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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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Arcade (1983)

A space shooter with a twist: instead of the usual fare of invading aliens or hostile ships, you face off...

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...

DOS (1988), Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

Up to six players may compete in this bizarre, futuristic game show presented on the screen of a TV set...

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), FM Towns (1994) and Sharp X68000 (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 (2012), Macintosh (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Mafia II: Director's Cut is a re-release of the original game with all the DLC for PC Windows and PlayStation...

Mafia II: Greaser Pack Windows Front Cover

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

Greaser Pack is DLC for Mafia II and adds two new suits and two new cars for Vito in the...

Mafia II: Jimmy's Vendetta Windows Front Cover

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

Jimmy's Vendetta is DLC for Mafia II. Gun-for-hire Jimmy got betrayed by his employees at the end of The Betrayal...

Mafia II: Joe's Adventures Windows Front Cover

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

Joe's Adventures is the last DLC for Mafia II game and tells the story of Joe Barbaro during the time...

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 II: Renegade Pack Windows Front Cover

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

Renegade Pack is DLC for Mafia II and adds two new suits and two new cars for Vito in the...

Mafia II: The Betrayal of Jimmy Windows Front Cover Steam release

Windows (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

The Betrayal of Jimmy is DLC for Mafia II. Once installed, the story starts as a standalone scenario from the...

Mafia II: Vegas Pack Windows Front Cover

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

Vegas Pack is DLC for Mafia II and adds two new suits and two new cars for Vito in the...

Mafia II: War Hero Pack Windows Front Cover

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

War Hero Pack is DLC for Mafia II and adds two new vehicles and two new suits for Vito.New cars:...

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...

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