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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DOS (1990)

This larger than usual Kroz game (75 levels worth) has the same elements that were present in the previous installments:...

Arcade (1986)

The Lost Castle In Darkmist is a 2D arcade top-down shooter in fantasy medieval setting. The player is a knight...

Commodore 64 (2013)

The Lost Caves 8 is a Boulder Dash variant. The gameplay mechanics are identical to its big brother: the player...

The Lost Disks of SAM SAM Coupé Front Cover

SAM Coupé (2012)

Lost disks of SAM is a SAM Coupé conversion of the ZX Spectrum game Lost Tapes of Albion.The main character...

DOS (1995)

The Lost Episodes of Doom is a book/disk package. The book provides a detailed guide of the 24 new levels...

Lost in Shadow Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

A Shadow's Tale is a single player 2D puzzle / platform game for the Wii.The game starts with a boy...

Commodore 64 (1983)

Lost in the Labyrinth is a top view maze game where you are an explorer and it is your quest...

Windows (2007)

Lost in the Static is at its core a simple 2D platform game. Your character doesn't have any special moves...

Lost Kingdoms GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2002)

A mysterious substance known as Fog has began to slowly engulf the world, threatening to destroy everything on the planet....

Lost Kingdoms II GameCube Front Cover

GameCube (2003)

Two centuries have passed since Queen Katia saved the land of Argwyll and brought peace to the kingdom. Katia, and...

Atari 2600 (1982)

You are at the airport attempting to collect your luggage from the carousel. However, the carousel has gone out of...

LostMagic Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2006)

In Lost Magic the player controls Isaac, a young Wizard who initially sets out looking for his missing father. Soon...

Lost Patrol DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1990) and Atari ST (1990)

You and your squad are on their way back from R&R in Saigon to your operations base when Viet Cong...

Lost Planet 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010), Xbox 360 (2010) and PlayStation 3 (2010)

Lost Planet 2 takes place ten years after the events depicted in Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Thanks to Wayne's action,...

Lost Planet 3 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013), Xbox 360 (2013) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

Lost Planet 3 is a prequel to the original Lost Planet: Extreme Condition game, which follows the story of Jim...

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007), Xbox 360 (2006) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

Mankind left Earth 80 years ago in order to build a life on the planet E.D.N. III. As the colony...

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Colonies Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Lost Planet: Colonies is a re-release of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Besides the gameplay of the original title, it also...

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Limited Edition) Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007)

This Limited Edition comes in a collector's tin case and in addition to the original game it contains:The Art of...

CD-i (1998)

The Lost Ride is a rail shooter game where you are literally on rails. The player is put inside a...

Windows (2008)

The Lost Snowmen: Special Edition is a 2D platformer with puzzle elements similar to The Lost Vikings. It is shareware...

ZX Spectrum (2012)

Lost Tapes of Albion is an evolution of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, presented to the ZX Spectrum on its 30th...

Lost: The Game J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2007) and iPod Classic (2007)

When the survivors of Flight 815 wake up on a beach, they hardly realize their plane just crashed on a...

Lost Tomb Commodore 64 Front Cover

PC Booter (1984), Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1984), Atari 8-bit (1984) and Arcade (1982)

Lost Tomb takes the player into the depths of an ancient pyramid, though its location is uncertain (the box covers...

Lost: Via Domus - The Video Game Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008), Xbox 360 (2008) and PlayStation 3 (2008)

After Oceanic 815 crashes, survivor Elliott Maslow finds himself on a mysterious island. His cloudy memories and an attack on...

The Lost Vikings DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Windows (2014), Game Boy Advance (2003), SNES (1992), Genesis (1993), Amiga (1993) and Amiga CD32 (1994)

Three Vikings, Eric the Swift, Olaf the Stout and Baleog the Fierce, were kidnapped by the alien Tomator, the evil...

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