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Action

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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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Midnight Raiders SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994)

A FMV rail shooter placing you in the helmet of rookie chopper gunner "Joker." Terrorists have kidnapped a German biochemist...

Midnight Resistance Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Arcade (1989)

The Midnight Resistance fighters are up against the awesome powers of mad scientist King Crimson and his Crimson Corps. Crimson...

Midnight Serenade Browser Front Cover

Browser (2001)

It's late at night, and a young man plays a guitar incessantly beneath the bedroom window of his beloved. In...

Windows (2006)

Midnight Synergy Games Collection is a CD-ROM that contains the full versions of the following games: Wonderland Wonderland Secret Worlds...

Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits is a collection of classic arcade titles: Joust Defender Robotron 2084 Sinistar

Midwinter DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1989)

Midwinter is set in a post-apocalyptic world, as the Earth entered a nuclear winter caused by the fall of a...

Miecze Valdgira Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1991)

Miecze Valdgira (Valdgir's Swords) is an action/adventure game, starring the gnome Aldir, who must find the five eponymous swords in...

Miecze Valdgira II: Władca Gór Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Amiga (1995), Commodore 64 (1995) and Atari 8-bit (1993)

Miecze Valdgira II: Władca Gór is an action-adventure game. This time king Aldir must defeat Bloody Zenon, that uses Cyclops...

Mig-29 Soviet Fighter ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Amiga (1990), NES (1989), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

The closest comparison to this action game would be Afterburner, a game which was overdue a decent home computer re-creation....

MiG Alley Ace Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

MiG Alley Ace is an action-based simulation of air combat during the Korean War. The titular MiG Alley was the...

Might and Magic J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2004)

The king of Erathia has been kidnapped by demons. A young fighter named Ewan is sent out to save the...

Mightier Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Mightier is an indie puzzle game developed by Lucas Pope and Keiko Ishizaka from Ratloop where most of the game...

Mighty Bombjack DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), NES (1986), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1990), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2014)

The sequel to the original Bomb Jack, Mighty Bombjack brings side scrolling to the series, and brings it closer to...

Mighty Final Fight NES Front Cover

NES (1993) and Nintendo 3DS (2014)

Capcom's only 8-bit port of the Final Fight series, Mighty Final Fight follows the storyline and characters of the first...

Mighty Flip Champs! Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2009)

Take control of multiple dimensions as Alta in Mighty Flip Champs! Navigate your way through different worlds and dimensions as...

Mighty Jill Off Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2010)

Mighty Jill Off is a vertical side-scroller, with a plot revolving around Jill Off and her mistress, the Queen, with...

SEGA CD (2004)

Mighty Mighty Missile is a homebrew 16-bit "demake" of the classic Dreamcast action puzzler ChuChu Rocket!. The goal is to...

SNES (1995)

In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the player gets to play as any of the rangers (Jason, Trini, Billy, Kimberly, and...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1995)

This take on the Power Rangers franchise is different from the many other Power Ranger games as it features FMV...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1994)

Based upon the TV show, MMPR lets the players choose from the five Power Rangers and transverse five levels to...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994)

The Genesis version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a one-on-one fighting game based on the TV series, featuring two...

Game Gear (1994)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on the Game Gear is a fighting game that mixes one-on-one versus fighting with some brawling/beat'em...

SNES (1995)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition is a game directly based on the world-known television series. In this game,...

Game Boy (1995)

This game is loosely based off of the movie of the same name, where the player can take control of...

Game Gear (1995)

This version of Power Rangers is different from its other versions. While still based upon the movie, this version is...

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