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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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Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1983), Amstrad CPC (1984), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

Music notes have escaped throughout the world, and Jet-Boot Jack must collect them up. There are ten levels, the first...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The discovery of rich mineral deposits on Saturn's moons has made our solar system one of the most hotly contested...

JetFighter: Full Burn DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

Somewhere between Jetfighter 3 and 4 came Full Burn, a game that takes a turn towards arcade action over simulation...

JetFighter III DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

The Jetfighter series returns once again, albeit this time it is released by Mission Studios, a spin-off from Velocity, the...

JetFighter III Enhanced Campaign CD DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

New scenery, missions and game features for the JetFighter III Combat Flight Simulator. Adds 5 million square miles and 70...

JetFighter IV: Fortress America Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Defend the USA! Take the high-tech arsenal of F-22 Raptor, F/A-18 Hornet, and F-14 Tomcat against terrorists and invading armies!...

JetFighter V: Homeland Protector Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

While on a routine training mission, you've been suddenly called back to base. It seems that an invasion fleet has...

Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Twins Juno and Vela, and their dog Lupus, are Jet Force Gemini, intergalactic police. Their mission? Stop the evil space...

Jet Grind Radio Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Dreamcast (2000), Game Boy Advance (2003), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

Tokyo-to, a city not unlike Tokyo, somewhere in Asia, in the near future. This is the story about the GG's,...

DOS (1991)

Remaking the classic Spectrum game 'Jetpac' from Ultimate Play the Game, the titular hero must fly around shooting aliens, initially...

Jet Moto 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and PS Vita (2012)

In Jet Moto 2 you once again are racing the hoverbikes of the future. Race in over 15 extreme tracks...

Jet Moto 3 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), PSP (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

The third entry in the Jet Moto series once again places you in the driving seat of a futuristic hoverbike,...

Atari ST (1992)

First assemble your rocket by collecting the three rocket pieces with your jetpack, then fill it with fuel by collecting...

Jetpac ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

Jetman has crash-landed on a distant planet, with ledges suspended in mid-air and populated by various nasties, and he must...

Jetpack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

You are an explorer trying to gather green gems from more than 100 small dungeons. You have a jetpack and...

Jetpack Brontosaurus Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Jetpack Brontosaurus continues the development studio's fascination for dinosaurs in unusual settings. After Off-Road Velociraptor Safari this game tells how...

Jetpack Jackass Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

In Jetpack Jackass, the player controls a man with a jet pack. The man tries to get as high as...

Jetpack Joyride PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012), Browser (2012), iPhone (2011), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2013) and PS Vita (2012)

In Jetpack Joyride the player controls Barry, a young man who steals an experimental jetpack from supposedly evil scientists and...

Jetpac Refuelled Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

As a delivery pilot for the Acme Interstellar Transport Company, you're sent to far off distant planets to deliver rocket...

Jetpak: Solar Crisis Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This remake of the platform game of 1983 completely updates the presentation, replacing the graphics and sounds with new ones...

Jet Power Jack Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), BBC Micro (1984) and Electron (1984)

In this platform-action-game based on Jet Pac you have to collect the fuel pods for Jack's flying saucer. To do...

DOS (1999), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

This freeware remake of the 8-bit classic from 1984 updates the graphics and sounds, adding a unique classical melody for...

Jet Set Willy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Atari ST (1998), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1986), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985), Xbox 360 (2012), Dragon 32/64 (1985), iPhone (2011), BBC Micro (1985), Electron (1985), iPad (2011), Windows Phone (2012) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Cult hero Matthew Smith followed up Manic Miner with a seminal platform game. Having struck it lucky in the first...

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1992), Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), MSX (1985), iPhone (2011), BBC Micro (1986), Electron (1986), iPad (2011) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

This platform game is the sequel of Jet Set Willy. Again has each room its own hazards, such as spikes,...

DOS (2001)

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier is the remake of the second chapter of Miner Willy's adventures. In the...

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