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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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Windows 3.x (1995) and CD-i (1995)

Hieperdepiep, Ik Lees! is a collection of 10 reading games. The game is completely in Dutch and is meant for...

CD-i (1994)

Hieroglyph is a puzzle game with an Egyptian theme. Like in the board game Master Labyrinth the player has control...

Hieronymus Bash Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Angels want control of all Heaven, Hell and everything in between. Devils want the same thing. How to settle this?...

Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibōken NES Front Cover

NES (1987) and MSX (1987)

Higemaru Makaijima is a puzzle action game. You play a ship captain who is trying to take out all the...

High Delivery Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

What's that up in the sky? Ah, it's a balloon. It's flying high up and above, going higher and higher...

High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003) and Xbox (2003)

Bringing High Heat to a new level, this 2004 version takes all the best from previous versions and adds more...

High Impact Paintball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

A first-person-shooter featuring paintball instead of grenade launchers and chainguns. Play alone or online, and join different modes such as...

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

The 1986 cult film Highlander is the basis of this adaptation, which reduces the film to its swordfighting scenes. Taking...

Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1995)

You are Quentin MacLeod, an immortal. Of course, you are unaware of this until your mother is murdered and the...

Highnoon Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984)

A sheriff must defend his town against outlaws, who are about to abduct women from “Saucy Sue's Saloon” or rob...

High Noon iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

High Noon is a first-peron shooter with a western theme. The game is free-to-play and monetizes through in-game micro transactions....

Windows (2001)

High Power Offense is a simple action game with a American Football theme. The game consists of four dawns where...

ZX81 (1984)

High-Rise Hive is a platformer where the player is a bee that tries to steal all the honey from the...

Nintendo DS (2008)

You play as Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor, helping them perform a series of different daily tasks during...

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Join the Wildcats in this touch-based music and rhythm game based on the film.Players play through each of the movie's...

High School Musical: Makin' the Cut! Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

High School Musical: Makin' the Cut! is a stylus and touch screen dance game based on the 2006 television movie...

High School Musical: Sing It! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

High School Musical: Sing It! is a karaoke game based on the High School Musical movies. There are 30 songs...

High Seas Havoc Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1993)

Havoc is a young traveler and treasure hunter, who roams the seas with his shipmate Tide. One day, he finds...

Highway Encounter Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Memotech MTX (1985) and Tatung Einstein (1986)

In this isometric 3D action-strategy game, the player uses a Vorton droid to push a bomb to the end of...

DOS (1994)

Highway Fighter is a scrolling top-down shooter, where you control a car equipped with advanced weaponry, sent out to destroy...

Amiga (1989)

In Highway Hawks the player controls a car with a mounted weapon. During each level, taking place on a long...

DOS (1994)

Top-down arcade shooter. You are in a powerful car in which you must travel the roads and shoot your enemies....

Highway Patrol II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1990)

In Highway Patrol II, players assume the role of a police officer trying to capture runaway felons before they reach...

Windows (2003)

Highway Pursuit is a freeware racing/action game featuring a third person perspective. You are driving down an endless road full...

MSX (1983)

In this top view racing game, your are driving around in a town with a maze-like road infrastructure. Your goal...

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