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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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Litil Divil DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2011), Amiga CD32 (1994), CD-i (1994) and Macintosh (2014)

A little devil named Mutt is a rather lazy character who prefers to do nothing in his own cozy part...

LittleBigPlanet PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2008)

LittleBigPlanet is a puzzle platformer where the player controls sackboys. It takes the characters on an adventure through levels with...

LittleBigPlanet PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Travel to the world of LittleBigPlanet, where dreams and imagination run wild! Become a Sackperson, and dress them up as...

LittleBigPlanet 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

When an inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner called the Negativatron appears, Sackboy must step back into action, alongside Larry Da Vinci and...

PlayStation 3 (2011)

This Collector's Edition includes: LittleBigPlanet 2 7" collectible Sackboy plushie. Exclusive LittleBigPlanet 2 game ends (bookends). 5 exclusive Sackboy themed...

LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2009)

This Game of the Year edition includes: LittleBigPlanet 18 bonus levels new to this edition Access to the ModNation Online...

Little Britain: The Video Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007) and PSP (2007)

This is a collection of mini-games based on the UK comedy sketch TV series Little Britain that ran between 2003...

Little Caesars Fractions Pizza Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Little Caesars Fractions Pizza is an educational designed game to teach children about fractions using pizza (Little Caesars pizza) due...

DOS (1995)

Little Fighter is a simple 2D brawling fighting game and the first game in the Little Fighter series. The player...

Windows (2002)

A simple 2D fighting game with the style of a scrolling beat-em up, with one huge twist - rather than...

Little Galaxy iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Little Galaxy is a game where a character needs to hop from planet to planet through a tap. The planets...

Commodore 64 (1988)

You are the King of the Little Green Men and you have just escaped from your captors but you are...

DOS (1995)

Little Monk is a light-hearted top-down action game, starring a bald little monk from the Shaolin temple, famous for the...

Little Nemo: The Dream Master NES Front Cover

NES (1990)

Based on a comic strip from the 1900s, Nemo is a young boy from London summoned to the kingdom of...

Little Ninja Brothers NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Blu Boltar, lord of the Yoma clan has invaded Chinaland and captured the Emperor. Sending out a TV broadcast across...

Little Pony Pegasus: Magic Journey iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Little Pony Pegasus is an action game where the player controls a pegasus, running right along an endless path. By...

Little Red Hood NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Little Red wants to get to Grandma's house but there are mean creatures in the forest. Help guide Little Red...

Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Fairy Tale Land faces its greatest crisis yet! A plague has swept through the population, turning former upstanding citizens into...

Little Samson NES Front Cover

NES (1992)

Ta-Keed, the Prince of Darkness, has managed to escape from his supernatural penitentiary where he has had centuries to plot...

Littlest Pet Shop Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Wii (2008)

Littlest Pet Shop is a game based around the Hasbro line of toys and the animated series of the same...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Littlest Pet Shop: Garden stars the characters from the Hasbro line of toys of the same name. Players can play...

Littlest Pet Shop: Jungle Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Littlest Pet Shop: Jungle stars the characters from the Hasbro line of toys of the same name. Players can play...

Nintendo DS (2009)

Littlest Pet Shop: Spring stars the characters from the Hasbro line of toys of the same name. Players can play...

Nintendo DS (2008)

Littlest Pet Shop: Winter stars the characters from the Hasbro line of toys of the same name. Players can play...

Livelayer Prototype Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

Livelayer Prototype is a simple top-down maze game where the player controls a young girl who must find an exit...

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