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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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Lucky Luke: Wanted! Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2001)

Based on the famous comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke.Now the Daltons are let out from jail and robbed...

Lucky Luke: Western Fever Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and PlayStation (2001)

The game is based on the famous comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke.You as Lucky Luke have to walk...

Game Boy (1994)

In LUCLE, the player controls a space ship which is stranded on a foreign planet. In order to leave it,...

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

This is a Nintendo DS remake of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals for the Super Nintendo, featuring an alternate...

Luftrausers Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), PlayStation 3 (2014) and PS Vita (2014)

Luftrausers is a 2D side-scrolling air combat game in a World War II style setting, with procedurally generated levels and...

Luftwaffe Commander: WWII Combat Flight Simulator Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Luftwaffe Commander: WWII Combat Flight Simulator is a flight simulator that allows you to see the second world war from...

Lugaru Linux Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

In Lugaru the players takes under his control an anthropomorphic rabbit, adept of various melee and long-range combat techniques. His...

DOS (1994)

Luigi en Circusland is the sequel to Luigi & Spaghetti, but this second unofficial outing of Mario's brother is basically...

Luigi's Mansion GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2001)

Luigi's Mansion pits you as Luigi, Mario's forgotten brother.Luigi, while checking his mail, found out he won a mansion in...

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Nintendo 3DS Front Cover

Nintendo 3DS (2013)

After the happenings of Luigi's Mansion, Luigi once again has to put on his ghostbusting gear. This time he visits...

Luigi & Spaghetti DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992)

Aliens invade the earth and capture all the heroes who could defend us. With the modern weapons that they have,...

ZX Spectrum (1983)

Very simple game with very simple control (left, fire, right). Don't expect some informations, menus or even settings. The action...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

Lunar Attack is a 2D side-scrolling shooter, inspired by the arcade game Scramble. The player controls a spaceship, flies right...

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...

Lunar Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Lunar Pack is a compilation release of two games: Lunnye Devitsy WakeIt contains two games that were previously available separately....

ZX81 (1982)

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

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