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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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Amiga (1994)

The overall premise of Pinkie is that Dinosaur eggs have to be collected in the galaxy to keep them from...

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

The goal of the game is to help Pink Panther guide his sleepwalking employer through his house without waking him...

Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

In this side-scrolling action platformer, you control the Pink Panther in his quest to find hidden treasures. You'll be travelling...

Pink Panther: Pinkadelic Pursuit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and PlayStation (2002)

One Christmas day, Pink Panther is heading toward the mansion of his late uncle. It is said that there is...

Pinky and the Brain: The Master Plan Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Control alternates between cartoon heroes Pinky & The Brain in this side scrolling action game. Puzzles center around differing abilities...

Pinky Street: Kira Kira Music Hour (Limited Edition) Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

This limited edition includes: Pinky Street: Kira Kira Music Hour A figurine of the main character in the game A...

Pinky & The Brain: World Conquest Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Pinky & The Brain: World Conquest is a licensed game about the TV show Pinky & The Brain. Instead of...

Pinobee: Wings of Adventure Game Boy Advance Front Cover

PlayStation (2002) and Game Boy Advance (2001)

Grandpa Bee has kidnapped before finishing you, Pinobee - a robotic bee made to defend the world. The player must...

Pinocchio Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996), SNES (1996) and Genesis (1995)

Journey through as Geppetto, the carpenter's live wooden puppet, Pinocchio, as he did in his Disney animated film - which...

Pioneer Plague Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

The Starion Cluster is under threat from the Pioneer Plague, which is spreading to every planet and destroying its lifeforms,...

Pipe Mania!! / Volfied DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This compilation contains: Pipe Mania!! Volfied

Amiga (1990)

Pipe Rider is a basic shooter. The player controls either one or two cannons which run on a string. The...

ZX Spectrum (1986)

This single-screen top-down action puzzler stars Pippo, a cute creature who must change the colour of each square on a...

Commodore 64 (2008)

Pir8! was developed for the annual Mini Game Competition and was an entry for the 2k size category.It is a...

Amiga (1992)

In Piracy on the High Seas the player takes the role of three men who have to recover the Golden...

Piranha DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Piranha is your run-of-the-mill Asteroids clone, but features a vast range of weapons and enemies across 100 levels of gameplay....

Piranha 3DD: The Game Android Front Cover

iPhone (2012) and Android (2012)

Piranha 3DD is based on the movie with the same name. The game is built on the developer's Hungry Shark...

Windows (2014)

This is a curated compilation of 101 free indie games, distributed with permission as an enormous torrent collection on The...

Windows (2007)

This static shooter requires the player to defend a Cliffside fortress from a succession of pirate attacks. The likes of...

Windows (2009) and Browser (2010)

Pirate Galaxy is a browser-based massively multiplayer online role playing game.The Mantis, a ruthless and powerful breed of space aliens,...

Pirate Launch Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

In Pirate Launch, the player controls a pirate ship which is launched from a cannon towards a desert island where...

Pirate Poppers Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

Pirate Poppers is a marble shooter game with a pirate theme. Using the mouse, the player controls a cannon that...

Windows (2007)

Pirates: Battle for the Caribbean is an action game in which the player has to defend his island fortress from...

Pirates! Gold DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows 3.x (1994), Genesis (1993), Amiga CD32 (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

As with the original, this is a blend of strategy, action and adventure. Pirates! Gold lets you play the role...

Pirates! Gold Plus Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

This digital compilation includes: Original 1987 Sid Meier's Pirates! Pirates! Gold Electronic manuals for both games Soundtrack Electronic map of...

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