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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Polar Bowler Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Nintendo DS (2008)

Polar Bowler is a bowling game. But no ordinary, the game uses an Arctic theme (more or less). Furthermore, there...

The Polar Express Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

All aboard the Polar Express! Take a journey to the North Pole as you visit scenes from the movie based...

The Polar Express Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2004) and GameCube (2004)

The Polar Express is a 3D action platformer based on Robert Zemeckis' animated Christmas film from 2004.Play as Chris, the...

Polar Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A compilation of the games: Polar Bowler Polar Golfer

Atari 2600 (1982), VIC-20 (1983) and Arcade (1980)

You're the commander of a Polaris class nuclear submarine. Your mission is to defend your country from enemy attack.You must...

Polaris TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1981)

Three submarines, endless missiles raining down. How long can you protect your islands by firing interceptor missiles? Defeat is inevitable,...

Windows (2007)

Polarity is a 2D platform/puzzle game based on magnetism. The goal of the game is to navigate environments and solve...

Polarity Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), iPhone (2013), Android (2014) and iPad (2013)

In Polarity players take the role of a hacker hired to extract data fragments from a virtual vault system. This...

Polar Pierre Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

Polar Pierre is a single screen platformer where you control Pierre and move him around the screen attempting to raise...

Vectrex (1983)

Polar Rescue is an action game played from a first person point of view. You are the commander of a...

Supervision (1992)

Police Bust is a dot-collecting maze game in the tradition of Pac-Man. The player controls a fugitive who is being...

Police Tactical Training Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Take the role of a police or SWAT trainee as you practice on the target range, take a walk in...

Arcade (2003)

In Police Trainer 2, you and, if you like, a friend, compete by shooting light-guns at targets to achieve the...

Arcade (1996)

In this game, you are training to be a police officer. You, and, if you'd like, a friend, use light...

DOS (1997)

The Politically Incorrect Adventures of Gewt Ningrich is a satirical sidescrolling beat'em up. You play as Gewt Ningrich, who is...

Windows (2011)

Police (პოლიცია) is a first-person shooter made with the Unreal Development Kit. The game was initiated by the Ministry of...

Windows (2011)

This bundle includes previously released first part and its direct sequel (only available as part of the compilation). Second part...

Arcade (1991)

Pollux is a vertical scrolling space themed shoot 'em up game where you take control of a spaceship that has...

Commodore 64 (1994)

Polowanie na Litery is a simple game, where the player must press the letters on their keyboard corresponding to the...

Poltergeist TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

"They're here!" This game is based on Tobe Hooper's popular 1982 horror movie where the Freeling family occupy a haunted...

Commodore 64 (1988)

You are in control of a exorcist space craft and you must destroy a Poltergeist. Before this though you have...

Windows (2007)

Polybius is a fan-made version of an arcade game known only from urban legend. The game play is based on...

Linux (2007), Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Sure, the Monkey may actually be abstracted down to a one-eyed box, and yes, the Funk isn't any more authentic...

The Polynomial: Space of the Music Macintosh Front Cover

Linux (2010), Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

The Polynomial is a three dimensional space shooter with mathematically generated graphics whose animation depends on the music of the...

Windows (2010), Macintosh (2010) and Browser (2010)

In this experimental game you follow a man who enjoys the small things in life: the shape of a leaf,...

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