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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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Last Mission ZX Spectrum Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1986), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Arcade (1986)

After some shameful deeds, your people hate you and have put you in exile, but respect your skills as a...

The Last Mission MSX Front Cover

PC Booter (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Amstrad PCW (1987)

The Last Mission is a side-view arcade game without scrolling (viewpoint moves from screen to screen) with map of big...

Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), NES (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988), Wii (2008), BBC Micro (1989) and Electron (1989)

With the scrolls now in his possession, The Last Ninja begins training a new order of Ninja. During a training...

Last Ninja 3 Commodore 64 Front Cover

Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), Amiga CD32 (1994) and Wii (2008)

The third in the Last Ninja series sees you as Armakuni, the Last Ninja. He is drawn again into a...

The Last Ninja DOS Front Cover

DOS (1988), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), Commodore 64 (1987), Apple II (1989), Apple IIgs (1988), Wii (2008), BBC Micro (1988), Electron (1988) and Acorn 32-bit (1992)

You are the last living member of your ninja clan after they were brutally slaughtered. Now, you seek to exact...

The Last of Us (Ellie Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013)

This edition comes with canvas wrap packaging and includes: The Last of Us (base game) American Dreams mini comic from...

PlayStation 3 (2013)

This edition comes with canvas wrap packaging and includes: The Last of Us (base game) American Dreams mini comic from...

The Last of Us: Left Behind PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2014)

Left Behind is a single player DLC (downloadable content) for The Last of Us. Set as a prequel to the...

PlayStation 3 (2013)

This edition is exclusive to the US GameStop retailer and includes: Steelbook edition of The Last of Us (base game)...

PlayStation 3 (2013)

This edition includes: Steelbook edition of The Last of Us (base game) Full size artbook by Dark Horse (Hardcover -...

The Last of Us PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2013)

The Last of Us is a survival horror action adventure game. The story focuses on the two characters Joel and...

Amiga (1994)

The sudden and unexpected return of evil swept the land like a hurricane. The unprepared armies tried their best to...

Linux (2006), Windows (2006) and Macintosh (2008)

This open-source, freeware remake of the Spanish platform game from 1986 replaces the graphics and sounds with more modern assets,...

Last Resort Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Neo Geo (1992), Neo Geo CD (1994) and Arcade (1992)

Last Resort is a 1-2 player horizontal shooter game where you pilot a spacecraft across horizontally scrolling cityscapes and wastelands,...

Last Rites DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Zombies have taken over the world and as a commander of Special Forces it's your mission to rescue humanity. Last...

The Last Stand 2 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

The sequel to The Last Stand picks up after where the first left off as the player is being transported...

The Last Stand Browser Front Cover

Browser (2007)

The Last Stand combines a defense game with zombie survival as the player takes control of a man stranded for...

Windows (2006)

"Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada....

NES (1990)

The Last Starfighter is based on the 1984 movie of the same name. The hero must single-handedly pilot an extraordinarily...

The Last Story (Limited Edition) Wii Front Cover

Wii (2012)

The Limited Edition comes in a cardboard box and includes: The Last Story The Premium Steelbook cover The Illustrations Art...

The Last Story Wii Front Cover

Wii (2011)

Lazulis Island, location of the like-named harbour town of Lazulis City. A band of mercenaries, headed by Zael and his...

FM Towns (1990) and Arcade (1989)

Last Survivor is one of the earliest 3D third-person shooters, it involves players traversing a maze shooting at opponents. The...

Las Vegas Pinball Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Las Vegas Pinball is a simple pinball simulator using a Las Vegas theme.You can play three pinball tables, called Black...

La Tale Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Iris Livier is an offspring of a Derr, member of a race of demigods with superior power, and a human....

La trilogía Dragon's Lair Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

La trilogía Dragon's Lair is a limited Spanish edition that includes Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair II: TimeWarp and Space Ace.This...

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