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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Game & Watch Gallery 3 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

Game & Watch Gallery 3 is the third in a series of re-creations of classic Nintendo Game & Watch games....

Game & Watch Gallery 4 Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A collection of classic Nintendo Game & Watch titles, as well as GBA exclusive updates.Games include: Donkey Kong 3 Boxing...

Game & Watch: God of War Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

A fan made browser game based on the classic handheld LCD games, this one (with characters from the God of...

Game & Watch: Helmet Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Helmet is a DSiWare game based on the Game & Watch LCD toy of the same name. For some reason,...

Game & Watch: Judge Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Judge is a DSiWare game based on the Game & Watch LCD toy of the same name. Unlike many other...

Game & Watch: Manhole Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Manhole is a DSiWare game based on the Game & Watch LCD toy of the same name. All of the...

Game & Watch: Mario's Cement Factory Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Mario's Cement Factory is a DSiWare game based on the Game & Watch LCD toy of the same name. You...

Game & Watch: Vermin Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Vermin is a DSiWare game based on the Game & Watch LCD toy of the same name. You play as...

DOS (1990)

You have crashed your spaceship on a strange alien world and must collect diamonds on ten levels to power it...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You are the commander of the only Gamma ship in this stellar field. The Vegan war fleet has taken control...

Apple II (1981)

Gamma Goblins is a fixed screen shoot 'em up that takes place in the human body. The player begins an...

Windows (2009)

Gamma IV plays like the laser show of a Daft Punk concert, with electro-heavy beats and a pulsing spectrum of...

DOS (1991)

In this game, you are in a galaxy wide war, in which you pilot a ship, and go through battles...

PlayStation (2003)

Ganba no Bōken: The Puzzle Action is an arcade style action game similar to Capcom's classic coin-up game Pirate Ship...

SNES (1993)

Hammerin' Harry and his friends have brought themselves a new house. They stand outside its front gate, watching it shine....

Ganbare Goemon 2 Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

NES (1989), Wii (2012), Nintendo 3DS (2014) and Wii U (2015)

Sequel to Ganbare Goemon!, Goemon 2 puts you back in the shoes of Goemon as he traverses feudal Japan looking...

Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993), Wii (2008) and Wii U (2013)

As you may have guessed from the number 2 in the title, this is the second SNES game in the...

Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishi Jūrokubee no Karakuri Manji-gatame Wii U Front Cover

SNES (1994), Wii (2009) and Wii U (2013)

Third title in the Ganbare Goemon series of platform/adventure games which cast you as the heroic Goemon as he attempts...

Game Boy Color (2000)

Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!! marks another platformer entry in the Ganbare Goemon series. Forgoing RPG touches, the game returns to the...

Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū NES Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1986), MSX (1987), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2014)

First title in the Ganbare Goemon game series of action/adventure titles. Karakuri Douchuu stars Goemon as he has to make...

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Dōchū: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

Fourth title in the Ganbare Goemon series of platform/adventure games which cast you as the heroic Goemon and his gang...

PlayStation (1998)

Goemon returns to the Playstation in this 3D platformer that tries to shake things up in the Ganbare Goemon series...

PlayStation (2001)

The Ganbare Goemon series returns to its 2D classic adventure / platformer roots with this entry, which brings back the...

Ganbare Goemon: Sarawareta Ebisumaru! Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Game Boy (1991) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

First portable title in the Ganbare Goemon series which tell the wacky adventures of the mystical ninja Goemon as he...

Ganbare Goemon: Tōkai Dōchū Ooedo Tengurigaeshi no Maki Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Disaster strikes when Goemon and Ebisimaru are sent to jail for crimes they didn't commit! After being freed from jail...

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