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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DOS (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Amstrad PCW (1989)

Gonzzalezz is a side-scrolling platform game from Spain. The main protagonist is a Mexican stereotype (complete with sombrero and huge...

Good Bye, My Love! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Atop the screen, a giant whirling asteroid approaches the Earth, sure to fall out of the sky and kill thousands...

Windows (2000)

The Good Life is a multi-genre game in a fantasy setting, consisting of three parts. The first part is a...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Goodness Gracious is a side view single screen game where you play the role of a frog-like dinosaur protecting a...

DOS (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Amstrad PCW (1988)

In Goody you are a thief with a mission to break into a Spanish bank. In order to accomplish that...

Goody: The Remake Linux Front Cover

Linux (2006) and Windows (2005)

This remake of the Spanish platform game from 1987 updates the graphics, sounds, brick physics and controls, while remaining faithful...

Goof Ball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

This colorful game combines puzzle elements with fast paced action. From labyrinth style puzzles to last man standing firefights; this...

Goof Troop SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

Goofy and his son Max were enjoying a peaceful day of fishing, when Keelhaul Pete absconds with Pete and PJ....

Genesis (1993)

In Goofy's Hysterical History Tour, the player takes command of Goofy himself who gets his dream job as janitor at...

Google Chrome (included game) Android Front Cover

Browser (2014) and Android (2014)

When the Google Chrome web browser is invoked in an offline state and tries to load a remote website without...

Browser (2013)

On September 27th, 2013, Google Inc. celebrated it's fifteenth birthday with this interactive Google doodle. You begin with a birthday...

Browser (2012)

In homage to the tactics of overwhelming forces employed by team Zerg in the StarCraft games, search engine giant Google...

The Goonies II NES Front Cover

NES (1987) and Arcade (1988)

In a movie released in the 1980s, a group of youngsters formed a special gang and called themselves The Goonies....

The Goonies NES Front Cover

NES (1986), PC-88 (1986), Sharp X1 (1986) and Arcade (1987)

The Goonies is based on a movie of the same name from 1985. A group of youngsters from a neighborhood...

The Goonies Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The Goonies is based on the Steven Spielberg film of the same name, in which a motley crew of suburban...

Windows (2010)

Those who never had a chance to play to The Goonies will have an opportunity to test a free, new...

MSX (1986)

While this MSX version of The Goonies borrows the basic concept from the Famicom (NES) version, it features completely different...

Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant is a game based on the R.L. Stine kids' horror novel of the same name....

GooseGogs Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2011), Macintosh (2011), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

GooseGogs is a jump-and-run puzzle game. The player controls a goosegog and travels through 50 different levels, fighting enemy gogs....

Atari 2600 (1982)

A pesky gopher is after your carrot patch! Your goal is to stop it before all of your carrots are...

Windows 3.x (1992)

Simulating the carnival midway "Whac-A-Mole" games, this simple program puts the player in the role of an amateur exterminator trying...

GO, Poliwrath Game Boy Advance Front Cover e-Card 2/6 - Front

Game Boy Advance (2001)

In this game you will have a swimming race against two water based pokémon, marill and golduck. You are a...

Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1990)

Gordian Tomb is a flip-screen platform game from Germany. Montezuma's Revenge seems to be a major influence on the overall...

Lynx (1993)

You are a monkey named Gordo, resident of N. Human Labs cage 106, a laboratory experimenting with animals. One day...

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...

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