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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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Mexican Motor Mafia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Jebediah Priest... That name will haunt you 'til the day you track him down and avenge your brother. Because you...

Miami Law Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Miami Law is a graphical text adventure where player gets to control brains and brawls through the two leading protagonists....

Miami Speedboat Racer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Miami Speedboat Racer is an arcade boat racer with events based in eight major locations, including Miami, Amsterdam, London and...

M.I.A.: Missing In Action Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Missing In Action is a 3D action helicopter game that takes place during the Vietnam War. The game features a...

Miami Vice DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989) and Atari ST (1989)

Take on the roles of Crockett and Tubbs in this computer game adaption of the 1980s TV series. Gameplay consists...

Miami Vice Windows Front Cover

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

Based on the 80's TV series of the same name, this is a 3rd person shooter. Playing as Sonny Crockett...

Miami Vice Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

In this spin-off from a popular TV cop show of the 1980s, Crockett and Tubbs are trying to smash a...

Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and Wii (2012)

MIB: Alien Crisis is an action game loosely based on the film Men in Black 3. You control Peter Delacoeur,...

NES (1988)

Michael Andretti's World GP features 16 unique courses located in Brazil, San Marino, Monaco, Mexico, Canada, United States, France, England,...

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), SEGA Master System (1990) and Arcade (1990)

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is based on the Michael Jackson movie. Mr. Big has kidnapped children and has nasty things in...

Arcade (1990)

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is an arcade game based loosely on the 1988 movie. You and two other friends play as...

Michael Jackson: The Experience Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Michael Jackson: The Experience for the Nintendo DS is rhythm game based on the Elite Beat Agents game mechanics (called...

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Michael Jackson: The Experience 3D is a rhythm game similar to the home console version. In this version, the player...

Michael Jordan:  Chaos in the Windy City SNES Front Cover

SNES (1994)

In this game the player controls the famous basketball player Michael Jordan. The time is near for an All-Star Charity...

Michigan: Report From Hell PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

One day, a heavy fog descends upon the city of Chicago. Within hours, the whole city is engulfed in the...

DOS (1994)

A little boy named Mick, on vacation in a beautiful, pastoral village, is playing ball with local girl Masha. As...

Mickey Mania PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), SEGA CD (1994), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2012), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

Mickey Mouse gets a chance to go down memory lane and walk through the timeless adventures he has lived. Mickey...

Mickey Mouse Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1989)

In this game your quest is to take Mickey Mouse through several dungeons, and mostly avoid your enemies.The game is...

Mickey Mousecapade NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

One of Mickey's friends is in trouble, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on a rescue mission! Mickey Mousecapade is...

Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993)

Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! is the successor to Mickey Mouse IV: Mahou no Labyrinth and follows the gameplay formula of...

Mickey Mouse: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

The Ogre King and his minions have taken over Disney Castle, and it's Mickey's task to win it back. The...

NES (1994)

Pete has just robbed Numberland of its 10 magical number molds. Sheriff Donald Duck needs to reclaim the molds and...

Mickey's Dangerous Chase Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992)

In Mickey's Dangerous Chase the player takes control of either Mickey or Minnie Mouse. While on his way to deliver...

Mickey's Racing Adventure Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (1999)

Everyone in Mickey's home town was getting prepared for a big carnival! Professor Ludwig Von Drake had just finished all...

NES (1993)

Mickey's Safari In Letterland chronicles Mickey Mouse's globetrotting adventures (on a slightly modified globe) to capture letters for educational purposes....

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