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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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Mole Mania Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Muddy Mole's wife and seven kids have been kidnapped by the evil farmer, Jinbei! It's up to you to help...

DOS (1997)

Want a unique game of mayhem? You play this game as a mole who's only goal is to kill every...

Windows (2008)

The Molten Core recreates a 2008 April Fools' joke by Blizzard Entertainment as a game. On 1st April 2008 Blizzard...

Momentum Missile Mayhem Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Browser (2007)

Momentum Missile Mayhem (or simply MMM) is a defense game which focuses on physics to attack and repel the endless...

Momentum Missile Mayhem 2 Browser Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Browser (2007)

Momentum Missile Mayhem 2 (or simply MMM2) is the sequel to Momentum Missile Mayhem and introduces the familiar gameplay of...

Monaco: What's Yours is Mine Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is a fast-paced stealth game about theft. The game is played from a top-down view...

Monadius Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Monadius is a freeware, open-source space shooter with vector graphics, created as a homage to the Gradius series of side-scrolling...

Monday Night Combat Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Monday Night Combat is a colourful, futuristic third-person shooter with cloned soldiers who fight in a competitive sport in enclosed...

Windows (2007)

A sequel to the bizarre Mondo Medicals, Mondo Agency is a peculiar, surreal game which pits you as "Agent-65386", who...

Windows (2007)

On a playfield analogous to playing two perpendicular rounds of Frogger superimposed upon each other, this game sets before the...

Windows (2002)

There once was an uncle who was a fabulously rich eccentric, and now that he is dead, the nephew has...

Money Puzzle Exchanger PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1998), Game Boy (1997), PSP (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008), PS Vita (2012) and Arcade (1997)

Money Puzzle Exchanger is a puzzle game similar to Magical Drop only with coins. It was originally created by FACE...

MoneySeize Browser Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Browser (2009)

In MoneySeize, players take control of Sir Reginald MoneySeize II, Esq., who has to collect 1010 coins to fund the...

Money Tree Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Money Tree is a resource management game where the player has to take care of a tree and collect its...

Money Wars VIC-20 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982) and VIC-20 (1982)

In Money Wars the player takes the role of a robber that has to retrieve and deliver bags of money...

SEGA Master System (1991)

The master of dirt, king of slime, Capitão Feio, with the help of an army of monsters, conquered the world...

Monimo Pop iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Monimo Pop makes combined use of the touch screen and accelerometer for the basic game mechanic. Monimos are small creatures...

Monkey Bizness ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Donkey Kong provides the basic gameplay for this platforms-and-ladders game comprising 8 screens. You start at the bottom of each...

Monkey Flight Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009), iPhone (2009) and Android (2013)

Monkey Flight is an aim & shoot game similar to Rudolph's Kick n' Fly by the same developer. You have...

Monkey Hero PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999)

In this game you play a monkey, a brave little monkey, who has been trained by another monkey called Master...

J2ME (2004)

Monkey King is based on the character of the Monkey King from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West....

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1984)

Monkey Kong, or as it was dubbed by MicroDeal, King Cuthbert, is yet another Donkey Kong clone (of course). Two...

Monkey Labour iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010) and iPad (2010)

Monkey Labour is an 1980s handheld LCD game recreation for iOS. The game features simple gameplay but is hard to...

PlayStation (1999)

Monkey Magic is a platform game for the Playstation based upon a successful cartoon of the same name. The cartoon...

Monkey Magic Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 8-bit (1987) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Based on the original television series that ran from 1978 to 1980, the player controls Monkey as he makes his...

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