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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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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...

Goldrunner II Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989) and Atari ST (1988)

Goldrunner II is set 50 years after the events of its predecessor. Since then humanity has started to use robot...

Atari ST (1987)

Goldrush is a single screen multi-level Lode runner clone. The background story tells us that its the year 3081 and...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Goldrush is a top view single screen shooter inspired by the arcade game Asteroids where you have to destroy an...

Gold Rush Treasure Hunt Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2009)

Gold Rush Treasure Hunt is a tile-matching title with gameplay similar to the Collapse games, where the objective is to...

Gold, Silver, Bronze ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

This collection features Epyx's earliest Olympic games: Summer Games Summer Games II Winter Games

Windows (2002)

Gold Sprinter is a remake of the classic game Lode Runner. The player has to collect all the gold and...

SG-1000 (1984)

Golgo 13 is a scrolling shooter based on the manga of the same name, putting the player in control of...

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Golgo 13 is a traditional side-scrolling game that uses a third-person view in cutscenes. You play as Golgo 13, the...

Golvellius: Valley of Doom SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1988), MSX (1988) and iPhone (2009)

In this game, you play Kelesis, a warrior who is sent to seek out Golvellius and rescue the beautiful Princess...

Gomola Speed TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Gomola Speed is an action game featuring a robot snake. You must find the pieces of your body strewn about...

SNES (1994)

Gon is a side scrolling platform game based on the midget t-rex from the Japanese manga series with the same...

DOS (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Amstrad PCW (1989)

Gonzzalezz is a side-scrolling platform game from Spain. The main protagonist is a Mexican stereotype (complete with sombrero and huge...

Good Bye, My Love! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Atop the screen, a giant whirling asteroid approaches the Earth, sure to fall out of the sky and kill thousands...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Goodness Gracious is a side view single screen game where you play the role of a frog-like dinosaur protecting a...

DOS (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Amstrad PCW (1988)

In Goody you are a thief with a mission to break into a Spanish bank. In order to accomplish that...

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