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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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)

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Legendo's The Three Musketeers Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2011)

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

Macintosh (2011) and Wii (2009)

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Legends DOS Front Cover

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

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Legends of Aethereus Linux Front Cover Steam Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2013) and Macintosh (2013)

Legends of Aethereus is an action RPG with physics based combat where you start in your customization city Nexus-State, the...

Legends of Might and Magic Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Legends of Might and Magic is a team-based fantasy-themed first-person 3D action game. With the exception of the training mode,...

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...

J2ME (2011)

Mobile version of LEGO Batman is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up with characters and certain objects made of LEGO bricks. The game...

J2ME (2011)

This LEGO-themed beat-'em-up is a severely downgraded version of LEGO Batman: The Mobile Game, adapted for less powerful mobile phones....

LEGO Batman: The Videogame Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008), PSP (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), Macintosh (2009), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

Continuing the tradition of adapting known franchises such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones with visuals based on LEGO, this...

LEGO Batman: The Videogame Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

LEGO Batman is based on the other games of the same name, with multiple changes made to accommodate the DS...

Game Boy Advance (2001)

LEGO Bionicle: Tales of the Tohunga is an action adventure game where players become the brave young Tohunga , completing...

LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2013)

The game is a prequel to LEGO City Undercover and tells the story of Chase McCains's (and other characters from...

LEGO Creator & LEGOLand Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Two-game collection containing the games:LEGO Creator and LEGOLAND

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Windows Front Cover

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

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is the first installment of the Harry Potter series in LEGO form. Spanning the first...

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4  (Collector's Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

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

The Collector's Edition comes in a special package and includes: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Behind The Scenes of LEGO...

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Nintendo DS (2011), Xbox 360 (2011), Macintosh (2012), PlayStation 3 (2011), Wii (2011), iPhone (2012), iPad (2012), Nintendo 3DS (2011) and PS Vita (2012)

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is the second installment of the LEGO Harry Potter series. The game is based on...

LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009), PSP (2009), Xbox 360 (2009), Macintosh (2011), PlayStation 3 (2009) and Wii (2009)

In LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues the players once again explore the Indiana Jones universe with "LEGO-fied" characters....

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), PlayStation 2 (2008), PSP (2008), Xbox 360 (2008), Macintosh (2008), PlayStation 3 (2008) and Wii (2008)

In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures the players get to explore the Indiana Jones universe with "LEGO-fied" characters. The...

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures / Kung Fu Panda Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2008)

This compilation, included with a Xbox 360 holiday bundle (U.S) and wireless controller bundle (Europe), contains: LEGO Indiana Jones: The...

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