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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. more

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (GBA)

Action 15 November 2001

The first adventure game based on the best-selling novel written by J.K. Rowling about a young wizard – Harry Potter. The main protagonist is trying to develop his magical potential in Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Tomb Raider: Legend (GBA)
Tomb Raider: Legend (GBA)

Action 10 November 2006

The seventh major installment of the Tomb Raider series. As the previous parts of the game were not received very well, a new studio – Crystal Dynamics, with Toby Gard, the creator of the original series, in its ranks – was entrusted with the game. Setting-wise, the title goes back to its roots, which means exploring ancient tombs and catacombs. During the gameplay you will visit a number of exotic locations, including Himalayas, Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Ghana, Malaysia, England, and Kazakhstan. The production offers new skills, weapons, and a whole new range of useful gadgets unavailable before. Lara’s character has also changed, both mentally and visually. The graphics are powered by a new engine, which allows for bigger interaction with the environment and changing weather conditions.

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Grand Theft Auto Advance (GBA)
Grand Theft Auto Advance (GBA)

Action 19 October 2004

Pocket version of one of the most popular and controversial games of all time. Grand Theft Auto Advance takes fans of the gangster lifestyle to the city known from the third part of the cycle, i.e. Liberty City.

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Doom II (GBA)
Doom II (GBA)

Action 22 October 2002

Classic FPS, this time on Game Boy Advance. In the distant future, the Earth is attacked by hell-born monsters whose habitat was discovered on Mars. As a surviving marines with an impressive arsenal, we face hordes of hellish beasts on more than 32 levels. In addition, we get a sensational multiplayer mode.

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Doom (1993) (GBA)
Doom (1993) (GBA)

Action 28 October 2001

A first-person shooter set in a science fiction realm, created by id Software studio, previously known mainly for the arcade series Commander Keen and the groundbreaking Wolfenstein 3D. Action of Doom takes place in the near future, and players play the part of a cosmic Marine who, for insubordination, is sent to UAC corporation's secret research facility on Mars. When, in the fallout of an interdimensional gate experiment, the base gets overrun by bloodthirsty monsters from outer space, we have to provide reconnaissance and, of course, eliminate all potential threat. In each of nearly 30 levels of the game the player's task is to find an exit, the keys to open it, and to eliminate all encountered monsters using a wide arsenal of both classic and futuristic weapons. The game features a large dose of brutality, claustrophobic atmosphere, and three-dimensional graphic design.

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Max Payne (GBA)
Max Payne (GBA)

Action 18 December 2003

Max Payne is a third-person perspective action game developed by the Finnish studio Remedy Entertainment. The protagonist is an undercover DEA agent whose task is to locate the source of Valkyr - a deadly new drug. Personally, Max is also seeking revenge against the murderers of his family. He falls victim to a conspiracy and gets accused of killing his supervisor. The creators were inspired by the crime stories from the 1940s and 1950s, Pulp novels, and the movie, The Matrix. The gameplay focuses on very dynamic sequences of spectacular shootings. An innovative gameplay mechanism is the bullet-time effect which allows the player to slow down the passage of time for a short while in order to perform quick movements, such as jumps or dodges.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBA)

Action 14 November 2002

The second installment of the video game series following the adventures of Harry Potter based on the books written by J.K. Rowling. Young wizard, who is about to start his second year at Hogwarts, is bound to encounter new challenges.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (GBA)

Action 25 May 2004

Harry Potter and Azkaban Prisoner is the fourth game based on J.K. Rowling's books about the adventures of Harry Potter's title student and his two friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

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James Bond 007: Nightfire (GBA)
James Bond 007: Nightfire (GBA)

Action 17 March 2003

Action/adventure game with the main focus on action, in which players become the best and most dangerous agent in the world. Our task is to stop the cruel criminal Rafael Drake and his criminal organisation from taking control of the whole Earth.

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Jazz Jackrabbit (GBA)
Jazz Jackrabbit (GBA)

Action 03 January 2003

Jazz Jackrabbit is the first installment of the classic arcade platforming series, which is the responsibility of Epic Games studio. The title character, a brave rabbit, sets out to rescue the beautiful princess Ewa D³ugouszka, kidnapped by the wicked king of turtles, Devan Skorupa. The creators have prepared 90 levels, where you have to demonstrate considerable dexterity and cunning.

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Dragon Ball Z: Advanced Adventure (GBA)
Dragon Ball Z: Advanced Adventure (GBA)

Action 17 June 2005

An action game created by Dimps Corporation, based on a cult-classic manga by Akira Toriyama. The players are presented with an opportunity to experience childhood adventures of Goku – the main hero of the series. The game consists of fifteen diversified levels, allowing the players to relive the greatest adventures of the young hero, meeting characters known from the series, including Bulma and Piccolo. The gameplay in Dragon Ball Z: Advanced Adventure is presented as a side-scroller, and consists of exploration of the environment, jumping between platforms, solving simple environmental puzzles, and combat with encountered enemies. While standard opponents do not stand a chance, boss encounters that await at the end of every level require using advanced battle techniques of our hero (including the trademark “Kamehameha” generated from his Ki) and employing special tactics. The game is complemented by colorful visuals, inspired by the craft of Japanese mangakas.

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Medal of Honor: Infiltrator (GBA)
Medal of Honor: Infiltrator (GBA)

Action 17 November 2003

The very popular Medal of Honor series returns to GBA, this time making perfect use of the hardware capabilities of the Nintendo consoles.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (GBA)

Action 08 November 2005

Another virtual adaptation based on a book belonging to the series written by J.K. Rowling. The series revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter and his two friends: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

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Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (GBA)
Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (GBA)

Action 25 August 2003

Once again stand up to a duel with dark forces. Will you be able to win the tournament and save the world this time? Only Mortal Kombat: Tiurnament Edition can give you such an opportunity.

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GBA)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GBA)

Action 05 June 2003

A third-person stealth action game by Ubisoft Montreal, inspired by the works of the famous Tom Clancy and the NetForce novel series. We assume the role of Sam Fisher, a federal agent and an operative of a secret unit within NSA (National Security Agency). The protagonist's task is to perform missions given to him by the agency, usually involving elimination of incredibly dangerous enemies, destroying documents, or infiltrating secret installations. Contrary to such series as Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon, where the emphasis is put on teamwork and commanding a unit, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell focuses on controlling one character, making it more of a stealth game. There is no shortage of open confrontation opportunities in the title, though. In such scenarios, we can choose from 13 available weapons and other useful gadgets.

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The Incredible Hulk (GBA)
The Incredible Hulk (GBA)

Action 27 May 2003

The Incredible Hulk is an action game featuring Hulk, a comic character created by Stana Lee. The work of SEGA company refers to the cinema production from 2008 with the same title.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (GBA)

Action 26 June 2007

Published by Electronic Arts, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a game based on the fifth movie following the adventures of a young wizard. Similarly to all the previous installments, the game is available on multiple platforms and follows the formula developed by the previous Harry Potter games – the players are given an action adventure game, in which they observe the action from the third person perspective.

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Spider-Man 3: The Game (GBA)
Spider-Man 3: The Game (GBA)

Action 04 May 2007

An action adventure game based on the third Spider-Man movie directed by Sam Raimi. The action is set in the city of New York, recreated with great attention to details. We assume the role of the eponymous superhero, who has to undertake a myriad of various quests. However, the story does not impose any specific path on us, letting us decide the mission order on our own. Spider-Man 3: The Game focuses primarily on combat, where we can perform spectacular strikes with arms and legs as well as use the spider web. Hordes of minor enemies as well as ten famous villains known from the Marvel comic books will stand in our way. An interesting novelty is the fact that in the game we control not only the classic Spider-Man, but also his dark incarnation that came to life as a result of merging with a mysterious space symbiont.

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Smuggler's Run (GBA)
Smuggler's Run (GBA)

Action 25 September 2002

We play the role of the title smuggler and transport illegal goods. There are several dozen different vehicles to choose from. The game has an extensive singleleplayer and an equally interesting multiplayer (for 2 people).

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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)

Action 06 May 2003

Another entry in a classic platform series from Konami and a third part of the trilogy developed with Game Boy Advance console users in mind. The main hero of Castelvania: Aria of Sorrow is Soma Cruz, who loses consciousness during the first eclipse of the 21st century and wakes up in a mysterious Medieval castle. It turns out that the eclipse had a lot to do with dark forces, and the solitary protagonist has to find a way out of the fortress, while dealing with legions of various enemies. In terms of game mechanics, the title doesn’t differ much from previous productions from the Castlevania series, combining arcade slasher with RPG features. During the game, our hero can use different types of weapons, attacks and spells gained as we progress through the game. Enemies we face are greatly varied and require equally varied tactics.

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Wolfenstein 3D (GBA)
Wolfenstein 3D (GBA)

Action 31 March 2002

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. The singleplayer campaign consists of six episodes, starting with getting out of the eponymous Castle Wolfenstein. In the enclosed locations of the game, you face various opponents, from guard dogs, through foot soldiers, to powerful mutants—at the end of every level, you have to fight a mighty boss enemy. The levels are labyrinth-like, and your primary task in each of them is to find the exit key and proceed to the next location.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (GBA)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (GBA)

Action 19 October 2004

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is a continuation of a virtual beat game, treating the adventures of a quartet of mutated turtles, eliminating all manifestations of evil with the help of Far Eastern martial arts. This program was created on the basis of the second series of cartoons about warlike reptiles.

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Spider-Man: Battle for New York (GBA)
Spider-Man: Battle for New York (GBA)

Action 14 November 2006

The next installment of the adventures of the unbroken Spider saving the world. The game is an appetizer prepared by Activision for all fans of Marvel's universe heroes' struggle for the next, third part of Spider-Man's adventure film version.

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Dragon Ball GT: Transformation (GBA)
Dragon Ball GT: Transformation (GBA)

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A 2D action game by Webfoot, based on the Dragon Ball GT TV series, supervised by the author of the original series, Akira Toriyama. The game focuses on Goku, a legendary warrior, who was turned into a child by Emperor Pilaf. Goku's task is to find the seven Dragon Balls, scattered across seven planets of the Solar System. The game consists of 12 varied stages, which in turn consist mostly of fighting enemies. In each battle, you can use a team of three characters, such as Vegeta or Pan. Each character uses different abilities and attacks, and gets bonus ones after transforming into a “superwarrior.” Apart from the story mode and the similar to it Standard Mode, Dragon ball GT also includes the following modes: Endurance, Boss Endurance, Robot Swarm and Piccolo. They allow you to play together with another player. The colorful visuals have been inspired by the TV series.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (GBA)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (GBA)

Action 21 October 2003

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action game produced by Konami with a Third Perspective View (TPP), whose plot refers to a comic book series about the adventures of mutated turtles-ninja. The player has the opportunity to steer the actions of the four title heroes who are trying to foil the plans of demonic Shredder and his Foot Clan.

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