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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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BREW (2007) and J2ME (2007)

The first mobile release in the Guitar Hero franchise uses the same note-matching concept from the console versions, but with...

Guitar Hero: Metallica PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

Guitar Hero: Metallica is the second game in the Guitar Hero series to focus on specific band, following the release...

Guitar Hero: On Tour Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Guitar Hero: On Tour is the continuation of the popular Guitar Hero series on the Nintendo DS.Played from a sideways...

Guitar Hero: On Tour - Decades Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades is the direct sequel to the Nintendo DS game Guitar Hero: On Tour.Played from a...

Guitar Hero Smash Hits Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

Guitar Hero Smash Hits is a spin-off Guitar Hero game featuring a compilation of songs from earlier releases in the...

Guitar Hero: Van Halen PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

An expansion to the wildly popular Guitar Hero series, GHVH features 25 songs by the group Van Halen, as well...

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

Warriors of Rock is the sixth main game in the rhythm game series. Similar to the previous games it focuses...

Guitar Hero: World Tour Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), Macintosh (2009), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Guitar Hero: World Tour is the fourth main game in the series and brings a major change to the concept....

Guldkorn Expressen Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Produced as a product tie-in with OTA's honey puff cereal, Guldkornexpressen (or Kalaspuffsexpressen) revolves around the brand's bear mascot, who...

Windows (1999)

In this action game the player controls a M12 tank, called "The Hammer", to bring piece to Iraq where "The...

MSX (1986) and SG-1000 (1986)

Deviating slightly from Compile's usual vertically scrolling fashion, Gulkave is a rather orthodox horizontal shooter. Flying across – or inside...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Your planet is being raided by Space Pirates and you have been tasked to meet them on the Desert of...

J2ME (2003)

A thousand years ago, Akhuna, goddess of the rainforest, transformed all of the gulos into stone, because they ate all...

ZX81 (1982)

Gulp! is a maze game viewed from above seen on the whole screen and you have to move about, eating...

ZX Spectrum (1982) and ZX81 (1982)

Gulp 2 is a sequel to the game Gulp! where once again you have to move around various mazes eating...

Gumboy: Crazy Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Gumboy: Crazy Adventures is a sidescrolling platform game in which the player takes on the role of Gumboy. Gumboy is...

The Gumboy Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Gumboy Pack is a bundle containing Gumboy: Crazy Adventures and Gumboy Tournament.

Gumboy Tournament Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Gumboy Tournament is a multi-player spin-off from the original Gumboy game. The main game play remains the same. Players control...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Professor Kapp has accidentally invented a machine that can control Gumby's friends, the Astrobots. Minutes after its creation, it naturally...

Gum Drop: Celestial Frontier Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

Gum Drop: Celestial Frontier is a top-down arena shooter set in space, based on the swinging attacks gameplay concept also...

Gumshoe NES Front Cover

NES (1986)

Your daughter, Jennifer, has been kidnapped! You have to help Mr. Stevenson who is on a mission to rescue her....

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are a private detective and you have been asked to rescue the daughter of a millionaire and your investigation...

Gun Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005), GameCube (2005) and Xbox 360 (2005)

The Wild Wild West meets Grand Theft Auto in this free-roaming action game. Set in 1870, you are Colton White,...

GUNbare! Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

The evil scientist Genius Yamada is trying to take over the world of video games. Yuki Ito, part-time bunny girl...

Gunbee F-99: The Kidnapping of Lady Akiko Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1998)

The planet of Valstyx is being threatened by strange beasts and weird machines, controlled by the vile Lord Khenmir. Khenmir...

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