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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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NES (1986)

In Hottāman no Chitei Tanken, players help guide Hottāman as he explores fifteen different underground locales. The most important part...

Hot Throttle Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Hot Throttle is an absurd racing game about a man in a midlife crisis who decides to leave behind his...

Hot Wheels: Beat That! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and Wii (2007)

In Hot Wheels: Beat That!, the player can take the controls of 30 authentic Hot Wheels cars and compete in...

Hot Wheels: Crash! Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In this game you are a stunt driver. Your goal is to produce the most spectacular crash possible. Drive one...

Hot Wheels: Extreme Racing PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2001)

Based on the Hot Wheels toy car collection, this racing game takes you on a wild ride though various, rather...

Windows (2001)

Hot Wheels: Jetz puts the player in the cockpit of one of seven available jet fighters. The mission: Save your...

Game Boy Color (2000)

A side-scrolling stunt racer where the player is rewarded with speed bonuses for each stunt. Tracks are based on the...

Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Driver Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

This is adventure racing with over 12 different cars including adventurous tracks through greenhouses, living rooms, sandboxes, while doing insane...

Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Driver 2: GET 'N DIRTY Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Stunt Track Driver 2: GET 'N DIRTY is the second in the Hot Wheels racing series, geared toward kids. It...

Hot Wheels: Ultimate Racing PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Ultimate Racing is the first game in the series of Hot Wheels licensees to appear on the PSP platform. Just...

Hot Wheels: Velocity X PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2002), Game Boy Advance (2002) and GameCube (2002)

When a criminal gang of street-racing villains overtakes futuristic Monument City, you must put their driving skills and mean street...

Hot Wired Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Hot Wired is a game about high-end car heists. At the behest of a crime boss who has an endless...

The Houchi Play Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012)

The Houchi Play is a 2D side-scrolling title based on the popular real-life children's game Statues. The aim of the...

Hour of Victory Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2007)

Hour of Victory is a World War II-themed first-person shooter from nFusion, the guys responsible for the Deadly Dozen series.Players...

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

After collecting heaps of treasures from his previous two adventures, Jack and the Beanstalk and Giant's Revenge, Jack was able...

The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

This compilation bundles the following games: The House of the Dead 2 (Dreamcast) The House of the Dead III (Xbox)...

The House of the Dead 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), Dreamcast (1999) and Arcade (1998)

The House of The Dead 2 is a conversion of Sega's popular light gun arcade game. In this game you...

The House of the Dead III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), Xbox (2002), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Arcade (2002)

Twenty years after the events of The House of the Dead II, Lisa Rogan and Agent G are desperately searching...

The House of the Dead: Overkill (Collector's Edition) Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

This collector's edition comes in a slipcase and contains: The House of the Dead: Overkill Graphic novel Prelude to an...

The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

This extended cut is an updated version of the original Wii game The House of the Dead: Overkill reworked to...

The House of the Dead: Overkill Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Overkill is an episode of the zombie rail-shooter House of the Dead series specifically developed for the Wii controls. Players...

The House of the Dead Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), SEGA Saturn (1998) and Arcade (1996)

House of the Dead is your basic rail shooter. Go through the branching levels and kill all the zombies, avoid...

Windows (1995)

Hover is a first person game set in an arena with hover cars. Hover was originally released with Windows 95...

Hover Ace Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Hover Ace is a futuristic arcade racer with guns.Player takes in control one of five types of hovercrafts (Bike, Scout,...

PC-88 (1985), Sharp X1 (1984) and FM-7 (1986)

Hover Attack is a multi-directional shooter in which the player has to transfer a mobile base through a hostile level...

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