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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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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...

Lattice PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (2000)

Lattice is a high-speed abstract rail-shooter. The player constantly moves forward at a rapid pace along straight square pathways connected...

Commodore 64 (1987)

Laurel & Hardy stars the two famous comedians in their quest to throw cream cakes in each others face. The...

J2ME (2006)

Lava Lava is a simple arcade game, where the player has to save cities all over the world from falling...

La Vallée Des Rois Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Help archaeologist Sir Johnson to discover the treasure of Tutankhamen in 50 platform levels. To travel between areas, you have...

Commodore PET/CBM (1981)

Lawn! is a simple lawn mowing game. The player controls a motorized lawnmower and must try to mow the entire...

DOS (1987)

Lawn Mower is a text-only action game, in which you play, well, a lawn mower. Of course, this is not...

The Lawnmower Man DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and SEGA CD (1994)

Based on the 1992 feature film, The Lawnmower Man is a collection of minigames based on the revolutionary virtual reality...

The Lawnmower Man Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1993), SNES (1993) and Genesis (1994)

The Lawnmower Man is the game based on the 1992 movie of the same name (itself loosely based on a...

Law of the West Commodore 64 Front Cover

NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), PC-88 (1987) and PC-98 (1987)

The West is out of control and a new sheriff is in town. As you wander through the dusty streets...

MSX (1985) and FM-7 (1986)

Two jet fighters go on a mission together, each managed and controlled by a different player. The jets can be...

MSX (1988)

Sequel to the successful shoot 'm up Laydock. Again two jet fighters go on a joint mission, each space ship...

NES (1986)

LayLa is on a mission to rescue her friend Iris from an evil doctor who has kidnapped her. This mission...

Commodore 64 (1983) and Arcade (1981)

In Lazarian, the player controls a space ship going through missions to rescue other space ships which have become stranded....

Lazarus Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1994)

Lazarus is a platform game, where you control a soldier whose mission is to collect 5 items scattered around 5...

Amiga (1995)

Lazarus is a platform game with some adventure elements. The action takes place in a not specified future. The story...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Lazer 900 is a side view single screen shooter where you control a spacecraft at the bottom of the screen,...

Lazer Bykes MSX Front Cover

MSX (1985)

This is one of those Tron-style games where you and an opponent, either human or computer-controled, ride light cycles in...

Lazer Force Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1987)

Lazer Force allows you to play four versions of classic arcade games over 32 levels.The first level is a top...

Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1987) and Amstrad CPC (1987)

Lazer Tag is a game based on the sports brand of the same name. The real activity involves walking around...

Lazer Trap Browser Front Cover

Browser (2006)

Lazer Trap is a abstract game similar to the classic arcade game Qix in gameplay. Your aim is to fill...

Commodore 64 (1986) and ZX Spectrum (1987)

Aliens have decided to invade the eight sectors of the Hyperspace Causeway by planting bombs to destroy them. You are...

Lazy Jones MSX Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), ZX Spectrum (1984), MSX (1985) and Tatung Einstein (1985)

Welcome to the World of Lazy Jones. You play the role of a janitor in this game, a lazy janitor...

Lazy Raiders Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010), iPhone (2012), Android (2013) and iPad (2012)

Lazy Raiders is a platformer about an extremely lazy explorer. His quest is to retrieve sixteen lost relics sealed in...

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...

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