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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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Metal Head SEGA 32X Front Cover

SEGA 32X (1994)

It has been five years after the formation of the Worldwide Federation. Although war has been averted, terrorist cells around...

Metal & Lace: The Battle of the Robo Babes DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993)

The year is 2053. You come to MeCha Island, home to beautiful women and deadly sports. You have $5000 cash....

Amiga (1992)

Neo York, 2057. The city is ruled by terror, and only E-F-I-S-T (En-Forcement Iron Suit Troopers) can restore freedom!Metal Law...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1990)

Metal Masters is a one versus one fighting game with robots. Each robot has two basic attacks: ranged and melee;...

NES (1990)

You control the pilot of a MetalMech vehicle (which looks similar to ED-209 of Robocop licenses) who can move across...

Metal Morph SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

In the year 2214, Earth has made contact with another dimension, known as Otherside. As their ambassador, they choose to...

PC-98 (1995)

During the first few decades of the space era, humanity was able to exist in a relative peace. But soon...

Metal Mutant DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Metal Mutant is an action game, where you control the eponymous machine, sent to the planet Kronox to find and...

Windows (1999)

The Metaloids have invaded the galaxy and are consuming all of its resources. Fight against these invaders in a Galaga/Gorf...

Metal Rage: Defender of the Earth DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

Metal Rage: Defender of the Earth is a shooting game in which the player controls a tank inside city environments....

Metal Slug PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

A 3D sequel to Metal Slug released to commemorate the series's 10th anniversary.In this new MS, the evil General Morden...

Metal Slug 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)

As a member of the elite forces squad "Peregrine Falcons," your mission is to eliminate the evil Colonel Bildegaarn. Using...

Metal Slug 2nd Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (2000)

Take control of the Metal Slug tank on the NGPC once again, this time to defeat the rebel strike force...

Metal Slug 2: Super Vehicle - 001/II PSP Front Cover

Neo Geo (1998), PSP (2011), Neo Geo CD (1998), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2008), iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Arcade (1998)

As Marco, Eri, Tarma, or Fio, you must defeat the evil General Morden and his henchman. To do this, you...

Metal Slug 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2004), Neo Geo (2000), Xbox 360 (2008), Wii (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Arcade (2000)

In the third installment of the Metal Slug series, General Morden is back and he plans to establish a new...

Metal Slug 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005), Neo Geo (2002), Wii (2013) and Arcade (2002)

An organization called "Amadeus" wants to take over all the military computers in the world using a new virus they...

Metal Slug 4 & 5 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

This compilation of the original arcade shooters Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug 5 combines the two fast-paced side-scrolling games...

Metal Slug 5 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2004), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005), Neo Geo (2004) and Arcade (2003)

A paramilitary syndicate known as the "Ptolemaic Army" attacks a research installation that was developing the next-gen of Metal Slugs...

Metal Slug 6 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006) and Arcade (2006)

The seventh main game in the series stays close to the fast-paced 2D side-scrolling shooting gameplay of the original, but...

Metal Slug 7 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Metal Slug 7 is the eighth entry in the Metal Slug saga and an exclusive to Nintendo's DS handheld system....

Metal Slug Advance Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004)

You're a warrior of the war, but now you are alone. Enemies have captured your allied troops, and it's up...

Metal Slug Anthology PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2007) and Wii (2006)

This anthology celebrates the 10th anniversary of Neo Geo Metal Slug series and contains ports of the major past games....

Metal Slug: Collector's Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This is a compilation of 4 Neo Geo Metal Slug games bundled on a single disc and made compatible with...

J2ME (2004)

Metal Slug: Mobile is an adaptation of the Metal Slug franchise, for mobile phones. Unlike its sequel, Metal Slug: Mobile...

Metal Slug Mobile 3 J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007)

The third I-Play-developed mobile game in the Metal Slug series continues the fast-paced 2D side-scrolling shooting action with a new...

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