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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 (2005) and Xbox (2005)

Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green is a FPS prequel to the 2005 George A. Romero film. It...

Arcade (1986)

Land Sea Air Squad is a 2D top-down shooter, with similar gameplay like Ikari Warriors (and controls from Commando). The...

Atari ST (1985), Commodore 64 (1985) and Sinclair QL (1985)

The Dark Lords have defeated the sorcerer High Vanish and hold the power over the land of Haven. Before he...

Lands of Lore 1+2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

This digitally distributed game collection includes: Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny

Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997) and Windows (1997)

In her quest for power and revenge, the witch Scotia accidentally set into motion the revival of Belial, God of...

Lands of Lore III Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Copper is the bastard son of Eric LeGré, brother of King Richard and commander of the White Army who had...

Landstalker: Treasure of King Nole Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Genesis (1992) and Wii (2007)

An experienced treasure hunter named Nigel is on a quest to obtain the valuable Statue of Jypta. After successfully recovering...

Nintendo DS (2007)

Adapted from the famous series of European comics "Lanfeust", this game takes you on an adventure in the heroic universe...

L.A. Noire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

L.A. Noire is a hard-boiled detective game set in Los Angeles of 1947. Drawing strongly from the stylistic film noir,...

L.A. Noire (Includes "The Consul's Car" Traffic Case) PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

The US launch release for PlayStation 3 comes with a voucher for a bonus downloadable content.This release contains: L.A. Noire...

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is a compilation of L.A. Noire and all of its DLCs (downloadable add-ons): L.A. Noire:...

L.A. Noire: "The Consul's Car" Traffic Case PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation 3 (2011)

During original L.A. Noire, officer, and later detective, Cole Phelps get assigned to various different areas of investigation. Those areas...

Windows (2008)

Lao's Quest is a 2D puzzle platform with a retro visual design. The main hero is Lao who must rescue...

Lap of the Gods ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1986)

You have been trapped in a vortex by the Gods of Zzam. To escape you must bring them their crystals,...

La Prisión Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

La Prisión (The Prison) is a massively multiplayer role-playing game online (MMORPG), set in a prison as a persistent game...

La Prisión: La fuga de Don Vitto Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

La fuga de Don Vitto is the first expansion for the Spanish MMOG La Prisión and it also goes by...

PC-88 (1985), Sharp X1 (1985) and FM-7 (1986)

Laptick is a puzzle game. You play as Vickey and the goal is to step on all the question mark...

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010), PlayStation 3 (2010), Browser (2012), iPhone (2010), BlackBerry (2012), Android (2012) and iPad (2010)

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an isometric platform game starring the titular heroine. While she is exploring...

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Windows Front Cover

Windows (2014), PlayStation 4 (2014) and Xbox One (2014)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and the...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), PlayStation 2 (2007), PSP (2007), Xbox 360 (2007), Macintosh (2008) and Wii (2007)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a remake of the original Tomb Raider with a technically more advanced graphics engine....

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and PlayStation 2 (2007)

This edition includes:Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary Unlock the Past: a retrospective Tomb Raider documentary Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (2006) and Windows (2006)

This compilation includes the first six games in the series stored on seven discs in three keep cases held together...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword Game Boy Color Front Cover

Game Boy Color (2001)

Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword contains five large areas to explore. Afflicted with a terrible curse, Lara must follow...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), GameCube (2006), PSP (2006) and Xbox 360 (2006)

Legend is the seventh major game in the Tomb Raider series, now for the first time developed by Crystal Dynamics,...

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

Tomb Raider: Legend for Nintendo DS is a rather different game than its console brethren. It retains the plot and...

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