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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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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...

SEGA Saturn (1997)

Goiken Muyou: Anarchy in the Nippon is a 3D fighting game in the vein of Virtua Fighter (it must be...

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...

Golden Axe II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Genesis (1991), Wii (2007), iPhone (2011) and Arcade (1993)

Not long after the malign reign of the Death Adder has ended, another evil rises. The peace of the land...

Golden Axe III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Genesis (1993), Wii (2007) and iPhone (2011)

This 'Prince of Darkness' has taken away the Golden Axe and put an evil curse over all the warriors. However,...

Windows (2011)

Golden Axe Myth is 2D side-scrolling, weapon based beat'em up, similar to (surprise) Golden Axe main series. It's small fan...

Golden Axe: The Duel SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995) and Arcade (1994)

This is a one-on-one fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter 2 and Samurai Shodown featuring the cast of...

Arcade (1992)

Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder is a 2D weapon-based arcade side scrolling beat'em up game with 2.5D gameplay...

Golden Axe Warrior SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1990)

Golden Axe Warrior is a spin-off of the Golden Axe games, a series of side-scrolling Beat'Em Ups from Sega. In...

The Golden Compass Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2007), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and Wii (2007)

The Golden Compass is an adaptation of the 2007 movie of the same, which in turn is based on the...

The Golden Compass Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Unlike The Golden Compass for consoles and PC, The Golden Compass for the Nintendo DS is a 2D platformer with...

Golden Eagle DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

The plot of Golden Eagle is a basic one: the evil priest Nahmur stole the Golden Eagle, severed it into...

GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

The name is Bond. James Bond. The famous hero of Ian Fleming's novels returns in this first-person shooter, which is...

GoldenEye 007 Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

This version of GoldenEye 007 takes the concept behind the original N64 exclusive and moves not only the gameplay forward...

GoldenEye 007 (Classic Edition) Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

This classic edition comes in a cardboard box and includes: GoldenEye 007 Limited edition golden Classic Controller Pro Code to...

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is a modern reworking of the classic N64 GoldenEye game. These Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions...

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004), GameCube (2004) and Nintendo DS (2005)

After being fired from MI6 for your ruthless behavior in an MI-6 simulator, you begin to work for Auric Goldfinger...

Windows (2006)

Goldene Zeiten is a compilation of three games based on the German motion picture Goldene Zeiten (Golden Times) by Senator...

SNES (1992)

A beat-em-up for the SNES, this game features two styles of fighting genre: one-on-one fighting (like Street Fighter) and side...

Browser (2009)

This is a variation of the classic "snake" game, in which the player controls an always-moving avatar whose goal is...

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