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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Lucky Luke Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Commodore 64 (1987), Amstrad CPC (1987) and Thomson TO (1987)

This multi-genre game is based on the famous comics series about Lucky Luke, a good cowboy who draws his gun...

Lucky Luke Game Boy Front Cover

Game Boy (1996) and Game Boy Color (1999)

You play as Lucky Luke, lonesome cowboy, who draws his gun faster than his shadow. In a received telegram you...

Game Boy Color (2000)

The game is based on comics series about good cowboy Lucky Luke.During the game you have to shoot bad guys...

Lucky Luke: On the Dalton's Trail Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000) and PlayStation (1998)

This is the game is based on the well known comics series about a good cowboy named Lucky Luke. You,...

Lucky Luke: Outlaws J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2006)

Lucky Luke: Outlaws is a first-person side-scrolling shooter based on the famous comics series about the poor lonesome cowboy who...

Lucky Luke: The Daltons Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Lucky Luke: The Daltons is a collection of mini-games based on the famous comic franchise Lucky Luke and sequel to...

Lucky Luke: The Video Game CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1996)

The game is based on the famous comics series about the brave and quick good cowboy Lucky Luke, who draws...

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...

Lunar Flight Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

Lunar Flight is a space flight simulation set on Mars and moon-like environments. It is a modern take on the...

Browser (2003)

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

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