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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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Windows (2003)

In Move2Play, similar to the EyeToy series, the player uses a webcam to transfer his movements to the game. The...

ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

The feel of a gangster movie is recreated isometrically in this game. You play a private detective who has the...

The Movie Monster Game Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and Apple II (1986)

Play the monster in Epyx's follow up to Crush Crumble Chomp. Smash London, Paris, New York, Moscow or San Francisco...

Mower Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Sick of having to go outside in order to experience the exhilaration and joy of mowing your lawn? Mower is...

Macintosh (1998)

MozPong is a game heavily inspired by the classic Breakout, but with its own twist.MozMoz-kun, a kid with a bowl...

Windows (2000)

MozPong DX is an updated version of MozPong, a game heavily inspired by the classic Breakout, but with its own...

Mr.AahH!! iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Mr.AahH!! is a 2D platforming game where the the player's timing and precision skills are put to the test. In...

Mr Bean's Wacky World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), PlayStation 2 (2007) and Wii (2009)

Mr Bean's Wacky World is a third person action game based on the 2002 animated series featuring Rowan Atkinson's famous...

DOS (1994) and Amiga (1994)

Basically a remake of the SNES game Super Troll Islands, but superficially incorporating TV character Mr Blobby, who was famous...

Windows (2002)

Mr Bob is a Polish game where the player controls the eponymous office worker in his multi-floored mansion. Mr. Bob...

Mr. Bones SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1996)

A philosopher named DaGoulian came up with a dubious doctrine: he believes that the only way to ensure the survival...

DOS (1999)

Bomberman clone. Gameplay is exactly the same and even the graphic style seems very similar to Bomberman.

Mr. Chin's Gourmet Paradise Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1990)

Mr. Chin is hungry! Help him eat his favorite snack, the delectable peach, by using laser emitting bowls to trap...

Mr. Cool Atari 8-bit Front Cover

PC Booter (1983), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1983) and Atari 8-bit (1983)

You as a cube jump on the pyramid built with color-changing platforms. You have to make all platforms of the...

Atari ST (1990)

Mr Dig is a conversion of the Atari 8-bit game Mr. Do! coded in STOS. As Mr Dig you have...

Commodore 64 (1984)

Mr Dig is based on the arcade game Mr. Do! where you have to collect all the cherries over various...

Mr. Do! Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1992), SNES (1995), Commodore 64 (1985), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1984), MSX (1984), J2ME (2008), Wii (2010), PC-98 (1996) and Arcade (1982)

You control Mr. Do has he tries to harvest all of the cherries on the screen. However, there are numerous...

Mr. Do!'s Castle ColecoVision Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1984), ColecoVision (1984), Atari 5200 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984), MSX (1984) and Arcade (1983)

Mr. Do!'s Castle is an action platform game which has you in a castle consisting of several floors, each of...

MSX (1986) and Arcade (1984)

Mr. Do in a roller coaster, this time. You have try to reach the top of the rollercoaster. As the...

Mr. Driller: Drill Land GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

Mr. Driller and his friends are invited to the opening of Drill Land, a theme park with five different attractions....

Mr. DRILLER: Drill Spirits Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2004)

Mr. Driller, experienced with the drill, much use his abilities to dig beneath the Earth's crust in a race to...

Mr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2010)

Journey to the center of the earth with Mr. Driller and his friends. Take part in three different game modes...

PlayStation (2001)

Mr. Driller G is a another entry in Namco's series of arcade puzzle games. As in the previous titles, the...

Mr. Driller Online Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

Mr. Driller has returned once more, to drill down into the Earth though the endless mysterious colored blocks. As always,...

Mr. Gimmick NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Mr. Gimmick is a little doll with a life of its own, that's given to a girl for her birthday....

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