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Action

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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 III: Morrowind Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Xbox (2002)

Freed by the decree of Uriel Septim VII, the Emperor of Tamriel, a lone prisoner is transported to the province...

The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal is an expansion to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.A ruthless king has taken the throne...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Knights of the Nine is the name of a new faction for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, introduced in this...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (5th Anniversary Edition) Windows Front Cover

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

This anniversary edition includes: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (base game) The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine (expansion)...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

The Collector's Edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion includes:The game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion A minted Septim Gold...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Fighter's Stronghold Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Xbox 360 (2007)

Fighter's Stronghold is the final official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It adds a new quest where you...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition Windows Front Cover

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

This edition includes: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine (expansion) The Elder Scrolls...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Horse Armor Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Horse Armor Pack is the first official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It adds two different types of...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Mehrunes' Razor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Mehrunes' Razor is the fifth official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It adds a fort called Sundercliff Watch...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Spell Tomes Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Spell Tomes is the seventh official add-on for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The add-on adds new spell books which...

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...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Orrery Windows Front Cover

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...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Vile Lair Windows Front Cover

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...

Windows (2014)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial Edition includes: The Elder Scrolls Online Ability to play as an Imperial An Imperial horse...

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...

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