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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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Kasumi Ninja Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1994)

On the tiny island of Kasumi, there exists a portal between this world and the Netherworld. For many centuries, this...

Katakis Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1988), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Katakis was the first R-Type-influenced side scrolling shoot 'em up. You control the H-75 Eagle Fighter, against the machines which...

Katakis Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Katakis on the Amiga is, like its counterpart on the C64, a shoot'em'up heavily influenced by R-Type.It's a single space...

Katamari Damacy PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

The King of All Cosmos accidentally destroyed the stars and—having recovered—wants the prince to rebuild them. Unfortunately the prince stands...

Katamari Forever PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

Katamari Forever is the first game in the Katamari series on Playstation 3. It features 30 levels, which are revisited...

DOS (1996)

Visiting a pub can be really dangerous, especially when not all arguments are solved by bare fists. The participants aim...

Katharsis DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Katharsis is a game with classic side-scrolling shooter gameplay. It has 3D backgrounds, colorful graphics and an integrated storyline. The...

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

In the 24th century, Earth is pounded by solar explosions and abandoned by humans, and the planet is recolonized by...

Kavinsky iPad Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2013), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Kavinsky is an action game based around the 2013 studio album OutRun by the French electronic musician Kavinsky. The album...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

Princess Shizuhime has been kidnapped by a group of ninja under the command of Genbu, and brought to the castle...

WonderSwan (1999)

In this game, you control a boy named Klonoa. One day he sees a dream in which he learns that...

K.C. Munchkin! Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1981), Videopac+ G7400 (2008) and Philips VG 5000 (1984)

A top-down maze puzzle game with a concept similar to Pac-Man. The player controls a "Munchkin" whose goal is to...

K.C.'s Krazy Chase! Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1982)

In this sequel to K.C. Munchkin!, our hero confronts the dreaded tree-eating Dratapillars of Venus!The player controls K.C. in a...

Keeper PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2002) and SNES (1994)

Keeper is a cute action-puzzle game. A five-by-five grid fills up with colored blocks with different icons on them. Pikuru...

Keio Flying Squadron SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1993)

Keio Flying Squadron chronicles the adventures of Rami, the little bunny-suited member of the flying squadron tasked with the protection...

Keio Flying Squadron 2 SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

Keio Flying Squadron 2 is a 2D platform game, departing from the shoot 'em up-oriented style of its predecessor. The...

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1988)

As a member of N.I.C.E. (Nations for International Citizens of Earth), Keith Courage takes up the fight against the aliens...

Keith Van Eron's Pro Soccer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Arcade-style soccer game. It has two different parts: Indoor and Outdoor.The Outdoor game is the normal European soccer. You may...

Windows (2005)

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Presents Ratchet & Madame Gasket's Sweeper Zone is a promotional game packaged with specially marked boxes of Pop-Tarts...

Windows (2005)

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Presents Rescue The Rusties is a promotional game packaged with specially marked boxes of Pop-Tarts breakfast pastries to...

Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002), GameCube (2002) and Macintosh (2003)

Do you like to surf? Have you ever imagined surfing at different remote locations around the world? Well, Kelly Slater...

Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer takes the player around the world to surf some of the more famous beaches. With a...

PlayStation (2002)

The Kendo is, like the title suggests, a kendo game in which you have the usual assortment of fighting game...

SNES (1993)

Josephine is a teenage girl who is currently attending Honest Osaki's Kendo School and Used Car Sales to learn Kendo...

Commodore 64 (1989) and ZX Spectrum (1989)

In this ninja beat 'em up you take control of Kendo in a mission to retrieve secret documents which have...

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