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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Gore: Ultimate Soldier Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

It's the mid-21st century. The planet has fallen into ruin as street gangs have grown so powerful that they control...

Gorf Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1982), ColecoVision (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1982), VIC-20 (1982) and Arcade (1981)

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Gorgon Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1981)

A very early clone of the arcade game Defender for the Apple ][ written in E-Z Draw assembly language. The...

Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

In Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor players take control of Lieutenant Cole Sullivan on mission in Ukraine. NATO has got intelligence...

Windows (2014)

Because of the violence of humanity, Gort has seen fit to obliterate every human. You, Klaatu, have taken pity and...

GO Series: 10 Second Run Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

GO Series: 10 Second Run is a side-scrolling platformer in which the player must reach the end of each level...

Arcade (1973)

In Gotcha two players travel through a maze. Player 1 is the Pursued, represented by a plus sign, and player...

Amiga (1989) and Commodore 64 (1990)

The basic goal of Gotcha! is similar to Breakout: a ball gets bounced back and forth while vaporizing most blocks...

Gotcha! Extreme Paintball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Xbox (2005)

Gotcha! is a non violent first person ego shooter. The scenario is you and your team are playing Gotcha (a.k.a....

Gotcha! The Sport! NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

Gotcha! is an NES Zapper title based on the "sport" of paintball, and loosely tied into the paintball-themed movie caper...

Gotham City Impostors Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Gotham City Impostors is a online-only multiplayer shooter set Gotham City, a city in the fictional DC comic universe and...

Gothic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

With the orc hordes invading, the king needs a lot of magical ore to create enough weapons for his army....

Gothic 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

At the end of Gothic the nameless hero destroyed the Avatar of the god Beliar known as the Sleeper. But...

Gothic 3 (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

The collector's edition of this game has some big differences between countries:The German & French collector's edition includes:Gothic 3 "The...

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods is a stand-alone addon for Gothic 3 and continues the story of the main game based...

Windows (2008)

Gothic 3 (Game of the Year Edition) is a fully patched (including the community patches) re-release of Gothic 3 and...

Gothic 3 (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Gothic 3 (Gold Edition) is a collection of two Gothic games: Gothic 3 Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods

Gothic (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This compilation includes: Gothic Gothic 2 Gothic 2 - Night of the Raven (add-on)

Gothic (Fan Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Fan Edition is a DVD re-release of the original game. It includes: Gothic Gothic screensaver Gothic wallpaper Printed world...

Gothic II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The demon known as The Sleeper has been banished and the magical barrier around the prison mining colony on the...

Gothic II: Limited Gold Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This Limited Gold Edition contains: Gothic II (base game) Gothic II: Night of the Raven (expansion) Soundtrack disc Digital strategy...

Gothic II: Night of the Raven Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Night of the Raven is the official add-on to Gothic II. The add-on introduces a new playable area called Jharkendar,...

Gothic Universe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

This compilation includes all previously published parts of the Gothic-series and also the Add-On for Gothic II. So the games...

Gothik Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The lands far north of Belorn are ruled by an evil lord with an iron fist . Only the powers...

Götzendiener TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

The Demon God has abducted the princess Misa, intending to sacrifice her in order to restore his power. The king...

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