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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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Guardian Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Resembling Starfox in many ways, Guardian is a fast and furious shoot 'em up. You skim over the surface of...

VIC-20 (1981)

The name "Guardian" sounds like a euphemism for "Defender", and indeed there are similarities. This is a side-scrolling shooter with...

Guardian Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

In this Defender clone, you are a spaceship that must protect humanoids on the mountainous terrain from approaching aliens. To...

Guardian Heroes SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996) and Xbox 360 (2011)

Ages ago, the spirits of Earth and Sky waged war on each other. Neither could win, and eventually the Sky...

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

The mutants are back and this time they're faster. In your Mk.II Fighter you have to stop the Raiders flying...

The Guardian Legend NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

In the far future, Earth is a peaceful place with very few worries. To ensure it stays that way, a...

The Guardian of Darkness Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and PlayStation (1999)

Guardian of Darkness is an action game with puzzle-solving elements. Ekna is an exorcist monk from the "The Gate", an...

Guardic MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986)

Guardic is a top-down 2d shooter based on the classic premise of pitting a single starfighter against a horde of...

Gubble Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996), PlayStation (1998), Macintosh (1998) and PS Vita (2012)

An arcade game in which you have to break apart levels in order to free your planet from an enemy...

GudeBalls iPhone Front Cover

Browser (2008) and iPhone (2009)

GudeBalls is a skill (or puzzle-action) game based on the concept of Logical game. The main idea is very simple,...

Sharp X68000 (1990)

After World War III, humans have finally achieved world peace - or so they thought. Malevolent aliens have infected the...

Guerrilla Bob Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Guerrilla Bob is a third-person shooter shown from an almost top-down perspective. Choosing one of the four available characters (not...

Guerrilla War PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1987), NES (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), PSP (2011), Amstrad CPC (1988), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Arcade (1987)

A tropical island (specified as Cuba in the Japanese original) is being oppressed by a dictator, but fortunately one or...

Guess Who? Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Guess Who? is a single person puzzle game for children that is based on the popular board game of the...

Atari ST (1991)

Guided Missile is an action game for two players where each player controls 8 guided missiles. The aim of the...

Guild Wars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Guild Wars: Prophecies (renamed after the release of Guild Wars: Factions) sets players in the fantasy world of Tyria.When creating...

Guild Wars 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG and the sequel to the original Guild Wars game. It is set 250 years...

Guild Wars: Bonus Mission Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Bonus Mission Pack is a mini-add-on where the player can witness certain events in the history of the current...

Guild Wars (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Set in the fantasy world Tyria, Guild Wars offers a mixture of massive multiplayer gaming and the online cooperative play...

Guild Wars (Edition 2006) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This re-release of the Guild Wars (Special Edition) offers the following features:The original Guild Wars game (Prophecies Campaign). The Guild...

Guild Wars: Eye of the North Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Guild Wars: Eye of the North is the first true expansion to the Guild Wars series of games in that...

Guild Wars: Eye of the North (Pre-Release-Bonuspack) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Guild Wars: Eye of the North (Pre-Release-Bonuspack) is a retail bonus pack, which includes the following features: Three "Pre-Order"-Bonus-items,...

Guild Wars: Factions Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Guild Wars: Factions is the second chapter in the Guild Wars Universe. Again, it is subscription free.Factions is set in...

Guild Wars: Factions (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Collector's Edition includes:Guild Wars: Factions Colored map of Cantha Guild Wars Factions poster Ritualist cloth poster Art book Mouse...

Windows (2006)

Unlike Guild Wars: Factions, where you gain access to the entire land of Cantha with all of its quests and...

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