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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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Linux (2003) and Windows (2004)

LBreakout2 is an open source Breakout variant. The player controls a paddle to bounce back a ball, break a group...

TurboGrafx CD (1991)

One day during a school break, a boy and a girl met in the yard and started drawing monsters and...

Lead and Gold Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Settled in the the American west during the nineteenth century, Lead and Gold is a a third person shooter made...

Leander Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992), Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

The titular hero travels through this platform action game, slashing up mutant creatures with a sword and battling the evil...

Atari 8-bit (1986) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Leaper is based on the game Jumping Jack where you have to get to the top of the screen by...

Leapfrog ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Leapfrog is a single player variant of Frogger.The player takes control of a frog sitting by the side of the...

Leap Sheep! iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2010), Android (2010) and iPad (2010)

In Leap Sheep! the player has to help a flock of sheep jumping over a fence so that they can...

Learning with FuzzyWOMP Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1984)

There are four kinds of education as different games for kids. They include knowledge and order of the digits (the...

Amiga (1988) and Atari ST (1988)

A squad of four tough-guy soldiers have to take out some foes in a jungle. As the game starts, four...

Leave Home Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Xbox 360 (2009)

Leave Home is an abstract space shooter with a game session of a fixed length. The challenge is in scoring...

Leaving Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

Leaving is a short interactive story made by William David as a way to say goodbye to his colleagues at...

Leavin' Teramis Atari ST Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

In Leavin' Teramis the titular space ship gets conquered by aliens. The whole crew has managed to flee - except...

PlayStation (1999)

Le Concert ff (fortissimo) is a rhythm game in which the player takes the role of a young male classic...

PlayStation (1999)

Le Concert pp (pianissimo) is a rhythm game in which the player takes the role of a young female classic...

Lederzwerge Deluxe XXL Version Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Originally designed as the heroes of a teaser game for phenomedia's Sven Bomwollen series, these garden gnomes dressed in leather...

L.E.D. Storm Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988), Atari ST (1988), Commodore 64 (1989), ZX Spectrum (1988), Amstrad CPC (1988) and Arcade (1988)

By 2011, the only way to travel at top speed is on skyways build high above the ground. These become...

Left 4 Dead Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and Macintosh (2010)

In Left 4 Dead, four humans, Francis, Zoey, Bill, and Louis, had the bad luck to land in the middle...

Left 4 Dead 2 Linux Front Cover

Linux (2013), Windows (2009), Xbox 360 (2009) and Macintosh (2010)

Left 4 Dead 2 takes place one week after the events of the first game and three weeks after the...

Windows (2010)

This compilation includes: Left 4 Dead 2 Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing DLC Left 4 Dead 2: Sacrifice DLC...

Left 4 Dead: Crash Course Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

This expansion to Left 4 Dead, unlike the free Survival Pack previously released, costs 560 MS Points for Xbox 360...

Left 4 Dead: Game of the Year Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

This new edition of Left 4 Dead include the original game and the expansion Survival Pack.

Windows (2008)

The collector's edition released in Russia. Includes these items: Left 4 Dead DVD with additional content. Zombie fight guide. Keyholder....

Windows (2009) and Xbox 360 (2009)

Left 4 Dead: Survival Pack is a free DLC for Left 4 Dead. It adds a new multiplayer-mode: Survival. On...

Windows (2010)

This is a release of Left 4 Dead, with pre-installed free DLC Left 4 Dead: Survival Pack and Left 4...

Left 4K Dead Browser Front Cover

Browser (2008)

Inspired by Left 4 Dead, Left 4K Dead is a browser game developed for the 2009 Java4K competition where designers...

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