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 16, Plus/4 (1986)

Liberator / Space Fiends is a double games pack that contains the following games: Liberator Space Fiends

Liberty Wings iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

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DOS (1999)

Liero is like Worms but with players battling in realtime instead of turn-based.At the start of the game, each player...

Windows (2003)

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Lifeboat iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

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Commodore 64 (1987)

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Life Force NES Front Cover

NES (1987), Commodore 64 (1988), TurboGrafx-16 (1991), ZX Spectrum (1988), MSX (1987), Amstrad CPC (1988), Wii (2007), Nintendo 3DS (2013), Sharp X68000 (1988), Wii U (2014) and Arcade (1986)

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MSX (1987)

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Windows (2008)

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Browser (2010)

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Lifeless Planet Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014) and Xbox One (2015)

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PlayStation 2 (2003)

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BBC Micro (1987) and Electron (1987)

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Windows (2002)

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The Light Corridor DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990), Amiga (1990), Atari ST (1990), ZX Spectrum (1991), MSX (1990) and Amstrad CPC (1990)

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Light Crusader Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011), Genesis (1995) and Wii (2007)

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Light  Cycle ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1983), BBC Micro (1983) and Oric (1983)

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Atari ST (1990)

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Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1992)

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Lightfish Linux Front Cover

Linux (2011), Windows (2011), Xbox 360 (2011) and Macintosh (2011)

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Commodore 64 (1987), ZX Spectrum (1986) and Amstrad CPC (1986)

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Light Force Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1989)

This compilation contains four games. Bio Challenge IK+ R-Type Voyager

Lightning Legend: Daigo no Daibōken PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1996)

The ancient country of Japon has existed for millennia, through times of peace and war. However, long ago, an evil...

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Art of War PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

This Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII add-on allows the player to obtain the Schema Art of War, the Cruel Grace,...

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Xbox 360 (2014) and PlayStation 3 (2014)

This Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII add-on allows the player to obtain the Schema of Dark Samurai, the Cloud Veil,...

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