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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Commodore 64 (1988)

Protium is a side-view horizontal scrolling shooter where the screen scrolls constantly from left to right as you control spacecraft...

Windows (2008)

Protoganda II is a shoot 'em up game and a sequel to Protoganda: Strings, with retro-styled graphics. The player controls...

Windows (2007)

Protoganda: Strings is a fast-paced vertical shooter with a visual style somewhat inspired by old Soviet 8mm movies. Gameplay consists...

DOS (1987)

Proton is a single-player computer adaptation of Photon, a.k.a. Lazer Tag's lesser-known competitor. A pair of three-man teams - Blue...

Prototype DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Prototype is a side-scrolling shooter. Controlling a cutting-edge prototype craft, you must save the world from an alien attack.The ship...

Prototype Windows Front Cover

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

Alex Mercer has a problem or a gift - depending on the view. Thanks to a virus in his system...

Windows (2006)

This shoot 'em up won the ShmupDev 2006 contest to write a horizontally-scrolling shooter with bosses. From the title and...

Prototype 2 Windows Front Cover

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

Prototype 2 is an action game set in an open world environment and it is the sequel to Prototype. At...

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This collector's edition contains: Prototype 2 Soundtrack disc Hardbound art book Voucher code to download Dark Horse Comic's third and...

Prototype 2: Colossal Mayhem Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Prototype 2: Colossal Mayhem Pack is DLC for Prototype 2. The DLC contains: Thermobaric Boomstick - a rocket launcher that...

Prototype 2: Excessive Force Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Prototype 2: Excessive Force Pack is DLC for Prototype 2. The DLC contains: Viral Infector Grenade Launcher - a grenade...

Prototype 2: Radnet Windows Front Cover

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

Radnet is an add-on for Prototype 2 and was released simultaneously with the main game for the PC version. For...

Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The radnet edition is an edition of the game Prototype 2 that was provided for all preorders for the game...

Prowler Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Prowler sends you deep into space, to Ursa Minor Delta-V, where the Peradusins are on the attack (companies were starting...

Pro Wrestling SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1986)

Pro Wrestling is a tag team professional wrestling game where one can choose from four tag teams to compete. These...

Proxy Blade Zero Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Xbox 360 (2014)

Proxy Blade Zero is 3D weapons based brawler with a mix of offensive and defensive options that need to be...

MSX (1988)

The Pro Yakyū Gekitotsu: Pennant Race is a typical late 80-s baseball game. Just pick one of the fictional teams...

ZX Spectrum (1992)

You're shortly member of the city police, still called 'greenhorn' by your fellows. One day, in the middle of your...

Pryzm: Chapter One - The Dark Unicorn PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Pryzm: Chapter One - The Dark Unicorn is set in a peaceful land where all five races (gnomes, elves, trolls,...

Przeklęta Ziemia DOS Front Cover

DOS (1998)

Przeklęta Ziemia is a shooter with strategic elements. The aim of the game is to pay off debts incurred in...

Windows (2001)

Przygody Punka Franka ("The Adventures of Punk Franek") is a Polish game featuring Punk Franek, a character appearing in the...

Psi 5 Trading Co. DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1987)

Psi-5 Trading company puts the player in command of a space freighter crewed by a host of quirky aliens. The...

Psichodelya Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Psichodelya is a top-down vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up with gameplay mechanics inspirated by Ikaruga and other older shooters. The player...

Atari ST (1989)

Psicotic is a multi-screen shoot'em up game coded in STOS. Aliens from the planet ZzalazZ has almost destroyed earth and...

Commodore 64 (1988)

Earth is in trouble and requires a pulsebomb which is being delivered to Earth by the cargo ship Dreadnought Nine....

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