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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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DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), Amstrad CPC (1990) and Amstrad PCW (1990)

This game is based on the Spanish animation series of the same name, broadcast on Televisión Española during the late...

Windows (2001)

In Ladendetektiv, you are a security person who is in charge of the surveillance of a shop. You must prevent...

Commodore 64 (1990) and ZX Spectrum (1990)

L.A. Drugs Bust (or 'Los Angeles Police Department') is a simple rail shooter like Operation Wolf. The player plays the...

Commodore PET/CBM (2013)

LadyBug is a version of, well, Lady Bug for the PET. It features the same gameplay of dot-eating, revolving doors,...

Lady Bug ColecoVision Front Cover

Atari 2600 (2006), ColecoVision (1982), Intellivision (1983) and Arcade (1981)

An action game in the same style as Pac-Man but very very different. Players control a ladybug who must venture...

Lady Cruncher Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Lady Cruncher is a single player, 3-D, Pac-Man clone. The object of the game is to achieve a high score...

Arcade (1990)

Lady Frog is a 2D arcade game that's a clone of Frogger. The player controls a frog and must guide...

Arcade (1985)

Lady Master of Kung Fu is 2D fighting game. Player controls a female - titular Lady. She is skilled in...

Lady Safari MSX Front Cover

MSX (1988)

Probably one of the earliest photo-shooting games, as popularised by Pokémon and various paparazzi/stalking games, Lady Safari comes with an...

Lady Sia Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Lady Sia is a young female warrior princess who's attempting to save her homeland from the cruel beastmen, the T'soas....

Lady Stalker: Kako kara no Chōsen SNES Front Cover

SNES (1995)

Lady is a girl from a good family. However, she doesn't care much for good manners and diligent study, but...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1984)

In Lady Tut, you are searching underground for Lady Tut's sarcophagus. In order to do this, you must go through...

DOS (1990), ZX Spectrum (1990), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

La Espada Sagrada is an action game that consists of three phases, the third being more arcade-oriented than the first...

Apple II (1981)

A compilation of 4 action games of various genres:Creepy Corridors,Mine Sweep,Apple Zap,and Space Race.

Lafuma Unlimit Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Lafuma Unlimit is a platform game. The world is invaded by horrible polluting blobs, run by the king of the...

Lagaf': Les Aventures de Moktar - Vol 1: La Zoubida Amstrad CPC Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1992)

Moktar is an Arabian man who is lost in the big city. You must bring him back to the Arab...

Lagoon SNES Front Cover

SNES (1991) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

In the far off world of Lakeland, all was peaceful. This was until an evil being known as Zerah came...

L'Aigle d'Or Oric Front Cover

Amstrad CPC (1986), Oric (1986), Thomson TO (1985) and Thomson MO (1986)

L'Aigle d'Or is an action-adventure game and the first episode of a series.Start by giving a name to the hero...

Lair PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2007)

Lair is a game set exclusively on a fantasy-medieval world and concerns a war between two civilizations – the Asylian...

Lair of the Evildoer Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Xbox 360 (2011)

Lair of the Evildoer is a top-down shooter set in a closed environment that consists of 20 floors. The player...

The Lake Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The Lake is a short interactive story created in three days using Construct for the TIGSource Commonplace Book competition, where...

Windows (2006)

La La Land is the first title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player and...

Windows (2006)

La La Land 2 is the second title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player...

Windows (2006)

La La Land 3 is the third title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player...

Windows (2006)

La La Land 4 is the fourth title in a series of experimental games where the communication between the player...

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