolo: Harmonious Forest Revenge Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2011) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Go! Go! Kokopolo: Harmonious Forest Revenge is an arcade-style, puzzle-action game, in which the player takes on the role of...

Go! Go! Tank Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

A peaceful nation has been invaded by an enemy army, and you must help clear the way for your own...

Gogo the Ghost Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

In this arcade-action game you guide a small sweet ghost named Gogo around 150 chambers in a haunted castle. Collect...

DOS (1993)

GoGo!! Uribyeol is a "cute-em-up": a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up with nonsensical enemies and colorful, stylistically diverse levels. The game can...

Atari ST (1995)

Goin' Down with the Captain is a freeware platform game written in GFA BASIC v3.5 with Sprite Works Development Kit.While...

PlayStation (1995) and Arcade (1994)

Otane, the winner of the last Gouketsuji clan tournament has mysteriously disappeared, and thus the tournament to decide who gets...

Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

The GameBoy Color version of Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado is a side-scrolling platformer that follows the...

The Gold Collection III Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1987)

The Gold Collection III is a compilation that includes the following games: Express Raider Leviathan Black Magic Revolution 10th Frame...

Golden Axe DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Windows (2010), Genesis (1989), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), SEGA Master System (1989), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1990), WonderSwan Color (2002), Amstrad CPC (1990), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2006), iPhone (2009) and Arcade (1989)

Golden Axe is an arcade beat-'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of one of three heroes, each with...

Golden Axe: Beast Rider Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Golden Axe: Beast Rider is the first game in the series played in a 3D world. The player is again...

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