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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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Hoops NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Hoops is an action basketball game for one or two players. The game is half court and can be one-on-one...

HoopWorld Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

HoopWorld is an action sports basketball game in arcade style where two teams of three face themselves in a match...

DOS (1992)

Hoosier City is a top-down action game in 3 episodes. You must rid a city of evil mutants in a...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Hopeless is a side view scrolling game with platform elements where the screen moves when you move your hero, Al...

Commodore 64 (1993)

Hope to Hopp is a small platformer, a mini-game made in just 2048 Bytes that won a "2KByter"-competition arranged by...

Commodore 64 (1996)

Hope to Hopp II is a small platformer of just 5120 Bytes that was developed for the 5KByter section of...

Hopmon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Hopmon is a single player puzzle game.The player takes on the role of the main character, Hopmon, and has to...

Hopper ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983), MSX (1986), BBC Micro (1983), Electron (1984), Oric (1983) and ZX81 (1982)

Hopper borrows the Frogger style of gameplay, for one of many games inspired by the arcade hit. The road has...

DOS (1985)

An unofficial port of the commercial game Hopper, which existed on other home computer platforms, itself a clone of the...

Commodore 64 (1988)

The once quiet town of Grove Town now has a crime problem with four dangerous criminals running around the town...

Wii (2009) and Arcade (1986)

Hopping Mappy is a 2D arcade game, the sequel of Mappy. As the police mouse on a pogo stick, a...

Hoppin' Mad Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The player controls four bouncing balls that must make their way through twelve environments ranging from park to desert and...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Hoppit is a Frogger clone that sees you attempt to get a frog home to his lily pad at the...

Hop Skip and Jump Android Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014) and Android (2014)

Hop Skip and Jump is an action fangame, based on the TV cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The...

DOS (1996)

The bio-droid, Hopy-ONE, was created in a laboratory Professor Jonathan Silt had set up in 2013 to research the F.L.V....

Horace Goes Skiing Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1982) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

A more accurate title for this would be "Horace Goes Skiing, but only if he can brave a Frogger clone...

Horace & The Spiders ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

A short platformer with three stages. First Horace must jump over spiders while running forward. The next stage is reached...

DOS (1994)

Horangi-eui Bunno 2: Pi, Don, Geurigo Nunmul ("Rage of Tiger 2: Blood, Money, and Tears") is a sequel to Horangi-eui...

The Horde DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), SEGA Saturn (1995), 3DO (1994), PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

You are Chauncey, a serving lad who saves his monarch from choking on his meal. The King rewards you with...

Apple II (1982)

While on a routine patrol of one of the five planetoid outposts of the Galactic Federation, you are set upon...

Horizon X Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Your homeworld is under attack by alien forces, and the only way stop the aliens from bombing your world to...

Horn Android Front Cover

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

Horn is an action-adventure game. The player takes control of Horn, a young boy who mysteriously wakes up one day...

Windows (2001)

Hornado is 2D side-scrolling shoot 'em up similar to Katakis, X-Out or R-Type. The player controls a spaceship, flies to...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Originating on the arcades (where it was known as Demon's World to the Western audience), Horror Story is an "old-style"...

Windows (2003)

Horrorween is a top-down 2D shooter with gameplay mechanics very similar to Crimsonland. The player fights against hordes of zombies...

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