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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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Pizza Frenzy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

For many years, the Italian Stromboli family made the best pizza in Europe, but now their business is threatened by...

Pizza Panic Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

Deliver those pizzas and do it right! As Mr Ravioli's new pizza delivery person your job is to get those...

NES (1992)

A pizza delivery guy is in love with a girl named Betty. He's going about his careless job, delivering in...

DOS (1994)

You play a green worm and you have to go around and eat the pizzas. But every time you eat...

Amiga (1990)

The colonization of space goes well, but there are not enough humans to do all the work. So scientists engineered...

Plain Sight Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Plain Sight is a hectic online multiplayer game starring suicidal ninja robots for up to 20 players simultaneously. Players control...

Plan B BBC Micro Front Cover

BBC Micro (1986) and Electron (1986)

Plan A, to bomb the rogue central computer has failed. The next step is Plan B...You control a war drone...

Windows (2004)

Plane Arcade is a 3D flight combat games set during World War II. The player controls a combat plane and...

Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

Planet 51: The Game is an action driving game, with some sandbox play, that can be described as Grand Theft...

Atari 8-bit (1987)

Planet Attack is a side-scrolling shooter where the player pilots the space ship Star Eagle. The game takes place in...

Planet Busters Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Planet Busters is a single-player game, which plays like a cross between Scrabble and Bejeweled, with added explosions.The story goes...

Planet Fish iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Planet Fish is the first game by Ludia based on an original IP. The first version of the game was...

Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Planet Invasion is a straight-forward Defender clone. As in the original, you patrol a horizontally scrolling landscape infested with Praetorian...

Planet of the Apes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2002)

Released around the same time as the remake (2001 Tim Burton) of the original film (1968 Franklin J. Schaffner), yet...

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Based on the series of 1960's movies that starred legendary actors such as Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell, the player...

Windows (2008)

Planet of the Jellies is a Space Invaders clone mixed with match-three puzzle gameplay. Players can click the Space Invaders...

Planetoids ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1982)

An Asteroids clone. You control a spaceship in a planetoid field, trying to avoid hitting them and at the same...

Planet Patrol Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are on patrol to find and destroy enemy fuel depots.Your ship flies to the left, while you control you...

Planet Ring Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (2000)

Indulge yourself in a totally new concept, created by Sega for its world of Online gaming and experience a new...

PlanetSide Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

PlanetSide is a Massively Multiplayer First-Person Action Game in which players join one of three Empires fighting for control over...

PlanetSide 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter that delivers combat on a large scale with up to...

Windows (2004)

PlanetSide: Aftershock is a bundle of the following games: PlanetSide PlanetSide: Core Combat It also introduces the so-called "Battle Frame...

Windows (2003)

PlanetSide: Core Combat is an add-on for the online-shooter PlanetSide with the following new features (all available to both factions):...

Planet Smashers Atari 7800 Front Cover

Atari 7800 (1990)

Planet Smashers is a vertically scrolling shooter similar to Xevious. Power ups can be captured by destroying cargo ships. Power...

DOS (1994)

This football game features practically every international team available with its corresponding players (circa 1994) and with gameplay modes that...

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