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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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Monsters vs. Aliens PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2009), PlayStation 2 (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

Monsters vs. Aliens is based on the animated movie of the same name. During the course of the game the...

Monster Tale Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2011)

Young girl, Ellie, finds a strange, glowing bracelet in the woods, and upon touching it is transported to a magical...

Monster Truck Madness 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

You take control of a monster truck (like Bigfoot) and compete against other drivers in various races. There are a...

Monster Truck Madness 64 Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Monster Truck Madness 64 is a monster truck racing game for the Nintendo 64. The game features 20 trucks to...

Monster World IV Wii Front Cover

Genesis (1994), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii (2008)

Monster World IV is a sequel to Wonder Boy 5: Monster World 3. The player controls Asha, the green-haired girlfriend...

Monstrum Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Monstrum is an adaptation of the classical concept of snake games. The player has to guide a pink snake that...

Windows (2001)

Montezooma is an arcade platformer in which the player has to help the titular warrior to emerge victorious in battles...

Montezuma's Return DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

Max Montezuma is a soldier who also happens to be a descendant of a legendary Aztec emperor. One day Max's...

Game Boy (1998) and Game Boy Color (1998)

Montezuma's Return is, in contrast to to the PC game of the same name, not a completely new adventure but...

Montezuma's Revenge Apple II Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), SEGA Master System (1989), Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 5200 (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1984)

You play as a treasure hunter named Panama Joe, whose goal is to find an ancient treasure hidden by Aztec...

Monty on the Run Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Monty Mole was imprisoned due to his coal theft in Wanted: Monty Mole, and rescued by Sam Stoat in Monty...

Monty Python's Flying Circus DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Monty Python's Flying Circus is an arcade style game based on the UK television series of the same name. Players...

Monty Python's Invasion from the Planet Skyron CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1995)

Monty Python's Invasion from the Planet Skyron is an "interactive variety show" for the CD-i. You guide a group called...

Windows (2007)

Following in the footsteps of fangame Moley Xmas and especially Gremlin's Moley Christmas, this holiday season sees retro protagonist Monty...

DOS (1991)

Monuments of Mars is a low-rez, early PC platform game sharing an engine with Apogee's Arctic Adventure and Pharaoh's Tomb.A...

Windows (2007)

"As the full moon rises, nature's most savage beast (cows) reveal their true nature: their ability to fly." - Petri...

Moon Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Renegade Kid returns to the DS with this second game, Moon. After updating the Renegade Engine, used for the first...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

The Moon Buggy style of games are viewed from the side, and involve trying to guide a Buggy across the...

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

In Moon Blaster you are a pilot of a ground-skimming space jet landed on the surface of moons to eliminate...

Commodore 64 (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), Amstrad CPC (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Moon Buggy is a clone of the classic Atari game Moon Patrol. The player is the moon base commander, out...

Linux (2000)

This wholly character-graphics free software game retains elements of Atari's classic Moon Patrol. Like its predecessor, this title sees a...

Moon Cresta ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1985), Amstrad CPC (1986), Dragon 32/64 (1986), Wii (2010), Android (2012), BBC Micro (1986) and Arcade (1980)

Moon Cresta is a vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up. The action involves the player moving their ship along the base of the...

NES (1992)

Moon Crystal is a platform action game where you control Ricky Slater on his mission to free his kidnapped father...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Moondust is an experimental game by virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier. It fuses together a complex control mechanic with a...

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Moonfall is set on the moon Frontier Alfa which was once colonized by human settlers. Unfortunately they were enslaved by...

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