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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Mean Arenas Amiga CD32 Front Cover

Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

You have entered a game show where you need to collect all gold coins scattered throughout the 22 arenas in...

Commodore 64 (1987)

In the cities of the world, humans once again have a new battle, after surviving a world wide nuclear war...

Meander Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1994)

Meander is a set of the three following games for younger players: Labirynt - a timed labyrinth game, where the...

Commodore 64 (1987) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

In the future, most people travel using Matter Transporters, but to Rebels this is dull. They have taken the abandoned...

Meat Boy Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

Meat Boy is a fast platform game starring a bloody piece of meat. His girlfriend Bandage Girl has been kidnapped...

Meat Boy: Map Pack Browser Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Browser (2008)

Meat Boy: Map Pack is a standalone expansion for Meat Boy. It includes 70 user-made maps chosen by the developers...

Meat Puppet Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

In Meat Puppet, you play the role of Lotus Abstraction in a darkly futuristic post-apocalyptic world. Lotus responded to a...

Mechanic Escape Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

Mechanic Escape is a 2D platform game. The player controls an anthropomorphic TV who rebels against the terror of ruthless...

Mechanized Attack NES Front Cover

NES (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Mechanized Attack is a game where the player uses a machine gun to stage an assault on a tropical island...

MechAssault Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2002)

MechAssault is the XBox's first Mech game, and is also one of the first games to fully support XBox Live.As...

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf takes place roughly one year after the original MechAssault game. This is not a simple extension...

MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf (Limited Edition) Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2004)

This limited edition contains: MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Two new multiplayer maps that are playable on Xbox Live and System...

MechAssault: Phantom War Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

This game continues in the MechAssault tradition of piloting giant robots and blowing things up. You play as Vallen Brice,...

MechWarrior DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), PC-98 (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1992)

You are Gideon Braver Vandenburg, heir to the planet. While you were away, unknown attackers destroyed your home, killed your...

MechWarrior SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993)

In 3017, when Herras Ragen was 12, his father Colonel Joseph T. Ragen, a soldier in the House Davion army,...

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995), Windows (1995), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997) and Macintosh (1996)

You are the genetically engineered Clan Mechwarrior. The Clans are invading the Inner Sphere. Join either the Wolf Clan or...

MechWarrior 2: BattlePack Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

The MechWarrior 2: BattlePack features an optimized graphics engine that delivers superb detail and streamlined multiplayer capability that allows gamers...

MechWarrior 2: Expansion Pack - Ghost Bear's Legacy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Windows (1996)

Ghost Bear's Legacy is an expansion pack for MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat and adds a third clan to the...

MechWarrior 2: Limited Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

This limited edition includes: MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy NetMech demoIt is almost identical to...

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996) and Windows (1996)

The stand-alone follow-up to Mechwarrior 2, Mercenaries puts you in command of a small company of 'mechs whose only loyalty...

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (3Dfx Interactive Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries goes 3D... 3Dfx style. In this edition you get the same game but with enhanced effects. This...

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries (Titanium Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1997)

MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries just got accelerated. This edition includes the software version along with a new 3D accelerated version. Unlike...

Windows (1998)

The upgraded "Titanium" editions of MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat, MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy, and MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries, packaged...

MechWarrior 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

The Inner Sphere is launching a counterattack on the Clans, and the Smoke Jaguars is the first target! Operation Democles...

MechWarrior 3 (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The continuing Mechwarrior series has reached no.4, but here the third in the series along with its expansion pack are...

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