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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Grand Theft Auto V (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

This special edition contains: Grand Theft Auto V Steelbook with exclusive artwork Blueprint map of Los Santos and Blaine County...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Grange Hill was a British children's TV show that ran from 1978 to 2008 and was based in a fictional...

Arcade (1983)

Granny and the Gators is a pinball/arcade video game hybrid. You, as Granny, paddle up a river, collecting gold and...

Granny in Paradise Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Granny in Paradise is the sequel to another Sandlot game: Super Granny. The game is very reminiscent of Lode Runner....

Granny's Garden Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2007) and Browser (2007)

A simple Flash Pang clone, you control Granny in her Garden as it is invaded by a Fortean rain of...

Granny Smith Android Front Cover

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

Granny Smith is an endless running game (or endless rolling to be more accurate) where the player takes control of...

The Granstream Saga PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997)

Many years ago, the Allied Spirit Army fought the malevolent Imperial Wizardry in a prolonged war. Neither side could gain...

Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Gran Turismo 2 is the second game in the Gran Turismo series of racing games exclusively for the PlayStation. The...

Grappling Action: Moon Dancer iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

A mysterious thief has started showing up in town, snagging treasure as he grapples through the air, silhouette against the...

DOS (2002)

You are a gravedigger called Samuel, and you've heard of the famed Loodam Crypts and all the riches they contain....

Spectravideo (1984)

You must cross the graveyard late at night, but amongst the labyrinthine tombstones are ghosts that may scare you to...

Grave Prosperity: Volume 1 - Part 1 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This is the first part of Grave Prosperity, a survival horror game with faux 3D (3D characters move against a...

Browser (2008)

Darkness fell upon the land of Fairosel, darkness dressed in... white. The evil necromancer White Warlock has to be stopped,...

Atari ST (1994)

Graveyard is a slightly extended version of Asteroids. Your ship is mounted in the centre of the screen and can...

DOS (1989) and Commodore 64 (1990)

Fantasy Football where monsters pummel each other and dodge landmines to make touchdowns!

Browser (2010)

Graveyard Graveyard Revolution is a mash-up of Dance Dance Revolution and The Graveyard. It was created in two hours for...

Gravitar Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983) and Arcade (1982)

The evil being called Gravitar is out attempting to destroy the universe! With each galaxy he conquers he leaves behind...

DOS (1993)

Gravitar is a pc version of an older game game originally released by AtariBeing a copy of a game from...

Gravitation Linux Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

As with Jason Rohrer's previous game Passage, Gravitation is an autobiographical game and it has a similar visual style. No...

DOS (1992)

Graviton is a space shooting game with vector graphics, based on the arcade game Gravitar. The object is to conquer...

DOS (1993)

Like the first Graviton game, this is a physics-based shooter modeled after Gravitar, featuring a triangular spaceship with turn and...

Windows (2006)

Gravitron is a side-scrolling game in the style of Thrust and Lunar Lander. The objective is to navigate a spaceship...

Gravity Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

Gravity is an isometric-perspective action game whose gameplay centers around maneuvering a spaceship around a three-dimensional isometric grid in an...

Windows (1995)

Gravity is a shareware, single-player, space shooter that is keyboard or joystick controlled.The game starts with the player piloting a...

The Gravity Effect Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

The Gravity Effect is a side-scrolling platformer. The goal of the 30 levels is easy: reaching the end. The gimmick...

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