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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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Joy Mecha Fight NES Front Cover

NES (1993), Wii (2008) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

The evil scientist Warunachi has hacked all the otherwise peaceful robots in Japan and now plans to launch an attack...

Jr. Pac-Man DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Atari 2600 (1987) and Arcade (1983)

Jr. Pac-Man features gameplay similar to the original Pac-Man, but with a few changes. As Jr., you need to eat...

J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings - Volume One is a video game adaptation of the famous book, which is...

JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

A follow up to the Dreamcast title Jet Grind Radio. The setting is Tokyo in the year 2024. Freedom is...

Judge Dredd DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Game Boy (1995), SNES (1995), Genesis (1995) and Game Gear (1995)

Judge Dredd is a platform action game based on the British comic book character of the same name and the...

Judge Dredd PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and PS Vita (2012)

Trouble in Mega-City One: An unidentified perpetrator has taken hostages, including the mayor. Attempts to apprehend him have already led...

Judge Dredd Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986)

You are Judge Dredd. Your job is to track down unsolved crimes in Mega City and solve them. To do...

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Just another day for Judge Dredd in Mega City One as he fights crime and tries to return the city...

Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death Windows Front Cover

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

Judge Dredd is back. The comic book character who acts as judge, jury, and executioner makes another video game appearance...

Judge Dredd Pinball DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998) and Windows (1998)

Based on the original Judge Dredd pinball machine, this computer version adds some new things to the game to increase...

Judge Dredd vs Zombies iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2012), iPad (2011) and Windows Phone (2012)

Judge Dredd vs Zombies is an action game set in the post-apocalyptic and dystopian future of the eponymous 2000 AD...

Judgement Silversword: Rebirth Edition WonderSwan Color Front Cover

WonderSwan Color (2004)

In your space fighter, the S-AIXAK, you'll be going up against the minions of the Judgement Silversword. Starting from a...

Juggernaut Corps: First Assault Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The Alliance has been invaded by an alien force named Species CAN-8932. The Council of Elders decreed that the Juggernaut...

Juggernaut: The New Story For Quake II Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Some time in the future, refugees from earth have gone to colonize Callisto and Europa, both moons of Jupiter. The...

Supervision (1992)

Juggler is an action game where the player controls a magician who can create large floating bubbles. The object of...

Juice! Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

Juice! is a single player side scrolling game with 6 levels of intensity, where Edison, the Kinetic Android (the player's...

Juka and the Monophonic Menace Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

A long time ago, the mysterious "Ancients" created machines across the land that were able to harness the power of...

Windows 3.x (1997)

A collection of five mini-games based loosely on the movie of the same name.All of the games are standard arcade-reflex...

DOS (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992), MSX (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

This arcade game is a cross between Breakout and Space Invaders. Player controls an electromechanical robot, who walks along the...

DOS (1993)

Jump! is an arcade game of guiding a permanently bouncing ball through a vertically scrolling field of obstacles. The ball...

JUMP! Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

A giant Iron Crab has appeared, and is dropping bombs all over the place. Someone needs to stop it, and...

MSX (1984) and Arcade (1983)

You control a caped man who attempts to rescue his girlfriend while attempting to avoid running men and girls on...

Jump Duck Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

In Jump Duck the goal is to either jump or duck to avoid laser beams flying across the screen from...

Windows (2004)

Jumper! is a freeware platform game starring Ogmo, a creature created in a lab by the army as a weapon...

Jumper: Griffin's Story PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Jumper: Griffin's Story is an extension of the movie, Jumper, that starred Hayden Christensen. This version tells the story of...

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