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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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Mad Mix Amstrad CPC Front Cover

DOS (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

Mad Mix is a Pac-Man variant, with a typical bird's eye view for each level and pellets you must eat...

Mad Mix 2: En el castillo de los fantasmas Amstrad CPC Front Cover

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

Peace had arrived finally at "Cocovillage" thanks to the good work made by Mad Mix, who had become the worthy...

Mad Monday Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Mad Monday is a top-down racing game where the player needs to escape the police and drive through different cities...

Commodore 64 (1986)

Madness is a platformer that features 30 screen sized levels. The goal of each levels is to reach the exit...

Windows (2009)

madnessMADNESSmadness is a strange, freeware 2D platform game. You must escape the red light-wall, in a very bizarre, circular world...

Mad Nurse Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

In Mad Nurse you take on the role of a midwife in a maternity hospital. In this hospital the babies...

Madō King Granzort SuperGrafx Front Cover

SuperGrafx (1990)

Madō King Granzort is based on the anime of the same name. The story takes place in science-fiction scenario in...

Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Acorn 32-bit (1990)

Professor Mariarti is, as the game title suggests, a mad scientist. Not all of his experiments worked out the way...

Commodore 64 (1993)

Madrax is a platform game where the player walks and somersaults around a maze, attempting to collect six idols from...

Madrism Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Madrism is an action puzzle game which tasks the player with quickly building architectural floor plans. Rooms, doors, kitchens, and...

Windows (1997)

Humanity is in an intergalactic war with hostile aliens. You command a ship that, after a space battle, boards the...

TurboGrafx CD (1994) and FM Towns (1994)

Mad Stalker is a side-scrolling mecha-themed brawler in which the player controls a character piloting a giant mecha (called "Slave...

Mad Trax Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Mad Trax is a 3D arcade combat racing game featuring 8 different cars, 10 different tracks in various themes (including:...

MadWorld Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

MadWorld is a stylish action beat-em up game, that puts player in the role of a police detective gone rogue...

Atari ST (1988)

Maelstrom is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up game written in 68000 assembler. You control a spaceship and have to...

The Mafat Conspiracy NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

You play as Golgo 13 aka Duke Togo, ace sharpshooter and assassin. Based off a character of various manga comics,...

Mafia Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2004) and Xbox (2004)

Tommy Angelo was an ordinary taxi driver trying to make a living on the streets of Lost Heaven, until one...

Mafia Contract Killer: Antikiller Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Mafia Contract Killer: Antikiller is based on the Russian movie Antikiller where the upright Major Fox got framed by Shaman,...

Mafia II Windows Front Cover

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

Vito Scaletta is an Italian immigrant in the United States. Born into a poor family from Sicily, he grows up...

Mafia II (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

The Collector's Edition includes: Mafia II Official Orchestral Score composed by Matus Siroky and Adam Kuruc and played by the...

Mafia II (Director's Cut) Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Mafia II (Director's Cut) is the official Macintosh port of Mafia II and, as a special edition release, includes not...

Mafia II: Greatest Hits PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Greatest Hits release of Mafia II game includes the original game with all its add-ons.The package includes: Mafia II game...

Mafia II Mobile J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2010)

In Mafia II Mobile the player takes the role of Marco Russetto, a member of the Salieri crime family. The...

Mafia (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

This Special Edition is a unique packaging of the game, limited to 5,000 units and includes the following: The original...

MAG PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

The first PlayStation 3 title from Zipper Interactive, MAG is an online-only semi-tactical first-person shooter and the first console game...

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