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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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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Colonies Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Lost Planet: Colonies is a re-release of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Besides the gameplay of the original title, it also...

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover Without slip

Xbox 360 (2007)

This Limited Edition comes in a collector's tin case and in addition to the original game it contains:The Art of...

CD-i (1998)

The Lost Ride is a rail shooter game where you are literally on rails. The player is put inside a...

Lost: The Game J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007) and iPod Classic (2007)

When the survivors of Flight 815 wake up on a beach, they hardly realize their plane just crashed on a...

Lost Tomb Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984) and Arcade (1982)

Lost Tomb takes the player into the depths of an ancient pyramid, though its location is uncertain (the box covers...

Lost: Via Domus Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

After Oceanic 815 crashes, survivor Elliott Maslow finds himself on a mysterious island. His cloudy memories and an attack on...

The Lost Vikings DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Game Boy Advance (2003), SNES (1992), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Three Vikings, Eric the Swift, Olaf the Stout and Baleog the Fierce, were kidnapped by the alien Tomator, the evil...

LostWinds Wii Front Cover

Wii (2008), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

In LostWinds, the player controls a young boy called Toku on his quest to save his land Mistralis from the...

LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Wii Front Cover

Wii (2009), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias is the sequel to LostWinds. This time the young Toku and Enril, the wind spirit,...

NES (1987)

This game features Takara's fashion doll JeNnY. JeNnY is going to perform in a musical that involves the tale of...

The Lost World: Jurassic Park PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

The dinosaurs are back in this monstrous sequel. Take a dinosaur-stomping adventure through 'Site B' as you try to reach...

Game.Com (1997)

In this movie inspired game, you play as either Sarah Harding, anthropologist or as Roland Tembo, lead hunter of the...

Game Boy (1997)

The handheld game based on the second Jurassic Park movie puts the player in the shoes of an agent of...

The Lost World: Jurassic Park Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1997)

The game situates itself on the "Isla Sorna" sites of Jurassic Park, a concept originally based on the Steven Spielberg...

Love Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Love is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) for up to 400 players on a single server. It is entirely...

Love Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012), Macintosh (2012) and Ouya (2013)

Love is a brutal minimalist platformer. You run, you jump, and you lay down your own checkpoints. The player is...

LoveCatch iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009) and Android (2010)

Ai-kun is a cute pink cupid (who calls himself "[your] little love friend") who needs your help - he needs...

Windows (2008)

This game, which originally had no title at all, is Cactus' entry for the TIGSource Commonplace Book contest.It's an extremely...

Windows (2010)

Yuu Hinata is a young boy who is endowed with the gift of predicting the future. One day he prevents...

Loved Up! Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Your girlfriend has gone to the end of the rainbow. Unfortunately, she got lost there. Climb the platforms to the...

Browser (2012)

In this game, the player controls a nondescript grade school student who happens to be the most popular boy in...

Windows (1998)

In this QIX variant, the screen should be filled as complete as possible with a picture of a naked female...

Łowca Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Atari 8-bit (1993)

Łowca is a side-scrolling shooter. The aim of the player is to destroy everything that moves. The player should get...

Łowca głów Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1996)

An increased activity of mutated reptiles forced the authorities to make an offer to hunters: cash and a two-weeks vacation...

Low G Man NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

The year is 2284, and the human race has perfected space travel and is colonizing the galaxy. To help out,...

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