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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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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Action 21 October 2008

Gun
Gun

Action 08 November 2005

An open-world action game developed by Neversoft Entertainment, the studio known from the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. Gun takes us to the American Frontier in XIX century and sees us assume control of Colton White – a young cowboy searching for his real family, following the tragic death of his foster father. The game offers an extensive world consisting of vast wastelands, as well as small towns and Indian settlements.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha

Action 26 April 2014

A fan-made modification of the first installment in the popular series of shooters set in a post-apocalyptic reality and inspired by science-fiction works of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The mod is based on the final version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, which introduced many changes and simplifications to the gameplay, earning itself disapproval of the fans in this respect.

Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D

Action 05 May 1992

A 1992 cult shooter game, often called the “forefather” of 3D FPS games. Wolfenstein 3D was developed by the famous studio id Software, also known from such titles as Doom or Quake. You play as William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, an Allied special forces spy, who undertakes dangerous missions on enemy territory. Blazkowicz is sent to Nazi Germany to infiltrate Castle Hollehammer, a secret base where research on creating a super-soldier is conducted.

Unreal Tournament (1999)
Unreal Tournament (1999)

Action 23 November 1999

A first-person shooter based on the engine of the bestselling game Unreal. The title was developed by Digital Extremes and focuses on online battles between players on futuristic arenas. In Unreal Tournament the players can compete in several gameplay modes – deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, domination, last man standing, and assault. Each mode is different from the remaining ones. There aren’t many weapons available, but each one can be used in two ways.

Caliber
Caliber

Action 2021

Caliber is a free-to-play tactical shooter from 1C Game Studios and Wargaming. During the game, the player takes control of a soldier of one of the special units and fights with three companions against enemies controlled by other players or AI.

Fast & Furious: Crossroads
Fast & Furious: Crossroads

Action 07 August 2020

A licensed Fast & Furious action game developed by the Slightly Mad Studios team. Fast & Furious: Crossroads features both big screen heroes and brand new characters. In addition to the single player campaign, the production offers an extensive multiplayer mode.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Action 15 September 2017

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is an action game set in the Dishonored game universe. We play as a new protagonist, Billie Lurk. She is an assassin with supernatural powers and the right hand of Daud, one of the series' primary antagonists and the character we played as in two DLCs of the first Dishonored game. Our job is to hunt down the titular Outsider, a mysterious being that is the source of the supernatural powers used by the series' heroes.

Slime Rancher
Slime Rancher

Action 01 August 2017

Monomi Park’s sandbox action game with economic simulation game elements. Smile Rancher lets us play as Beatrix Labeau – a farmer girl who travels to Far, Far Range looking for a better life. She decides to make a fortune by breeding the titular slimes – lovable creatures that look like jellybeans. However, our heroine must face various threats, including a hostile species of jelly creatures. Each day starts with Beatrix taking care of the harvest and feeding her creatures their favorite food.

Sunset Overdrive
Sunset Overdrive

Action 28 October 2014

Sunset Overdrive is a humorous third-person perspective shooter created by Insomniac Games studio. The player takes on the role of a cleaner who fights hordes of mutants that captured the eponymous post-apocalyptic city of Sunset.

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.

Halo 2
Halo 2

Action 08 November 2004

A sequel to bestselling shooter franchise from Bungie Software, which debuted 2001 as one of the launching titles of the Xbox console. We meet old friends from the first Halo, such as Master Chief or Cortana, who now try to protect the cradle of humanity against the assault of aggressive Covenant forces. The game reuses the best features of its predecessor while taking players to a completely new environment, filled with even more interesting and complex locations.

The Last of Us: Left Behind
The Last of Us: Left Behind

Action 14 February 2014

An official story expansion for 2013's The Last of Us, created by Naughty Dog. Left Behind is a prequel to the original game, and it focuses on Ellie and her best friend Riley attending a military school in the quarantined area. One day a series of dramatic events occurs, changing both of their lives forever. The premise becomes an excuse to depict the bonds growing between the two characters.

Yakuza Kiwami 2
Yakuza Kiwami 2

Action 28 August 2018

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is an expanded remake of the second entry in the Yakuza series. The game was developed by Sega and enables the player to assume the role of Kazuma Kiryu. The developers left the story from the original version and used a modern engine and improved mechanics.

Bright Memory: Infinite
Bright Memory: Infinite

Action 2021

A first-person shooter made by an independent Chinese studio named FYQD. The action takes place in the realm of science fiction, and the combat system places great emphasis on elements such as conventional firearms, the use of melee weapons, and spectacular attack combinations.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

Action 07 October 2015

A PlayStation 4 bundle comprising of the three major installments of the action-adventure game series released over the years 2007-2011. The remastered versions were developed by Bluepoint Games in cooperation with the original creators - Naughty Dog.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Action 20 November 2020

Spin-off, and at the same time a prequel of one of the best-rated instalments of The Legend of Zelda series. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity allows us to learn about the tragic events which 100 years before the Breath of the Wild led to the fall of Hyrule.

Wolfenstein III
Wolfenstein III

Action TBA

The ninth installment in the Wolfenstein series, and a continuation of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The production developed by the Swedish Machine Games studio once again puts the players in the role of B.J. Blazkowicz, who continues his fight against the Nazis.

Orcs Must Die! 3
Orcs Must Die! 3

Action 14 July 2020

Orcs Must Die! 3 is the third full-fledged version of the popular action game using elements of the tower defense genre. The player's task is to repel the attack of the orc hordes by means of various traps. Studio Robot Entertainment is responsible for the production.

SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate
SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate

Action 24 February 2006

An official expansion for SWAT 4, a tactical action game that presents the work of special police forces. The add-on’s story is focused on fighting the Stetchkov family syndicate that supplies the streets with more and more illegal weapons as well as all kinds of drugs. In SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate, there are seven new missions to play, both in single- and multiplayer mode. In the latter, two 5-member teams fight against one another.

Call of Duty: United Offensive
Call of Duty: United Offensive

Action 14 September 2004

The first official addition to the hit FPS "Call Of Duty". It is worth mentioning that Infinity Ward is no longer responsible for the game's production. His role was taken over by Grey Matter Studios, which includes people responsible for "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" or "Kingpin".

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

Action 01 November 2006

Another spin-off to the legendary series of sandbox action games, developed by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation Portable console. As the title of the game suggests, its action is related to GTA: Vice City. The title takes place in 1984, two years before the events shown in the other game. The main protagonist is Victor Vance – an ex-soldier who currently works for various gangsters.

Starbound
Starbound

Action 22 July 2016

An exploration game that eludes standard genre classification, developed by independent studio Chucklefish. Starbound combines elements of a 2D sandbox platformer and a strategy game. As you play, you explore and colonize other planets, provide for their inhabitants, construct useful items and vehicles, as well as fight hostile aliens. The game is set in a procedurally generated world,providing a great amount of freedom to the players.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

Action 27 March 2020

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is an action game that combines the realities of a popular Japanese comic book with a powerful combat mechanics based on the popular Dynasty Warriors series.

Pumpkin Jack
Pumpkin Jack

Action 23 October 2020

Three-dimensional action platformer, inspired by MediEvil and Jak & Daxter series. In Pumpkin Jack we play the title character, whose task is to stop the sorcerer defending the Boredom Kingdom.

Control: The Foundation
Control: The Foundation

Action 26 March 2020

The first add-on to the action adventure game Control, offering additional missions, locations, enemies and gameplay mechanics. DLC was developed by Remedy Entertainment studio - the authors of the basic version of the game.