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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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The Masked Rider: Kamen Rider ZO SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1994)

The Masked Rider is a Japanese super hero, a man who has become genetically altered to be a man/grasshopper who...

Spectravideo (1986)

Masken means "the worm" in Swedish, and this is another "snake" game. You must guide your worm around a playfield...

Game Boy Color (1999)

The Mask of Zorro is based on the 1998 movie of the same name. It closely follows the plot of...

The Mask SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

The Mask is based on the movie with the same name. The story follows poor guy Stanley Ipkiss who finds...

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

MASK II is a single player side scrolling shoot-em-up and is the second game in the M.A.S.K (Mobile Armored Strike...

Mass Destruction DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), PlayStation (1997), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010) and PS Vita (2012)

Mass Destruction puts players behind the controls of a one-man tank. The environments range from arctic to desert to urban....

Mass Effect Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2007)

Mass Effect is the first part of a science fiction RPG trilogy. It is set in a futuristic universe created...

Mass Effect PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Mass Effect is a late PS3 release of the original 2007 Mass Effect game. It was ported by two teams...

Mass Effect 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Saren and the Sovereign have been defeated and the Citadel has been saved. Depending on the player's choices made in...

Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

Mass Effect 2 is the first game in the series to appear on a PlayStation console and it was released...

Mass Effect 2: Aegis Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The Aegis Pack is a commercial downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 2. It adds the M-29 Incisor sniper...

Mass Effect 2: Arrival PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Arrival is the final downloadable content pack for Mass Effect 2. It adds a new quest, which serves as direct...

Mass Effect 2 (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

The Collector's Edition includes: Mass Effect 2 Hardcover Art Book with 48 pages Mass Effect Redemption Comic #1 Ingame-item Collector...

Mass Effect 2 (Digital Deluxe Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

This online Digital Deluxe Edition includes the main game and these bonus features: Collector Armor and Assault Rifle Incisor Rifle...

Mass Effect 2: Equalizer Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The Equalizer Pack is a commercial downloadable content (DLC) for Mass Effect 2. This pack adds the Inferno Armor, Capacitor...

Mass Effect 2: Firepower Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The Firepower Pack is a commercial downloadable content (DLC) for Mass Effect 2. This pack adds the Phalanx heavy pistol,...

Windows (2010)

Firewalker Pack is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 2. It adds the heavy hover tank "Hammerhead" which...

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Kasumi: Stolen Memory is a commercial downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 2. It adds a new quest for...

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

The Lair of the Shadow Broker is a commercial downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 2. It adds a...

Windows (2010)

Normandy Crash Site (Cerberus Network) is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 2. It adds an additional quest...

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2010)

Overlord is a commercial, almost completely combat oriented downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 2. An AI named "VI...

Mass Effect 2: Terminus Pack PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

The Terminus Pack is a commercial downloadable content (DLC) for Mass Effect 2. This pack adds the Terminus armor and...

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Zaeed: The Price of Revenge (Cerberus Network) is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 2. It adds a...

Mass Effect 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

As a result of Commander Shepard's affiliation with the Cerberus organisation in the past, he or she is removed from...

Mass Effect 3: Alternate Appearance Pack 1 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

The Alternate Appearance Pack 1 is a commercial DLC for Mass Effect 3. It includes three outfits, one each for...

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