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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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Amstrad CPC (1989)

As man in some sort of hand-made bike/helicopter you are flying down into the catacombs of some French town. These...

Mobile Suit Gundam PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1995)

Mobile Suit Gundam is a first-person action game that puts you in the shoes of Amuro Ray, pilot of the...

Arcade (1993)

Mobile Suit Gundam is a Street Fighter II-style fighting game based on the original 1979 television series of the franchise.Players...

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Returning yet again to the One Year War, Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation pits two squads of six players each,...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2006)

This is an installment of the anime game series, Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire takes place Nine months after the...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space PlayStation 2 Front Cover Foil Embossed Logo

PlayStation 2 (2003)

Fight in the One Year War on four different fronts. In White Base mode play as Amuro Ray through the...

Arcade (1994)

Mobile Suit Gundam: EX Revue is an updated version of the first Gundam fighting game. Like its predecessor, it is...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation vs. Zeon PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001), Dreamcast (2002) and Arcade (2001)

Based on the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, this game has you choose which side to lead into victory from...

PlayStation 2 (2004)

In this version of the Mobile Suit Gundam series, a war as taken place between the The Titans and a...

MSX (1984)

The game is based on the popular Japanese Mobile Suit Gundam anime tv series that features robot warriors, the tv...

Mobile Suit Gundam: One Year War PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

One Year War is a third-person action shooting game based on the original Mobile Suit Gundam television series from 1979....

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Battle Assault pits eight (plus four unlockable) Alliance and ZAFT pilots against each other in armored...

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Rengō vs. Z.A.F.T. PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005), PSP (2007) and Arcade (2005)

Rengō vs. Z.A.F.T. is the third main entry in Capcom & Bandai's vs. Gundam series, part of the massive Gundam...

Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Hot Scramble NES Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004) and NES (1986)

Kidou Senshi Z-Gundam: Hot Scramble is the first known Mobile Suit Gundam game released on the NES. Mobile Suit Gundam...

Moby Dick Browser Front Cover

Browser (2010)

Contrary to the expectations, Moby Dick doesn't tell the story of whalers (as the book does) - it puts the...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Moby Dick is a side view single screen game where you control a boat on the sea, that moves from...

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2011), BlackBerry (2012), Android (2011) and iPad (2011)

The world is at the state of global war. KPR (an alliance of terrorist organizations from North Korea, Pakistan and...

Modern Combat 5: Blackout iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014), iPad (2014) and Windows Phone (2014)

Modern Combat 5: Blackout stays faithful to the series' tradition by being a single-player and multiplayer military first-person shooter for...

Modern Sniper Android Front Cover

Android (2014)

In Modern Sniper, the player takes on the role of a sniper tasked with dealing with deadly mob gangs from...

Modern Warfare 2D Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

This is a parody remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. All the main scenes (including the notorious "No...

Modern War Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

This retail compilation contains: Terrorist Takedown 2: US Navy SEALs Marine Sharpshooter 4 SAS Secure Tomorrow

Windows (2002)

Modi and Nanna are the children of Tyr, a Viking leader, and they have to rescue a village. A huge...

ModNation Racers PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

ModNation Racers is a mix of the kart racing aspect of Mario Kart and the customization of LittleBigPlanet. The player...

Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony DOS Front Cover

DOS (1987), Amiga (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1986) and Apple II (1985)

Khantun is traditionally a peaceful land, with no army or wars. Former leader Kaimen has turned to using his powers...

Windows (2000)

You are a little amoeba in a petri-dish. You got one mission and that is to eat the little amoeba's,...

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