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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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Windows 3.x (1995)

Prairie Dog Hunt Pro is a single player shooter. It is the third game in Diversions Software's Prairie Dog series.Prairie...

Windows 3.x (1997)

Prairie Dog Hunt Pro '97 is a single player shooter. It is the fourth game in Diversions Software's Prairie Dog...

Windows (2008)

Prankster 2: Budget Worx is a game in which a movie filming turns into a nightmare. The actors get lost...

Windows (2010)

Pranksters 3D is a follow-up to Pranksters: Treasure of the Indians. In this episode you, playing as the boy Tim...

Pranksters: Treasure of the Indians Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

In Pranksters a city is plagued by rowdies which play pranks on innocent people. Now the player takes the role...

DOS (1996) and Amiga (1995)

After the fall of Communism, Poland has become an attractive destination for criminals from the East. To put an end...

Pray for Death DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This is one of the few fighting games that follows the Killer Instinct school of fighting, that is: lots of...

Windows (2008)

Precision is a freeware side scroller about precision jumping. The player has to jump from rooftop to rooftop (collecting all...

The Precursors Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

A young pilot of the humanoid Amarn race has graduated from the academy and is now returning to his home...

Predator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1987), BBC Micro (1989) and Electron (1989)

Predator is a side-scrolling platformer which uses the imagery and characters from the classic Arnie movie of the same name....

Predator NES Front Cover

NES (1988) and MSX (1988)

Predator: Soon The Hunt Will Begin is an 2D action game. There are 30 stages in the game, and each...

Predator 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Los Angeles Lieutenant Mike Harrington is used to dealing with a drug war between Spanish and Jamaican drug gangs, but...

Predator 2 Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

Players guide Lt. Mike Harrigan as he tracks the Predator through seven levels based on the film. Mike's primary concerns...

Predator 2 Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1992) and SEGA Master System (1992)

Predator 2 is similar to its 16-bit counterpart. The player controls Lt. Mike Harrigan in a side scrolling view (instead...

Predator: Concrete Jungle PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

The game begins in large urban area. The night is young and a heat wave has spread across the city....

Prehistoric Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

Prehistoric is a platform game set in a prehistoric time.The player controls a dinosaur of a rare species. To rescue...

Arcade (1999)

Prehistoric Isle 2 is a 2D side scrolling shooter with dinosaurs. It's a continuation of the SNK shooter franchise started...

PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and Arcade (1989)

Ships are disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle. Two planes are sent to an unexplored island, the so named "Hell Island",...

Odyssey (1972)

Prehistoric Safari is part of the Shooting Gallery add-on for the Odyssey. It requires the supplied rifle accessory, and game...

Prehistorik DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Amstrad CPC (1991), CDTV (1991), iPhone (2010), Android (2011) and iPad (2010)

Prehistorik is a side-view platform game with a superficial similarity to Chuck Rock. You control a neanderthal who must march...

Prehistorik 2 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amstrad CPC (1993)

Prehistorik 2 takes up the story of its predecessor, for another caveman-era platform game. The hero must use his club...

Prehistorik Man iPad Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001), SNES (1995), iPhone (2013), Nintendo DSi (2010), Android (2012) and iPad (2013)

In Prehistorik Man, the player takes control of a neanderthal who is on a quest to travel through various levels,...

Prehistorik Man Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996)

"Me hungry! Me want FOOD!!"You, Sam the caveman, are hungry. You travel through various levels, defeating enemies, to gain yourself...

Preludium Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993)

Preludium is an educational game with arcade elements. The game takes place in the land called Chochland. Krzysztof's goal is...

Premiere Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Six film reels have been stolen from your film studios by a rival company. In this platform game, your mission...

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