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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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Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV

Action 29 April 2008

The fourth installment in a best-selling action game franchise. The title was developed by Rockstar North Studios under the supervision of Chris Sawyer. The protagonist of Grand Theft Auto IV is Niko Bellic, an immigrant from Eastern Europe who recently came to America, where he starts a career in the criminal underground.

Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins

Action 27 October 2017

The seventh major installment in the Ubisoft's best-selling action game series. Plotwise, Assassin's Creed: Empire is a sort of prequel to the entire series, taking players so far back in time as none other installment did - to the ancient Egypt, long before the two opposing orders of Assassins and Templars were founded. Players play the part of a slave, a distant ancestor to Altair - the protagonist of the first Assassin's Creed.

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

Action 13 November 2020

The seventeenth edition of the cycle of FPP shooters initiated in 2003. Activision, an American company, is responsible for the release of the game.

God of War: Ragnarok
God of War: Ragnarok

Action TBA

The sixth main part of a series of TPP action adventure games, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. In God of War: Ragnarok we once again play the role of Kratos, who together with his son Atreus takes part in the conflict of Nordic gods and giants.

The Last of Us: Part II
The Last of Us: Part II

Action 19 June 2020

A continuation of one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed action adventure titles created by Naughty Dog and published in 2013 on PlayStation 3. The action of The Last of Us Part II follows the events from the first installment and takes us to the near future in which a deadly epidemic led to the fall of civilization. The title features a comeback of the two well-known characters - Joel and Ellie. However, this time it is the already 19-year-old girl who is the main hero.

Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank

Action 12 April 2016

The next installment in the very popular 3D platformer series, which has been initially developed for the PlayStation 2 console, and had given birth to one of the most popular and successful series for this particular gaming platform. Despite drawing major inspiration from its 2002 predecessor, the title is not just a simple remake but a complete reboot of the whole cycle.

Instinction
Instinction

Action 2022

Action game that takes us to a land overrun by dinosaurs. Moving through the world of Instinction, we face both huge dinosaurs and smaller, but faster and more agile creatures. We eliminate reptiles using an extensive arsenal of firearms and cold weapons.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Action 27 October 2002

A new installment in the bestselling series of action games. The game expands the ideas introduced in the third entry in the franchise, released in 2001. The game was developed by the authors of the previous installments who, after having been bought by the American giant, were transformed into Rockstar North. The game takes place in the 80's in a completely new metropolis called Vice City.

Hitman 3
Hitman 3

Action 20 January 2021

Hitman III is a stealth action game by IO Software. During the game, we direct a paid assassin and execute orders, in which elimination of targets can be done in many different ways.

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

Action 27 March 2018

Far Cry 5 is the fifth installment of the first-person action game series from Ubisoft. Unlike the previous installments of the series that took place in various exotic locations, Far Cry 5 takes the players to Montana, one of the least populated states of the USA.

Six Days in Fallujah
Six Days in Fallujah

Action 2021

A realistic action game dedicated to the battle for the Falluja. The creators focused on presenting the clash as accurately as possible, without taking sides in the conflict.

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus

Action 15 February 2019

Metro Exodus is the third installment of the popular FPS series based on the books by Dmitry Glukhovsky and developed by 4A Games. Once again we play as Artyom who ventures through what remains of Russia after a nuclear war that took place twenty years before the action of the game. Metro Exodus is kind of an evolution of what we saw in the series' previous installments.

Apex Legends
Apex Legends

Action 04 February 2019

A free-to-play online FPP battle royale shooter, set in the futuristic universe of the Titanfall series. Respawn Entertainment studio developed the game, and the publisher is Electronic Arts.

The Day Before
The Day Before

Action June 2021

Survival MMO game which takes us to the postapocalyptic world overrun by zombies. In The Day Before we explore the vast map, search for useful or valuable goods and fight for survival, facing both hordes of the living dead and other players.

Potentia
Potentia

Action 11 February 2021

Postapocalyptic action adventure game with stealth elements. In Potentia we find ourselves in a world where the majority of the population has disappeared after a mysterious attack. Those who managed to survive have to fight for survival, which made them ruthless savages.

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.

Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima

Action 17 July 2020

An action sandbox game developed by Sucker Punch, the creators of the InFamous series. The player is taken to the titular island of Tshishima, where as a samurai he or she fights the Mongol invaders in order to avenge the death of family and close ones. A direct confrontation isnít always the best course of action. To effectively eliminate opponents, the protagonist must learn to work in the shadows.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends
Hood: Outlaws & Legends

Action May 2021

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a multiplayer TPP action game in which we play outlaws in a medieval world full of corruption. Like the legendary Robin Hood, we attack the rich to win gold and glory. Sumo Digital and Focus Home Interactive are responsible for the game.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Action 15 November 2019

An action game set in the Star Wars universe. In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order the action is set between episodes III and IV of the movie saga. Players assume the role of a Jedi Knight who is being ruthlessly hunted by the forces of the Empire.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Action 22 March 2019

An action-adventure game developed by From Software studio, which takes us the alternate reality of 15th-century Japan. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice focuses on an exploration of complex levels, sneaking and fights that resemble the Dark Souls series. Other features of the game are the grim atmosphere and a high difficulty level.

ARK: Survival Evolved
ARK: Survival Evolved

Action 29 August 2017

A sandbox survival simulator set in an open world, which draws inspiration from productions such as DayZ. Unlike in the aforementioned title, this time we fight against powerful prehistoric creature instead of zombies. The game is the debut of an independent studio called Wildcard, founded by a former employee of Microsoft Game Studios. The player begins the game defenseless and naked on an unidentified island, and his or her task is to survive in this new, harsh environment.

Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Action 10 November 2015

Another installment in the popular series of action adventure games, once again developed by Crystal Dynamics, the studio that brought us the successful reboot of the franchise. In terms of plot, the game continues the story arcs started in the previous part. Again we accompany the young, although tougher and more ruthless, Lara Croft. Unlike in the previous game, this time we visit different parts of the world, exploring larger and more open places.

Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone

Action 10 March 2020

Call of Duty: Warzone is a free first person shooter set in the universe known from Modern Warfare. The title offers a huge map and two gameplay modes - the classic Battle Royale and Plunder, where the goal is to earn money.

The Forest
The Forest

Action 30 April 2018

A first-person perspective (FPP) sandbox survival horror game. The Forest is the work of an independent studio SKS Games, known mainly for the smartphone hit, End Night. The player assumes the role of a sole survivor of a plane crash. The hero ends up on an isolated island far away from civilization, inhabited by a tribe of cannibalistic mutants. The gameplay focuses on the exploration of land (forest, caves, etc.), survival skills (building a shelter, searching for food, setting traps, etc.

Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mafia: Definitive Edition

Action 25 September 2020

A remake of the cult game of the 2K Czech studio created by the original developers under the label of the Hangar 13 studio. In Mafia: Definitive Edition as Tommy Angelo we progress in the criminal underworld of the fictional city of Lost Heaven.

Star Wars: Republic Commando
Star Wars: Republic Commando

Action 28 February 2005

Republic Commando is another LucasArts game set in the Star Wars world. This time we play the role of a member of an elite unit of commandos, acting under the aegis of the Old Republic, who will have a number of dangerous missions to carry out.