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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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Battlefield Hardline
Battlefield Hardline

Action 17 March 2015

Another installment in the popular FPS franchise. Visceral Games, the studio known mainly for the excellent Dead Space sci-fi series, developed their first major installment in the long-standing Battlefield franchise. It's a result of the transition of the franchise to a two-year production cycle, similar to the one made by its competitor, Call of Duty. Unlike the previous parts, this one is focused on the efforts of police forces against organized crime.

Metro 2033 Redux
Metro 2033 Redux

Action 26 August 2014

A remastered edition of the popular survival horror first-person shooter, Metro 2033, developed primarily with the 8th-generation consoles in mind. The action takes place in the grim universe created by Dmitry Glukhovsky, adapted by 4A Games for the purposes of the game. The story of the Metro series revolves around a youngster named Artem and presents a post-apocalyptic vision of the world in which the humanity fights for survival after a nuclear apocalypse.

LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO Batman: The Videogame

Action 23 September 2008

Another production by Traveller's Tales, blending the world of the Danish bricks with the universe of Batman, known from comics and movies. As you play as the eponymous hero, accompanied by his sidekicks, your task is to fight the chaos unleashed upon the streets of Gotham by such villains as the Joker, Penguin, and Two-Face. The gameplay focuses on exploring the LEGO brick world, fighting enemies, and solving simple puzzles.

This Land Is My Land
This Land Is My Land

Action 2021

This Land is My Land is an action stealth game developed by Game-Labs. The title takes you to the Wild West, and puts you in the shoes of an native American warrior, who is struggling to protect the land of his ancestors from an invasion of the European colonizers. In the game you observe the action from behind the hero’s back as you roam across its open world. Each mission can be completed in multiple different ways, but most of them require guile and stealth.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Action 05 June 2008

The Incredible Hulk is an action game featuring Hulk, a comic character created by Stana Lee. The work of SEGA company refers to the cinema production from 2008 with the same title.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Action 14 October 2014

The third installment in the Borderlands series, offering an insight into the events happening during the period between the storylines of Borderlands and its sequel - Borderlands 2. The Pre-Sequel! was developed by 2K Australia cooperating with Gearbox Software. The action takes place on the moon of Pandora, and the players assume the roles of characters working for Hyperion - a corporation belonging to Handsome Jack.

Hellblade II: Senua's Saga
Hellblade II: Senua's Saga

Action TBA

Continuation of the best-selling action game from 2017. In Hellblade II: Senua's Saga, developed by the Ninja Theory studio under the wing of Microsoft, players once again take on the role of a Celtic warrior named Senua.

LEGO DC Super-Villains
LEGO DC Super-Villains

Action 16 October 2018

Another LEGO game that takes place in the DC universe. As the title suggests, in LEGO DC Super-Villains the players assume the role of villains like Joker, Harley Quinn and Lex Luthor. They must face self-proclaimed heroes from the Justice Syndicate who are trying to realize their evil plan under the pretext of bringing order to Gotham City and Metropolis.

Tomb Raider: Underworld
Tomb Raider: Underworld

Action 18 November 2008

Developed once again by Crystal Dynamics, another installment of the third-person perspective adventure series started in 1996. Tomb Raider: Underworld is a continuation of the events from previous parts of the series and concentrates on the search for artifacts connected with the Nordic god Thor. On her journey, Lara Croft visits new locations, like Thailand and south Mexico, and dives in the Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic Ocean.

Second Extinction
Second Extinction

Action 2021

Second Extinction is a cooperative shooter in which we face mutated dinosaurs with two other players. The game emphasizes the cooperation between the different participants of the game. Systemic Reaction studio is responsible for its development.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Action 22 May 2012

The fifth major installment in the bestselling series of tactical TPP shooters signed with the name of the legendary writer Tom Clancy. The title was developed by a first party studio of the Ubisoft company. In the game, the player once again assumes the role of a special forces soldier who, together with his team, participates in a series of dangerous missions in such places as Zambia and Dagestan.

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.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Quarantine
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Quarantine

Action 2021

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine is the next installment in the Rainbow Six series, this time focused on cooperation gameplay and survival horror. The game is traditionally the responsibility of Ubisoft. The production was announced during the E3 2019 fair.

Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome

Action 22 November 2013

A dynamic TPP action game developed by Crytek. Its story is present mainly in the form of flashbacks and takes us to ancient Rome, right before its fall. The main hero – centurion Marius Titus – wants to take revenge on barbarians who murdered his family. Ryse: Son of Rome has been developed with Kinect in mind from the very start, allowing players to perform various combinations of attacks through body movement. There is also option of giving out simple voice commands to our soldier.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Action 05 October 2010

Another full-fledged installment in the legendary series of action games, developed by the Spanish developer Mercury Steam in cooperating with Konami - the creators of all the previous installments. The protagonist is called Gabriel and he is a member of the Brotherhood of Light. The organization fights evil forces, and Gabriel is given a mission to eliminate the titular Lords of Shadow.

Sniper Elite V2
Sniper Elite V2

Action 01 May 2012

The game is a remastered and expanded version of the classic shooter developed by Rebellion and released in 2005. Sniper Elite V2 is set in the besieged Berlin, when the World War II is reaching its end. The player is put in the shoes of Karl Fairburne - an American agent disguised as a German sniper, who is following the traces of Nazi scientists working on a deadly rocket weapon. This new installment does not introduce a new setting, but the protagonist, visuals and levels have all changed.

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.

Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4

Action 11 October 2016

The fourth major installment in the cult futuristic third-person shooter series and the debut of this Xbox-exclusive franchise on an 8th-generation platform. It was developed by The Coalition (previously known as Black Tusk), studio established by a long-time producer of the series, Rod Fergusson. Story-wise, Gears of War 4 is not a direct sequel to the original trilogy; instead, we assume control over a completely new pair of protagonists.

Borderlands
Borderlands

Action 20 October 2009

A humorous science-fiction FPS game with RPG elements. It was developed by Gearbox Software, popular for such games as James Bond 007: Nightfire, Duke Nukem Forever or the Brothers in Arms series. The story takes place on the planet Pandora, colonized and exploited by humans. According to the legends, a vault containing great treasures is located somewhere underneath the planet's surface, and groups of treasure hunters are ceaselessly searching for it.

LEGO The Incredibles
LEGO The Incredibles

Action 15 June 2018

Traveller’s Tales Studios used The Incredibles movie license to create another action platform LEGO game. The title is similar to previous LEGO games, enabling the players to enjoy it alone or in cooperation with up to three friends.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Action 11 June 2021

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a TPP action adventure game that was developed for PlayStation 5. The game is the next installment in the series, which dates back to 2002. It was developed by Insomniac Games studio.

MediEvil
MediEvil

Action 25 October 2019

An adventure action title with hack’n’slash elements. The game’s protagonist is an undead knight who is trying to defend his kingdom against an evil sorcerer. This is a major remake of original MediEvil published on PlayStation in 1998.

RAGE
RAGE

Action 17 November 2010

A first-person shooter featuring sandbox elements, set in a post-apocalyptic world. Rage is the first new IP created by id Software since 1996. The action takes place on Earth, though the planet was devastated by an asteroid. The protagonist has to face the new, brutal reality. Making allies among other survivors, they stand up to the military regime in order to fight for their future.

Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Combat Evolved

Action 15 November 2001

Halo: Combat Evolved is a futuristic FPP/TPP shooter that was a launch title of the Xbox console and became Microsoft's first system seller. It was developed by Bungie Software, a studio previously known for the Myth series. The game tells the story of a conflict between humans and aliens that are bent on annihilating our kind. We play as a genetically modified soldier and a member of an elite military unit that was established in order to defeat the alien threat.

Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds
Horizon: Zero Dawn - The Frozen Wilds

Action 07 November 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds is the first DLC for Guerilla Games’ successful third-person action game Horizon Zero Dawn, where humanity is on the brink of extinction and fights for survival against mechanical beasts. This DLC takes us to a frigid area that lies beyond the mountain ridge in the far north of the game’s world and borders with the lands of the Banuk tribe. A new threat arises there and Aloy, the game's protagonist, must face it.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Action 30 September 2002

The sequel to Io-Interactive's well-received stealth action game from 2000. The game’s story starts in a Sicilian monastery, where the protagonist of the first game, Agent 47, tries to forget about his former deeds by seeking atonement in peaceful life and prayer. Unfortunately, he is soon tracked down by the Russian mafia and forced to get back to work. He quickly learns that he is being manipulated and eventually becomes a target himself, hunted by highly-trained ex-Spetsnaz operatives.