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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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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...

Browser (2009)

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

Golden Logres Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (2000) and Macintosh (2005)

Golden Logres is another pinball simulator by LittleWing. A sequel to both Tristan and Crystal Caliburn, the game features three...

CD-i (1997)

Golden Oldies I is collection of two games that mimic the game mechanics of classic arcade games. The games are:...

CD-i (1997)

Golden Oldies II is a sequel to Golden Oldies I. Like the previous title it is a collection of two...

Gold Fever! VIC-20 Front Cover

VIC-20 (1983)

Gold Fever! is an action game with platform elements in which the player controls a miner searching for gold. At...

Gold Hunter Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Gold Hunter is an action arcade game. Your task is to reach the gold placed in a well. To enter...

Gold Mine ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

You play a miner who tunnels underground to explore abnormalities which may be turn out to be gold, underground streams...

Windows (2003)

In Gold Miner the player needs to explore mines containing gold, rocks, diamonds, foxes and other objects that are worth...

Browser (2007)

Gold Miner: Holiday Haul is a Christmas themed version of the game Gold Miner. Like in Gold Miner the player...

Gold Miner Joe Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2004), Palm OS (2006), Windows Mobile (2006), Macintosh (2005), Browser (2006), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2012)

Gold Miner Joe is a platform game in which you play as Joe, exploring the "legendary four-shafted gold mine". Each...

Windows (2005)

Gold Miner: Special Edition is an updated version of the original Gold Miner with new levels, and enhanced graphics and...

Windows (2006)

Gold Miner: Vegas is an entry in the Gold Miner games. In this title the Gold Miner's goal is to...

The Gold of the Aztecs DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

You are Vietnam war veteran Bret Conrad, who becomes an adventurer. Go everywhere on the world, find gold, walk in...

Goldrunner Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1987) and Atari ST (1987)

In Goldrunner, a vertically scrolling shooter, earth has to be evacuated because of the damage caused by environmental pollution. Unfortunately...

Browser (1996)

Gold Runner is a Lode Runner clone where the player controls a character who has to collect piles of gold...

TRS-80 CoCo (1997)

Gold Runner 2000 is an expanded clone of Lode Runner, adding both vertical and horizontal scrolling to the gameplay, as...

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