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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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Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2005) and BlackBerry (2009)

In the mobile version of the last game in the trilogy, the prince returns to Babylon after the events of...

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004), GameCube (2004), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is the direct sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Seven years later,...

Prince of Qin Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Prince of Qin is an action RPG that blends fighting and strategic elements in a voyage through the ancient Qin...

The Princess Bride Game Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

Players explore the depths of true love and adventure in the medieval realms of Florin and Guilder in this collection...

Princess Crown SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1997) and PSP (2005)

You play as the thirteen-year-old princess Gradriel, the daughter of Elfrenne, queen of Valendria. Twenty-five years ago Elfrenne destroyed the...

Princess Natasha: Student • Secret Agent • Princess Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2006) and Nintendo DS (2006)

Based on the flash animation series for AOL kids which ran from 2004 to 2006, this game casts the player...

Windows (2007)

In the sequel to Principles of Evil taxidermist Rogata continues her journey away from boredom searching for the evil witch...

Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? PSP Front Cover

PSP (2008)

As a Prinny, one of the lovable, knife-wielding penguins from the Disgaea series, you have been given the task of...

Prismatic Solid Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Prismatic Solid is an abstract vertically-scrolling bullet-hell style shooter. There is no story, and most objects are made up of...

Prism: Guard Shield Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Similar to America's Army which was a popular recruitment game made by the U.S. Army, Prism: Guard Shield was made...

Prism: Light the Way Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Nintendo DS (2007), J2ME (2006) and Browser (2008)

Prism: Light the Way is a cutesy puzzle game set inside a black hole. It is based on the conceit...

Prison Break: The Conspiracy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The story of Prison Break: The Conspiracy is based on the first season of the TV series Prison Break.The original...

Prison Riot Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Seven prisoners have incited a minor riot, and you are the one who must prevent it from becoming a major...

Prison Throw Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Prison Throw is a distance-record game where the player must launch his egg-shaped prisoner by means of catapult. The bucket...

Privateer 2: The Darkening DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1997)

Privateer 2: The Darkening is a follow-up to Wing Commander: Privateer. The player takes control of Ser Lev Arris, who...

Privateer 2: The Darkening (Special Edition) DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This Special Edition compilation includes the full versions of Privateer 2: The Darkening and Wing Commander: Privateer.A limited edition sew-on...

Private Eye Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1984)

You are the great French private eye Pierre Touche. Your job is to capture the criminal Henri Le Fiend and...

Prodigy Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The tyrannical Wardlock has created two humanoids within his mechanical world, for his own amusement. Solo the Synthelman must lead...

Windows (1999)

Professional Bull Rider is a game sponsored and licensed by the PBR where players get to ride bulls in arenas...

Professional Bull Rider 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Ride the bull, be the bull, or be a bull fighter, this is the only game endorsed by the Professional...

Professional Underground League of Pain DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and PlayStation (1997)

Riot is a futuristic sports game. The court is a hall similar to a basketball field but the basket is...

Professor Fizzwizzle Linux Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

Professor Fizzwizzle is platform puzzle game where you take control of the diminutive genius, Professor Fizzwizzle. You must help the...

Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery Linux Front Cover

Linux (2007), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

While on vacation, Professor Fizzwizzle investigates a volcano and that lands him in a molten mystery involving Bat-Bots and a...

ZX81 (1981)

Program Pack 4 is a double games pack that contains:Breakout: Based on the arcade game where the aim is to...

Prohibition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987), Thomson TO (1987) and Thomson MO (1987)

Prohibition is a shoot'em up taking place in New York in 1930. The town is overrun by gangsters and you're...

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