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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DOS (1995)

Packamaze is a single player, keyboard controlled, 3D Pac-Man variant.In a normal Pac-Man game the player negotiates a maze and...

DOS (1983)

As the thinly-veiled title suggests, Packman is an overt Pac-Man clone, written in compiled BASIC. The maze is rotated 90...

Atari 2600 (1983)

Pac-Kong plays very similar to Donkey Kong. The player controls an "adventurer" (called Kong in some versions of the game)...

DOS (1992)

Packrat is a sidescrolling game in which you collect the coins or buttons and get points. There is a multiplayer...

Packs Revenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Packs Revenge is a puzzle game with strategic and tactical elements. It is Pack's task to destroy all the bombs...

Packs World 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Packs World 2 is a Pac-Man variation. The player has to collect yellow pills within the mazes and by that...

SNES (1995)

This side-scrolling platform game was designed to teach children with juvenile diabetes how to take care of their condition to...

Pac-Land Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1991), Amiga (1989), NES (1985), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1988), Sharp X68000 (1994), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1984)

Pac-Land is a side-scrolling 1-2 player game with a cartoony feel to it. Now equipped with arms, face, and legs,...

DOS (1988)

This a game Pac-Man clone oriented to encourage you to seek a college degree. No kidding!You run around in the...

Amiga (1989)

A Pac-Man clone for the Amiga, with bold, smoothly moving graphics. The gameplay is basically identical with the original (albeit...

DOS (1982)

Another one in a long, long line of unofficial Pac-Man clones, this particular take on the well-known formula stays true...

Pac-Man PC Booter Front Cover

Windows (2004), PC Booter (1983), Game Boy (1991), Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1984), Game Gear (1991), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1981), Intellivision (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), ZX Spectrum (1983), VIC-20 (1981), TI-99/4A (1983), Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999), MSX (1984), Palm OS (2004), Xbox 360 (2006), Channel F (2009), Wii (2007), iPhone (2008), BlackBerry (2009), Android (2009), PC-88 (1983), PC-98 (1992), Windows Phone (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2011), Sharp X1 (1983), FM-7 (1984), Wii U (2013), Arcade (1980) and PC-6001 (1984)

One of the most popular and influential games of the 1980's, Pac-Man stars a little, yellow dot-muncher who works his...

DOS (1982)

Yet another unlicensed clone of the arcade smash, written in BASIC, where the hungry hero sets out on a dot-devouring...

DOS (2015)

This very compact implementation of Pac-Man weighs in at only 256 bytes, but is still fully playable. To fit the...

Arcade (2005)

This is an arcade machine with Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. The cabinet included an option for the operator to...

Windows (1998)

Pacman 3D is a single player Pac-Man variant.The player controls a 3D version of Pacman who races around a maze...

Pac-Man: Adventures in Time Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Pac-Man returns, in a new, full 3D adventure. Each level represents different time periods, from the pyramids of Egypt to...

Pac-Man All-Stars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Pac-Man All-Stars is just another game starring the Pac-Man family of characters - but this time, there are no mazes....

Pac-Man: Championship Edition PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PSP (2011), BREW (2009), Xbox 360 (2007), PlayStation 3 (2010), iPhone (2009), Android (2010) and bada (2010)

Pac-Man: Championship Edition is a sequel, by the same developer Tōru Iwatani, done in the style of the original classic....

Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), Windows Phone (2011) and Windows Apps (2012)

The mazes, the ghosts, the pellets. It's a Pac-Man game in looks, but not entirely in gameplay.Unlike past editions or...

Pac-Man Collection Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001) and Wii U (2014)

Four classic Pac-Man games are included in this collection from Namco: Pac-Man: The original arcade classic, complete and un-cut. Pac-Mania:...

Atari 7800 (2006)

This, as its name implies, is a collection of Pac-Man games, both the official versions and the unauthorized versions.These are:...

Pac-Man Fever GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Pac-Man Fever takes place again! This time, Pac-Man is throwing a party and has invited his other Namco friends to...

Atari ST (1998)

Pacman for GEM is a conversion of the classic arcade game running in a window on the GEM desktop. Like...

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions is a compilation of six games including: Pac-Man Galaga Pac-Man: Championship Edition Galaga LegionsAs well as...

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