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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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Spectravideo (1984)

You are a bird that likes to eat cherries (which float in the air). Use the joystick or space bar...

Commodore 64 (1990)

Hollywood Collection is a compilation containing the following four movie tie-ins: Robocop Ghostbusters II Batman the Movie Indiana Jones and...

Commodore 64 (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

You are an actor called Buster Baloney in the early days of cinema and you are to search a studio...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Hollywood Pinball is a pinball game with seven tables with different themes: Shark!, Terror Dactyl!, Double Agent, The Legend of...

Hologram Time Traveler Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Arcade (1991)

The player controls Marshal Gram trying to save the Princess of the Galactic Federation. Only the evil Vulcor stands in...

Linux (2004) and Windows (2004)

Ybelle and Ludar have come to Holotz's Castle to explore its depths for fame and adventure. Though apparently, Ludar our...

Holy Diver NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Randy, the Holy Diver, is setting out to retrieve the five emblem seals belonging to the King Crimson Family in...

SNES (1995)

In Holy Umbrella you control a schoolboy who lives in modern-day Japan. One day, the sky suddenly turns dark blue,...

Home Alone DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991) and Amiga (1991)

This is a platform game based on the movie "Home Alone". Kevin's family went on vacation, but they forgot about...

Home Alone Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992) and Game Gear (1992)

Macaulay Culkin briefly became a child star following the film Home Alone, in which he played Kevin McCallister, who is...

NES (1991)

Based on the film of the same name, Kevin McAllister has been left home alone for Christmas while his family...

Home Alone Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991) and SNES (1991)

Kevin is left alone at home while his family is celebrating the holidays elsewhere. Unfortunately for him, two burglars have...

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

The sequel to Home Alone.As in the film, this time Kevin McCallister is lost in New York and must avoid...

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York SNES Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), SNES (1992) and NES (1992)

Loosely based on the film of the same name, Kevin McAllister has arrived in New York City without his parents....

Genesis (1993)

The McCallister family is off to Miami for a Christmas vacation in the sun. The son, Kevin, ends up on...

Dragon 32/64 (1984)

You are a small man living in a protective bubble. Your job is to clear the aquatic screen from the...

Homefront Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Homefront paints a scenario where the United States has lost its status as a world superpower, and is invaded by...

SNES (1994)

Based off the hit sitcom, Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's name has been put Binford's new line of power tools...

Homey D. Clown DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

"Homey don't play that!" Take on the role of Homey D. Clown, the most popular Damon Wayans character from Fox's...

Homura PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

An evil fallen angel steals the Divine Crystal, one of Heaven's untouchable treasures. With this crystal he gains the power...

Supervision (1992)

Honey Bee is a vertically-scrolling shooter that bears a striking similarity to Konami's TwinBee. The player controls a cute-looking ship...

Windows (2007)

Honeyblaster has classic shoot-em-up gameplay, but with the player controlling a humble-bee in its natural environment rather than a ship...

DOS (1988) and Commodore 64 (1988)

Based on the 1950s TV series of the same name, The Honeymooners is a series of mini-games. Ralph Kramden wants...

NES (1990)

Honey Peach (also known as Meinü Quan) is a very simple rock-paper-scissors game in which the player competes against several...

DOS (1995)

Hong Gildong-jeon 2 is a follow-up to Hong Gildong-jeon. Like its predecessor, it is based on the classic Korean tale...

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