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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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Game Boy Advance (2005)

This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings the first two Lode Runner games from the Famicom to the GameBoy Advance:Lode...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings two classic Famicom action games to your GameBoy Advance:Challenger Milon's Secret Castle

Game Boy Advance (2006)

This volume of Hudson Best Collection brings three classic Famicom shooting games to your GameBoy Advance:Star Force Star Soldier Starship...

Hudson Hawk Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), Amiga (1991), NES (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

In this platformer based on the 1991 comedy/action film of the same name, the player takes on the role of...

Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Soldier GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

A budget remake of the top-down sci-fi shooter Star Soldier for next-gen consoles. The game puts you in charge of...

Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

Fourteen years after its debut, PC Genjin (Bonk's Adventure) is remade as the third game out of four in the...

Hudson Selection Vol.4: Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and GameCube (2003)

A budget remake of the side-scrolling platform game Adventure Island for the GameCube and PlayStation 2. The story starts out...

HueShift iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

HueShift is a reworking of the browser game Hue Shift. It uses the same gameplay mechanic, but no longer with...

Hue Shift Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Hue Shift is an action platformer where the player controls a pixel, moving at a fixed speed. It moves over...

Hugo DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1996)

The evil witch Hexana kidnapped Hugo's family and he has to rescue them. This game contains five ported levels from...

Hugo 2 Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy (1997) and Game Boy Color (1999)

Hugo 2 is a game based on a call-in TV series for kids. It includes five levels which are directly...

Windows (1997)

The evil witch Hexana kidnapped Hugo's family and he has to rescue them in simple jump´n Run similar games. This...

Windows (2000)

Hugo 8:: Dschungelinsel 2 is a game based on the TV show. The evil witch Hexana kidnapped Hugo's family and...

J2ME (2004)

Guide Hugo, the TV troll, to free Kiku from the monsters. The game consists of several small platform levels, Donkey...

J2ME (2004)

This is the sequel to Hugo: Black Diamond Fever. The gameplay is completely identical, except for new enemies and locations....

J2ME (2003)

Hugo the TV Troll wants to throw a party for his friends Jean Paul and Fernando. Everything is set, but...

J2ME (2003)

Hugo in the Snow is a simple mobile game featuring Hugo the TV troll, a popular cartoon character on Danish...

J2ME (2003)

Hugo in the Xmas Snow is a re-release of Hugo in the Snow, adapted for the Christmas holidays. The goal...

Hugo: The Quest for the Sunstones Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (2000)

The Quest for the Sunstones is a 3D platform jump'n'run game. Like Indiana Jones, Hugo takes on great danger only...

Hugo: Wild River Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

The evil witch Hexana kidnapped Hugo's family and he has to rescue them. This game contains four ported levels from...

Hühner Frikassee Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Hühner Frikassee is a Moorhuhn variant where the player shoots at chickens which walk and fly over the screen. More...

Windows (2006)

Hui Buh: Das Schlossgespenst - Spuken bis die Zähne klappern is a platformer based on the movie Hui Buh: Das...

Hulk Windows Front Cover

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

Based after the events of the blockbuster movie (starring Eric Bana), you play Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego,...

Humanoid Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Humanoid is a side-scrolling shooter. After the discovery of a new civilization terrestrials sent emissaries to the peace talks. After...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The year in 2850 AD. Captain Gryo is being held prisoner on the planet Vulso, and he must find a...

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