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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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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Action 10 November 2009

A sequel to the 2007s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and the sixth major entry in the Call of Duty franchise. It was developed by Infinity Ward, a subsidiary of Activision. The players witness the continuing struggle against Russian ultranationalists whose actions resulted in a war against the United States. Similarly to the previous game, the story campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is linear and the numerous in-game events follow a predetermined course.

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Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation

Action 07 October 2014

An atmospheric FPP survival horror game set in the iconic universe of Alien. It has been created by Creative Assembly, known from their strategy game series, Total War. The game takes place after the events of first movie, and the developers adapted not only the movie's visual style, but also the it's characteristic atmosphere. We play as Amanda, daughter of Ellen Ripley, the main protagonist of the movie. She sets on a journey to find out what happened to her mother after the Nostromo incident.

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Project Warlock
Project Warlock

Action 18 October 2018

A first person shooter with dynamic action and pixel-art visuals. The creators of Project Warlock, an independent Buckshot Software studio, were inspired by such titles as Doom, Hexen or Wolfenstein.

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Bully: Scholarship Edition
Bully: Scholarship Edition

Action 17 October 2006

Also known by the title Canis Canem Edit, Bully is a controversial action game developed by Rockstar Games. Originally, it was released for PlayStation 2, it was soon followed by Scholarship Edition for the next generation of consoles and PCs. The story takes place at the fictional Bullworth Academy, which combines an elite education facility with re-socialization grounds for juvenile offenders. The player assumes the role of a teenager who is trying to survive in these unusual circumstances.

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Sniper Elite 4
Sniper Elite 4

Action 14 February 2017

The fourth major installment in the popular tactical first-person shooter series by Rebellion, in which we assume the role of a trained sniper fighting on various fronts of the World War II. In Sniper Elite 4, we control Karl Fairburne, the protagonist of the previous games, who is sent from North Africa to the Apennine Peninsula. His mission is to cooperate with the Italian resistance in order to help the Allied forces that are pushing to the north.

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State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2

Action 22 May 2018

An official sequel to the 2013s sandbox action game by Undead Labs. The action of State of Decay 2 takes place in a post-apocalyptic open world after an outbreak of a zombie epidemic. While playing, we get a chance to led a group of survivors, each of whom has their own biography, skills, and character traits. We can freely switch between them while building a shelter, exploring the world, and searching nearby buildings for resources necessary for survival.

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The Last of Us
The Last of Us

Action 14 June 2013

An action adventure game in a post-apocalyptic survival horror setting, created by the Naughty Dog developer studio (known mainly from the Uncharted series) and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The story of Last of Us takes place in the nearby future 20 years after a mysterious plague decimated the humanity and led to the fall of civilization. Two people smuggler Joel (controlled by player) and a teenage orphan, Ellie, try to survive in a world filled with dangers.

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Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City

Action 18 October 2011

A sequel to the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum. Just like its predecessor, the game was produced by British studio Rocksteady in cooperation with Warner Bros. Interactive. The story campaign in Batman: Arkham City is set several months after the events of the first game. An old district of Gotham City was walled off and the most dangerous criminals were put inside. Afraid that the situation is getting out of control, Batman tries to stop the wrongdoers before it is too late.

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Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3

Action 25 October 2011

The third core installment in a popular first person shooter series. Battlefield 3 was developed by Swedish studio DICE, an Electronic Arts subsidiary. The game is set during a modern-day conflict and the events are presented in the form of flashbacks as remembered by Henry Blackburn, an American soldier who tries to stop Islamic terrorists from detonating a nuke. The game features three playable characters, as well as various weapons and vehicles.

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Subverse
Subverse

Action 2022 (early access since 26 March 2021)

Subverse is a hybrid of a shooter and a turn-based strategy with strong erotic elements. Players explore an alien galaxy, complete missions, develop characters and a spaceship. Successes are rewarded with numerous and extensive scenes of sex with subordinates.

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Action 29 August 2002

A 3D action game that takes the players to the 1930s USA, the time when criminal underground flourished. The game was created by Czech developer Illusion Softworks, mainly known for the highly acclaimed tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous. The story focuses on a rookie gangster named Tommy, who takes his first steps on the path of criminal life by doing jobs for an influential mafia family.

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Dead Island
Dead Island

Action 06 September 2011

A first person survival-horror action game with cRPG elements. Dead Island was developed by Techland Studio, together with the Deep Silver company. The story features a tropical island, cut off from the world, where a zombie epidemic spreads out. Few remaining people are trying to survive and find a way to escape the living dead. Gameplay in Dead Island is built around exploration, completing quests, crafting useful items, and fighting undead opponents.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Action 04 October 2019

Third-person shooter set in the open world, focused on fun in the co-op mode. This is a continuation of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, released by Ubisoft in 2017.

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Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3

Action 15 May 2012

The third installment in a series of action-packed TPP shooters with persisting noir movie atmosphere. Max Payne 3 was developed by Rockstar Games, who took over the franchise from Remedy Entertainment. The game is set some years after the events presented in the second part of the series. Max Payne, an ex-officer of the New York Police, is forced to accept a job as a bodyguard for an influential family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Seemingly trivial job soon turns into a vicious struggle for survival.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Action 01 September 2015

A third person perspective stealth action game belonging to the famous Metal Gear Solid franchise. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was created by the Japanese studio Kojima Productions (formerly a subsidiary of Konami) led by Hideo Kojima. The story is set after the events presented in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which served as a prologue. The main hero Punished Snake awakes in a hospital bed after having spent 8 years in a coma.

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Blacktail
Blacktail

Action 2022

FPP action adventure game in which we play as a young witch - Yaga. In Blacktail we wander through the picturesque forest and face enemies, completing various tasks and gradually growing in strength. The game was developed by the Polish studio The Parasight.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars: Battlefront II

Action 17 November 2017

Star Wars: Battlefront II is a sequel to the 2015 multiplayer FPS game and the fourth game in the cult series that was started eleven years earlier by Pandemic. Unlike the previous game, Battlefront II offers both a complex multiplayer mode and a single player campaign set right after the destruction of the second Death Star. Iden Versio, the game's protagonist and the leader of the Empire's special forces, is given the task of avenging the Emperor.

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Action 15 November 2011

An open-world action game played from the third-person view. It is another installment in the Assassin's Creed series. In terms of the plot, the game ends the so-called Ezio trilogy, which comprises of Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and AC: Revelations. The game is set mainly in the 16th century, though in-game flashbacks reach as far as back to the 12th century.

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Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2

Action 18 September 2012

A first-person shooter with cRPG features and a sequel to the 2009s hit. Gearbox Software studio once again managed the development, with the publishing support of 2K Games company. The games story is set some time after the events of first part. This time the players will face Handsome Jack, a self-proclaimed dictator of Pandora.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Action 05 September 2008

A prequel to 2007's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - an action game set in a post-apocalyptic reality and created by GSC Game World - a Ukrainian developer. The plot is set a year before the events shown in the original game and focuses on a mercenary called Scar. While escorting a group of scientists, Scar witnesses a massive energy emission kill the members of his team before being knocked out by it. The protagonist wakes up at a camp belonging to an organization called Clear Sky.

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Ruiner
Ruiner

Action 26 September 2017

A cyberpunk tactical top-down shooter game inspired by the Syndicate series. It's the first title created by Polish studio Reikon Games, previously involved in the production of such games as Dead Island: Riptide, Dying Light and the Witcher franchise. The game takes place in a futuristic world plagued with violence, injustice and oppression. You play as a lower-class citizen, a sociopath plugged into virtual reality, who declares war on the corporation ruling his city.

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The Evil Within
The Evil Within

Action 14 October 2014

A third-person survival horror action game developed by Japanese studio Tange Works led by Shinji Mikami (Dino Crisis, Devil May Cry, Onimusha). The game is set within the premises of a small towns asylum. We play as a detective who tries to solve mystery of a gruesome murder. The case, however, quickly changes into a desperate fight for survival and preserving his sanity.

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Just Cause 3
Just Cause 3

Action 01 December 2015

The third installment in a popular series of sandbox action games that came out after a five year hiatus thanks to the original creators, Avalanche Studios. The game features new adventures of special agent Rico Rodriguez, who works for a secret branch of CIA, known as The Agency. You travel to the Mediterranean region, specifically a small republic of Medici, which suffers under the iron fist of merciless general Di Ravello.

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Crysis
Crysis

Action 14 November 2007

A futuristic first-person shooter that was initially supposed to be the sequel to Far Cry, the bestselling FPs developed by the German developer Crytek. The action takes place on a remote island where a group of scientists made a breakthrough discovery. Soon, the North Korean army takes control of the isle, isolating it from the rest of the world. The US government sends a special mission to rescue the scientists.

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