21 Facts About Action games


Action games genre includes any game where the player overcomes challenges by physical means such as precise aim and quick response times.

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Increasingly, though, some Action games allow for 'resurrection' or 'cloning' and the opportunity to regain lost items upon death for a certain sum of ingame currency, typically increasing exponentially the more times the player dies.

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Action games sometimes offer a teleporter that will cause the player's avatar to re-appear elsewhere in the same level.

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Action games sometimes make use of time restrictions to increase the challenge.

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Many action games make use of a powerful attack that destroys all enemies within a limited range, but this attack is rare.

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Some action games even allow players to spend upgrade points on the power ups of their choice.

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Action games take place in either 2D or 3D from a variety of perspectives.

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However, some 3D Action games offer a context-sensitive perspective that is controlled by an artificial intelligence camera.

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Action games sometimes make use of maps which can be accessed during lulls in action, or a mini-map that is always visible.

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Action games tend to set simple goals, and reaching them is obvious.

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Sometimes action games will offer bonus objects that increase the player's score.

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Arcade Action games are more likely to be unbeatable, as they make their money by forcing the player to lose the game.

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Character action games are a broad category of action games, referring to a variety of games that are driven by the physical actions of player characters.

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Shooter games allow the player to take action at a distance using a ranged weapon, challenging them to aim with accuracy and speed.

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The setting of shooter Action games often involves military conflicts, whether historical, contemporary or fictional .

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Shooter Action games do not always involve military conflicts; other settings include hunting Action games, or follow the story of a criminal .

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Hybrid action games are games that combine elements of action games with elements from other genres.

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Shooter Action games have been around since the beginning of the video game industry.

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Major turning point for action video games came with the 1978 release of Taito's shoot 'em up game Space Invaders, which marked the beginning of the golden age of arcade video games.

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Term "action games" began being used in the early 1980s, in reference to a new genre of character action games that emerged from Japanese arcade developers, drawing inspiration from manga and anime culture.

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Martial arts action games eventually emerged in the mid-1980s, with Data East's Karate Champ establishing the one-on-one fighting game subgenre.

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