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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Action 17 April 2018

The 6th installment in the series of gangster action games published by SEGA, which is popular in Japan. The titular Yakuza is the Japanese word used to describe local organized criminal structures and its members. In Yakuza 6 the player once again assumes the role of the protagonist of the previous installments of the series: Kazuma Kiryu who since many years has had trouble with the local mafia – more precisely, since the time when he took the blame for killing the boss of the local Yakuza in order to save his friend. The player learns the plot of the game through the cutscenes and dialogues. The game takes place in a fictional district of Tokyo called Kamurocho. Similarly as the previous entries in the series, Yakuza 6 is a third-person perspective action game. The player is traveling through the streets of the city, taking quests from non-playable characters and he participating in hundreds of spectacular street fights. The fights are based on mechanics which require the player to learn various combinations of attacks and blocks. Yakuza 6 offers even larger open world and greater freedom to explore it (now it is possible to climb on the roofs of the buildings).

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.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

Action 26 March 2015

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is another installment of the third-person action game series that mixes the mechanics from the cult Japanese hack-and-slash Dynasty Warriors with the world of the popular One Piece manga. The game was developed by Omega Force and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The protagonist of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is a pirate named Luffy whose biggest dream is to become the Pirate King. To achieve that, he has to gather a group of swashbucklers similar to himself and face the enemies that stand in the way of his dream coming true. Story Mode is made of a series of missions during which Luffy visits many places and meets characters known from the original manga. Like in every proper hack-and-slash, combat is the game's primary objective. We take part in epic battles with tons of enemies during which we use various cold steel weapons and magic. From time to time we will have to fight bosses, which will require from us a more tactical approach.

Yakuza 5
Yakuza 5

Action 06 December 2012

The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra

Action 21 October 2014

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.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Adventure 05 October 2010

A third-person perspective action-adventure game developed by Ninja Theory. The game is a modern adaptation of one of the most famous classics of Chinese literature, the epic Journey to the West. The action of the game takes place in the 22nd century, after the third and fourth World War. During the gameplay, we assume the role of a lone man called Monkey, who gets imprisoned by the machines ruling the world. He manages to escape along with a young woman called Trip. After the escape, the duo is forced to rely only on themselves. Although in the beginning they cannot stand each other, over time they establish a specific relationship. In Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, we fight with pursuing machines and solve puzzles, while the protagonist duo complements each other. Monkey specializes mainly in fighting, while Trip is useful in situations requiring cleverness and intelligence. She can also hack computers and squeeze through narrow passages, which are impassable for her companion.

Dragon's Crown
Dragon's Crown

RPG 25 July 2013

A 2D RPG developed by Japanese studio Vanillaware. The game combines elements of such genres as classic beat’em up games, platformers and fantasy RPGs. In Dragon’s Crown the player becomes a hero looking for gold and glory. Together with his companions, the protagonist is trying to obtain the eponymous treasure hidden deep in an underground labyrinth. In order to reach their objective, the heroes must pass through forgotten ruins and face monsters inhabiting them. The protagonist can belong to one of six character classes with various abilities. During the game the player can move only in two directions and the gameplay is fast and intensive. Many various opponents will try to stop the player, to defeat each of them different battle strategies must be employed. The greatest challenge are the boss battles, usually consisting of several phases. The game focuses mostly on a cooperation mode for up to four players.

The Yakuza Remastered Collection
The Yakuza Remastered Collection

Action 20 August 2019

A set consisting of three remastered versions of action games under the Yakuza brand, prepared by Sega. In The Yakuza Remastered Collection we follow the fate of Kazuma Kiryu, who tries to cut off from the Japanese underworld at all costs.

Absolver
Absolver

Action 29 August 2017

A third-person action game created by former Ubisoft employees. Absolver invites the players to a fantasy realm styled after the Far East. The player assumes the role of a warrior, who wishes to join the eponymous group of elite guardians of peace and stability. The heart of gameplay is the complex system of short-range combat. The game lets you use four fighting styles interchangeably, all of which offer a wide array of melee weapons, starting with character’s own fists. Gameplay allows for executing various strikes, counters, blocks, and dodges. Players can also design their own combinations of attacks that match their preferred tactics. Absolver offers rich background story, and the events in the entire game world are shaped by successes and failures of individual players. The game is focused mainly on multiplayer. Players can join up in groups and together explore the rich world of Adal and battle. Absolver stands out with its original art style based on simple geometry and bright colors.

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

Arcade 13 November 2018

A collection released for the 40th anniversary of SNK. It features titles like Crystalis, Ikari III: The Rescue, Guerrilla War, P.O.W., Prehistoric Isle in 1930, Psycho Soldier, TNK III, Vanguard, and Victory Road.

Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge
Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge

Action 29 May 2012

Harley Quinn's Revenge is a DLC supplement to Batman: Arkham City that provides two hours of fun. It allows, among other things, to get to know an additional thread related to Joker's helper and to visit several new locations.

Streets of Rage 4
Streets of Rage 4

Action May 2020

A continuation of Sega’s classic beat’em up series from the 90s. Streets of Rage 4 continues the genre’s traditions, with players facing waves of enemies on many stages.

Shing!
Shing!

Action 31 March 2020

A beat'em up in which we play the role of ninja warriors fighting the Yokai monsters. The production offers a flexible combat system and a lot of spectacular action. Polish independent studio Mass Creation is responsible for its creation and release.

Dynasty Warriors 6
Dynasty Warriors 6

Action 19 February 2008

Another part of the very popular series. The "Warriors Dynasty 6" introduces the new combos system in the first place. Graphics have also been significantly improved, especially the animation of the main characters' behaviours.

Yakuza 3 Remastered
Yakuza 3 Remastered

Action 20 August 2019

A remastered version of the third entry in the popular series of action games that tell the story of the Japanese mafia. The story depicted in Yakuza 3 Remastered concentrates on the character of Kazuma Kiryu.

Knack
Knack

Arcade 15 November 2013

The player assumes the role of the small robot named Knack who becomes larger and stronger by absorbing elements of the environment. The hero might just be the one of the most important human allies in the war against the Goblins.

Yakuza 3
Yakuza 3

Action 26 February 2009

The third installment of a popular series of action games about the Japanese mafia. The story presented in Yakuza 3 once again focuses on the character of Kazuma Kiryu. The protagonist once again finds himself in the middle of the gangster accounts - this time in defense of an orphanage he founded, which attracted the interest of corrupt politicians associated with the title Yakuza.

Shenmue I & II
Shenmue I & II

Action 21 August 2018

Shenmue I & II is a compilation that features Shenmue, released in 1999, and Shenmue II, that debuted in 2001. Both games were slightly improved and now they feature the possibility to switch between classic and modern controls. They also support HD resolutions.

Ape Out
Ape Out

Action 28 February 2019

An independent beat'em up game, which casts the player in the role of a mad gorilla that is trying to escape from captivity. The player's task is to complete subsequent, procedurally-generated corridors, as well as to deal with hordes of enemies, both soldiers and guards. The game is played from a top-down view and the only thing the protagonist can rely on is the power of his own muscles. With his hands, the gorilla crushes the enemies, but can also grab and throw them. Certain elements of the environment can also be taken advantage of, such as doors that have been torn out - they can be used as a shield. The experience is complemented by a dynamic soundtrack, which changes its tone in accordance with what is currently happening on the screen. The developer decided to include a large portion of brutality in the game, as the enemies defeated leave lots of blood, staining the locations the player traverses. Ape Out delivers exclusively a single-player experience and is available only in digital distribution.

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 4
Yakuza 4

Action 18 March 2010

Yakuza 4 is the fifth installment of a popular series of action games, for which the Amusement Vision development team is responsible. The story continues the story of Kazuma Kiryu, a former member of the title mafia organization. This time, however, players can also learn about the interweaving fate of four other heroes. The creators prepared new locations, allowing for a more free exploration of the Kamurocho district, and also modified the combat system.

Yakuza
Yakuza

Action 05 September 2006

Yakuza is an action game in response to the Grand Theft Auto series. The title was created in cooperation with the award-winning designer Toshihiro Nagoshi and tells the story of a mafia who wants to break free from the ties of a criminal organization.

Die for Valhalla!
Die for Valhalla!

Action 29 May 2018

A dynamic beat‘em production developed by an independent Polish studio – Monster Couch. In this game, the player assumes the role of a Valkyrie – ghostly witch with incredible powers sent by Odin to Midgard (the realm of men) to fight off a monster invasion. As the main protagonist becomes mortal upon arriving on Earth and can be struck down by enemies’ blows, the only way to complete the quest of saving the Earth is to possess the bodies of Vikings and use their combat skills in battles to come. In Die for Valhalla!, the players, who see the action from a side perspective, can experience Vikings battling hordes of adversaries and large bosses. The Valkyrie uses ethereal weapons to attack enemies, while the possessed Vikings represent various classes like the Berserker, who masterfully wields two axes, or the Hunter who is able to quickly change his position and attack from a distance with a bow. Interestingly, en experienced Valkyrie can take the control over not only the Vikings, but also hostile warriors, monsters, and objects. What is more, Valkyries can summon fallen heroes from Valhalla. Apart from the single player mode, the game offers a cooperative multiplayer mode allowing up to 4 players to join their forces against the monster invasion. The Unity engine, on which the game is based, features appealing visuals resembling those of the well-established Don’t Starve.

Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry

Action 16 October 2001

Developed by an internal development studio of Capcom, a third-person perspective action game emphasizing its dynamic, very spectacular combat system. Originally, the game was intended to be another installment in the Resident Evil franchise. The plot of Devil May Cry is set in a modern setting on the fictional Mallet Island. During gameplay you follow a dark warrior named Dante – half-man, half-demon – who must face the ruler of the underground world Mundus, who was defeated thousands of years before by Dante’s father. The action revolves around skillful elimination of waves of enemies with the use of gradually-upgraded tools of destruction. Each stage is rated on a special scale that examines your time, fighting style, items used, and damage received. Interestingly, Dante can transform into a demon for a short period of time, during which, surrounded by a special aura, he spreads destruction even more vigorously.

Yakuza 4 Remastered
Yakuza 4 Remastered

Action 29 October 2019

A remastered version of Yakuza 4; in addition to Kazumy Kiryu, known from the earlier parts of the series, players play here as three other heroes, whose fates are interwoven with each other. In Yakuza 4 Remastered we have to take part in a gang war, the winners of which will take control over the whole criminal underworld of Kamurocho in Tokyo.