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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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Guild Wars (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This Guild Wars Special Edition offers the following features:The Guild Wars game. The Guild Wars Soundtrack by Jeremy Soule (Music...

Windows (2008)

This collection bundles the three campaigns Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall and the expansion pack Eye of the North in one package....

Guild Wars Trilogy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Guild Wars Trilogy bundles the three campaigns Prophecies, Factions and Nightfall into one package. But unlike The Complete Collection,...

Guilty Gear PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

In 22th century, the scientists, learning the ancient ways of magic, discovered a new technique that made it possible to...

Guilty Gear 2: Overture Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This game picks up the story five years after the events from Guilty Gear. The player takes control of the...

Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers, is a continuation of the Guilty Gears universe, with all 21 of the previous version's fighters,...

Windows (2006)

This compilations includes: Guilty Gear X2 #Reload Guilty Gear Isuka

Guilty Gear Isuka Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004) and Arcade (2003)

The next installment in the Guilty Gear sci-fi fighting series, in which bio weapons called Gears fight among each other...

PSP (2006)

Guilty Gear Judgment is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up based on Guilty Gear XX, similar to the earlier Guilty Gear Isuka. There...

WonderSwan Color (2001)

The game takes place in 22th century. Scientists developed a new technique that allowed them to merge the DNA of...

WonderSwan Color (2001)

In 22th century, scientists found a way to create artificial beings whom they called "gears". These gears were very powerful,...

Guilty Gear X PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation 2 (2001), Dreamcast (2000), Game Boy Advance (2002) and Arcade (2000)

When the humans created artificial beings named "gears" in 22th century, they didn't expect that their creation will eventually turn...

Guilty Gear X2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and Arcade (2002)

In Guilty Gear X2, 6 new characters join the list of 14 from the previous Guilty Gear series for an...

Guilty Gear X2: The Midnight Carnival #Reload Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2004), PSP (2005) and Xbox 360 (2008)

#Reload is an update to Guilty Gear XX, which changes gameplay by balancing out a lot of the moves, also...

Guilty Gear X Plus PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Guilty Gear X Plus is an enhanced edition of Guilty Gear X. This "Plus" edition adds Kliff and Justice from...

PlayStation 2 (2006) and Arcade (2005)

Slash is the second update to Guilty Gear XX, after #Reload. It again features a wide range of balance tweaks...

Guilty Gear XX Λ Core PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

Λ Core is the third revision of the original Guilty Gear X2 fighting game. This edition includes balance changes and...

Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), PSP (2008), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii (2009)

Λ Core Plus (Accent Core Plus) is a major update of Guilty Gear XX Λ Core. The game includes a...

Guimo DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Guimo is a 2D platform game featuring several stages full of action. The story is situated in a parallel world...

Guinness World Records: The Videogame Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008), Wii (2008) and iPhone (2009)

Guinness World Records: The Videogame is a collection of mini-games based on real world records. In the game players can...

PlayStation (1999) and Arcade (1998)

Guitar Freaks is a rhythm action game ported from the 1998 arcade game of the same title. Long before Guitar...

PlayStation (2000) and Arcade (1999)

This is a port of the arcade rhythm Guitar Freaks 2nd Mix, which is part of Konami's popular Bemani franchise....

Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Guitar Hero simulates the thrill and the glory of rock 'n' roll. Choose from eight different characters, from classic rockers...

PlayStation 2 (2008)

This Wal-Mart exclusive release contains three classic Guitar Hero games:Guitar HeroGuitar Hero IIGuitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s

Guitar Hero 5 Xbox 360 Front Cover

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

Guitar Hero 5 is the fifth main game in the musical rhythm series. Similar to the previous title, Guitar Hero:...

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