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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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Mortal Kombat Gold Dreamcast Front Cover

Dreamcast (1999)

The first and only Mortal Kombat title to make onto the Dreamcast console, Mortal Kombat Gold offered players a carbon-copy...

Mortal Kombat II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), PlayStation (1996), Game Boy (1994), SNES (1994), Genesis (1994), Amiga (1994), SEGA 32X (1995), SEGA Saturn (1996), Game Gear (1994), SEGA Master System (1994), PlayStation 3 (2007) and Arcade (1993)

The Mortal Kombat fighters, plus several new ones, return for a tournament held by the evil Shang Tsung of the...

Mortal Kombat:  Kollector's Edition Xbox 360 Front Cover Box with wrap-around sleeve.

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The Kollector's Edition of Mortal Kombat contains the following: • Physical copy of the 2011 reboot.• Sub-Zero and Scorpion statues...

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2012), PlayStation 3 (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

This Komplete Edition is a re-release of the original game bundled with all the downloadable content. It includes: Mortal Kombat...

Mortal Kombat & Mortal Kombat II Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1998)

This compilation combines the Game Boy versions of: Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero Nintendo 64 Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and Nintendo 64 (1997)

Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero is a story-driven fighting game that casts you in the shoes of Sub-Zero, and chronicles a...

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

MK: SM is a 3D platforming adventure beat-em-up that is based in the Mortal Kombat world. The story begins just...

Mortal Kombat: Special Forces PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Take on the role of Mortal Kombat® character Jax, as you descend into the realm of Mortal Kombat in search...

Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

This semi-sequel to Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance brings together a handful of the previous characters with a host of new...

Mortal Kombat Trilogy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997), PlayStation (1996), Nintendo 64 (1996), SEGA Saturn (1997) and Game.Com (1998)

All the characters from the first three Mortal Kombat games return for the ultimate battle. You can play as Kano,...

Mortal Kombat: Unchained PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Mortal Kombat: Unchained is the portable equivalent of the console game Mortal Kombat: Deception. It contains all the characters from...

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

With the simultaneous defeat of Darkseid and Shao Kahn in their respective universes, a freak portal accident has formed the...

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (Kollector's Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

This collector's edition includes: Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Bonus DVD with a making-of feature Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe:...

Windows (2010)

Mortal Online is an MMORPG with similar visuals to Oblivion. However, Mortal differentiates itself from other MMOs as it features...

Mortal Skies: Modern War Air Combat Shooter iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and Android (2011)

Mortal Skies: Modern War Air Combat Shooter is a World War II-themed vertically scrolling shooter.The player controls a combat aircraft...

Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion Windows Front Cover

Windows (1996) and Macintosh (1996)

Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion is an action/puzzle game aimed primarily toward children and developed by Lucasarts. The...

Amiga (1994)

This platform game sees the player control Morton, and have to guide him through levels to reach the end of...

Mort the Chicken PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Cube shaped life forms from a parallel universe mistake bales of hay on a farm as captured cubes and Colonel...

Windows 3.x (1995)

Mortuum is an arcade game in which you play Cruentus, an undead witch-king. You must fight your way through many...

Mortyr (2093 - 1944) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

In an alternate version of the 21st century, the Germans have taken over the world after winning World War II....

Mortyr II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

A typical FPS set during World War II, Mortyr 2 is slightly related to the first Mortyr. This time, you...

Moshing Melvin Macintosh Front Cover

Macintosh (1999)

Moshing Melvin is a short game wherein the player takes the role of Melvin, a psycho mosher. Melvin has decided...

DOS (1994)

Most Definitely Not Pool II is not a pool game. It is a single-player game based around three balls on...

MOT DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989), Amstrad CPC (1989) and Amstrad PCW (1989)

Who is MOT ? MOT is nothing less than a 3 meter tall inter-dimensional monster (complete with a tail and...

MotherLoad Browser Front Cover

Browser (2004)

In MotherLoad, the player controls a mining pod and tries to acquire the most valuable minerals in the ground of...

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