Glossary

A Way Out

A Way Out

Release date: 2018 (03/31/2018)

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Electronic Arts

A Way Out is an action-adventure game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts under their EA Originals program. It is the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares after Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game has no single-player option: it is only playable in either online or local split screen co-op between two players. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 23, 2018, selling over a million copies in two weeks.

Amaurote

Amaurote

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action

Platforms: Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Mastertronic

Amaurote is a British video game for 8-bit computer systems that was released in 1987 by Mastertronic on their Mastertronic Added Dimension label. The music for the game was written by David Whittaker.

Air Conflicts

Air Conflicts

Release date: 2006

Genres: Action, Arcade, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Frogster Interactive

Air Conflicts is an arcade combat flight simulator video game set in World War II. It was developed by 3Division Entertainment and published by Frogster Interactive. The game was released in April 2006.

AV-8B Harrier Assault

AV-8B Harrier Assault

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Combat, Flight, Real-time, Strategy, Simulation

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Domark

AV-8B Harrier Assault is a combat flight simulator/realtime strategy game developed by Simis and first published by Domark in 1992.

Alley Cat

Alley Cat

Release date: 1983

Genres: Action

Publishers: Synapse Software, IBM

Alley Cat is a video game created by Bill Williams and published by Synapse Software for the Atari 8-bit family in 1983. The player controls a character named Freddy the Cat, who enters people's homes through open windows to perform various tasks in order to reach his love, Felicia. A port for the IBM PC as a self-booting disk and the IBM PCjr were published in 1984 by IBM. These use four-color CGA graphics. Alley Cat was based on a one-screen prototype by John Harris. Harris had become unhappy …

Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich

Release date: 2003

Genres: Action, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Matrix Games

Airborne Assault: Highway to the Reich is video game released in 2003.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles

Assassin's Creed Chronicles

Release date: 2015

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Chronicles is a sub-series of video games in the Assassin's Creed franchise. The series consists of three games developed by Climax Studios and published by Ubisoft. The games feature new protagonists and a design that is new to the franchise, a 2.5D world inspired by traditional brush paintings. The first entry, Assassin's Creed: China, was released on April 21, 2015, on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The second entry, Assassin's Creed: India, was released on Ja…

Arcania: Gothic 4

Arcania: Gothic 4

Release date: 2010

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: JoWooD Entertainment, Nordic Games

Arcania: Gothic 4 is an action role-playing video game, spin-off of the Gothic series, developed by Spellbound. It was published by JoWooD Entertainment in 2010.The game was released on October 12, 2010 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360. In 2013, Nordic Games released ArcaniA and its expansion, Arcania: Fall of Setarrif, as Arcania: The Complete Tale for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, followed by the PlayStation 4 version in May 2015.

Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Arena, Combat, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: 'Microsoft Windows', 'OS X', 'Linux', 'Xbox One', 'PlayStation 4'|Ronimo Games|'PlayStation 3', 'Xbox 360'|DTP Entertainment

Awesomenauts is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena developed by Dutch video game development company Ronimo Games. The game was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in May 2012, and for Microsoft Windows systems in August 2012. It was later ported to OS X and Linux. Another version of the game, Awesomenauts Assemble!, incorporating all the changes and additions available on Windows, OS X and Linux, was released for the PlayStation 4 in March 2014 and for the Xbox One in September 2…

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

Ace Combat: Joint Assault

Release date: 2010

Genres: Action, Arcade, Combat, Flight, Simulation

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Namco Bandai Games

Ace Combat: Joint Assault, or Ace Combat X² Joint Assault (エースコンバットX² ジョイントアサルト, Ēsu Konbatto Ekkusu Tsū Jointo Asaruto) in Japan, is a 2010 3D arcade, combat flight video game developed by Access Games and published by Namco Bandai Games for the PlayStation Portable. It is the second in the series released for the PlayStation Portable and the fourth for a portable platform. It is also the first game in the Ace Combat franchise to be set in the real world. The game was released on 26 August 2010…

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Atari ST, Amiga, Sega Master System, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Amstrad CPC

Publishers: Strategic Simulations, U.S. Gold Pony Canyon

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance is a video game released in January 1988 for various home computer systems and consoles. The game is based on the first Dragonlance campaign module for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, Dragons of Despair, and the first Dragonlance novel Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Heroes of the Lance focuses on the journey of eight heroes through the ruined city of Xak Tsaroth, where they must face the ancient dragon Khisanth and retrieve the reli…

Age of Wushu

Age of Wushu

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Snail, Snail USA, Snail RU, Cubinet, Cubizone, Butterfly Digital Entertainment

Age of Wushu is a free-to-play 3D martial arts action MMORPG, developed by Chinese company Snail. The game revolves around the Wuxia-inspired lore surrounding martial arts and adventures in Ming Dynasty China. The European version, Age of Wulin, which had been published by Webzen, closed in July 2017, with players being given the option of transferring to a new European server established as part of Age of Wushu, the version of the game published by Snail USA.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Release date: 2019

Genres: Action, Adventure, Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Focus Home Interactive

A Plague Tale: Innocence is an action-adventure horror stealth game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Home Interactive. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Origins is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the tenth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series and the successor to 2015's Assassin's Creed Syndicate. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 27, 2017. The game is set in Ancient Egypt near the end of the Ptolemaic period (49–44 BC) and recounts the secret fictional history of real-world events. The story follows a M…

Target Earth

Target Earth

Release date: 1990

Genres: Action, Platform, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Masaya, DreamWorks, Rising Star Games

Assault Suit Leynos (重装機兵レイノス, Jūsō Kihei Reinosu) is a run and gun video game developed by Masaya in 1990 for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released in America as Target Earth. It has since been re-released on the Wii as a Virtual Console product in Japan. It is the first game in the Assault Suits series.

A Blind Legend

A Blind Legend

Release date: 2016

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Plug In Digital

A Blind Legend is an action-adventure video game. The game is published by French studio Plug In Digital, and developed by Dowino for Microsoft Windows. The game is without video/graphics, and headphones are used to play this game.

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire

Release date: 2001

Genres: Action, Adventure, First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Disney Interactive

Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire is a movie based video game based on Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The game was developed by Zombie Studios and published by Disney Interactive. It was released on May 18, 2001 alongside the film exclusively for the Microsoft Windows platform. It is a first-person action-adventure game and is the second of two games developed by Zombie based on the film.

American Dragon: Jake Long – Attack of the Dark Dragon

Release date: 2006

Genres: Action

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Buena Vista Games

American Dragon: Jake Long – Attack of the Dark Dragon is a video game for the Nintendo DS based on the animated series American Dragon: Jake Long. Attack of the Dark Dragon for the Nintendo DS lets players take control of Jake, who must punch and kick his way through an onslaught of villains to save Rose from the Dark Dragon. American Dragon—Attack of the Dark Dragon boasts five distinct worlds with more than 20 levels. When Jake transforms into the American Dragon, players can release dragon f…

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Release date: 1987

Genres: Action, Shooter

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Nintendo Nes, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Alien Syndrome (エイリアンシンドローム, Eirian Shindorōmu) is a run and gun game developed by Sega and released in arcades in 1987.

Another Century's Episode

Another Century's Episode

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Banpresto

Another Century's Episode is a 2005 third-person shooter video game published by Banpresto in Japan for the PlayStation 2. The player controls a mech from one of nine different anime robot franchises to destroy opposing forces before they steal a prized energy source for devious purposes. The game is divided into several different missions, where players use their mech and arsenal of weapons to fulfill mission objectives, ranging from destroying enemy machines to protecting a specific target. Ba…