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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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Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2013)

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the reboot of the Japanese game Monster Hunter Tri. In Monster Hunter Tri, the players...

Monster Hunter Freedom PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Monster Hunter Freedom is a port of the Japan-only Monster Hunter G, a sort of follow-up to the original Monster...

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 PSP Front Cover

PSP (2007)

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 is the sequel to Monster Hunter Freedom, based on the PlayStation 2 predecessor Monster Hunter 2,...

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP Front Cover

PSP (2008)

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite features over 400 quests and claims to provide 500 hours of game play. New environments, monster,...

Monster Hunter Tri Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Monster Hunter Tri is an action-RPG in which the player hunts dinosaur-like monsters. Monsters can be carved for items which...

Monster Hunter Tri (Classic Controller Pro Pack) Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

This is a special edition of Monster Hunter Tri that includes:Monster Hunter Tri game Black Classic Controller ProThe Classic Controller...

Monster Hunter Tri - Limited Edition: Ultimate Hunter Pack Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

This limited edition Ultimate Hunter Pack comes in a cardboard box imitating a treasure chest and contains: Monster Hunter Tri...

NES (1992)

The evil Warlock wants to take over the world! He calls his fellow monsters to join him, but several refuse...

Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2002) and GameCube (2002)

Using recognizable Monster Trucks, Monster Jam Maximum Destruction is a fast action vehicle combat game. Players control the awesome power...

Monster Killer: Shooter Mayhem Android Front Cover

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

Monster Killer: Shooter Mayhem is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with twelve different missions. The last mission is an endless mode...

Monster Lab Wii Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Monster Lab allows the player to make his or her own monsters and send them out to fight. In this...

Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Xbox 360 (2007)

"Brrrrraaaaiiiinnnnssss!" Load your shotgun, zombies have run amuck in town and it's up to four teenagers to defend their suburbia...

Monster Madness: Grave Danger PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

Monster Madness: Grave Danger is a reworking of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia. As in that game, players take control...

Monster Manor Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Monster Manor is an exploration game where the player is investigating a haunted house, battling ghosts and finding treasure as...

Monster Max Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994)

A powerful human called Krond conquers the Monster Planet, bans all music and declares himself king. Max, a monster rock...

Monster Maze TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover

TRS-80 CoCo (1982)

You are trapped in a maze of electrified walls and deadly mechanical monsters programmed by an evil scientist to kill...

Atari 8-bit (1982) and VIC-20 (1982)

Monster Maze is a Pac-Man variant played from a first person perspective. The player has been trapped in a chamber...

Monster Party NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

You are a young boy with a baseball bat named Mark. On your way home from a baseball game, you...

Monster Puzzle Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Fairy Tale World is in trouble! With less and less children reading fairy tales, people will forget the stories and...

Monster Rancher 2 PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Monster Rancher 2 is at heart an arena fighting game with a lot of ancillary game play thrown in. As...

Monster Rancher Explorer Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2000)

Monster Rancher Explorer is an updated port of Tecmo's 1987 NES game, Solomon's Key and features environments, characters and monsters...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

In the advert, Monsters is described as "a superb version of the Arcade game Dig Dug-Panic", and indeed it is...

Monsters Ate My Condo Android Front Cover

iPhone (2011), Android (2012) and iPad (2011)

Monsters Ate My Condo is an action puzzle game where the player has to satisfy the hunger of four enormous...

Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Monster Shooter is a top-down shooter in the vein of classic action-shooter titles like Smash TV or Total Carnage.Players take...

Monster Smash BREW Front Cover

BREW (2008) and J2ME (2009)

Monster Smash is a medieval take on the popular "Whack-a-mole" concept where players control a Prince trying to rescue his...

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