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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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Atari ST (1993)

Mission X is a vertically scrolling shooter in which you pilot an air plane.The game features four levels with lots...

Mission Zircon Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1992)

Mission Zircon is a side scrolling shoot 'em up game. Princess Cirzona is due to be married but the grand...

Arcade (1996)

Adult Qix variant with a twist. The game plays by the rules very similar to earlier Gals Panic!. The player...

Mister Mosquito PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

Mister Mosquito is one of the first games from Eidos' FreshGames group, which brings Japanese games to the North American...

Mister Quizz et la Malédiction du Manoir  Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Up to four players take part in a game show hosted by "Mister Quizz", a rather baffled and unorganized guy,...

NES (1992)

Mitsume ga Tooru (translates to The Three-Eyed One) is based on the manga and anime of the same name. You...

ZX Spectrum (1987)

Młynek (Mill) is an action game, taking place on a board made up of several concentric square lanes filled with...

Game Boy Advance (2007) and Nintendo DS (2007)

Mr. Runch is a rotten and dangerous peanut that has escaped the reject bin. Burning with revenge and sworn to...

M&M's: The Lost Formulas PlayStation Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2001) and Macintosh (2000)

In M&Ms: The Lost Formulas, the 2 lead candies are about to set off on a vacation until the red...

M¿nd Quiz PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Mind Quiz is brain training game very similar to the Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! DS...

NES (1990)

Moai Kun is a platform puzzle game where you play as Moai, the Easter Island statue, that has appeared in...

Moai No Hihō MSX Front Cover

MSX (1986)

In The Secret Treasure Of Moai your goal is to reach the level exit at the top by climbing and...

Mob Enforcer Xbox Front Cover

Windows (2004) and Xbox (2005)

The player assumes the role of Jimmy "Machine Gun" DeMora who is an up and coming thug in the Al...

Mobile Forces Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Mobile Forces is a modern era deathmatch and mission based multiplayer first person shooter with vehicles. The usual array of...

Game Boy Color (2001)

Mobile Golf is sort of a follow-up to Mario Golf, and has very similar gameplay and storyline. The game starts...

Mobile Light Force PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1994)

Gunbird is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up developed by Psikyo. It hit the Japanese arcade in 1994 and was...

Mobile Light Force 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2002) and Arcade (2001)

Mobile Light Force 2 is a budget-priced port of AlfaSystem's vertical-scrolling shoot-'em-up Shikigami no Shiro. It features five levels with...

Amstrad CPC (1989)

As man in some sort of hand-made bike/helicopter you are flying down into the catacombs of some French town. These...

Mobile Suit Gundam PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995)

Mobile Suit Gundam is a first-person action game that puts you in the shoes of Amuro Ray, pilot of the...

Arcade (1993)

Mobile Suit Gundam is a Street Fighter II-style fighting game based on the original 1979 television series of the franchise.Players...

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Returning yet again to the One Year War, Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation pits two squads of six players each,...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2006)

This is an installment of the anime game series, Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire takes place Nine months after the...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space PlayStation 2 Front Cover Foil Embossed Logo

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Fight in the One Year War on four different fronts. In White Base mode play as Amuro Ray through the...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001), Dreamcast (2002) and Arcade (2001)

Based on the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, this game has you choose which side to lead into victory from...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In this version of the Mobile Suit Gundam series, a war as taken place between the The Titans and a...

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