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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 Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993)

The fourth game in the Zelda series although it does not take place in Hyrule. After being attacked at sea,...

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (2000) and Wii (2009)

After having fulfilled Princess Zelda's request and saved the land of Hyrule from a grave danger, Link departs on his...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a graphically enhanced remake of the Nintendo 64 version. The game...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest  GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest is a compilation disc containing the N64 classic The Legend...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998) and Wii (2007)

A young boy named Link was raised in the village of the elf-like Kokiri people. One day a fairy named...

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

A pall of Darkness has fallen over the land of Labrynna. The Sorceress of Shadows has captured the Oracle of...

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001) and Nintendo 3DS (2013)

The land of Holodrum is dying and Onox, the General of Darkness, has imprisoned the Oracle of Seasons and is...

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

The Legend of Zelda arrives on the Nintendo DS with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. This game starts off...

The  Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Limited Edition Pack) Wii Front Cover

Wii (2011)

This special edition includes: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Golden Wii Remote Plus with a Zelda logo and a...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Front Cover

Wii (2011)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword once again places the player in control of Link, a Hylian boy who this...

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

Apprentice engineer, Link, is ready to travel to Hyrule Castle and receive his engineer's license - and meet Princess Zelda...

The Legend of Zelda Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004), NES (1986), Wii (2006), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and Wii U (2013)

In one of the darkest times in the Kingdom of Hyrule, a young, pointy-eared boy named Link takes on an...

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2004) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

While at a festival with Princess Zelda, Link encounters a mysterious mage, called Vaati, who turns the princess to stone....

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition) GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2003)

The limited edition of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker includes the game itself and a second disk containing:...

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002) and Wii U (2013)

Link is a young boy who lives with his grandmother on the Outset Island, one of the many small islands...

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2006) and Wii (2006)

Twilight Princess is the first Legend of Zelda game for the Wii and also the last for GameCube. At first...

Legend of Zord Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

5000 years ago the wise king Gilgamesh ruled the land Zord. But the king of the bordering kingdom Askhar was...

Legendo's The Three Musketeers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2011)

In this adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famous novel, the player takes the role of Porthos. While enjoying the wine at...

Legendo's The Three Musketeers: One for All! Wii Front Cover

Macintosh (2011) and Wii (2009)

The Three Musketeers: One for All! is a director's cut of the game Legendo's The Three Musketeers, with new content...

Legends DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Amiga (1996) and Amiga CD32 (1996)

An alien race watched the wars on Earth as television shows. After a period of peace threatens the ratings, two...

TurboGrafx CD (1990)

Legion is a horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up. The player controls a fighter pilot who defends an unnamed futuristic Empire from an...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Legionnaire is a run 'n gun game based on the arcade game Commando where your mission is to get to...

Legion: The Legend of Excalibur PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Based on the popular legends of King Arthur, Legion: The Legend of Excalibur puts the player in control of the...

LEGO Alpha Team Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and Game Boy Color (2000)

Using your puzzle solving skills, you must lead the Alpha Team and stop Mr. Ogel from turning the world into...

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Windows Front Cover

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

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is an action game and the sequel to LEGO Batman: The Videogame. Just like...

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