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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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Arcade (1995)

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon is a 2D side-scrolling beat'em up, based on the anime/manga series Sailor Moon. The game is...

PreVa Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In the near future, as mankind fights for the last remaining resources on Earth, the powerful nations of the world...

Prey Windows Front Cover

Linux (2008), Windows (2006), Xbox 360 (2006) and Macintosh (2007)

When Tommy, a garage mechanic, defends his girlfriend in a bar fight in a Native American reservation in Oklahoma, the...

Prey (Limited Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

This Limited Collector's Edition includes the following:The game PreyA special metal packaging upgradeTwo die-cast pewter figurines including Tommy and the...

Prey Mobile 3D iPhone Front Cover

BREW (2007), iPhone (2009) and Zeebo (2009)

Prey Mobile 3D is a sequel of sorts to Prey. The player controls Tommy, the Native American hero from the...

DOS (1991)

Prigodi Pionerki Kseni (The Adventures of Ksenia the Young Pioneer) is an unofficial stand-alone total conversion of The Adventures of...

Primal PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Jen is the girlfriend of a metal rocker named Lewis, who have both been through rough times in the past...

Primal Carnage Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Primal Carnage is a online-only multiplayer shooter in which humans (first-person) fight against dinosaurs (third-person). The backstory is that a...

Primal Carnage - Agent Trapper DLC Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Agent Trapper is the third downloadable content (DLC) for Primal Carnage, which features the Trapper in a black tie ensemble...

Primal Carnage - Dinosaur Skin Pack 1 DLC Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Dinosaur Skin Pack 1 is the first downloadable content (DLC) for Primal Carnage, which features: Classic T-Rex. Green Menace Dilophasaurus....

Primal Carnage - Pilot Commando DLC Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Pilot Commando is the second downloadable content (DLC) for Primal Carnage, which features a pilot suit for the commando, inspired...

Primal (Collector's Edition) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

The collector's edition of Primal contains a bonus audio CD featuring 5 combat tracks by 16Volt, a VIP Card that...

Primal Prey Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

In Primal Prey, the player travels back in time 100 million years to hunt the dinosaurs. Just like in the...

Primal Rage DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), PlayStation (1995), Game Boy (1995), SNES (1995), Genesis (1995), Jaguar (1995), Amiga (1995), SEGA 32X (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996), Game Gear (1995), 3DO (1995) and Arcade (1994)

A meteor struck the Earth, and caused great chaos. Seven gods from ancient times awoke, and are now attempting to...

Prime Mover Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1993)

Prime Mover is a motorcycle racing action game, viewed from behind the bike. There are twelve riders and five bikes...

Macintosh (1996)

Prime Target is a first-person shooter that makes use of the Marathon 2 engine.Cathryn Mayfield, who was your friend and...

Prince Clumsy ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990) and ZX Spectrum (1990)

Like so many brave men before him, Prince Clumsy has been lured into a tough adventure to save the woman...

DOS (1993)

In this game you are a Chinese prince who fights against many dark opponents with his sword and by casting...

Prince of Persia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), Macintosh (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Prince of Persia once again resets the timeline of the series and marks the start of a new trilogy with...

Prince of Persia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Game Boy (1992), Game Boy Color (1999), SNES (1992), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1990), SEGA CD (1992), NES (1992), Atari ST (1990), Game Gear (1992), SEGA Master System (1992), Apple II (1989), TurboGrafx CD (1991), Amstrad CPC (1990), Macintosh (1992), Wii (2012), iPhone (2010), PC-98 (1990), iPad (2010), Nintendo 3DS (2012), FM Towns (1992), Sharp X68000 (1991) and SAM Coupé (1990)

While the Sultan of Persia is fighting a war in a foreign country, his Grand Vizier Jaffar orchestrates a coup...

Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), SNES (1995), Macintosh (1994), PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1994)

After having defeated the evil Grand Vizier Jaffar, the brave Prince claimed just one reward: the hand of the beautiful...

Prince of Persia 3D Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Dreamcast (2000)

The Sultan of Persia and his son-in-law are visiting the Sultan's brother, Assan. The friendly family meeting soon turns into...

Prince of Persia CD Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

The Prince of Persia CD Collection is a re-release of the original Prince of Persia and PoP 2: The Shadow...

Prince of Persia Classic Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2008), iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

The Grand Vizier, Jaffar, has placed a curse on the girl you love - marry him - or die within...

Prince of Persia Collection Macintosh Front Cover

DOS (1999), Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

The box contains both first two installments of 'Prince of Persia' action adventure platform game, and making of 'Prince of...

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