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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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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

Action 08 October 2014

A dynamic, open-world TPP action game inspired by John Woo's films. Sleeping Dogs was created by United Front Games, and the player takes on the role of a police detective who tries to infiltrate the structures of a dangerous crime organization. The experience is filled with spectacular melee combat sequences, shootouts, as well as car chases taking place on the crowded streets of Hong Kong.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean

Action 01 July 2003

An action-adventure game with RPG features. It is based on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Except for the title and the presence of some common motives (most of all the Black Pearl ship), the game has little in common with the movie. It was at first developed as sequel to Sea Dogs, another similar game created by studio Akella, but the popularity of the movie caused the change of the title.

Alice: Madness Returns
Alice: Madness Returns

Action 14 June 2011

A third-person action game with elements of 3D platformer and adventure game, designed by American McGee and his Spice Horse studio. Similarly to the previous work of that developer, i.e. American McGee’s Alice, also this game is a reinterpretation of a novel by Lewis Carroll. After ten years of dealing with catatonic schizophrenia caused by the tragic death of her parents, the eponymous heroine has a chance of getting back to a normal life.

Unturned
Unturned

Action 07 July 2017

Unturned is a sandbox MMO game that combines the mechanics of the popular DayZ mod with the visual style of Minecraft. The game is distributed for free and was created by a sixteen year old teenager – Nelson Sexton. The game takes place in an open world overrun by a zombie epidemic and forces the player into a fight for survival in this dangerous environment. Just like other, similar games, the main part of the gameplay is resource-gathering-oriented exploration.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Action 04 November 2016

A remastered edition of 2007's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The original game was developed by Infinity Ward and it was the first installment in the legendary FPS series to be set in contemporary world. The plot is centered around a fictional military conflict from the turn of the 21st century, initiated by an extreme Russian nationalist by the name of Zakhaev, who supports terrorism in order to create a distraction from an attempt to take over his native country.

Worms Rumble
Worms Rumble

Action 01 December 2020

Worms Rumble is a multiplayer arena shooter, in which we control the earthworm and take part in a deadly shootout against 32 players, using the iconic arsenal of weapons for the series.

Homefront: The Revolution
Homefront: The Revolution

Action 17 May 2016

A sequel to a first-person shooter from KAOS Studios. As the game's former publisher, the THQ company, went bankrupt, it was developed by Crytek UK studio. The game continues the story of a fictional armed conflict between North Korea and USA. The game takes you to the streets of occupied Philadelphia, where you become a member of the resistance. Waging a campaign of guerilla warfare you have to stand up to the invaders and start a nation-wide revolution.

Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2

Action 17 November 2009

A sequel to the popular 2008 co-op shooter game by Valve, in which you play as one of the four brand new characters and face hordes of virus-infected mutants, visiting previously unavailable locations in the American Southwest. Compared to the original, the mechanics remained mostly unchanged, while the biggest novelty is the introduction of several kinds of weapons to be used in close quarters combat.

NieR Gestalt
NieR Gestalt

Action 23 April 2010

The third action game by popular Japanese company Square Enix. The story takes place in a world dominated by monstrous creatures and a virus called Black Scrawl. As the title Nier we set off to find a cure for an infected daughter. There are hordes of monsters on the way to the target, which we deal with with with with weapons and magic.

Scarface: The World is Yours
Scarface: The World is Yours

Action 06 October 2006

A dynamic action game/TPP, directed decisively to older players, whose plot loosely refers to the 1983 film Scarface (Man with a Scarf), directed by Brian de Palma and with a great Al Pacino in the lead role.

Mirror's Edge
Mirror's Edge

Action 11 November 2008

An unorthodox action game developed by studio EA DICE. The game combines the dynamic of typical first-person perspective shooters with platform game elements. The story of the game takes place in the future, in a large metropolis where every citizen is being watched “for his own good” by a totalitarian government.

Grounded
Grounded

Action 2021

Grounded is a survival action game in which players take on the role of a teenagers, shrunk down to ant size, who are forced to fight for their survival in the garden of a house in the American suburbs. While playing, they collect raw materials, construct objects and buildings, and fight against aggressive animals.

Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line

Action 26 June 2012

A dynamic TPP action game created by Yager Development. The game provides a continuation to the Spec Ops series started by Zombie Studios in 1998. The action takes place in Dubai, which is devastated by sand storms. The Delta Force team reaches the place in order to find the missing American soldiers who remained in town to protect its inhabitants. The plot of the game presents the player with grave moral dilemmas on more than one occasion.

Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno

Action 05 February 2010

A dynamic TPP slasher that takes place in a hell-like setting. The game was developed by the creators of Dead Space. The story is loosely based on the fourteenth-century book written by Dante Alighieri. The protagonist of the game enters hell in search of his beloved. During the journey he travels through 9 circles of hell and fights Lucifer, the king of hell. The game enables the players to develop their character and improve his skills.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Action 03 November 2003

An action game with RPG elements – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, developed by Visceral Games in cooperation with EA Redwood Shores, is based on the license of a hit movie by the same name. The game allows the players to assume roles of over a dozen characters known from the silver screen – one can play as Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and many others. Player’s task is to destroy The Ring of Power and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

Action 11 December 2020

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is a first person shooter using virtual reality technology. The action takes place during the Second World War and we play the role of an agent of the American intelligence. The game is mainly about fighting against hordes of enemies.

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines

Action 12 February 2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a first-person shooter based on the Alien franchise and developed by Gearbox Software. The game's story focuses on finding Ellen Ripley. Our protagonist, Christopher Winter, Colonial Marines corporal, is a member of the rescue mission that, as a result of a disaster, lands on the xenomorph-infected planet LV-426. The eleven-mission campaign can be played alone or in co-op with other players.

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch

Action 2022

Arcade action game, belonging to the well-known subspecies of metroidvania. The production is set in the universe in the climate of dieselpunk, and the player takes on the role of quite an original hero - a humanoid rabbit, wearing a powerful mechanical arm on his back. The Chinese studio TiGames is responsible for creating this title.

Hitman: Contracts
Hitman: Contracts

Action 20 April 2004

The third installment in a popular stealth action game series, in which you play as the mysterious assassin known as Agent 47. Story-wise, Hitman: Contracts is made up of a series of flashback missions, beginning in a Parisian hotel, where the protagonist gets into after having been shot in the stomach during one of his missions. Heavily wounded, the protagonist is plagued by visions of his past contracts.

Titanfall
Titanfall

Action 11 March 2014

A spectacular action FPP game, focusing on the multiplayer mode, produced by Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. The story takes place in the far future, and the plot revolves around the conflict between powerful corporations and people living on colonized planets. The players take on the roles of soldiers piloting the eponymous Titans, which are huge, armed mechs. The game features only a complex multiplayer mode, allowing for up to 12 players to participate in a single online match.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Action 07 June 2016

A continuation of the 2008’s bestselling action game by EA DICE that combined incredibly dynamic gameplay with parkour elements. The story is set in a quasi-totalitarian world of the near future, where powerful corporations replaced governments. The players assume the role of Faith, a courier who, having mastered the art of moving through the urban jungle, through her determination can become the eponymous catalyst of change.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry

Action 17 December 2013

A standalone expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag developed by an in-house Ubisoft studio. Unlike the base game, this time around, the player doesn't assume the role of Edward Kenway, but of his former quartermaster – Adewale, an emancipated black slave who joined the ranks of Assassins.

Everspace
Everspace

Action 26 May 2017

A space-themed shooter game with roguelike elements and the first production by the team at Rockfish. The members of the studio used to work for Fishlabs, the creators of the mobile series Galaxy on Fire. Everspace is set in the far future, when humanity has colonized myriads of planetary systems. The plot, which is an important element of the gameplay, was written by Falko Löffler, the writer of Jack Keane or the Ankh series.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Action 31 August 2018

A third-person perspective action game focused on online fights created by Soleil, a Japanese studio directed by Katsunori Ehara. The game takes place in the universe known from the manga series Naruto and its animated adaptation. The players control ninja warriors, that have superhuman abilities, and participate in battles of small teams.

Postal: Redux
Postal: Redux

Action 20 May 2016

A modern remake of one of the most controversial games in gaming history. Originally, the title came out in 1997 as a debut production from the developer Running With Scissors. Both the gameplay and the premise were inspired by the phrase “going postal” which means to become uncontrollably angry and violent as a result of working a stressful job.