Action games primarily involve fast-paced combat with some form of movement, and elements of puzzle solving, strategy, plot, and story line. These elements are not prime themes of the games, but may still be important features.
Many other genres list games that have elements of action. Fighting lists games with a very high proportion of combat in a relatively fixed arena. Shooter lists games with a very high proportion of combat and exploration or movement across terrain. Action-Adventure lists games with higher proportion of puzzle solving than combat. Driving_and_Racing lists games that primarily involve racing or piloting vehicles, although may contain elements of combat. Simulation lists games that stress the interaction of vehicles and environment over action.
Certain collections of games based around a space theme (such as Star Wars or Star Trek) are listed within action, even though certain individual titles may not be action titles.
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