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Action

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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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Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Battle out of Hell, which requires the base game, takes place directly after the events of Painkiller. Daniel Garner has...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is an enhanced remake based on the original Painkiller and the expansion Painkiller: Battle Out of...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This collector's edition includes: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (base game) Painkiller: Hell & Damnation: Multiplayer Body Skin Pack (DLC) Painkiller:...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Full Metal Rocket Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Full Metal Rocket is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation. It includes:...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Medieval Horror Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Medieval Horror is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation. It includes: Various...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Operation Zombie Bunker Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Operation Zombie Bunker is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, which features:...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - The Clock Strikes Meat Night Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - The Clock Strikes Meat Night is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation....

Painkiller: Hell Wars Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2006)

This Xbox version of Painkiller is a collection of the best levels from the original game and its expansion pack,...

Painkiller: Overdose Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The angel/demon cross Belial is a feared demon of Lucifer's army. Having now escaped one of the many prisons of...

Painkiller: Pandemonium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Painkiller: Pandemonium is a compilation of the four Painkiller games: Painkiller Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell Painkiller: Overdose Painkiller: Resurrection...

Painkiller: Recurring Evil Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Painkiller: Recurring Evil is a stand-alone game in the Painkiller series. It includes a new 5-hour campaign with 5 new...

Painkiller: Redemption Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2011)

Painkiller: Redemption is a continuation of the Painkiller series, made by fans and commercially distributed over the internet. The premise...

Painkiller: Resurrection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Painkiller: Resurrection is a first-person shooter based upon Painkiller and Painkiller: Overdose. It is not a sequel to those games,...

Painkiller: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This is a budget edition of the original game. It only has 12 of the levels that came with the...

Paintball Heroes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Paintball Heroes is a first-person shooter with paintball guns. The player joins a team and has to defeat another team....

Commodore 64 (1986)

Painterboy is a game that is advertising Tikkurila paints. The main characters in the game are the Father and the...

Game Boy (1990)

In Painter Momopie the player has the important task to wipe all the castle floors. The castle is divided into...

Painting Beats Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Painting Beats is a combination rhythm and puzzle game. The player controls an arrow which moves around a grid with...

Pairs / Space Rendezvous / Logic Odyssey 2 Front Cover

Odyssey 2 (1978)

Three games are available in this compilation: Pairs (selected by pressing "1") is the same game as Matchmaker!, a regular...

Atari 8-bit (1988)

Pająki is an action game for up to two players. The competition takes place on a single screen, where two...

Atari 8-bit (1996)

Pająki II is a light gun shooter. Using the XG-1 Light Gun the player must kill all the spiders falling...

Pajama Sam's Lost & Found Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Sam's room is a total mess and has lost some of his things throughout the lands he has visited in...

Pajama Sam's SockWorks Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

SockWorks is Sam’s answer to the arduous task of sorting socks. In this Junior Arcade game for kids 3-8 (or...

Pakacuda Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), ZX Spectrum (1983) and VIC-20 (1983)

Pakacuda is a Pac-Man variant. The difference from other games of its kind is that it features an underwater theme....

Tatung Einstein (1984)

A bundle consisting of two illegitimate conversions of arcade classics Pacman and Centipede.Pakman stands out through its use of character...

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