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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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Gauntlet IV Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

This port of the arcade original has some extra modes available. Choose again from Thor the Warrior, Thyra the Valkyrie,...

Gauntlet: Legends PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000), Dreamcast (2000), Nintendo 64 (1999) and Arcade (1998)

As many as four (Expansion Pak required) can band together in an epic quest through seven magical worlds -- three...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

A compilation of the classic arcade games Gauntlet and Rampart brought onto the Game Boy Advance.

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Gauntlet is back for yet another iteration. The Emperor has crucified his four loyal heroes to a magic tree, driven...

ZX81 (1982)

The Gauntlet is a clone of the arcade game Scramble which is viewed from the side with the screen scrolling...

Gauntlet: The Deeper Dungeons Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), Atari 8-bit (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

This is an expansion pack for the original Gauntlet. It has 512 new action packed dungeons. There is no other...

Gauntlet: The Third Encounter Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1990)

Gauntlet: The Third Encounter is a top-down hack-and-slash action game. Generations ago an enchanted Star Gen crashed to Earth at...

Gaurodan Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013) and Ouya (2013)

The legend of Gaurodan has been long forgotten. Pity, because a radioactive egg was recently discovered in the Canary Islands...

Gazza II DOS Front Cover

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

This edition of the second game licensed around England footballer Paul Gascoigne combines arcade action and management. A four-division Super...

G.B.R: Fast Response Group Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In G.B.R.: Special Commando Unit the small Eastern European nation Bielar is the object of a coup and is also...

G Darius PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (1998), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1997)

G Darius chronicles the story of the Darius star, and the heroes who protect it from evil. G. Darius features...

GEARCRACK Arena Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014)

GEARCRACK Arena is a top-down shooter where you need to survive nine waves fighting against enemy robots in a single...

PlayStation (2001)

Earth is invaded by Gulfer, a race of sentient machine bent on destroying all lives in the universe. Two schoolboys...

Gears & Guts Android Front Cover

iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Gears & Guts is a violent racing game where the player has to kill large amount of zombies, either by...

Gears of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Windows version of Gears of War has several features not seen in the Xbox 360 release. These include: Five...

Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2006)

Gears of War is a tactical third-person shooter where the player controls Marcus Fenix, a member of Delta Squad, to...

Gears of War 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Gears of War 2, the sequel to Gears of War, is a tactical third-person launched exclusively for the Xbox 360...

Xbox 360 (2008)

The Combustible Multiplayer Map Pack is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2008 game Gears of War 2. It...

Xbox 360 (2009)

The Dark Corners Multiplayer Map Pack is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2008 game Gears of War 2....

Gears of War (2-Disc Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This is a special version of Gears of War released to promote the then-upcoming release of Gears of War 2....

Xbox 360 (2008)

The Flashback Multiplayer Map Pack is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2008 game Gears of War 2. It...

Xbox 360 (2009)

This Game of the Year Edition includes the base game Gears of War 2 and the All Fronts Collection, a...

Gears of War 2 (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This limited edition comes in a steelbook case and contains: Gears of War 2 Flashback map pack (also included in...

Xbox 360 (2009)

The Snowblind Multiplayer Map Pack is a downloadable content pack (DLC) for the 2008 game Gears of War 2. It...

Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011)

Gears of War 3 takes place 18 months after the end of the second game, and picks up on the...

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