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Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman: Arkham Knight

Action 23 June 2015

The fourth installment in the action game series, featuring the titular comic book superhero. The game was developed by Rocksteady, the studio which had previously worked on Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. The plot depicts the next chapter of Batman’s adventures. This time, the hero must face Scarecrow, who successfully terrorized Gotham City. A coalition has also formed against the Dark Knight, composed of extremely dangerous criminals such as Penguin or Harley Quinn, and led by the eponymous Arkham Knight. The developers have remained faithful to previously proven solutions and gameplay mechanics. However, several changes have also been implemented, such as the ability to knock out several enemies at once. A brand new feature is the introduction of the famous Batmobile, which can be used to traverse the virtual Gotham.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Fighting 04 February 2016

The fourth major installment in a popular fighting game series set in the famous ninja universe of Naruto. This game series has been developed since 2008 by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Storywise, the game is a direct sequel to the previous installments in the series, focusing on the latest chapters of the manga. In the story mode you explore the game’s world, meet the characters from the anime and manga and take part in spectacular duels focusing on unique special abilities of each hero. The other game mode is the fighting mode, in which you participate in duels on dedicated arenas. For the first time in the series, the game features QTE in some of the attacks. Moreover, lots of changes were introduced when it comes to combat mechanics and damage system. As this is the first game in the series to be released on the eight generation consoles, the visuals have seen a significant upgrade. Created with cel-shading technique, the artwork closely resembles the anime.

Devil's Hunt
Devil's Hunt

Action 17 September 2019

An action game with RPG elements, in which we play the role of a hellish executioner, landing in the very middle of the war waged by angels and demons. In Devil's Hunt, created by the Polish studio Layopi Games, we mainly deal with fighting and solving environmental riddles.

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. Gameplay mechanics combines elements of action with beat’em up game. As compared with the first installment, Batman: Arkham City gives players much greater freedom when it comes to exploration of the game’s open world and carrying out the missions.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

RPG 2020

Dragon Ball Game Project Z: Action RPG is an action RPG adapting the cult Japanese animated series. The player takes on the role of a Goku, explores the world, fulfills tasks, develops statistics and, above all, regularly fights with the help of the arcade combat system.

Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins

Action 16 October 2013

The third entry in the series of spectacular action games with Batman. It was developed by WB Games Montreal (which previously prepared the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham City) and published by the Warner Bros. company. The story of Batman: Arkham Origins shows the beginning of Batman’s career, taking inspiration from the comic books Batman: Year One and Legends of the Dark Knight. As the protagonist, we face Black Mask and his hired thugs. Like in the previous games from the Batman: Arkham series, gameplay combines features of a fighting game with shooter and stealth elements. Additionally, the creators included some innovations, like a built-in system of challenges.

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Action 25 August 2009

A dark action game starring the popular comic book superhero. Batman: Arkham Asylum was made by the Rocksteady developer studio, makers of Urban Chaos: Riot Response. The game's story revolves around Batman's struggle against the Joker. After capturing the villain, Bat transports the captive to titular psychiatric hospital. After they arrive, everything turns out to be a part of the Joker's intricately hatched plan, and the hero has to face the most dangerous thugs imprisoned there (Victor Zsasz, Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and others). The gameplay consists of fighting using several spectacular combos, as well as clever bat-gadgets. Batman: Arkham Asylum is powered by the Unreal Engine 3.

Redeemer
Redeemer

Action 01 August 2017

A brutal hack'n'slash game filled with action and created by Sobaka Studio - a Russian developer. The protagonist is called Vasily, a well-built monk with a series of dark events lurking in his past. As a mercenary working for a ruthless military-industrial corporation, Vasily used to commit the worst kind of crimes - he murdered, tortured, and extorted from people. Betrayed by his employers, he managed to elude his former co-workers, and hid himself in a mountain monastery, where later on, he entered the path of spiritual transformation. His past caught up with the protagonist however - when the corporation's spies have finally found Vasily, troops were sent to the monastery to perform an assault. Now, the protagonist must face the forces of the corporation, as he sees his final chance for redemption in destroying the evil organization. Redeemer offers a wide array of means for dealing with the opposition. Apart from basic firearms, such as shotguns or automatic rifles, one can use melee weapons, bare-hand fighting techniques, attacks from behind (instant kill), and various environmental objects.

Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0

Action 12 March 2015

Another installment in the popular action game series, known as the Japan’s take on the Grand Theft Auto series. This time, the developers from SEGA created a prequel of the whole series, taking place in 1988, seven years before the events seen in the first installment. The plot of Yakuza 0 focuses on young Kazuma Kiryu, the series' protagonist, as he began his journey to become a legend in the Japanese underworld. During a gang war for the control of Kamurocho, one of Tokio’s districts, Kiryu meets up with mysterious Majima Goro, who searches for an opportunity to return to the criminal underworld. The game is filled with characteristic elements of the series, including a varied story missions, shootouts, chases, and beatdowns. The game world is open, and filled with numerous activities. As per the series traditions, Yakuza 0 retains the suggestive atmosphere of Asian action movies.

Judgment
Judgment

Action 25 June 2019

An action adventure game in which we play the role of a detective conducting complex criminal investigations. Project JUDGE was created by the authors of the popular Yakuza series, i.e. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. As a former lawyer of Takayuki Yagami, we deal with the prosecution of criminals.

Stranger Things 3: The Game
Stranger Things 3: The Game

Action 04 July 2019

A two-dimensional walking beat'em up which action is set in the Stranger Things universe. The plot of this production is related to the third season of the series. BonusXP studio is responsible for its creation.

Yakuza Kiwami
Yakuza Kiwami

Action 29 August 2017

A complex remake of the first installment in the Yakuza series. The original title debuted on PlayStation 2 in 2005. The game takes place in 1995, eight years after the events shown in Yakuza 0. Kazuma Kiryu, the main protagonist, is a high ranked member of the criminal clan Tojo. He takes the blame for the murder of the patriarch of Dojima family, who was responsible for kidnapping his friend Yumi. After ten years the protagonist is released from prison. His task is to find Yumi and restore order in Tojo clan, which is at the brink of a civil war. The action in Yakuza Kiwami is shown from a third-person perspective. The player can visit many smaller locations that depict the streets of Tokyo. The gameplay consists of exploration, completing story quests and side missions, and fighting enemies by using four different combat styles. The game contains various minigames and side activities. Goro Majima’s challenges are a novelty introduced in the remake. In addition to refreshing the graphics, the developers re-recorded all dialogues and created new cutscenes.

Batman: Arkham Collection
Batman: Arkham Collection

Action 06 September 2019

A collection of three Batman games in the cult Arkham series from Rocksteady Games. The productions offer three different storylines, though merging into one plot, as well as an extensive gameplay model, including exploration of the open world, sneaking around and fighting with enemies.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst

Fighting 22 October 2013

The third installment of the series of fighting games Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm that is based on the popular manga created by Masashi Kishimoto. The game was developed by Japanese development studio CyberConnect2 in cooperation with Namco Bandai. During the game the player can assume the roles of their favorite characters from the Naruto universe (including Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, Kabuto Yakushi) and participate in spectacular fights against rivals controlled by artificial intelligence or other players. The visuals of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 were developed using the cel-shading technology. Thanks to that the game looks similarly to its animated archetype. Full Burst edition contains additional missions, characters and story plots.

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.

Deadpool: The Video Game
Deadpool: The Video Game

Action 25 June 2013

An action game based on the popular comic series published by Marvel Comics. The game was developed by High Moon, studio known mostly for its Transformers games. The story of Deadpool: The Video Game focuses mostly on the antics of the sarcastic protagonist. The mercenary is trying to have his revenge on Mr. Sinister who caused Deadpool to fail in completing one of his contracts. In order to complete his objective, Deadpool joins forces with X-Men and travels with them to Genosha Island where the villain is building an army. The gameplay features dynamic hack’n’slash action focusing on delivering effective combos. The developers had ambitions to show the distinctive humor typical for the comic iteration. The character frequently talks directly to the player, commenting on his actions or giving instructions on how to deal with enemies.

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition

Action 01 March 2005

The third installment in the third-person perspective action hack-and-slash series. The story of Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening takes place before the events shown in the first installment of the series. It reveals more details about Dante’s past and motivations. The gameplay mechanics return to the roots of the series while adding an innovative feature – the possibility to choose a combat style, slightly altering Dante's abilities. Depending on personal preferences, the style can emphasize powerful melee attacks (Swordmaster), defense & counterattacks (Royal Guard), firearms (Gunslinger), or mobility (Trickster). Other gameplay elements remain the same – the player will face numerous opponents at once and participate in dynamic action sequences while accompanied by a heavy metal soundtrack.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Action 31 August 2018

A third-person perspective action game focused on online fights created by Soleil, a Japanese studio directed by Katsunori Ehara. The game takes place in the universe known from the manga series Naruto and its animated adaptation. The players control ninja warriors, that have superhuman abilities, and participate in battles of small teams. The main core of the game are fights of two teams, with up to four players each, on enclosed arenas – each of the characters available in the game has unique abilities and equipment. The combat and movement system is worth mentioning – the characters can perform various acrobatics and run on all surfaces; because of that each one of the arenas have complicated vertical constructions and objects that give players a lot of possibilities for moving and performing attacks. Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker also has good graphics that effectively imitatee the comic book and animation on which the game is based on.

My Hero One's Justice
My Hero One's Justice

Fighting 26 October 2018

A three-dimensional fighting game based on the popular manga My Hero Academia. It follows the story of a young boy Izuku Midoriya, who wants to become a superhero.

Remember Me
Remember Me

Action 04 June 2013

A cyberpunk action-adventure game with third-person perspective view. It is the first work of the French studio Dontnod Entertainment. The story of Remember Me is set in 2084, when humanity developed technology that allows for digitization of memories. This system is supervised by the Memorize corporation and its special agents called Memory Hunters. Nilin, the game's protagonist, is a particularly talented member of a group of an underground group that opposes the technology promoted by the corporation. Her own memory erased in mysterious circumstances, she embarks on a quest for truth in a world where memories can be forged at will. Remember Me combines the features of adventure and action games. The players can use a wide variety of weaponry and melee attacks to defend themselves, as well acrobatics to overcome obstacles and special gadgets that allows them to control the behavior of other people.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

Fighting 11 September 2014

Another entry in the arcade fighting game series based on popular manga by Masashi Kishimoto. It has been developed by CyberConnect 2 studio, which has been developing the franchise since its creation. The title expands on foundations of 2013’s third game in the series, focusing on dynamic battles, which – thanks to the heroes’ unique abilities – take place both on land and in the air. The developers prepared over 100 characters known from the Naruto Shippuden universe, including a completely new fighter created exclusively for the game by Masashi Kishimoto. New features include additional attacks and ways to combine them in more advanced techniques. As far as audiovisuals go, the title retains traditional colorful graphics stylized on original manga.

Dynasty Warriors 9
Dynasty Warriors 9

Action 13 February 2018

Another full-fledged installment in the popular series of third-person perspective action games with tactical features. The series is developed by the Japanese studio Omega Force. The story of Dynasty Warriors 9 is loosely based on the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms that describes the Chinese civil war that occurred during the 2nd and 3rd century. The player can choose from a few dozen of varied characters, some of which are well known from the previous entries in the series. The rest are completely new characters or ones from other games from this developer. The gameplay focuses on real-time battles with hundreds of participants. The title was released as part of the 15th anniversary of the series and it introduces some important novelties to the saga, including a modified combat system and a large open world that contains the entirety of China. The key to victory lies in proper usage of available weapons and special abilities of various characters and in taking advantage of the topography of the battlefields.

Batman: Return to Arkham
Batman: Return to Arkham

Action 18 October 2016

A compilation of two remastered versions of action-adventure games from the Batman: Arkham series with all DLC packs. The refreshed versions were created by Virtuos, a company which previously created other remastered games. Batman: Return to Arkham consists of two games: Batman: Arkham Asylum from 2009 and Batman: Arkham City from 2011. The first title takes place in a mental facility taken over by Joker and other villains. The second part takes place in an isolated district in which especially dangerous criminals were locked. Both games have open locations and action-based mechanics. What’s characteristic for the series is spectacular combat based on combo system – the longer the series of attacks, the stronger the hero’s hits. Batman also has access to technologically advanced gadgets which are used not only for combat, but for traveling through the game world and for solving riddles as well. The games featured in Batman: Return to Arkham compilation offer improved graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4.

Shenmue III
Shenmue III

Action November 2019

Sequel to a japanese action-RPG series started in 1999 for Dreamcast console. Yu Suzuki, father of the series, is responsible for the production of Shenmue III in cooperation with Neilo studio. Since the game was released more than ten years after the debut of previous part of the series, it has been released for PC and PlayStation 4 console. Although the project had Sony’s backing, is was finished thanks to the support of fans on Kickstarter. Shenmue III continues the unfinished story of Ryo Hazuki, a young adept at martial arts seeking his father’s murderers. Together with his new companion, a girl named Shenhua, Ryo dwells deeper into mystery of mirrors. Third entry in the series offers an open world filled with interesting content and a new combat system, making it even more spectacular. Shenmue III also offers improved AI, more advanced physics and complex relationships between characters. Visuals side is provided by the Unreal Engine 4 technology.

Battletoads
Battletoads

Action 2020

Reboot of the Battletoads series, which combined a platformer with a walking brawl and became famous for its unusually high level of difficulty. The work of Dlala Studios allows you to play both alone and in the company of up to two players.

Yakuza 5 Remastered
Yakuza 5 Remastered

Action February 2020

A remastered version of Yakuza 5, i.e. the production that was the biggest part of this popular cycle at the time of its release. While playing in Yakuza 5 Remastered, we play as five heroes, hitting the middle of the war between the Tojo clan and the Omi alliance. In addition to the fictional Kamurocho, the title is available to us in four other districts located in Osaka, Fukuoce, Sapporo and Nagoya.