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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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Assassin's Creed III: Benedict Arnold PlayStation 3 Front Cover 1st version

PlayStation 3 (2012)

Benedict Arnold is DLC for Assassin's Creed III. It consists of four missions roughly spanning one hour of gameplay which...

PlayStation 3 (2012)

This Japanese Famitsu release package contains: Assassin's Creed III game Reference guide PVC figure of Connor the Hunter (approx. 25...

Assassin's Creed III (Freedom Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

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

The Freedom Edition includes the following: Assassin's Creed III a 24cm figurine of Connor George Washington's diary Steelbox Postcards Bookmark...

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), Xbox 360 (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014) and PS Vita (2012)

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation takes place in Louisiana between 1765 and 1777, and features Aveline de Grandpré as the first...

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Betrayal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Betrayal is a DLC (download content) for Assassin's Creed III...

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy is a DLC (download content) for Assassin's Creed III...

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

The Tyranny of King Washington - Part 3: The Redemption is a downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin's Creed III. Ratonhnhaké:ton’s...

Windows (2010)

Assassin's Creed II (Podarochnoe izdanie) is a gift edition of Assassin's Creed II, published by Akella in Russia. Keep case...

Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Sequence 12: Battle of Forli is the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed II. It features the first corrupted memory...

Assassin's Creed II (Special Film Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2010)

This Special Film Edition comes in a box and includes: Assassin's Creed II Assassin's Creed: Lineage movie on dvd The...

Assassin's Creed II (White Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2009) and PlayStation 3 (2009)

The White Edition includes: Assassin's Creed II Collector's Figurine of Ezio The exclusive bonus map "Santa Maria del Frari"

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

Abstergo Industries - modern-day front for the organization of the Templars - has opened an entertainment subsidiary in Montreal, Quebec,...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013) and PlayStation 4 (2013)

The PlayStation edition of Black Flag contains: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Aveline (DLC)The...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), PlayStation 4 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

Freedom Cry is the first and only large story expansion for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It was originally released...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Special Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013), PlayStation 3 (2013), Wii U (2013), PlayStation 4 (2013) and Xbox One (2013)

This special edition contains: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (platform specific version) Captain Kenway's legacy: Golden dual swords Treasure hunter...

Assassin's Creed (Limited Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

This Limited Edition contains: Assassin's Creed Collectible 3-inch Altaïr figure Penny Arcade comics Mini strategy guide Bonus disc: Winners of...

Assassin's Creed: Pirates iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013), iPad (2013) and Windows Phone (2014)

Assassin's Creed: Pirates is a nautical, pirate-themed game spun off for mobile devices from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Players...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

Assassin's Creed: Revelations is an entry in the historical series with an open world environment and a focus on stealthy...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack Windows Front Cover

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

This DLC (downloadable content) for Assassin's Creed: Revelations consists of six multiplayer maps and six new achievements/trophies. Three maps are...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations - The Ancestors Character Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

This DLC (downloadable content) for Assassin's Creed: Revelations consists of four new multiplayer characters with personalized taunts, weapons and assassination...

Assassin's Creed: Revelations - The Lost Archive Windows Front Cover

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

The Lost Archive is a DLC (downloadable content) for Assassin's Creed: Revelations. It contains: The Lost Archive mini-campaign detailing the...

Assassin's Creed: Rogue Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

Assassin's Creed: Rogue is the eighth main game in the historical series. It is the sequel to Assassin's Creed IV:...

Assassin's Creed: Unity PlayStation 4 Front Cover

Windows (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Assassin's Creed Unity takes place in 18th century Paris, during a time of radical social and political turmoil. The game...

Assassin: Special Edition BlackBerry Front Cover

Amiga (1994) and BlackBerry (2013)

Budget release of Assassin which was updated. The main player now has an arm LASER instead of the boomerang weapon...

Atari 2600 (1983)

A mothership drops aliens, up to three on screen at a time. There are ten per level. You must shoot...

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