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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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Ghost Rider PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

Ghost Rider is an action game set after the events of the movie of the same name, which is in...

Ghost Rider PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Ghost Rider is an action game set after the events of the movie of the same name, which is in...

Ghost Rider Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

In this sequel to the movie, Mephisto requests Johnny Blaze (The Ghost Rider) to stop the plan to revive Blackheart...

Ghosts Attack iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

In the Late 1960′s, Torgan Science developed a low-cost, shipping system that instantaneously teleported packages to their destinations. While experimenting...

Ghost Shoot Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Part of Newgrounds Halloween 2008 collection, Ghost Shoot is a simplistic shooter where the player takes control of a kid...

Ghosts 'N Goblins DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Game Boy Color (1999), Game Boy Advance (2004), Amiga (1990), NES (1986), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), WonderSwan (1999), Amstrad CPC (1986), BREW (2006), Windows Mobile (2002), Xbox 360 (2013), DoJa (2002), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii (2007), PC-88 (1987), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986), Wii U (2013) and Arcade (1985)

Ghosts 'N Goblins is a sideways scrolling action platformer spread over six levels, each of which must be completed within...

Windows (2004)

Ghosts 'N Goblins is an unofficial remake of the Capcom arcade game of the same name. It is very faithful...

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Ghosts 'N Goblins: Gold Knights is a side scrolling action platformer based on Capcom's well known Ghosts 'N Goblins series....

Ghost Squad Wii Front Cover

Wii (2007) and Arcade (2004)

Based on the 2004 SEGA arcade game of the same name, Ghost Squad is a rail shooter where the player...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Once a prosperous place to live, your town has been turned into a Ghost Town by the evil wizard Belegro...

Windows (2013)

Ghost Train is an action game for one or two players, created in a week for a Halloween-themed contest on...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Ghost Trap is a survival horror, similar in style, camera's views and controls to early Resident Evil games. The player...

Ghost Vibration PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

In this first person shooter on rails you are George, a ghost hunter, accompanied by his childhood friend and scientist...

Ghoul Panic PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000) and Arcade (1999)

Ghoul Panic is a comedy adventure game, set in a haunted mansion. Using a PlayStation light-gun, take on the might...

Ghoul Patrol SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994) and Wii (2010)

In the sequel to Zombie Ate My Neighbors players control the kids Zeke and/or Julie, who travel to different worlds...

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

Ghouls is a single screen platform game where you have to control a creature and retrieve the power jewels taken...

NES (1992)

In Ghoul School the player is cast as Spike O'Hara, a senior at Cool School High in a small American...

Ghouls 'N Ghosts Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), SEGA Master System (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989), J2ME (2007), Wii (2007), Sharp X68000 (1994), SuperGrafx (1990) and Arcade (1988)

Three years have passed since Arthur defeated the Demon King Astaroth and rescued his beloved Princess Prin-Prin (see Ghosts 'N...

Arcade (1991)

A magical/horror-themed ball-and-paddle game in the vein of Arkanoid/Breakout, based around the idea of defeating an evil magician and his...

Windows (1999)

Giana Family is 2D multiplayer platform game based on The Great Giana Sisters. Players control Giana and her family and...

Giana Sisters DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009), iPhone (2010), Android (2011), iPad (2010) and Ouya (2013)

Giana Sisters DS is a modern 2009 remake of the cult game The Great Giana Sisters from the year 1987....

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle includes: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the OwlverlordFor PC it...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Windows Front Cover 1st version

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Wii U (2013)

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is the successor of the 1987 The Great Giana Sisters and a a sequel to the...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Backer Exclusive Collector Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This very limited edition of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was exclusive to backers who have pledged 150$ or above during...

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

This limited edition contains: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Soundtrack CD A fan poster Two in-game skins

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