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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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TurboGrafx CD (1991)

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Hi, How Are You iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

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Hillbilly Whack! Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Hillbilly Whack! is about a hillbilly named Samuel Jones who has lost his sweetheart Winnie May to an evil hillbilly...

Hillsfar DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), NES (1991), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and PC-98 (1990)

Play a would-be hero in the city of Hillsfar, where action and adventure await the daring adventurer. Join the local...

Windows (2008)

Fragment: Eclipse is the third major update in the "Hinokakera" series of doujin 2.5D fighting games, developed by Akaishi Ryuka...

NES (1987)

Based on the Osamu Tezuka manga "Phoenix", this platformer is mostly based on the fifth volume, "Hō-ō" (later called "Karma"...

Hinterland Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Hinterland is a game that mixes the gameplay of a city builder and of an action role-playing game (RPG).The king...

MSX (1987)

Hiper Tronic is a typical arcade without scroll (Space Invaders-like) in which the spaceship appears on the inferior part of...

J2ME (2007)

Hip Hop Immortals is a mobile game in which wannabe Hip Hop stars begin their careers in beat-up apartments in...

Arcade (1989)

This is a mythologically-themed gladiator game with simple controls, allowing players to move left and right, jump, and attack. Players...

Hired Guns DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1993)

The year is 2712, and four mercenaries have been sent to the planet Graveyard on a hostage rescue mission. Upon...

Hired Team: Trial GOLD Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Much as Serious Sam: The First Encounter was really a tech demo of Croteam's Serious Engine, Hired Team: Trial is...

Hiryū no Ken III: Go-nin no Ryū Senshi NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Hiryu no Ken III is the third game in the martial arts action RPG series. Ryuuhi, Hayato, Wyler, Shouryuu, and...

NES (1989)

Hissatsu Dōjō Yaburi is an RPG - beat-'em-up hybrid that casts you as a novice martial artist that sets out...

Hissatsu Ura Kagyō PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Hissatsu Ura Kagyō is an action game set in Japan during the Edo period, inspired by the popular Hissatsu Series...

The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

You play as an American G.I. fighting in the Pacific during World War II in this game. Battles are based...

The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific Wii Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2007)

You play as Lieutenant Jonathan Farrel, an American G.I. previously stationed in Europe but assigned as single member of the...

The History Channel: Civil War - A Nation Divided Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Civil War: A Nation Divided lets players relive the horror and chaos of the Civil War fighting for both the...

Windows (2005)

HiTilesAF is the first official add-on pack for Falcon 4.0: Allied Force, independently produced by Thomas D. Wälti. It replaces...

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and GameCube (2003)

The perfect hitman, Agent 47, tries to distance himself from his violent past and becomes a humble church gardener. But...

Hitman: Absolution Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012), Macintosh (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Hitman: Absolution is the fifth game in the stealth assassin series starring Agent 47 as the protagonist. The story continues...

Hitman: Absolution (Exclusive High Roller Suit & Krugermeier 2-2 Pistol) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This Walmart exclusive edition of Hitman: Absolution includes the following: Hitman: Absolution High Roller Disguise DLC voucher Krugermeier 2-2 Gun...

Hitman: Absolution (Professional Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

This Professional Edition comes in a box and contains: Hitman: Absolution (base game) Hitman: Absolution - Agency Gun Pack (DLC)...

Hitman: Blood Money Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), Xbox 360 (2006) and Browser (2012)

Agent 47 the assassin returns in the 4th installment of the Hitman series. This time he goes on a trip...

Hitman: Blood Money (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Collector's Edition includes:Hitman: Blood MoneyA Bonus DVD with:The making of "Origins of a Killer" All 4 "Development Diary" videos...

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