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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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Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

The Queen of England has once again enlisted you with another case. This time the mystery takes place in Ravenhearst...

Mystery Cookbook Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Mystery Cookbook is a standard hidden object game with a Ratatouille inspired plot.The objective is to search a screen for...

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Nintendo DS Front Cover

SNES (1995), Nintendo DS (2006) and Wii (2007)

The legend of the Golden Condor... from village to village and from town to town, everybody speak of it -...

Mystery of the Nile Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1986), MSX (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

In this unofficial adaptation of the film "The Jewel of the Nile", three travelers have been captured by a dictatorial...

Mystery P.I.: The Vegas Heist Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Mystery P.I.: The Vegas Heist is a standard hidden object game. The player takes the role of a detective trying...

Mystery Quest NES Front Cover

NES (1987)

In Mystery Quest the player is Hao, an apprentice wizard who finally has a chance to prove himself. The Great...

Mysteryville 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2012), iPhone (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2012)

Writer Laura Winner has psychic powers, aided by her spirit guide Dong Li. She has no intention of using them...

Mystical DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Acquiring the title of Supreme Magician, you should travel from the Marsh of Eternal Stench to the Garden of Eden,...

Genesis (1991)

A kabuki warrior steps into a time portal to go back to the Shogun dynasty to defeat the evil lord...

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1998) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Oh no! The evil Skull King and his army of evil pirates are plotting to take over Ancient Japan! Only...

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1997)

The people of Oedo Town are in a panic! A gigantic UFO shaped like a peach has arrived, and the...

Mystic Defender Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1989) and Arcade (1989)

Mystic Defender (based on the Japanese title Kujakuō 2: Geneijō) is a side-scrolling platform game. It is the sequel to...

Windows (2005)

In Mystic: Duell der Zauberer the player takes the role of Tim who suddenly finds himself in castle Urqhard. Unfortunately...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

In a world where advanced technology and magic co-exist, the Magic Empire controls the vast arid wastelands and the dwellings...

Mystic Heroes PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Mystic Heroes is a fighting game loosely based on the novel Fengshen Yanyi (16th century). The player takes the role...

GameCube (2002)

Mystic Heroes is a fighting game loosely based on the novel Fengshen Yanyi (16th century). The player takes the role...

Mystic Inn Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2006)

Coming across a building in the forest, Daphne sees a sign that mentions treasure and decides to go inside. Instead...

DOS (1993) and CD-i (1993)

Mystic Midway: Phantom Express is a gallery shooter and spin off from the game Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces. In...

Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and CD-i (1992)

Mystic Midway: Rest In Pieces is basically a shooting gallery with a B-movies/TV horror theme - complete with a demonic...

Mystic Mine Linux Front Cover

Linux (2009), Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

In Mystic Mine you control a gold car inside a mine. The objective of the game is to get as...

Mystic Towers DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

In Mystic Towers, the player takes control of an old and rather eccentric wizard Baron Baldric, whose task is to...

My Street PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003)

My Street is a party game that takes place in a small neighborhood.The game introduces two game modes: Story Mode:...

Myth: History in the Making Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1992), NES (1991), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), Amiga CD32 (1994) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

In this platform game, you are a mere mortal who has been called by the Gods to defeat several mythological...

Windows (2005)

Mythic Blades is a one-against-one fighting game based on Greek mythology. The background story is that Ares challenged Zeus for...

Mythic Pearls: The Legend of Tirnanog Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Mythic Pearls is a color-matching game like Zuma and similar titles, where the player must match three or more pearls...

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