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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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Missile Command 3D Jaguar Front Cover

Jaguar (1995)

Missile Command 3D is an update to the classic Atari arcade game. The goal in Missile Command is to defend...

Atari 2600 (2002)

Missile Command TB is an alteration of the official Atari 2600 release of Missile Command. One version uses the CX-80...

Atari 2600 (1983)

Missile Control is a Missile Command-style game. The player has to defend their cities from incoming bombs fire by alien...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Missile Defence is a clone of Missile Command. The gameplay is the same. The player has to defend six cities...

Missile Defense 3-D SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1987)

The east and west are attacking! ICBM's and cruise missiles are flying, and it's your job to intercept them from...

Missile Panic Android Front Cover

Android (2014)

Missile Panic is an action game where the player controls a missile and on each level must destroy several "cores"...

Missiles over Xerion Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

The crisis begun in the year 2110. An alien biological weapon, named „Armageddon“ by the priests, wiped out all but...

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Thomson TO (1987)

In this isometric action game you are an agent in combining suit with laser helmet, descended to a factory to...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Mission 2001 is a clone of Asteroids, dumbed down to the capabilities of the Commodore PET. Like in the original...

Mission 2: Return to Danger - Accessory Mission for Spear of Destiny DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

An expansion disk released both as a standalone floppy version and bundled with the original Spear of Destiny in the...

Mission 3000 Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983)

Mission 3000 is an arcade action game where you control the space ship Thunderhawk on a mission to destroy enemy...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Earth is in trouble once again after minor attacks against our planet and scientists have predicted that there will be...

Windows (2011)

Mission Against Terror is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter where two opposing teams must complete their given objectives within a...

Mission Cobra NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

As commander of a fast and powerful helicopter, you must fight your way through waves of enemy aircraft and destroy...

DOS (1998)

Mission Cobra 98 is a single player, side scrolling, freeware shooter which plays like Defender only without the rescuing people...

Mission Elevator Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

A bomb has been set by terrorists to blow up a sky-scraping hotel in which the FBI’s Central Intelligence Unit...

Apple II (1982)

Mission: Escape! is a Lunar Lander clone and has ten levels. The player has to land a space ship on...

Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Your mission is to fly over the Bad Star Empire in your star fighter and destroy as much of their...

Browser (2007)

With Australia in one of the worst droughts in history, it is putting a toll on the water catchments. Much...

Mission: Impossible PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999) and Nintendo 64 (1998)

Tie-in of the popular movie Mission: Impossible, this is a third-person action stealth game with 24 levels. Playing the secret...

Game Boy Color (1999)

Tie-in of Brian De Palma's popular movie "Mission: Impossible", a side-scrolling action/adventure. Playing the secret agent Ethan Hunt, the player...

Mission: Impossible NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to rescue Dr. O and Shannon from the grubby clutches of...

Mission: Impossible 3 J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006)

The mobile platform is the only one to have a game based on the third Mission: Impossible film. It is...

Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003) and GameCube (2004)

Operation Surma is a stealth action game that puts the player in the role of the top-secret government agent Ethan...

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Take on the role of Ethan Hunt, as you accept your mission. Surma Corporation is attempting world domination and it...

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