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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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Medieval Combat: Age of Glory J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2005)

Medieval Combat: Age of Glory is Gameloft's first side-scrolling 2D beat-em-up. No background story is offered, just seven fantasy-styled characters...

Atari 2600 (2006)

Medieval Mayhem is a version of the coin-op game Warlords, designed to be closer to the coin-op game than the...

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Edmund is the prince of a kingdom attacked by a skeleton army under the control of the malicious sorcerer, Lord...

MediEvil PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007), Android (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

In the year 1286, Sir Daniel Fortesque and his soldiers fought against the evil sorcerer Zarok, who raised an army...

MediEvil / C-12: Final Resistance PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2003)

This twin pack includes:MediEvil C-12: Final Resistance

MediEvil II PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

After Sir Daniel Fortesque vanquished the evil sorcerer Zarok in the year 1386, he was finally admitted into the Hall...

MediEvil: Resurrection PSP Front Cover

PSP (2005)

MediEvil: Resurrection is an enhanced and altered version of MediEvil. While the overall storyline remains the same, the design of...

Meerca Chase II Browser Front Cover

Browser (2005)

Meerca Chase II is the sequel to Meerca Chase and like its predecessor is a snake clone.In the game the...

Meet the Robinsons Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), GameCube (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and Wii (2007)

Meet the Robinsons is based on the animated movie of the same name, but acts as a sequel to it....

Mega-Apocalypse Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

It is a very strange universe really - isnĀ“t it? All those millions of planets and moons and stars and...

Amiga (1991)

Megaball is an Arkanoid variant with 50 levels, plus a level designer in the registered version, which inspired the DX-Ball...

Mega Blast DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Amiga (1995)

Mega Blast is a game based upon simple rules popularized by such classic titles like Dyna Blaster or Bomberman. A...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Your task is to destroy all Megabolts who have invaded your world over 64 screens on a 8x8 grid connected...

Mega Bomberman Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1994), TurboGrafx-16 (1993), PSP (2011) and Wii (2006)

Mega Bomberman is a top-down action game. Control your Bomberman through various levels defeating multiple enemies and plenty of bosses....

Megabyte Punch Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Megabyte Punch is an action platformer which lets you build your own fighting robot. The player explores different environments, violently...

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

This special edition contains: Megabyte Punch Original soundtrack (27 tracks) 7 wallpapers 10 custom versus levels

DOS (1991)

Heavily armored and armed space platforms are in need of obliteration. Hop into your megadestroyer and shoot down countless enemies,...

Mega Fill-Up iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

Mega Fill-Up is a fixed screen action game where you have to "grow" balloons to fill 2/3 of the screen...

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are a member of MegaForce and have been sent to the city of Sardoun. Sardoun is under attack and...

Mega Man DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990)

It is up to the blue robot Megaman to stop the plot of Dr. Wily, the maverick lab assistant, by...

Mega Man NES Front Cover

NES (1987), BREW (2006), DoJa (2007), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2013)

In the future city of Monsteropolis, the use of robot labour has helped civilization grow more than ever before. At...

Mega Man Game Gear Front Cover

Game Gear (1995)

The insane scientist, Dr. Wily, has created an army of evil robots, and is using them to take over the...

Mega Man 10 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

20XX. A virus called Roboenza starts infecting robots, rendering them useless. Humankind would be helpless enough without the aid of...

Mega Man 2 NES Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), NES (1988), DoJa (2008), Wii (2007), iPhone (2009), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Wii U (2013)

After defeating Dr. Light's six robots that were reprogrammed by the villainous Dr. Wily in Mega Man, it seemed like...

Arcade (1996)

Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters is 2D arcade fighting/shooting game, the sequel to Mega Man: The Power Battle .The...

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