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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: 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...

ZX81 (1983)

Mothership is a shoot 'em up where the player has to defend his home planet from an enemy attack. The...

Xbox 360 (2011)

Motion Explosion! is a collection of 12 mini-games that require the Kinect peripheral to play. They also use the player's...

Motocross Mania 3 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

After two PSX games, Motocross Mania returns on the PS2. In this game you race on 20 different courses, using...

Motorbike Madness Atari ST Front Cover

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

Motorbike Madness views downhill racing from an isometric Marble Madness-influenced perspective. You must reach the bottom within the time limit,...

NES (1992)

A simple, top-down driving game where you play a patrol officer in a city police force. You progressively take down...

Motor Duels: Outcast J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2004)

MotorDuels: Outcast is a mobile game combining both racing and combat. The setting of the game is somewhat influenced by...

Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

You are Lemmy - the leader of the heavy metal band Motörhead. Your fellow band members have been kidnapped by...

Motor Mash PlayStation Front Cover

DOS (1998) and PlayStation (1997)

Motor Mash is a top down cartoon racer for 1 to 4 players by using a multi-tap or by sharing...

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