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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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Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

The Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 3. Includes the following content: Six characters:...

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation Multiplayer Expansion PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

The Retaliation Multiplayer Expansion is a downloadable content (DLC) pack for Mass Effect 3. It includes the following content:The Collectors...

Wii U (2012)

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is a conversion of Mass Effect 3 for the Wii U platform. Next to the...

Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Bring Down the Sky is the first downloadable content (DLC) for Mass Effect. The access to its plot is allowed...

Windows (2011)

Mass Effect: Edycja Rozszerzona (Extended Edition) is a compilation that includes: Mass Effect Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky The...

Mass Effect: Galaxy iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Set in the Mass Effect universe, Mass Effect Galaxy describes an episode in the perilous life of a new human...

Mass Effect Infiltrator iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2012), BlackBerry (2013), Android (2012), iPad (2012) and Windows Phone (2013)

Mass Effect Infiltrator is a third-person shooter for mobile devices that takes place during the events of Mass Effect 3....

Mass Effect (Limited Collector's Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover Sleeve

Xbox 360 (2007)

This Limited Collector's Edition includes: Mass Effect A Future Imagined art book Galactic Codex: Essentials book (36 pages detailing the...

Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

Pinnacle Station is the second downloadable content pack (DLC) released for Mass Effect. After achieving Spectre status, Commander Shepard can...

Mass Effect (Zolotoe izdanie) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Zolotoe izdanie is a gold edition of Mass Effect by 1C Company. It includes: Mass Effect. Mass Effect: Bring Down...

Commodore 64 (1988)

You are the pilot of a Federation Clearance Ship and it's your job to make sure the Space Lanes between...

Masterblazer DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1991)

Masterblazer is both a remake of and a follow-up to the Lucasfilm Games game Ballblazer.Ballblazer is a futuristic sport played...

Atari 2600 (1983)

WANTED: A master builder to create structures per blueprints for Spectraville. To apply, insert cartridge into Atari 2600 and power...

Master Chu And The Drunkard Hu NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

The legendary Siamese-Twin Shiva (god of destruction) has cursed your village with evil spirits. After repeated attempts to drive out...

Game Boy (1989)

As a master in karate and the sole survivor of your village, you must confront the evil Akuma and defeat...

Master Levels for DOOM II DOS Front Cover

Linux (1995), DOS (1995) and Windows (2007)

Compiled by iD Software in response to various commercial Doom wad collections like D!Zone, the Master Levels for DOOM II...

Master Miner PC Booter Front Cover

PC Booter (1983)

The player must grab as many gems they can before the Communist pirates steal them.

Master Ninja: Shadow Warrior of Death DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986), Amiga (1988) and Commodore 64 (1986)

Defend your country from the evil forces of Sanjo in Paragon's first commercial game, Master Ninja. This is a traditional...

Master of Darkness SEGA Master System Front Cover

Game Gear (1992), SEGA Master System (1992) and Nintendo 3DS (2012)

Master of Darkness is a platformer very similar to Castlevania.You play as a psychologist trying to defeat Dracula. This requires...

Master of Magic Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985) and ZX Spectrum (1986)

Thelric the Wizard has kidnapped you by beaming you into his world, and will only set you free if you...

Master of the Lamps Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1985), MSX (1985) and Amstrad CPC (1985)

Master of the Lamps casts you as an Eastern prince hoping to become King. There are two distinct gameplay sections,...

Genesis (1991)

The "7-Day War" -- seven days of nuclear winter -- have caused massive ecological shifts on Earth. The ground splits...

Game Gear (1994) and SEGA Master System (1993)

In the year 20XX, a U.F.O. lands in the area around Megalo City. A team is sent to investigate, but...

Masters of the Universe: He-Man: Defender of Grayskull PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2005)

Skeletor never managed to defeat He-Man or conquer the land of Eternia in all those cartoon episodes, but he's not...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

Based off the updated cartoon of the popular '80's toy, Masters of the Universe - He-Man: Power of Greyskull puts...

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