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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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Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Taxidermist is a prequel to Heavy Rain and offers about 15 minutes in gameplay with 5 different endings. It...

Heavy Rain (Move Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

This move edition includes: Heavy Rain Support for Playstation Move Controller Add-on Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist Heavy...

Heavy Rain (Special Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

This special edition includes: Heavy Rain A voucher to download the add-on Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist A...

Arcade (1993)

Heavy Smash portrays a futuristic, armored, no-rules version of handball. The player is allowed to select one of various national...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

Heavy Unit is a "shoot-'em-up" game.It's year 2014 and human colony "Le Tau" is under attack by some strange aliens....

Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990)

Heavy Unit is a typical side-scrolling shooter in which you have to fly through several levels filled with enemies, mid...

DOS (1992)

One day, Fred Fluke, owner of Three-Miles-Inland nuclear plant arrives at work to find that one of the plant's senior...

Heavy Weapon Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), BREW (2010), J2ME (2009), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Zeebo (2009)

Heavy Weapon is a cartoonish side-scrolling action game where you control a single tank fighting waves of opponents. Driving to...

Heavyweight Thunder Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Heavyweight Thunder is a boxing simulator, with the unusual addition of a first-person mode. Also featured is a mouse-driven swinging...

Atari ST (1990)

Hedgehogger is a Frogger-clone in which the player must help hedgehogs to cross the road. The road the hedgehogs must...

Hedgehog Launch Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008) and iPhone (2010)

Hedgehog Launch is in the style Turkey Fling where player has only one goal, to launch Minovia the Hedgehog into...

Browser (2009)

After the first mission of the Miniova Cay space program came to the attention of the World Council, their airspace...

Hedgewars Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2006), Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

Hedgewars is a Worms 2 clone. The game features the same turn based Artillery game play with an abundance of...

H.E.D.Z.: Head Extreme Destruction Zone Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

H.E.D.Z.: Head Extreme Destruction Zone is an action/shoot-em-up. You play an alien capable of wearing different heads, and the goal...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

You are Digger Doc, an archaeologist who has internationally become famous after discovering an ancient tomb with vaults filled with...

Heinzeljagd! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Heinzeljagd is a Moorhuhn variant where the player shoots at garden gnomes instead of chicken. The goal is to beat...

Heist Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Tool yourself up with your lock-pick and your dynamite, get your crew together and embark upon a life of crime....

The Heist Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1983), MSX (1986), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1985)

As a cat burglar, it's up to you to collect all of the valuable paintings from each level while avoiding...

Hektik Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), VIC-20 (1984) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

In Hektik, the object is to destroy all the monsters on screen that chase the player around the level, based...

Heli Attack Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

In this side scrolling shoot'em up you are playing as a soldier who has to defend himself from attacking helicopters....

Heli Attack 2 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2003)

In this side-scrolling shoot'em up you play as an elite soldier whose plane was shot down and now he is...

Heli Attack 3 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

Heli Attack 3 is the third game in the Heli Attack series. The player has to shoot down the helicopters...

Helichopper ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Your people's clones are trapped behind an electric fence on each of the 23 levels of this action game. To...

Windows (1997)

The City of NeoTokyo has been infested by the criminal activities of the Nemesys syndicate. Out of control and with...

Helicopter Mission DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Amiga (1994)

In this game you are the pilot of a battle helicopter of the Federal Armed Forces (Deutsche Bundeswehr) to fly...

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