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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 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), Xbox 360 (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

A lowly prisoner has been cast into the depths of the dungeon in the Imperial capital of the province Cyrodiil....

J2ME (2006)

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the mobile adaptation of the fourth title in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series. Shown from...

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

The Orrery is the second official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It adds a new quest (Repairing the...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Thieves' Den Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

The Thieves' Den is the fourth official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It adds a new location called...

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

The Vile Lair is the sixth official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It adds a new quest where...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Wizard's Tower Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

The Wizard's Tower is the third official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It adds a new tower called...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Shivering Isles is an expansion pack for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.In a new story arc, a portal opens in...

The Elder Scrolls Online Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014) and Macintosh (2014)

The Elder Scrolls Online is an MMORPG and the first game in the long-running RPG series not only to feature...

The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey N-Gage Front Cover

N-Gage (2004)

Following the successes of the PC versions in the Elder Scrolls series, Shadowkey mimics most of the hallmarks apparent in...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Collector's Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover Center of panoramic image

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

This collector's edition includes: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (in a cardboard case) Making-of DVD Folded cloth-like, thick paper map...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)

Dawnguard is the first official add-on DLC for The The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It centers on a prophecy written...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013) and Xbox 360 (2012)

Dragonborn is DLC (downloadable content) for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It takes place on Solstheim, an island of the...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2012)

Hearthfire is the second official DLC pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As well as adding several minor quests,...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - High Resolution Texture Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: High Resolution Texture Pack is an add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It updates...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Windows Front Cover

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

Two hundred years after the events described in Oblivion, the continent of Tamriel is in turmoil. The Emperor's throne remained...

Eldritch Linux Front Cover

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

Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H. P. Lovecraft.The player finds herself trapped in...

Elebits Wii Front Cover

Wii (2006)

A combination of the words 'electricity' and 'bits', the elebits are an important part of how the world runs in...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Election is an arcade adventure as you try to become Prime Minister released at the time the UK was having...

DOS (1995)

Electranoid is an Arkanoid-style arcade game which features the same basic gameplay as its inspiration, with additional enemies thrown in....

NES (1986)

A colossal earthquake has struck the United States of America, causing blackouts in several buildings across the country. Now it's...

Electrocop Lynx Front Cover

Lynx (1989)

Today, if a daughter of the President goes missing, I would look in the nearest bar. However, in the near...

Electroman DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

This is a platform game with puzzle elements. You have to guide Jacek, the Electroman, around the levels, using such...

DOS (1997)

Electronic Popple is an action/puzzle game. Play as MIN or MAX, two chips who must journey through six levels of...

Electronic Super Joy Linux Front Cover

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

Electronic Super Joy is a fast-paced side-scrolling platform game. The player controls a character (Captain Lewis) who must navigate worlds...

Electronic Super Joy: Bonus Content Pack! Linux Front Cover

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

Electronic Super Joy: Bonus Content Pack! is a DLC for Electronic Super Joy. It includes: Several new bonus stages for...

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