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Action games. Wide category of games that require reflex, accuracy and agility. It includes, among other things, shooters (e.g. Call of Duty and Battlefield series) and action-adventure games (Tomb Raider). First and third person perspective (FPP/TPP) is used. In most cases we are playing as a character who has to defeat some enemies and reach a specific point. We can use a wide range of weapons, including pistols, rocket launchers, swords, knives and like. Action-adventure is a particular category within action games genre. Such titles put less emphasis on action and combat, focusing more on story, exploration and puzzles.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Action 05 May 2015

A stand-alone expansion to Wolfenstein: The New Order, the game released on PCs and eighth generation consoles in spring 2014. Similarly as the original game, the title was created by Machine Games in cooperation with Bethesda. The game is a prequel to the basic game. The story takes place in an alternative year 1946, in which the Nazis are one step from winning the World War II. During the campaign, which is split into two parts, the protagonist of the series, B.J.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Action 01 November 2011

The third installment of the very popular series of action-adventure games created by Naughty Dog. The story of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception tells another tale of the treasure hunter Nathan Drake. This time the main protagonist must find the legendary city of Ubar. A group of thugs led by Katherine Marlowe is standing on his way. The basic fundaments of the gameplay haven’t changed.

Max Payne
Max Payne

Action 26 July 2001

Max Payne is a third-person perspective action game developed by the Finnish studio Remedy Entertainment. The protagonist is an undercover DEA agent whose task is to locate the source of Valkyr - a deadly new drug. Personally, Max is also seeking revenge against the murderers of his family. He falls victim to a conspiracy and gets accused of killing his supervisor. The creators were inspired by the crime stories from the 1940s and 1950s, Pulp novels, and the movie, The Matrix.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Action 19 November 2007

Third-person action adventure game that came out as Sony’s response to the unwavering popularity of the Tomb Raider franchise. The game was created by Naughty Dog, an experienced developer known for such cult game series, as Crash Bandicoot or Jack and Daxter. Uncharted lets you play as a young man named Nathan, a (self-proclaimed) descendant of one of the world’s greatest sailors and wayfarers – Sir Francis Drake.

Thief
Thief

Action 25 February 2014

Thief is a first-person perspective (FPP) stealth action game, being the fourth iteration of the adventures of the master thief, Garrett. The title was created by a developer team at Eidos Montreal, known, for example, for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Action of Thief takes place in a fictional world featuring elements of Gothic, Victorian-era, and steampunk.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Action 20 December 2017

An online shooter with elements of survival, focusing on a Battle Royale type of competition (the last man standing wins). Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds is a game from the developers of TERA MMO and the creator of Battle Royale mods for Arma II and Arma III. The rules of the game are simple: a large number of players are put together in a big closed location with only one mission – to eliminate everyone else. A game ends when there is only one player left alive.

Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight

Action 14 June 2016

An asymmetric multiplayer action game, based on a classic horror movie storyline: a group of young people being harassed by a murderous psychopath. It was created by Behaviour Interactive, known for such titles as Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade or Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise. In Dead by Daylight, four players take on the roles of ordinary people trying to survive the encounter with a murderer, who's being controlled by the fifth player.

Outlast 2
Outlast 2

Action 25 April 2017

The sequel to Outlast, a 2013 first-person survival horror and a successful debut of the Red Barrels studio. As the authors decided to abandon the themes initiated in the first part of the series, the game does not return to the dark psychiatric hospital located somewhere in the mountains of Colorado. Instead, Outlast 2 takes place in a completely new location and tells the story of new characters.

Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2

Action 23 March 2010

A continuation to the 2006 action game developed by Avalanche Studios. In the game, we learn the later fate of agent Rico Rodriguez, who set out on another dangerous mission; this time around, to Panau, an island in Southeast Asia. The new installment of the series features nearly unchanged gameplay mechanics, giving the players complete freedom in deciding the quest order and exploration of the climatically diverse isle.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Action 15 November 2001

The first adventure game based on the best-selling novel written by J.K. Rowling about a young wizard – Harry Potter. The main protagonist is trying to develop his magical potential in Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Action 02 March 2010

A sequel to 2008's Battlefield: Bad Company - an acclaimed shooter game. Again, the game was created by DICE - a Swedish developer belonging to Electronic Arts. In the story campaign, the player is acquainted with further adventures of the titular Bad Company.

Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3

Action 05 February 2013

Third entry in the series of action games with survival horror features set in science fiction world. Like two previous titles, it has been developed by Visceral Games studio (known from productions like James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing and Godfather). Dead Space 3 continues the story from the second game. After escaping orbital station Sprawl, protagonist Isaac Clarke reaches a frozen planet of Tau Volantis, where he and John Carver try to end the necromorphs once and for all.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha

Action 26 April 2014

A fan-made modification of the first installment in the popular series of shooters set in a post-apocalyptic reality and inspired by science-fiction works of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The mod is based on the final version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, which introduced many changes and simplifications to the gameplay, earning itself disapproval of the fans in this respect.

Quantum League
Quantum League

Action 15 April 2021

Online FPS based on dynamic arena battles. In Quantum League we somehow cooperate with our own incarnations from the past, which in subsequent rounds hit the battlefield with us and repeat our movements from previous stages of the game.

Chernobylite
Chernobylite

Action June 2021

Survival horror created by Polish studio The Farm 51 - authors of, among others, Get Even shooter released in 2017. The game is set in the so-called Exclusion Zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Action 20 August 2013

A third-person action game developed by Ubisoft Toronto. This is the sixth installment in the franchise telling the story of Sam Fisher. Together with the members of Fourth Echelon, the agent has to face a dangerous terrorist group planning to conduct a series of attacks on the US soil. The story campaign contains missions taking place in the United States, Iraq, Indonesia, and Paraguay.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Action 19 June 2012

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a sequel to the action game LEGO Batman: The Video Game released in 2008. The game was developed by Traveller’s Tales, who also created such product as LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Harry Potter. As the title suggests, the player becomes The Dark Knight, and together with other DC Comics super heroes (such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and others) has to save Gotham City from the villains.

I.G.I. Origins
I.G.I. Origins

Action 2021

The third part of the series of tactical shooters, the action of which is set before the events presented in the first and second installments of the cycle. I.G.I. Origins was developed by the Toadman Interactive studio.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Action 18 January 2019

An arcade flight simulator and continuation of the popular series published by Bandai Namco. Like its predecessors, Ace Combat 7 is set in alternative timeline, in which there are different countries, and humans have constructed unique flying units. Game focuses on the story, which we learn both through events during missions and many cutscenes. The gameplay is mostly arcade, with only a few simulation’s features.

Chivalry 2
Chivalry 2

Action 08 June 2021

Chivalry II is a continuation of the multiplayer first-person action game from 2012. Again, we are taking part in online clashes in a reality reminiscent of the Middle Ages. This time, however, they are on a larger scale and we can use horses in them.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Action 28 June 2016

Another entry in the bestselling adventure game series, combining popular LEGO franchise with the classic universe of Star Wars. Its plot is largely based on the seventh part of the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and tells the story of completely new characters, though some familiar and iconic faces from previous movies appear in the background. There are also many exclusive plotlines that fill in the story gaps between Return of the Jedi and the latest movie in the series.

God of War III
God of War III

Action 16 March 2010

The third installment in a best-selling slasher series, God of War, and the first one designed for the PlayStation 3 console. The game’s story picks up after the previous two installments, focusing on the war between titans and Olympian gods, fanned by the vengeful Kratos. The gameplay premise does not stray far from the standards of the series, focusing on spectacular battles with numerous opponents and mighty bosses.

The Godfather
The Godfather

Action 21 March 2006

An action game based on the novel by Mario Puzo and its movie adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola. You play as a thief, who makes his way into the world of the Corleone family. By doing various tasks for them, he climbs up the mafia career ladder and earns growing respect from other criminals. The game is set in New York, at the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1950s. The non-linear character of the gameplay allows you to choose the order of missions to complete as you wish.

Prototype
Prototype

Action 09 June 2009

A sandbox action game with third-person perspective, developed by Radical Entertainment studio, known from Scarface and a few games from the popular Crash Bandicoot series. The game takes place in future Manhattan, plagued by a mysterious virus that can transform people into monsters. We take on the role of Alex Mercer – a hero with unknown identity, who gained superhuman powers due to genetic experiments.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Sniper: Ghost Warrior

Action 24 June 2010

A tactical action game which casts the player in the role of an experienced sniper sent on a mission against a political regime controlling Isla Trueno. The game was created by City Interactive (CI Games currently) - a Polish developer popular mainly for such series as Code of Honor or Terrorist Takedown. In Sniper: Ghost Warrior, the player takes part in a series of missions aimed at testing their combat skills.

Mafia III: Definitive Edition
Mafia III: Definitive Edition

Action 19 May 2020

Refreshed third edition of the Mafia series from the Hangar 13 studio. In Mafia III: Definitive Edition, as a Vietnam War veteran, we return to a fictional American city and take revenge on the people responsible for murdering our loved ones.