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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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The Punisher DOS Front Cover

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

When his family was gunned down by gangsters, Frank Castle became The Punisher. As Judge, Jury, and Executioner, The Punisher...

The Punisher Windows Front Cover

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

The Punisher is a third person action game that pits the player against the darkest scum of the Marvel Comics'...

The Punisher NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

The NES version of The Punisher is an on-rails shooter tracking behind Frank Castle as he trades fire with the...

Genesis (1994) and Arcade (1993)

Join Frank Castle's crusade for justice and revenge in this arcade beat 'em up. Based on the Marvel comic of...

The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback! Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1991)

The Punisher: Ultimate Payback is essentially a lightgun game, though obviously, you can't actually use a lightgun on Game Boy....

Windows (2005)

2D run-and-jump platform games had their run at market dominance (thank you, Super Mario) but to make a splash with...

Punishment: The Punishing Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Punishment: The Punishing is the sequel to Punishment. It is a masochistic platformer where the player is constantly punished for...

Puppeteer PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013)

Kutaro is a little boy taken away by the evil Moon Bear King. He must escape the king's castle and...

Pure Evil 2-pack GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2004)

This compilation contains the following games:Resident Evil Resident Evil ZeroAlso included is a trial version of Resident Evil 4.

Pure Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Xbox (2004)

Pure Pinball contains three different 3D tables with their own themes (Racing, War and Trains) each featuring multiple flippers and...

Windows (2003)

Purge is an updated version of the same developer's Future vs. Fantasy mod for Quake, first released in 1996. It...

SEGA Saturn (1996) and Arcade (1996)

In Purikura Daisakusen, the Miracle Kingdom has been invaded by an evil mechanical army, all of its inhabitants have been...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Purple Heart is a top-down shooter à la Ikari Warriors. The player has to guide a soldier through six levels,...

Purple Saturn Day DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Every 4 galactic-years, alien athletes from every inhabited planet in the galaxy gather to compete in the Purple Saturn Day...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Purple Turtles (Purpilious Turtiliorum) are used in the sport of Turtle Bobbing where four of the turtles are placed in...

Purrfect Pet Shop Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

While Peter and Sofia were on vacation, Nana called asking a little help at her pet adoption center. Her doctor...

Arcade (1975)

In Pursuit you fly a World War I biplane and attempt to gun down enemy aircraft. A flight stick is...

Pursuit Force PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

Five different gangs are terrorizing the cities, namely Warlords, Capelli Family, Killer66, Vixens, and Convicts. Cities are in chaos as...

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Extreme Justice is the sequel to Pursuit Force and this time the player has to take down five different gangs...

Browser (2011)

If only America's founding fathers had realised that this game's protagonist was to start each of its 20 levels separated...

Purumui Purumui PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

One day in the peaceful village of Puru in the world of Fillip Side, Mui and Popuri were playing in...

Pusher Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

In Pusher the player builds formations containing at least three balls of equal color aligned in a straight line. The...

Pushmo Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Pushmo is a puzzle game in the vain of titles such as ChuChu Rocket! or Picross 3D in that it...

Amiga (1994)

Push 'n Pull is a non-scrolling action game which takes place on top-down playing fields. The player takes the role...

Pushover DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992), SNES (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992) and Arcade (1992)

You're playing a small ant that is willing to help a friend in rather inconvenient situation. Apparently, your friend, doggie,...

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