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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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The Misadventures of Tron Bonne PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

Things are looking up for the Bonne family. Having just finished getting their airship, the Gesellschaft, operational, Teisel Bonne sets...

Mischief Makers Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

Mischief Makers is a 2D side-scrolling platform game in which the protagonist uses her hands to grab, shake, and throw...

Misja/Fred Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1990)

A compilation of two platform games, this being the original release for both of them: Fred Misja Since October 1991,...

Mis Ladrillos Interactivo Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

A collection of four games, each with its own distinctive setting and gameplay mechanics, bundled together in one pack. Kids...

Apple II (1989)

Miss Apple is an action labyrinth game similar to Pac-Man in concept. The titular character must traverse 80 maze-like stages,...

Atari ST (1991)

Missile Alert! is a missile command variant for one or two players written in 68000 assembler. You have to protect...

Windows 3.x (1992)

Missile Attack is a single player variant of the classic Missile Command.The game starts with a series of missiles descending...

Missile Command Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999), PlayStation (1999), PSP (2011), PlayStation 3 (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

Defend cities around the world from an airborne alien attack. This is a remake of the '70s arcade game, and...

Missile Command Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari ST (1987), Atari 2600 (1981), Atari 5200 (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), Browser (2010) and Arcade (1980)

Aliens from the planet of Krytol are attacking your cities!! As the commander of a missile base, it is your...

Missile Command iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2008)

Atari's 80s arcade classic is remade for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. The original defend-the-cities game now has both an...

Missile Command Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

Missile Command is a XBLA port of the classic coin op arcade game of the same name, in which the...

Game Boy (1992) and Game Boy Color (1999)

This game is based on the original arcade game Missile Command, in which aliens are attacking the Earth. In this...

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...

Jupiter Ace (1983)

Missile Man + Space Fighter Pilot is a double games pack that contains the following games:Missile Man: A single screen...

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 Game 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...

Mission 3: Ultimate Challenge - Accessory Game for Spear of Destiny DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

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

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