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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 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

Implosion is a shooter in which a planet is on full collision course towards the earth. Now the player has...

Impossaball ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Impossaball puts you in control of a ball, and sets you in a checkered 3D environment with walls and ceilings....

Windows (2003)

This freeware remake of the arcade game from 1987 replaces the old 2D bitmap graphics with fully 3D-rendered levels and...

Impossamole Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and BlackBerry (2013)

Monty Mole has been living in luxury since his previous adventures, but he has now been beamed up by an...

The Impossible Avatar Getaway 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

The Impossible Avatar Getaway 2 is the sequel to the first title, and is conceptually identical: the player's avatar continually...

The Impossible Avatar Getaway Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

The Impossible Avatar Getaway is neatly summed up by its title: The player controls their Xbox Avatar, who must escape...

The Impossible Game Xbox 360 Front Cover

PSP (2011), Symbian (2011), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2011), iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and Windows Phone (2010)

The Impossible Game is a platform game much like Canabalt, where the stage is perpetually moving forward and the goal...

Impossible Mission SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1990), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 7800 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1986), Wii (2008), BBC Micro (1986), Electron (1986), PC-88 (1985) and Sharp X1 (1985)

You play a secret agent on a quest to stop the evil Professor Elvin Atombender, who is believed to be...

Impossible Mission Nintendo DS Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007), Nintendo DS (2007), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii (2008)

In six hours the evil Professor Elvin Atombender's nuclear missiles will launch and destroy strategic locations on the earth. Only...

Impossible Mission 2025 Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

The evil Elvin Atombender returns in this modernized version of Epyx's original game. Elvin has assembled a crack team of...

Impossible Mission II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988), NES (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), Apple II (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Apple IIgs (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Wii (2008)

You have 8 hours to prevent Elvin, a psychotic genius, from destroying the world in this sequel to Impossible Mission....

Atari ST (1989)

Impulse is an action puzzle game in which you must use your laser to activate the cosmic detonator. In each...

In 80 Days Around the World Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987) and Commodore 64 (1987)

Based on a tale first scripted by Jules Verne. You start as Phileas Fogg in the Reform Club of London...

Inca DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), Windows 3.x (1995) and CD-i (1993)

You are a space pilot who can travel through time. Now your mission is to land in South America at...

Inca II: Nations of Immortality DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

Inca II: Nations of Immortality is the sequel to Inca, the surreal space combat/adventure game with a fantasy take on...

Inca II: Wiracocha (Série limitée) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

This limited edition contains: Inca II: Nations of Immortality (3.5" disk version) Soundtrack disc

SNES (1996)

In Incantation you are controlling a young wizard who has to complete several jump'n'run levels. Enemies are defeated by using...

Inca Tomb Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Inca Tomb is a puzzle game where the player takes the role of an unnamed woman explorer raiding the ancient...

J2ME (2006)

After the Ukrainian Chernobyl disaster in 1986, scientists put forward a new hypothesis about the cause based on mascots of...

In Cold Blood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

In the near future, Cold War has reignited between USA and People's Republic of China. CIA has requested assistance of...

Incoming Forces Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The background story is a direct continuation of the previous one.Set twenty years after the original Incoming, humans on Earth...

Incoming + Incoming Forces Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This is a digital compilation that contains the following games: Incoming Incoming Forces

Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998), Dreamcast (1998) and Macintosh (2002)

Incoming aliens! Incoming aliens! They've already attacked the international moonbase, and they may already have a base in the Arctic!...

Incrediball: The Seven Sapphires Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

The player takes their airship across the world to destroy mysterious structures and uncover hidden treasure in a 3D paddle,...

The Incredible Adventures of Moebius Goatlizard Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (2013)

The oddly-named Moebius Goatlizard is a conversion of the SAM Coupé game Lost Disks of SAM, itself a conversion of...

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