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.
Viewing Page 601 of 946 (items 15001-15025 of 23649) Previous | Next
sorted in descending orderGame Title
Pac 'n Roll Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2005)

Pac-Land has been attacked by the legendary ghost Golvis. With the help of a fairy, Pac-Man must save the world...

Arcade (1983)

"Pac & Pal" is a 1983 arcade game by Namco, a sequel-of-sorts to "Super Pac-Man." It was released only in...

DOS (1995)

Pac PC is a single player, freeware, keyboard controlled Pac Man variant. Gameplay is standard for games of this type,...

DOS (1995)

The sequel to the Ms Pac PC is freeware remake of true classic game Pac-Man. The main gameplay is the...

ZX81 (1983)

Pac Rabbit is a Pac-Man clone where you take the role of a rabbit and you move about a maze...

Windows (2003)

According to TERMINAL Studio PacShooter 3D fulfills every Pac-man player's secret wish, that they could shoot those troublesome ghosts. As...

Macintosh (2003)

Pac the Man 2 is an adaptation of Pac-Man for the Macintosh platform. It features 25 original levels, 3 difficulty...

Macintosh (2006)

Pac the Man X is a Macintosh clone of Pac-Man, and the sequel to Pac the Man 2. It features...

DOS (1982)

PacWorm is an early Snake-like game for DOS.You're playing a worm. At the beginning, you enter the game through the...

Commodore 64 (1984) and ZX Spectrum (1984)

Paddington's Garden Game is a game based on the character from the books by Michael Bond, where you play Paddington...

Genesis (1991)

Paddle Fighter is a digital version of the popular game of air hockey. Two players each control a round paddle,...

Paddle Pinball TRS-80 Front Cover

TRS-80 (1981)

Paddle Pinball is a pinball game without flippers, but with a single paddle which you can move back and forth...

Atari 8-bit (2014)

Paddleship is an action game created for the "NOMAM Basic Ten-Liners 2014" competition. The entire code, written in the Turbo...

Browser (2009)

Paf le Chien (French for "kick the dog") is a distance record game where the player needs to have Jim...

Paganitzu DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991)

Paganitzu is a puzzle game with action elements. Help the hero, Alabama Smith, go through rooms of puzzles and traps...

Pagan: Ultima VIII DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and PC-98 (1995)

Ultima VIII: Pagan begins where Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle ended. The Guardian banishes the Avatar to the...

Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

Pagan: Ultima VIII - Speech Pack is an add-on to Pagan: Ultima VIII, which adds voices to some of the...

The Pagemaster Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994), Game Boy (1994), SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

The Pagemaster was released in conjunction with the Macaulay Culkin part action/part cartoon feature film released in 1994. Guide your...

J2ME (2005)

In Paid to Kill the player takes control of the assassin Ramon Spectre. After being knocked out, he wakes up...

Windows (2006)

Inspired by Seiklus and Velella, Painajainen is a short freeware platformer created in 2 weeks for a Finnish development competition....

Painkiller Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Painkiller is a "bullet hell" first-person shooter with a gothic storyline and frantic gameplay.Players are cast as Daniel Garner, a...

Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Battle out of Hell, which requires the base game, takes place directly after the events of Painkiller. Daniel Garner has...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is an enhanced remake based on the original Painkiller and the expansion Painkiller: Battle Out of...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

This collector's edition includes: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (base game) Painkiller: Hell & Damnation: Multiplayer Body Skin Pack (DLC) Painkiller:...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Full Metal Rocket Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Full Metal Rocket is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation. It includes:...

Goto Page: 594 | 595 | 596 | 597 | 598 | 599 | 600 | 601 | 602 | 603 | 604 | 605 | 606 | 607 | 608