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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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How to Survive Windows Front Cover Original cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013) and Wii U (2014)

In How to Survive, the player character, there are three available to choose from, strands on an zombie-infested island. During...

How to Train Your Dragon Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon is a game from the Dreamworks movie of the same name, which is in turn...

Hoyle Enchanted Puzzles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Hoyle Enchanted Puzzles is a casual game with a fantasy/wizard school theme. There are 9 arcade and puzzle game types...

Huai Snowball Sling Browser Front Cover

Browser (2002)

Huai Snowball Sling is on online port of the minigame of the same name from the BIONICLE: Quest for the...

Hua Mulan Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In 386 AD, the kingdom of Northern Wei was attacked by several neighbors, the most dangerous of which were the...

Spectravideo (1984)

Hubert is a port of the classic arcade game Q*Bert. You must jump to all of the cubes in the...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Oric (1983)

The game is another variant of Q*bert. The goal is the same - to change all tiles on a pyramid...

Huckleberry Hound in Hollywood Capers Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993) and Atari ST (1993)

Based on the famous animated series created by Hanna-Barbera Productions about sweet blue dog Huckleberry 'Huck' Hound that speaks with...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

The first volume of Hudson Best Collection brings first two Bomberman games from Famicom to your GameBoy Advance:Bomberman Bomberman II...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings the first two Lode Runner games from the Famicom to the GameBoy Advance:Lode...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings two classic Famicom action games to your GameBoy Advance:Challenger Milon's Secret Castle

Game Boy Advance (2006)

This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings three classic Famicom shooting games to your GameBoy Advance:Star Force Star Soldier Starship...

Hudson Hawk Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Amiga (1991), NES (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

In this platformer based on the 1991 comedy/action film of the same name, the player takes on the role of...

Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Soldier GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

A budget remake of the top-down sci-fi shooter Star Soldier for next-gen consoles. The game puts you in charge of...

Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

Fourteen years after its debut, PC Genjin (Bonk's Adventure) is remade as the third game out of four in the...

Hudson Selection Vol.4: Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

A budget remake of the side-scrolling platform game Adventure Island for the GameCube and PlayStation 2. The story starts out...

HueShift iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

HueShift is a reworking of the browser game Hue Shift. It uses the same gameplay mechanic, but no longer with...

Hue Shift Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Hue Shift is an action platformer where the player controls a pixel, moving at a fixed speed. It moves over...

Hugo DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1996)

The evil witch Hexana kidnapped Hugo's family and he has to rescue them. This game contains five ported levels from...

Hugo 2 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy (1997) and Game Boy Color (1999)

Hugo 2 is a game based on a call-in TV series for kids. It includes five levels which are directly...

Windows (1997)

The evil witch Hexana kidnapped Hugo's family and he has to rescue them in simple jump´n Run similar games. This...

Windows (2000)

Hugo 8:: Dschungelinsel 2 is a game based on the TV show. The evil witch Hexana kidnapped Hugo's family and...

J2ME (2004)

Guide Hugo, the TV troll, to free Kiku from the monsters. The game consists of several small platform levels, Donkey...

J2ME (2004)

This is the sequel to Hugo: Black Diamond Fever. The gameplay is completely identical, except for new enemies and locations....

J2ME (2003)

Hugo the TV Troll wants to throw a party for his friends Jean Paul and Fernando. Everything is set, but...

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