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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Moonsweeper Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Atari 2600 (1983), ColecoVision (1983), ZX Spectrum (1983), TI-99/4A (1984) and MSX (1985)

In Moonsweeper your goal is to rescue miners from the moons in Star Quadrant Jupiter. You begin your mission in...

Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

Princess Lalena has been kidnapped by the Dark Lord and it is your task to rescue her over four levels...

Moonwalker DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1989), MSX (1989) and Amstrad CPC (1989)

Moonwalker is broken up into 4 levels. The first level has you walking around avoiding fans trying to find parts...

Moorfrog Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Yet another member of the Moorhuhn-Family hits the computer screens. This little green frog is on his way to the...

Moorhen 3 ...Chicken Chase Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001), PlayStation (2002) and Game Boy Advance (2002)

Moorhen 3 ...Chicken Chase is a shooter still in the same style as the first Moohrhuhn. The player has a...

Windows (2000)

Moorhuhn 2 is the sequel to the famous shooting game. Similarly to its predecessor, the player goes on a hunt...

Moorhuhn: Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Moorhuhn Pinball is a pinball game, featuring 5 tables related to the Moorhuhn theme, completely with fitting sound effects and...

Browser (2004)

Mootix Drop is an action game from the Neopets virtual pet website. From a top-down perspective, the player controls Harry,...

Mopiranger MSX Front Cover

MSX (1985)

The peaceful land of the Mopira have been invaded by the Razons. In this platform game you 'll play Mopiranger...

DOS (1991)

At heart, this is a collection of three different Breakout variants (Brick Wall, Falling Walls, and The Blast Adventure), dished...

Windows (1996)

Moraff's Cyber Pinball is a single player, shareware pinball game.The game consists of many different tables which are designed to...

Windows (1996)

Moraff's Escapade is a single player, shareware, arcade / puzzle game based on Lode Runner .The game consists of a...

DOS (1989)

Moraff's Pinball is a single player, shareware pinball game that is entirely keyboard controlled.This is not a simulation of a...

DOS (1993)

In a move that makes the in-game options menu as formidable and labyrinthine as the trademark Moraffware selection of video...

Windows (1995)

Moraff's Ultra Blast is one or two player, updated and extended version of Moraff's Blast I for Windows.As in the...

Morbidly Obese Workout Man Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Macintosh (2008)

A morbidly obese man hires an extreme personal trainer to lose weight. They meet up at the park, but the...

Windows (2005)

The main character of this game has been invented by the famous cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo. The game's objective is for...

More Adventures of Big Mac: The Mad Maintenance Man Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Mac must neutralise various single-screen vaults in this early platformer. He can climb ladders and safely fall any distance, as...

Windows (1999)

More Combat Flight Sim is an add-on for Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series.It is a compilation of over...

Windows (2003)

You play as Mumu, friendly yellow squirrel who is looking forward to an evening with his beloved Fufu. However you...

Morning's Wrath Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Princess Morning belongs to a 'race' of people called the Leowyns. A long time ago, they migrated from a place...

Morph Amiga Front Cover

SNES (1993), Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1993)

Young Morris Rolph has been trapped in limbo due to a malfunction on Dr Krankenpot's new teleport machine. Now he's...

Morpheus Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

There are 50 sub-universes consisting of a central Nucleus surrounded by 32 Orbitals. The sub-universe is called a Aither. The...

Commodore 64 (1987)

You have been tasked to save the world in your transforming car 'Morphicle' to stop the world from being blown...

MorphX Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

The player navigates an alien-infested Red Square in Moscow, shown under the effects of a nuclear catastrophe.The game features a...

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