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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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Muppet Monster Adventure PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Muppet Monster Adventure is a action platform game, best compared with Spyro but with Muppet characters and a Halloween or...

Muppet Pinball Mayhem Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Muppet Pinball Mayhem is a pinball game based on the ever-popular Muppet characters. This game features recognizable music and sound...

The Muppets: On with the Show Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

The Muppets, on with the show brings back Jim Hensons Muppets to the GBA. In this game, aimed at kids,...

Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

In Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit, the player takes control of a mech pilot in control of the Murakumo, a mech...

Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends - A Cause to Daikon For PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2014)

A Cause to Daikon For is one of the Genroku Lengends additional scenarios for Muramasa Rebirth. This add-on follows the...

Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends - Fishy Tales of the Nekomata PS Vita Front Cover

PS Vita (2013)

Fishy Tales of the Nekomata is one of the Genroku Lengends additional scenarios for Muramasa Rebirth. This add-on follows the...

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009) and PS Vita (2013)

Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a 2D side-scrolling action game with light RPG elements.The game focuses on two protagonists: Kisuke,...

MURI Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

MURI is a game inspired by late '80s and early '90s DOS platformers. You play as Adwoa, a woman in...

Commodore 64 (1992) and ZX Spectrum (1992)

Times are tough living in 1930's Chicago as the Mouse Mafia have a monopoly on cheese and the inhabitants are...

NES (1986)

A game based on the manga and anime, Musashi no Ken. Players take control of Musashi, who is currently in...

Muscle March Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

In Muscle March, a team of international bodybuilders find out that their protein powder has been stolen, while they were...

M.U.S.H.A. Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Wii (2009)

A spin-off from the Aleste series by Compile, Musha Aleste takes the same top-down shooter mechanics of its predecessors but...

Mushihimesama PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005) and Arcade (2004)

Mushihimesama is a vertically scrolling shooter; players need to control their character over the constantly scrolling terrain and score points...

Mushihimesama Futari Ver 1.5 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and Arcade (2006)

Mushihimesama Futari is a port of the 2006 arcade "bullet hell" shooter of the same name, and the sequel to...

Mushihimesama (Limited Edition) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

The limited edition of Mushihimesama contains the following items: The game Mushihimesama A collectible figurine

DOS (1987), Oric (1983) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1984)

Mushroom Mania is a shoot 'em up that clones the Centipede game style. The player must shoot at a giant...

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008)

In Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars the story takes place after a comet passes Earth, narrowly missing it and leaving...

Music Catch Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008), Macintosh (2008), Browser (2008) and iPhone (2009)

Music Catch is a game where the player has to collect points by catching different shapes that float across the...

Atari 2600 (1983)

In this game, you play as Stevie and Nancy.The Music Machine moves back and forth at the top of the...

musika iPod Classic Front Cover

iPod Classic (2007)

Similar to Phase, musika is a game that taps into the user's music library to create the gameplay. The core...

Muslim Massacre Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

In Muslim Massacre, a game of modern religious genocide, the player is invited to "stop acting like a liberal pussy"...

PlayStation 3 (2013) and PS Vita (2013)

The Premium Box is a limited edition of Musō Orochi 2 Ultimate that contains the following: Musō Orochi 2 Ultimate...

PlayStation 2 (2007)

This Japan-only treasure box includes: Warriors Orochi A set of 77 character puffy pop-ups which represent the main heroes and...

DOS (1991)

Mustang is an arcade shooter with aircrafts.The aircraft you control is a green plane seen from above, movable over the...

Musya: The Classic Japanese Tale of Horror SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992)

Shizuka holds a talisman that has locked away the Evil One in the Abyss. Recently, a guard of the Evil...

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