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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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Mach Rider NES Front Cover

NES (1985), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013) and Wii U (2014)

Mach Rider is a motorcycle combat game set in a post-apocalyptic future. Players, represented by Mach Rider, must make their...

Windows (2003)

Macky and Pentell is a "bullet hell cute-em-up" fan game with manga-like graphics. It's based on the video game Twinkle...

Atari ST (1987) and Macintosh (1985)

The player is a small pilot in the regime of an evil dictator, but one day he finds an abandoned,...

Atari 2600 (1982)

M.A.D. (which stands for Missile Attack and Defense) is an arcade action game somewhat similar to Missile Command. You control...

Madagascar Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005), PlayStation 2 (2005), Xbox (2005) and GameCube (2005)

Be a part of Dreamwork's animated adventure by guiding Marty the Zebra, Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the...

Madagascar Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005) and Nintendo DS (2005)

In Madagascar for Nintendo DS, based on the movie of the same name, you play as Marty (zebra), Alex (lion),...

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DS is a third-person action-platformer based on the movie of the same name.All of the Madagascar...

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is based on the family movie of the same name.Shortly after becoming adjusted to being on...

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Madagascar: Operation Penguin is a sequel to the game Madagascar and features the movie's penguins as the main characters. Your...

Madballs Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1988) and Amstrad CPC (1988)

On the planet Orb live a gang of notorious Madballs who decide what is passed through parliament. They have no...

Madballs in Babo: Invasion Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Madballs in Babo: Invasion is a game based on a toy-line of rubber balls of the same name, originally started...

Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

The Mad Bomber is single-button action game in which the player must drop bombs on targets. The game is shown...

Mad Cars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Mad Cars is a top-down racing in a post-apocalyptic setting. WW III has turned the earth into a wasteland. Racers...

Mad Dash Racing Xbox Front Cover

Xbox (2001)

An arcade racer featuring cartoon-style 3D cel-shaded characters racing on foot through eight large courses. The courses are closer to...

Madden NFL Football: Limited Edition DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

A port of Madden '96 to DOS, using the extra space provided by a CD to provide improved graphics and...

Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2003), SEGA CD (1994), 3DO (1994), CD-i (1995) and Arcade (1992)

The sequel to American Laser Game's original Mad Dog McCree, with pretty much the same gameplay and motion capture graphics....

Mad Dog McCree DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2002), SEGA CD (1993), 3DO (1994), CD-i (1994), Macintosh (1994), PlayStation 3 (2013), iPhone (2011), Nintendo 3DS (2012) and Arcade (1991)

Mad Dog McCree and his gang have kidnapped the Mayor and his daughter, and its up to you to rescue...

Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009)

Mad Dog McCree: Gunslinger Pack is a conversion of American Laser Games' western-themed laserdisc shooters. Included in the pack are...

Made Man: Confessions of the Family Blood Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and PlayStation 2 (2006)

The opening sees your character, Joey Verola, talking to someone else about money, lots of money. He (Joey) then goes...

MAD: Global Thermonuclear War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Let’s play global thermonuclear war.MAD is a real time strategy game depicting a future battle between two superpower alliances. Each...

Mad Maestro! PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

The city has announced plans to destroy the concert hall! You are Takt, a young conductor attempting to recruit the...

Mad Martha ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

This (mostly) text adventure game places you in the role of hen-pecked hero, Henry Littlefellow. Seeking entertainment once in his...

Mad Max NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

You are Mad Max. You drive your Interceptor through the post-apocalyptic wastelands and fight bandits. The game introduction is the...

TRS-80 (1982)

Mad Mines is a fixed screen shoot 'em up that includes elements from two other shooters for home computers: Ceiling...

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...

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