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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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Prototype 2: Radnet Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Radnet is an add-on for Prototype 2 and was released simultaneously with the main game for the PC version. For...

Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The radnet edition is an edition of the game Prototype 2 that was provided for all preorders for the game...

Prowler Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Prowler sends you deep into space, to Ursa Minor Delta-V, where the Peradusins are on the attack (companies were starting...

Pro Wrestling SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

Pro Wrestling is a tag team professional wrestling game where one can choose from four tag teams to compete. These...

ZX Spectrum (1992)

You're shortly member of the city police, still called 'greenhorn' by your fellows. One day, in the middle of your...

Pryzm: Chapter One - The Dark Unicorn PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Pryzm: Chapter One - The Dark Unicorn is set in a peaceful land where all five races (gnomes, elves, trolls,...

Przeklęta Ziemia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

Przeklęta Ziemia is a shooter with strategic elements. The aim of the game is to pay off debts incurred in...

Psi 5 Trading Co. DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1987)

Psi-5 Trading company puts the player in command of a space freighter crewed by a host of quirky aliens. The...

Atari ST (1989)

Psicotic is a multi-screen shoot'em up game coded in STOS. Aliens from the planet ZzalazZ has almost destroyed earth and...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Earth is in trouble and requires a pulsebomb which is being delivered to Earth by the cargo ship Dreadnought Nine....

Psikyo Shooting Collection Vol. 2: Sengoku Ace & Sengoku Blade PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Volume two of the Psikyo Shooting Collection contains the following arcade shoot 'em up games:Sengoku Ace Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

The third volume in the Psikyo Shooting Collection contains two shoot 'em ups that were previously unreleased on the PlayStation...

Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

Psi-Ops is an action game with a twist: no longer do you have to rely solely on big weapons and...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You are a Psi Warrior and you have been sent to an abandoned military silo to find and destroy the...

Pssst ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Growing the best Thyrgodian Megga Chrisanthodil possible is the sole purpose of Robbie the Robot. When insects invade his garden,...

PS Vita Mega Pack PSP Front Cover

PSP (2013) and PS Vita (2013)

The PS Vita Mega Pack contains an 8GB memory card and the following games as downloads:For PS Vita: Ecolibrium Frobisher...

Psybadek PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998)

In Psybadek, you maneuver a hoverboard through jungle, desert, underworld and ice levels as Xako or Mia to save your...

Psyborg Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

You are a psyborg named Duncan Norton, who must travel through the vortex from a space vessel trapped in a...

Psycastria Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), BBC Micro (1986) and Electron (1986)

The Psycastrians have attacked. Using their mind control abilities, they have taken over many world leaders, causing untold war and...

Psychic Force PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996) and Arcade (1996)

The year is 2010, and people are being born with special powerful abilities, such as the power to control the...

Psychic Force 2012 Dreamcast Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (1999), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1998)

Psychic Force 2012, the sequel to Psychic Force, is a one-on-one fighting game with a twist. The matches take place...

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Psychic Force Complete is a compilation of 3 System 11 / System 12 arcade fighting games: Psychic Force Psychic Force...

TurboGrafx CD (1992)

Psychic Storm is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up in which the player takes the role of four characters who must protect...

Psychic World Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1991), SEGA Master System (1991) and MSX (1988)

A scientist and his two female assistants work on ESP research in a remote science laboratory. One day, a section...

Psycho Chaser TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Space year X2981Y. Earth has developed battle androids to fight bloodless wars. A new battle android called "Aura" was developed...

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