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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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Black Mesa
Black Mesa

Action 05 March 2020

A fan modification of the classic first-person shooter Half-Life from 1998; the mod's development took roughly 8 years to complete. In terms of plot, the production is a faithful recreation of the original game and tells the story of Gordon Freeman, a physicist, and his struggle for survival in the titular Black Mesa Research Facility invaded by mysterious beings from another dimension.

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.

Wolfenstein
Wolfenstein

Action 18 August 2009

The popular FPS series, dating back to 8-bit computers (1981's Castle Wolfenstein), returns after a few years of absence. As the official owner of the franchise, Activision decided that the game would be created by Raven Software, the company known for Quake IV or the Soldier of Fortune series. Once again, the player assumes the role of B.J. Blazkowicz, who is trying to stop the Nazis and prevent them from inventing a secret weapon known as Black Sun.

Postal 2
Postal 2

Action 14 April 2003

The direct successor to one of the most controversial PC games of all time. The original game was released in 1997. Again, the player takes on the role of Postal Dude, whose entire life collapses one day. The desperate protagonist has to fulfill a set of daily tasks over the course of one week, relieving personal tensions along the way.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Action 22 August 2017

The first story expansion for Uncharted 4: The Thief’s End. The add-on, also created by Naughty Dog, is a stand-alone title. For the first time in the history of the series, we control a different character – Chloe Frazer. The story begins some time after the events of Uncharted 4, and sees the heroine appear in India, where she attempts to find an ancient artifact, supported by Nadine Ross - a local mercenary. Gameplay wise, the game reuses the mechanics seen in The Thief’s End.

Gears of War
Gears of War

Action 07 November 2006

A futuristic, third-person shooter by Epic Games – the creators of the bestselling Unreal series. The action takes place on Sera, a planet, devastated by a long war for power sources, resembling Earth. In the result of aggressive prospecting and exploration, hostile monstrosities called Locust started to appear on the surface of the planet and killed 80% of human population.

Skull & Bones
Skull & Bones

Action TBA

A pirate tactical action game developed by a Shanghai-based studio working under Ubisoft. Skull & Bones takes place during the golden age of piracy on the waters of the Indian Ocean. The player assumes the role of a corsair who commands his ship while gradually building up his reputation and amassing more loot.

Maid of Sker
Maid of Sker

Action 28 July 2020

An interesting survival horror, inspired by the famous Welsh story of Elizabeth Williams and the Sker House. The production was developed by Wales Interactive, a Welsh studio, as part of the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA.

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.

Mafia II: Definitive Edition
Mafia II: Definitive Edition

Action 19 May 2020

Mafia II: Definitive Edition is a refreshed edition of Mafia 2 for PC and eighth generation consoles. The game offers a modernized graphics design compared to the original, and is the responsibility of Hangar 13 studio.

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.

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.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Action 13 November 2012

A sequel to the bestselling first-person shooter released in 2010. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the ninth installment in the Call of Duty series. It is also the fourth game in the series developed by Treyarch. The story of the game takes place in a not too distant future. The struggle for natural resources between United States and China leads to an outbreak of a new Cold War. The main protagonist of the game is David Mason, descendant of Alex Mason known from the first game in the series.

Chivalry 2
Chivalry 2

Action 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.

Dead Island Riptide
Dead Island Riptide

Action 23 April 2013

A sequel to Dead Island, the bloody FPS survival horror released in 2011. The game was developed by Polish studio Techland with publishing support from Deep Silver company. Dead Island Riptide picks up where the first game left off. Although a few lucky survivors managed to escape the zombie-infested island of Banoi, they never managed to get home, as their ship crashed by the shore of another tropical island – Palanai.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China

Action 21 April 2015

The first installment in the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series of spin-offs, created in the form of a 2.5D adventure platformer. The game was developed by Ubisoft as a bonus for users who bought the season pass for Assassin's Creed: Unity. The game is set in the sixteenth-century China, and the players assume the role of female assassin Shao Jun – a student of Ezio Auditore and the protagonist of the animated film Assassin's Creed: Embers.

The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2

Action 13 October 2017

A direct sequel to the successful survival horror, The Evil Within. Both titles have been developed under the watchful eye of Shinji Mikami, the author of such video game series as Devil May Cry and Resident Evil. In The Evil Within 2, players yet again assume the role of detective Sebastian Castellanos, who travels to a seemingly idyllic town in search for his daughter. What he does not know, however, is that the town hides a horrible secret.

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.

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite

Action 2021

The sixth main entry in the very popular series of first-person shooters. The game was developed by 343 Industries. In Halo Infinite, the players once again assume the role of Master Chief, who is tasked with saving humanity.

For Honor
For Honor

Action 14 February 2017

A third-person action game in a quasi-historical setting, with a focus on online competition. The production was developed by the experienced studio Ubisoft Montreal, whose portfolio includes several cult series, including Far Cry and Assassin's Creed. In the game, three factions are pitted against each other: The Chosen, The Legions, and The Warborn, modeled after the Japanese samurai, European knights, and Scandinavian Vikings respectively.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Action 17 April 2014

An action adventure sequel to the 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man. Developed by Beenox Inc, a Canadian studio also responsible for such games featuring the Marvel’s superhero as Spider-Man 3: The Game, Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. The story in the game loosely translates the adventures from the movie directed by Marc Webb into a video game setting.

Quantum Break
Quantum Break

Action 05 April 2016

A dynamic, third-person action game, featuring a science-fiction setting inspired by modern theories about time travel. This title is the first next-gen production from Finnish studio Remedy Entertainment, best known for the Max Payne series and Alan Wake. Set in the near future, the story is split into TV-like episodes. The player's point of view alternates between three characters who, as a result of a failed time-travel experiment, gain different time-based abilities.

Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Blood Money

Action 26 May 2006

The fourth installment in a popular game series about Agent 47, the perfect assassin, completing various contracts for the ICA organization. When its members are being meticulously eliminated and 47 loses contact with his superior, Diana Burnwood, he reaches the conclusion that he will become the next target. In order to save his skin 47 decides to stop the man behind the killings, Alexander Cayn, and his terrorist organization called the Franchise.

Call of Duty Classic
Call of Duty Classic

Action 29 October 2003

The first installment in one of the most popular series of first-person shooters, created by Infinity Ward. The game takes the player to several different front lines of the Second World War. Throughout 24 missions divided into four single player campaigns, the player assumes the roles of several allied soldiers. The list includes an American paratrooper, a British commando and a Soviet infantryman. The missions bring great amounts of action and diversity as well.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Action 04 November 2014

The 11th major installment in an extremely popular FPS franchise, launched in 2003 by the Activision company. As the franchise moved to a 3-year development cycle, the game was entrusted to Sledgehammer Games, a fresh developer studio, employing ex-creators of such game series as Dead Space or The Godfather. The game is set in the near future, where a private military corporation ATLAS tries to restore order in the world consumed by a global conflict.

Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2

Action 10 October 2007

The continuation of the multiplayer FPS with strategy elements, being a continuation of the legendary Quake’s freeware modification from 1996. After Valve Corporation bought the title, subsequent versions of the game were powered by Half-Life’s engine, while TF 2 utilizes the modern Source engine. To some extent, mechanics resemble those in the original Team Fortress, which means completing subsequent missions, despite the other team's efforts to prevent that.