User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Loony Labyrinth Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

In 1893, an English archaeologist called Sir Evangel finds a strange stone in a London antiquary. The galopetra ("milk stone")...

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2006)

Dr. Lunatic wasn't always old; here, you will find a story of his childhood. The location is Bulgaria in the...

Looping ColecoVision Front Cover

ColecoVision (1983)

Looping is an arcade action game for one or two players. Your goal is to guide a plane from the...

Lord of Apocalypse PSP Front Cover

PSP (2011) and PS Vita (2011)

Lord of Apocalypse is a Monster Hunter-like game and is the sequel to Lord of Arcana. The plot is similar...

Lord of Arcana PSP Front Cover

PSP (2010)

Lord of Arcana is an action game in which the player (as a customizable character) is taken to the world...

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2010), Nintendo DS (2010) and PSP (2010)

The handheld and PlayStation 2 version of Aragorn's Quest follows the same story as the eponymous console version: the story...

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest puts the player right in the middle of the most famous battle of the...

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009)

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a Battlefront-inspired game in which you play as a soldier (archer, warrior, or...

J2ME (2005) and DoJa (2005)

The Lord of the Rings: Legends is the mobile version of the epic trilogy. The side-scrolling platformer features 11 stages,...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Compilation Pack - Volumes I+II Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This compilation contains: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (base game) The Lord of the Rings Online:...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep (Base Edition) Windows Front Cover English version

Windows (2013)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep is the fifth expansion for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep (Premium Edition) Windows Front Cover English version

Windows (2013)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep (Premium Edition) is a special edition of The Lord of the Rings...

Windows (2008)

The Collector's Edition includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria (Special Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Special Edition includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria is the first paid-for expansion for The Lord of the Rings...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan Windows Front Cover English version

Windows (2012)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan is the fourth add-on for The Lord of the Rings Online:...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard Windows Front Cover English version

Windows (2011)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard is the third add-on for The Lord of the Rings Online:...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Collector's Edition was limited to 5,000 units and the box includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (Pre-Order Version) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Pre-Order Version of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar includes: Beta access to the game -...

Windows (2007)

The North American edition includes: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar 30-days of free online play Free...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

The Lord of the Rings Online brings the world of J.R.R. Tolkien to the MMO community. Middle-earth is represented accurately...

The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood Windows Front Cover English version

Windows (2009)

The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood is the second add-on for The Lord of the Rings Online:...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002), PlayStation 2 (2002) and Xbox (2002)

Based on the legendary novels by the late JRR Tolkien, you take control of the Fellowship as they follow a...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003), PlayStation 2 (2003), Xbox (2003), GameCube (2003) and Macintosh (2004)

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King video game again puts the fate of middle-earth in the hands...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2003)

Return to Middle-earth in this video game based on the epic final chapter of the highly-acclaimed The Lord of the...

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