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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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Windows (2006)

Lode Runner by ZX Games is an enhanced version of Brøderbund's Lode Runner. The game idea is to control your...

Lode Runner Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

This XBLA game updates the classic gameplay of the 1983 game Lode Runner with 3D Graphics and 220 new levels....

Lode Runner 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Another arcade classic finds a new form in 3D! And this time it's Lode Runner...Lode Runner 2 is the sequel...

Lode Runner 3-D Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

The Emperor Monk of Pandora has begun raiding the Out-Sector Colonies, stealing vital gold supplies from the free systems. The...

Lode Runner Extra PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and SEGA Saturn (1997)

Lode Runner Extra is a stand-alone expansion for Lode Runner: The Legend Returns, featuring 110 new levels for advanced players...

TurboGrafx-16 (1990)

Lode Runner: Lost Labyrinth is an exact conversion of the original Lode Runner. However, this version features one hundred levels...

Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

Assume the role again as Jake Peril as you journey in the Evil Empire taking treasure away from the evil...

Commodore 64 (1985) and Atari 8-bit (1985)

Lode Runner's Rescue differs from other games in the series in that it is an isometric game similar to Crystal...

Lode Runner: The Legend Returns Windows 3.x Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows 3.x (1994), PlayStation (1996), SEGA Saturn (1996) and Macintosh (1994)

A resurrection of the original classic platform game with a number of updates such as one and two player options,...

SNES (1994)

All the king's candy has been stolen by invaders who live down in the dungeon. The king summons twin heroes:...

Log!cal DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Game Boy Color (1999), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), CDTV (1992) and PC-98 (1993)

Log!cal is a bizarre puzzle game in which you have to arrange colored balls (green, purple, blue or yellow) to...

Loki: Heroes of Mythology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Somewhere in a pyramid, not far from the Nile, the Egyptian god Seth awakens again and swears revenge on all...

Windows (2007)

The Collector's Edition includes: Loki: Heroes of Mythology Metal box Limited Edition Loki poster

Lollipop Chainsaw Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

Lollipop Chainsaw is a hack and slash action game with gameplay resembling No More Heroes series, featuring a zombie-slaying cheerleader...

Lollipop Chainsaw (Nordic Edition) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2012)

This Nordic Edition includes: Lollipop Chainsaw 5 additional skins

Xbox 360 (2012) and PlayStation 3 (2012)

This premium edition contains: Lollipop Chainsaw (with the uncensored content from the overseas edition) Both English and Japanese voices Additional...

Lollypop DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994) and Amiga (1995)

Sweet she is and sweets she wants. Young Lolly wakes up and has an incredibly appetite for candy. For chocolate,...

DOS (1996)

Lomax Boulders is a game akin to the basic game-play of Boulder Dash.The story behind the game is that Logan...

London Cab Challenge PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006)

London Cab Challenge is a racing/driving game similar to Crazy Taxi but using a British taxi cab.Each "mission" involves picking...

London Racer: Destruction Madness PlayStation 2 Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

London Racer Destruction Madness is an arcade race game in Davilex Racer series. This particular instalment is like the name...

London Racer: Police Madness Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and PlayStation 2 (2005)

In this instalment of the London Racer series you play as the police. You have to arrest and ticket traffic...

Browser (2007)

Ayumi, the village idol, with the figure, face, and grades to match, got into a top-ranked college and is moving...

The Lone Ranger NES Front Cover

NES (1991)

In the early 1880's in Texas, a man has returned to bring justice to the outlaw who murdered his brother...

Lone Survivor Linux Front Cover

Linux (2012), Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Lone Survivor is a 2D side-scrolling survival horror game where the player controls a masked protagonist who has to escape...

Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Commodore 64 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1991) and Amstrad CPC (1991)

In this out-of-canon adventure of gamebook hero Kai Master Lone Wolf, the player controls the dashing adventurer scaling the interior...

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