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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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Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997) and Arcade (1995)

Marvel Super Heroes is a 2D fighting game and the second Capcom title to feature characters from the Marvel comic...

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems SNES Front Cover

SNES (1996)

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems is a side-scrolling platformer/beat 'em up based on the Infinity Gauntlet storyline...

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), SEGA Saturn (1998) and Arcade (1997)

Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter is a 2D fighting game and the first to combine characters from Capcom's Street...

Marvel Super Hero Squad PSP Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), PSP (2009) and Wii (2009)

Marvel Super Hero Squad is an action beat-em-up game for one to four players that is based on the animated...

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online is a browser-based MMO in which players control characters from the Marvel Universe. Players can...

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and Wii (2010)

Based on the cartoon of the same name, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is a cooperative action-adventure game...

Marvel Ultimate Alliance Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), PSP (2006), Xbox 360 (2006), PlayStation 3 (2006) and Wii (2006)

Dr. Doom has united supervillains as the Masters of Evil. Now for the first time ever, over 20 Marvel superheroes...

Game Boy Advance (2006)

The handheld version of Marvel Ultimate Alliance, like its console counterparts, has the player taking control over one of a...

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 continues the four-player mayhem of the previous Marvel Ultimate Alliance and, before that, the X-Men Legends...

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 PSP Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2009), PSP (2009) and Wii (2009)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 continues the four-player mayhem of the previous Marvel Ultimate Alliance and, before that, the X-Men Legends...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 shrinks the console game to fit on Nintendo's handheld. It is still in 3D and played...

Xbox 360 (2007)

This gold edition is a re-release of Marvel Ultimate Alliance with eight additional downloadable characters for the original game now...

Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Special Edition) PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007) and Xbox 360 (2007)

This Special Edition is a budget release of Marvel Ultimate Alliance in the Greatest Hits series. Next to the main...

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Dreamcast (2000), Xbox (2002), Xbox 360 (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), iPhone (2012), iPad (2012) and Arcade (2000)

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is the sequel to the 2D fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. The...

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Doctor Doom and Dormammu, two known Marvel villains, joined forces with a variety of other Marvel villains with intentions to...

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), Dreamcast (1999) and Arcade (1998)

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a 2D fighting game that combines characters from Capcom's videogames with characters...

Amiga (1996)

A rather advanced implementation of the classic "Worm" game for BBSes, Marvin-mask puts the player in the shoes of a...

Marvin's Marvellous Adventure Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and Amiga CD32 (1995)

One of the most console-style platformers ever seen on the Amiga, Marvin has approximately 60 levels to battle through. There...

Windows (2012)

Marvin is out in the snow, playing and building a snowman, when a weird creature darts by and steals his...

Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2001)

Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course is a game for one or two players.The girls learn that their arch enemy, Courtney,...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Do you have good rhythm? Mary-Kate and Ashley have organized a girls night out filled with hip fashion and some...

Mary-Kate and Ashley: Magical Mystery Mall PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

In Mary-Kate and Ashley: Magical Mystery Mall, the Olsen's favorite mall has been frozen in time. They must collect all...

SNES (1994) and Genesis (1994)

Based of the 1994 movie remake of Frankenstein, the player is the artificial man created by Victor Frankenstein. After Victor...

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Bram Stoker's Dracula SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994)

Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is an adventure/fighting hybrid based on the 1994 film of the same name. You play as Frankenstein's...

M*A*S*H Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1982) and TI-99/4A (1983)

M*A*S*H was one of the many attempts by various software companies to take a successful movie or television show and...

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