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 (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

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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:...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Medieval Horror Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Medieval Horror is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation. It includes: Various...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Operation Zombie Bunker Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Operation Zombie Bunker is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, which features:...

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - The Clock Strikes Meat Night Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - The Clock Strikes Meat Night is a downloadable content (DLC) for Painkiller: Hell & Damnation....

Painkiller: Hell Wars Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2006)

This Xbox version of Painkiller is a collection of the best levels from the original game and its expansion pack,...

Painkiller: Overdose Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The angel/demon cross Belial is a feared demon of Lucifer's army. Having now escaped one of the many prisons of...

Painkiller: Pandemonium Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Painkiller: Pandemonium is a compilation of the four Painkiller games: Painkiller Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell Painkiller: Overdose Painkiller: Resurrection...

Painkiller: Recurring Evil Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Painkiller: Recurring Evil is a stand-alone game in the Painkiller series. It includes a new 5-hour campaign with 5 new...

Painkiller: Redemption Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2011)

Painkiller: Redemption is a continuation of the Painkiller series, made by fans and commercially distributed over the internet. The premise...

Painkiller: Resurrection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Painkiller: Resurrection is a first-person shooter based upon Painkiller and Painkiller: Overdose. It is not a sequel to those games,...

Painkiller: Special Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This is a budget edition of the original game. It only has 12 of the levels that came with the...

Arcade (2003)

PainStation is a multiplayer-only Pong variant housed in a custom cabinet, and is a completely reprogrammed version of the original...

Paintball Heroes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Paintball Heroes is a first-person shooter with paintball guns. The player joins a team and has to defeat another team....

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Painter is a variation of the classic Make Trax originally created for the arcades. The main principle in both is...

BBC Micro (1983) and Atom (1982)

Painter is a variation of the classic Amidar originally created for the arcades in 1981. Painter's gameplay is very similar...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Painterboy is a game that is advertising Tikkurila paints. The main characters in the game are the Father and the...

Game Boy (1990)

In Painter Momopie the player has the important task to wipe all the castle floors. The castle is divided into...

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