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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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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...

Moonfall: Land of Dreams Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

In the town of Moonfall, dreams are being ruined by the evil known as Malus. The fate of this secluded...

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

Essentially a clone of Moon Patrol, Moon Hopper is a speedy scrolling game where you control an armed moon buggy,...

Windows (2009)

The Moonkeeper is a platformer with a distinctive retro-style, in sound (no music except for the intro and the end...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Hiwako, the daughter of a convenience store owner in a little Japanese town, is just an ordinary Japanese teenager -...

Moonlight Madness ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1988)

Your scout duty takes you into the heavily booby-trapped home of an eccentric old professor, who suddenly collapses. His pills...

Moon Patrol PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 2600 (1983), Apple II (1983), Atari 5200 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983), VIC-20 (1983), TI-99/4A (1984), MSX (1984) and Arcade (1982)

The moon is under attack from a horde of aliens, and you must stop them in your armed buggy. Drive...

Moon Patrol Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1982)

A single patrol ship faces countless invading aliens, dropping relentlessly from the top of the screen. The pilot maneuvers desperately...

Acorn 32-bit (1992)

Moonquake is a Bomberman variant featuring one and two player modes. The player is an expert in rock blasting and...

NES (1990)

An alien species has set up a dormant space craft on the moon to mine the solar system's resources. As...

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