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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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Commodore 64 (1995), Atari 8-bit (2014), VIC-20 (2006) and Commodore 16, Plus/4 (2007)

You are the pilot of a spacecraft flying over the surface of an alien planet when you realise your fuel...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (1985)

Space Shuttle Columbia has taken off and entered Earth's orbit to deliver six Uranium fuel packs to the rocket Argon...

Lunar Explorer: A Space Flight Simulator DOS Front Cover

DOS (1986) and Apple II (1986)

Lunar Explorer is a real-time 3D simulation of flight from lunar orbit to moon landing. Using either keyboard or joystick...

Browser (2003)

Lunar Invaders is a typical Space Invaders variant. The player controls a space ship at the bottom of the screen...

Lunar Jetman ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Unfortunately, it seems like the crudely assembled multi-stage rocket that Jetman created in his first video-game outing (Jetpac) could have...

Lunar Jetman Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2005)

This freeware remake of the science-fiction space shooter from 1983 replaces the old, 8-bit graphics and sounds with new assets...

Lunar Knights Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Many years into the future, a race of vampires have emerged, plunging planet Earth into darkness with an environmental control...

Game Boy (1990)

Lunar Lander is a space exploration game based around three separate stages:Lift-off: Fly your space shuttle into outer space by...

Arcade (1979)

Lunar Lander is based on other variants of Lunar Lander (also known by other names such as LEM), popular on...

Lunar Leeper VIC-20 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1982), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1983) and VIC-20 (1981)

In this game, you must guide your spaceship around while picking up hostages located on the surface, and bring them...

ZX81 (1982)

Lunar Rescue is a clone of Taito's arcade game of the same name. The aim of the game is to...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Lunar Rescue is based on Taito's arcade game of the same name. The aim of the game is to rescue...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Lunar Rescue is a variant of Taito's arcade game of the same name. The aim of the game is to...

Arcade (1979)

Lunar Rescue is an arcade game where the player has to evacuate stranded astronauts from the moon. It involves gameplay...

TRS-80 CoCo (1983) and Dragon 32/64 (1983)

Lunar Rover Patrol, doesn't that name make you think of Irem's classic Moon Patrol? Well, playing the games doesn't change...

DOS (1989)

Similar to other games like Lunar Lander or Rocket Lander, in Lunar Take the player must land a space craft...

Lunicus Windows 3.x Front Cover

Windows 3.x (1994) and Macintosh (1994)

This is a conversion of a highly acclaimed Mac title. The premise is that aliens come to wipe out the...

Lunnye Devitsy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Lunnye Devitsy (which means Moon Maidens in Russian) is an exploration based platformer similar to the Knytt series. The game...

Lupin Sansei: Colombus no Isan wa Ake ni Somaru PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2004)

Master thief Lupin the Third is after yet another high-value target: the ship's log from Christopher Colombus' famous voyage to...

Lupin Sansei: Lupin ni wa Shi o, Zenigata ni wa Koi o PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007)

After receiving a message from his on-again off-again love interest Fujiko Mine, master thief Lupin the Third has just arrived...

Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King is a stealth action game putting players in the role of anime...

Lupo Alberto: The VideoGame Amiga Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990) and Commodore 64 (1990)

Funny Italian platform game from Idea Software. Released in 1990, the game was developed first for Amiga, then for PC-DOS....

Luxor Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2005), BREW (2006), J2ME (2006), Macintosh (2005), iPhone (2009) and iPad (2010)

In Luxor, you journey through Egypt while battling Set to help Isis save the land.A level in Luxor consists of...

Luxor 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), J2ME (2007), Xbox 360 (2007), Macintosh (2007), iPhone (2011) and iPad (2011)

Luxor 2, the sequel to Luxor, is an arcade style action-puzzle game. You control a winged scarab at the bottom...

Luxor 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Macintosh (2009) and Wii (2009)

Luxor 3 is the sequel of Luxor 2, a marble shooter game. The player controls a winged scarab at the...

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