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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.

Bayonetta
Bayonetta

Action 29 October 2009

A dynamic third-person perspective hack-n-slash action game developed by Japanese studio Platinum Games led by Hideki Kamiya. The main protagonist, Bayonetta, is a sexy witch who, 20 years prior to the events depicted in the game, woke up in a chest at the bottom of a lake. She has no memories of how she got there or what happened before. Forced to fight against forces of Heaven that constantly attack her, the protagonist gradually learns new facts about her past.

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition

Action 27 October 2015

Complete edition of Darksiders II, a TPP action game released in 2012, now remastered for the eight generation consoles by Nordic Games, who gained the license after the closure of THQ company. In the game you become one of the legendary Horsemen of the Apocalypse, trying to solve a complex intrigue and help one of his brothers, who got into some serious troubles.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Action 18 October 2019

The third installment of the TPP series of shooters, developed by PopCap Games studio and released by Electronic Arts. In Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3 players take part in bloodthirsty zombie battles and armed to the teeth plants, turned on various maps. The title was prepared primarily for multiplayer play.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Action 28 November 2002

A third-person stealth action game by Ubisoft Montreal, inspired by the works of the famous Tom Clancy and the NetForce novel series. We assume the role of Sam Fisher, a federal agent and an operative of a secret unit within NSA (National Security Agency). The protagonist's task is to perform missions given to him by the agency, usually involving elimination of incredibly dangerous enemies, destroying documents, or infiltrating secret installations.

Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2

Action 24 September 2010

Dead Rising 2 brings a continuation to a 2006 TPP action game developed by Capcom. In that game, the player faces hordes of bloodthirsty zombies using environmental objects and hand-crafted weapons. The second installment is set several years after the events of the original game, and the deadly virus has infected almost the entire United States.

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm

Action 19 September 2019

Oceanhorn 2 is a sequel to the 2013 action RPG developed by a small Finnish studio Cornfox & Bros. The game takes place in the same fantasy realm as the series' first installment. We play as a young boy who trains very hard to become a Knight of Arcadia. We observe the game from a third-person perspective. Gameplay mechanics in Oceanhorn 2 are visibly inspired by the popular Legend of Zelda series. Oceanhorn 2 places more emphasis on exploration than the original game.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition
Darksiders Warmastered Edition

Action 22 November 2016

A refreshed edition of Darksiders an action-adventure game from 2010, prepared mainly with eight generation consoles in mind (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). We assume the role of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As a result of a conspiracy, he initiates the end of the world prematurely, for which he is punished by being stripped of most of his powers and exiled to Earth.

Generation Zero
Generation Zero

Action 26 March 2019

An FPP action game, set in an alternate Sweden in 1989, taken over by heavily armed machines. While Generation Zero features a single player mode, it was developed mostly for the co-op mode for up to 4 players.

Steel Rats
Steel Rats

Action 07 November 2018

Steel Rats is the production of Tate Multimedia, Polish studio known for KAO The Kangaroo series. This is an action racing game, in which we play as a member of a motorcycle gang - Steel Rats, and the aim is to clear the city of fearsome robots with our own wheels. Steel Rats is characterized by a 2.5D perspective and retro-futuristic design.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

Action 31 March 2020

A remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. As the title suggests, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered gives us only a single player campaign.

Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto 2

Action 22 October 1999

A sequel to the very popular, and rather controversial, game from DMA Design (currently Rockstar North), which offered a taste of criminal lifestyle, letting you commit progressively more brazen and bloody acts of violence. The second part once again takes you to the streets of a virtual metropolis, and although it features only one city, it is much bigger than those in the first game. It is divided into three districts controlled by three local gangs. Players do various jobs for the gangs.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Action 08 November 2005

Another virtual adaptation based on a book belonging to the series written by J.K. Rowling. The series revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter and his two friends: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic

Action 13 May 2020

Deep Rock Galactic is a unique first-person shooter developed by the Danish studio Ghost Ship Games. We play as dwarven astronauts who work on mining the resources in caverns that even the bravest of the bravest would not even think of entering. A team made of four characters (there are four classes available: Driller, Navigator, Engineer, and Gunner) explores the procedurally generated maps in search of minerals and resources.

Osiris: New Dawn
Osiris: New Dawn

Action 2021

A science-fiction action game with survival elements. The title was developed by Fenix Fire. In Osiris: New Dawn the player assumes the role of an astronaut participating in Osiris 2 mission. He is sent to a remote area of space in order to find out what happened to the Osiris 1 expedition. During the journey the astronaut is forced to land on an unknown planet inhabited by various predatory beasts which evolve during the night, becoming even stronger and more dangerous.

Shadow Man
Shadow Man

Action 28 August 1999

Acclaim's third person perspective action game. The main character is voodoo warrior Michael LeRoi, who tries to prevent the apocalypse of the living world.

Attack on Titan 2
Attack on Titan 2

Action 20 March 2018

A sequel to the 2016 game Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom. Attack on Titan 2 (also known in Europe as A.O.T. 2) was developed by Omega Force (the creators of e.g. Dynasty Warriors), which belongs to Koei Tecmo. The story was based on the second season of the anime series, but thanks to the cooperation of the franchise's original creator Hajime Isayama, it also features new plot threads. The production is a TPP action game.

Darkwood
Darkwood

Action 17 August 2017

A survival horror game with a top down view. Darkwood is the first commercial project of a Polish studio, Acid Wizard, and its development has been backed up by users voting on the Steam Greenlight platform. The game takes place in a procedurally generated open world, with the player placed in the role of a character trying to survive the confrontations with supernatural beings without losing his sanity in the eponymous dark wood.

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man

Action 26 June 2012

A third-person action game starring Marvel's most popular super hero, released in about the same time as Mark Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man movie. The game was developed by Beenox, the studio that, with a slightly different line-up, created Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Spider-Man: The Edge of Time. The events presented in the game take place after the ending of the movie and tell a completely separate story.

Night of the Dead
Night of the Dead

Action 2021

TPP survival game, in which we try to survive in a zombie-controlled world. In the Night of the Dead during the day we look for resources necessary for survival and useful items, while at night we defend ourselves against hordes of zombies.

XIII (2003)
XIII (2003)

Action 18 November 2003

Action/FPS game based on the themes of one of the most interesting comic series created by Jean Van Hamme. The player becomes an agent who has to overcome the dangers hanging over the world.

The Isle
The Isle

Action 2021

A survival sandbox, in which the player assumes the role of a dinosaur. The Isle Development Team enabled the player to control creatures like Austroraptor, Carnotaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Gallimimus, Utahraptor, Acrocanthosaurus and Allosaurus. The main and only objective of the game is to survive on an island the size of more than a dozen of square kilometers. Depending on the selected creature, the player must hunt for smaller dinosaurs, hide in bushes from predators etc.

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

Action 04 November 2004

A continuation to the 2002's best-selling first-person shooter Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, released by Electronic Arts company. Action of the installment, developed this time by the EA's internal studio, focuses on the US-Japan conflict during the World War II in the Pacific region.

Destiny
Destiny

Action 09 September 2014

A futuristic, first-person perspective action game developed by Bungie Software the creators of the iconic Halo series. The title takes place in a distant future, in 28th century, when humanity is on the brink of destruction at the hands of an alien civilization. The players assume the roles of Guardians who, thanks to the unusual abilities drawing power from an alien ship hanging above the Earth, are the only humans capable of facing the destructive force from space.

Skul: The Hero Slayer
Skul: The Hero Slayer

Action 21 January 2021

A roguelike, created in the convention of an action platformer. In Skul: The Hero Slayer we play the role of the skeleton, which fights with the hordes of heroes, trying to save the enslaved Demon King and his minions.

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Action 11 March 2016

An expanded edition of the warmly received platform game developed by Moon studio in 2015. The story of Ori and the Blind Forest focuses on the titular spirit of the forest who is trying to learn something about itself and the world that surrounds it. The game lacks any dialogues and the story is told by using the gameplay and mute cutscenes. As for the mechanics, the game belongs to the subgenre called metroidvania.