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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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Wii U (2013)

Pikmin 3 is the third installment in the Pikmin series. The game centers around controlling three new characters: Alph, Brittany,...

ExEn (2004) and DoJa (2004)

Play with Remi the journalist and his strange bird called Pikubi. Remi has discovered that aliens are about to invade...

ExEn (2006)

Pikubi 2: Rainbow Attack! is the sequel of Pikubi. You are controlling the same big "bubble gum" like bird trying...

Pile of Balls Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

Pile of Balls is a falling-objects game. A triangular cluster of three balls falls from the top of the screen....

Pillage the Village Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Play the role of an omnipotent hand as you travel from village to village and plunder its inhabitants in this...

Pillowfight J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007) and Android (2009)

Pillowfight is a fighting game where all the contestants are a varied cast of exuberant girls who fight using pillows....

Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Over 180,000 Allied airmen were shot down on enemy territory during WW2. This game is about one of those men,...

Pilotwings 64 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1996)

PilotWings 64 is the update to the original PilotWings for SNES. The gameplay is somewhere between a flight simulation and...

Pilotwings Resort Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Pilotwings Resort is a flight simulation game that takes place on the Wuhu Island already known from Wii Sports Resort...

DOS (1992)

This is a digital conversion of an amusement park/carnival game with a twist, released by the School of Telecommunications Engineering...

Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

eGames' Pinball is a 3D pinball simulation with three tables. 3D acceleration is used for all sorts of realistic effects...

Pinball Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002), NES (1984), Wii (2006) and Wii U (2013)

Try to keep the ball out of the little hole at the bottom of the board by using two flippers...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

In this simple pinball game, written in BASIC, you have one table. You earn basic points for bouncing on items,...

Pinball CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1991)

Pinball is an aptly named pinball game for the CD-i. The game features four different tables: Cyber, Meltdown, Spring Break...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Pinball is a simple pinball game with a single table. The ball can only travel at eight different angles, so...

Pinball Microvision Front Cover

Microvision (1979)

Pinball is a 'pinball simulation' on the Microvision system. Controls are the same as in Block Buster: players use the...

Odyssey 2 (2000)

Pinball!, as the name implies, is a pinball game for one or two players. There are two game "formats". The...

Pinball 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This pinball game is a Windows remake of Cyberball and offers four tables: Dooke, inspired by underworld devils, Enlightment, with...

Pinball Arcade DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Pinball Dreams Deluxe contains 8 tables.The 4 tables from the original Pinball Dreams: Ignition Steel Wheel Beat Box Nightmare The...

Pinball Builder: A Construction Kit for Windows Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996)

From the creators of the Pinball Dreams/Fantasies series comes a pinball construction kit for Windows. Choose from 8 table layouts,...

Pinball Construction Set PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1985), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), Macintosh (1986), PC-88 (1985) and PC-98 (1985)

Pinball Construction Set is considered the first construction set game that launched the concept and genre. Construct a pinball game...

Pinball Dreams DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Game Boy (1994), SNES (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1995), Game Gear (1994), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), iPhone (2008) and GP32 (2002)

The first in a line of pinball games from 21st Century and Digital Illusions, with four tables covering themes such...

Pinball Dreams II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

The sequel to Pinball Dreams with 4 entirely new tables: Neptune: with an undersea theme. Safari: with an obvious safari...

Pinball Fantasies DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy (1995), SNES (1995), Jaguar (1995), Amiga (1992), PSP (2009), Amiga CD32 (1993), PlayStation 3 (2009) and iPhone (2009)

After the success of Pinball Dreams on several systems, a sequel featuring four new tables was created. The gameplay is...

DOS (1996)

Pinball Fantasies Deluxe is a compilation of two previously released Digital Illusions pinball titles:Pinball FantasiesPinball Mania

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