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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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Odyssey 2 (2000)

Pinball!, as the name implies, is a pinball game for one or two players. There are two game "formats". The...

Pinball 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This pinball game is a Windows remake of Cyberball and offers four tables: Dooke, inspired by underworld devils, Enlightment, with...

Pinball Arcade DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Pinball Dreams Deluxe contains 8 tables.The 4 tables from the original Pinball Dreams: Ignition Steel Wheel Beat Box Nightmare The...

Pinball Builder: A Construction Kit for Windows Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1996)

From the creators of the Pinball Dreams/Fantasies series comes a pinball construction kit for Windows. Choose from 8 table layouts,...

Pinball Construction Set PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1985), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), Macintosh (1986), PC-88 (1985) and PC-98 (1985)

Pinball Construction Set is considered the first construction set game that launched the concept and genre. Construct a pinball game...

Pinball Dreams DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Game Boy (1994), SNES (1994), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1995), Game Gear (1994), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), iPhone (2008) and GP32 (2002)

The first in a line of pinball games from 21st Century and Digital Illusions, with four tables covering themes such...

Pinball Dreams II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

The sequel to Pinball Dreams with 4 entirely new tables: Neptune: with an undersea theme. Safari: with an obvious safari...

Pinball Fantasies DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy (1995), SNES (1995), Jaguar (1995), Amiga (1992), PSP (2009), Amiga CD32 (1993), PlayStation 3 (2009) and iPhone (2009)

After the success of Pinball Dreams on several systems, a sequel featuring four new tables was created. The gameplay is...

DOS (1996)

Pinball Fantasies Deluxe is a compilation of two previously released Digital Illusions pinball titles:Pinball FantasiesPinball Mania

Pinball Gold Pack Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), DOS (1996), Windows (2011) and Macintosh (2013)

The Pinball Gold Pack is a computer pinball lover's dream. It collects all 20 tables from the first five pinball...

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

This compilation simulates eight classic pinball tables and two novelty games by Gottlieb. It spans a wide range of machines,...

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004), Xbox (2004), GameCube (2005) and Wii (2006)

Pinball Hall of Fame aims to bring eight classic tables from 50s to the 90s to the modern day by...

Pinball Illusions DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Amiga (1995) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

Pinball Illusions is the successor to the Pinball Fantasies, using an upgraded game engine. The tables are Babewatch, Law &...

Pinball Jam Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1992)

Pinball Jam is a Lynx conversion of two pinball tables: "Elvira and the Party Monsters" (Midway, 1989), and "Police Force"...

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and Windows 3.x (1997)

Pinball Madness bundles together four Pinball classics in one package:Full Tilt! Pinball (For Windows 3.1 & 95) Hyper 3-D Pinball...

Pinball Madness 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Pinball Madness 2 is a collection of five PC pinball games: Pro Pinball: Timeshock! Balls of Steel FullTilt! 2 Pinball...

Pinball Madness 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Compilation includes the following titles: Pro Pinball: The Web Pro Pinball: Timeshock! Slam Tilt Pinball Platinum Pinball

Pinball Madness 4 Windows Front Cover

DOS (2002) and Windows (2002)

Billed as the "world's largest pinball collection", Pinball Madness 4 brings together 5 full-version pinball games in one box. Included...

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Pinball Magic is for one or two players, working through a sequence of twelve tables. Each one has several letters...

Pinball Mania DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1995)

Digital Illusions was not involved in the fourth title in 21st Century's pinball series, with this version instead being developed...

Game Boy (1995)

Pinball Mania is a port of the DOS/Amiga original. All four tables are present and clearly based on the original...

The Pinball of the Dead Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Based on "The House of the Dead" arcade/dreamcast series, this is a simple combination of pinball and the evil dead....

Windows (2000)

Pinball Revolution is an action oriented pinball simulation which features two fictional tables: "The Avengers Pinball" is based on the...

Pinball Soccer '98 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Pinball Soccer '98 tries to break the mold by combining soccer and pinball. The game features two tables, one of...

PlayStation (1999)

The Pinball is a budget pinball game featuring two different themed tables, one with a war theme and the other...

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