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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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Far Cry 3: Classic Edition
Far Cry 3: Classic Edition

Action 29 May 2018

Special edition of Far Cry 3 game, developed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One devices. Far Cry 3: Classic Edition lets us play as Jason Brody, who must save his friends from the hands of psychopathic pirates terrorizing Rook Islands.

XONEPS4

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Action 2021

A co-op FPP shooter for up to four people, set in the Hive Tertium. The Fatshark studio, known from the Warhammer: Vermintide series, developed Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.

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Scavengers
Scavengers

Action 2021 (early access since 01 May 2021)

An MMO shooter that takes the players to a near future, in which there is a yet another ice age on earth. When playing Scavengers, the players get to explore a vast open world that seems like a unique ecosystem. One's objective is to survive, but also to eliminate all the opponents roaming around the in-game world - this includes both NPCs and characters controlled by other players.

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Shadow Warrior
Shadow Warrior

Action 26 September 2013

An action game shown from a first-person perspective. The game is a remake of hit game that was released in 1997. The title was developed by studio Flying Wild Hog in cooperation with publisher Devolver Digital. The protagonist of Shadow Warrior is a martial arts master Lo Wang who searches for a legendary blade Nobitsura Kage for the Zilla Enterprises corporation. Hordes of demons that managed to get into the human world are trying to stop him.

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Heroes & Generals
Heroes & Generals

Action 23 September 2016

A multiplayer war game set in the World War II period and a debut production of Danish studio Reto-Moto. Heroes & Generals stands out from the competition with its three game modes, each being able to exist as a separate game. The first one is a classic FPS that emphasizes teamwork and realism on the battlefield. The second one is a browser MMO strategy, where the players command their troops, recruit new units, and launch military operations.

PC

Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3

Action 20 September 2011

The third installment in the futuristic series of shooters developed by Epic Games. The series is the pride of the Xbox 360 console. After the city of Jacinto, the last stand of humanity, is destroyed, COG coalition persists in its fight against the superior forces of the Locust. Marcus Fenix and his companions set out on a journey to find the protagonist's father, who has knowledge of what might be humanity’s last hope to defeat the enemy.

X360

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

Action 25 March 2003

Another, fourth game from the Delta Force series. The action was based on authentic events connected with military operations "Restore Hope" and "Task Force Ranger" which took place in 1993 in Somalia.

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Rustler
Rustler

Action 31 August 2021 (early access since 18 February 2021)

Action adventure game reminiscent of medieval GTA. We play the role of a criminal who tries to survive in feudal realities. Rustler has numerous references to pop culture. Polish studio Jutsu Games is responsible for the development of the game.

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Quake 4
Quake 4

Action 18 October 2005

The fourth major installment in the cult FPS series developed by Raven Software under strict supervision of id Software. Contrary to its predecessor, Quake 4 features an extensive single player mode, the action of which takes place right after the events of Quake II. The defeat of the Strogg leader, Macron, did not seal the fate of the hostile alien race, for it managed to regroup and bring a new, even more dangerous leader to life.

PCX360

Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead

Action 18 November 2008

A co-op-oriented FPP action game and a unique combination of a Counter Strike-type shooter and survival horror. Left 4 Dead takes place in the apocalyptic United States, ravaged by a deadly virus, which got out of scientists' control and changes humans into bloodthirsty monsters. You play as one of the few survivors immune to the virus, and your task is to get out of a series of locations overrun by the mutants.

PCX360

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.

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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.

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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.

PCPS4

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.

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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.

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Severance: Blade of Darkness
Severance: Blade of Darkness

Action 21 February 2001

Centuries after the creation of the Sun, Moon and Earth, evil awakens on earth, spreading terror and havoc. You need a chosen one who will bear the holy sword to victory and eventually defeat the enemy.

PC

Gears of War 2
Gears of War 2

Action 07 November 2008

A continuation of a 2006's third-person shooter by Epic Games. You play as Marcus Fenix, a soldier sentenced for desertion, and face a hostile race called Locust. The action takes place six months after the events of the first installment. Even though the majority of aliens have been crushed, the remnants are still hiding in the underground tunnels while Rustlung – a mysterious, fatal disease – spreads among humans.

X360

Blasphemous
Blasphemous

Action 10 September 2019

A platform action game, in which the players are taken to a dark, fantasy world filled with dark forces. During the game, the players are facing legions of nightmarish creatures as they travel through grim, non-linear locations.

PCXONEPS4Switch

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.

PCXONEPS4

The Simpsons: Hit & Run
The Simpsons: Hit & Run

Action 16 September 2003

A virtual version of the adventures of a crazy yellow family, known to people all over the world for over 14 years. Radical Entertainment is responsible for the development of the game, and the script was created by people responsible for the popular TV series.

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Action 20 March 2012

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a spin-off installment of Resident Evil, a popular action game series. The title was developed by Slant Six Games under the supervision of Capcom. The players can assume the role of Umbrella Security Services (USS) agents and look at the events of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis from their perspective.

PCX360PS3

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

Action 10 February 2009

A direct sequel to F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon – the warmly received combination of first-person shooter and survival horror, developed by Monolith Productions. This time you don’t play as the Point Man, the protagonist of the first game, but as Michael Becket, a member of the anti-terrorist squad called Delta. His main objective is to arrest the head of Armacham Technology Corporation.

PCX360PS3

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.

PCPS1

Ninja Gaiden Sigma II
Ninja Gaiden Sigma II

Action 29 September 2009

Ninja Gaiden Sigma II is the second part of a spectacular action game by Team Ninja's development team. As in the original published in 2007, the player takes on the role of a well-trained ninja warrior, Ryu Hayabusa, and sets off on a dangerous journey to avenge the deaths of his clan and save the world from extinction.

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