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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Portal Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2007), Macintosh (2010) and Android (2014)

Aperture Science is a secret weapons research organization in competition with Black Mesa. Chell is a test subject at the...

Portal 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), Macintosh (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Portal 2 is the sequel to Portal and offers the same first-person puzzle-platform gameplay. Players continue the story taking the...

Portal 2: Sixense MotionPack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Portal 2 Sixense MotionPack DLC is a level pack for Portal 2 that can be played only with the Razer...

Portal Defenders Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

As the Newgrounds Flash Portal is flooded every day with hundreds of flash movies and games, someone has to sort...

Portal Runner Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

In Portal Runner you assume the role of the bow and arrow wielding Vikki G. Thinking she was investigating a...

Portal Runner PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Brigitte Bleu began to rule the world after the imprisonment of General Plastro. She tries to get rid of her...

Portal: Still Alive Xbox 360 Front Cover first version

Xbox 360 (2008)

Portal: Still Alive is the stand-alone Xbox 360 version of Portal with a few changes compared to the previous release...

Portal: The Flash Version Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

Portal: The Flash Version is - like its name - an unofficial Flash edition of the game Portal.Without much background...

Commodore 64 (1990) and ZX Spectrum (1990)

People can no longer live on Earth. It needs to regenerate. The whole mankind moved to a different galaxy consisting...

Poseidon Wars 3-D SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1988)

In Poseidon Wars 3-D, you have just entered the navy as a cadet and you must make your way up...

Postal Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

You've just gone off the deep end, and in your deeply demented mind, you've decided that this little peaceful town...

Postal Browser Front Cover

Browser (2000)

Aaron Premo is angry and wants to take his anger out on random people by going around shooting them.In Postal...

Postal² Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

Postal 2 is the sequel to Postal, the gritty, violent, over-the-top game that was the target of almost every politician's...

Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend Windows Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2004) and Macintosh (2005)

Apocalypse Weekend begins on the Saturday following the climactic Apocalypse at the end of Postal 2. As the shiftless Postal...

Postal²: Share the Pain Linux Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

Share the Pain combines the original Postal 2 single player game with new multiplayer gameplay. Owners of the original Windows...

Postal: Classic and Uncut Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2012)

This package is a re-release of the original Postal Plus compilation. It contains:Postal Postal: Special Delivery The 'Monday'-Demo of Postal²...

Postal III Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Postal III is the sequel to Running With Scissors' over-the-top violent, black humour-filled Postal 2. Following the nuclear devastation of...

Postal Plus Linux Front Cover

Linux (2001), Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2013)

Postal Plus is a compilation containing: the original Postal the Special Delivery add-on.

Browser (2000)

Postal: Real Edition plays the same as the original browser game Postal by Aaron Premo but features improved graphics, such...

Postal: Special Delivery Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

This add-on pack for Postal includes four new levels, new characters, new sounds, new modes of play (co-op and a...

Post-Apocalyptic Unicorn Uprising Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In a post-apocalyptic future, robots have finally conquered over the humans. However, in their calculations they left out one crucial...

Commodore 64 (1984)

You play the role of Bill Stickers, a billboard paster. You paste the billboards across town, to display the advertisements...

Postman Pat Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Kids TV favourite Postman Pat aims to stamp his authority on the games scene by delivering a first-class licensed game....

Postman Pat 2 ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Postman Pat's rounds for this morning take him through the streets to several different houses, all indicated by black arrows....

DOS (1992), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1992), Commodore 64 (1992), ZX Spectrum (1992) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Postman Pat 3 is a Paperboy-style game. Pat agrees to help deliver telephone directories on behalf of his friend Delivery...

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