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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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Hellgate: London Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

It's the year 2038 and London lies in ruins. The nearby Hellgate has turned the sky gray and it's presence...

Hellgate: London (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Collector's Edition includes: Hellgate: London Map poster A Darkhorse Hellgate: London graphic novel Bonus DVD with making-of and official...

Windows (2003)

Hellhog XP is a 3D Orbital Combat Shooter playing in the futuristic NAG universe. You control an orbital combat drone...

Hell Hole Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1991)

A side scrolling platformer that casts you as a soldier dropped behind enemy lines. Battle aliens and navigate platforms to...

The Hell in Vietnam Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

In The Hell in Vietnam the player takes the role of a US-soldier during the Vietnamese war. In eight unrelated...

Hellnight PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

The future Tokyo is a megapolis built on top of a huge system of underground tunnels and sewers. A rumor...

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Hello Kitty: Bubblegum Girlfriends is a series of 8 minigames featuring Hello Kitty and her friends. Tea Cup Croquet: Hello...

Windows (2002)

Enter Hello Kitty’s world in this little collection of minigames starring everybody’s favorite Sanrio character. Directions and layout for each...

Hello Kitty Dream Carnival Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Hello Kitty Dream Carnival allows the player to partake in 8 different games and activities that involve Hello Kitty and...

Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Hello Kitty Parachute Paradise is an arcade game for the iPhone that makes use of the accelerometer.Using the touch screen...

Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue Windows Front Cover

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

When Sanrio Town is invaded by the evil King Block and his minions, only one skating kitten can save the...

PSP (2010)

Block Crash 123 is a Hello Kitty-themed Breakout clone featuring illustrations from popular Japanese artists such as okama and KEI....

Hello Kitty World NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

The little kitten Kitty, her kitten friend Mimi and their bear friend Tippy love playing with balloons. One day, Tippy...

DOS (1994)

Hello Mr. President is a Korean-made humorous versus fighting game in which all the playable characters are contemporary presidents or...

Hellraider Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

You are a commander of HMS Raider, on a daring privateer raid into the extremities of the planet Hell. Your...

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

The alien race Hellraisers seized the planet Hazbal which is an important junction of space trade routes. The player's job...

Hell's Kitchen: The Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Nintendo DS (2008), Macintosh (2009), Wii (2008) and iPhone (2009)

Based on the FOX network television show, chef Gordon Ramsay hosts a cooking competition for aspiring chefs.Play through several time...

DOS (1996)

Hell to Pay is an unofficial commercial add-on for DOOM II, which replaces all 32 original levels and features new...

Browser (2009)

In this keyboard-controlled Pac-Man clone, the player is in charge of Shaw Communications' newest mascot, the Helping Hand, who must...

Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

A series of meteors and a main one huger than all the others are plunging towards the Earth. The game's...

Helter Skelter Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990), BBC Micro (1990) and Electron (1990)

Marble Madness meets pinball. Ball rolling game with a simple goal: Move the ball to hit moving targets within time...

Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Poppycock! When the number one pompous adventurer, Henry Hatsworth, discovers a golden hat deep in the jungle, it makes him...

Henry's House Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1987)

In this platformer, the player has to guide Henry through the numerous rooms of his house. Each room is a...

Heppoko Kishi Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

A young traveler is has just arrived in a new city, when out of the blue, the king summons him...

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

Herbert's Dummy Run is the 4th game out of five in the Wally Week series (Automania, Pyjamarama, Everyone's a Wally...

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