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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Avatar: The Last Airbender (GBA)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (GBA)

Action 10 October 2006

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an action game with elements of the genre cRPG, based on a popular animated series broadcast by the children's TV channel Nickelodeon. The protagonist is Aang, a boy suspected of being the incarnation of the Spirit of the planet. Together with three friends (Qatar, Sokka and Haru) he sets off on an expedition to restore the balance of the world.

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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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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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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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Tomb Raider: The Prophecy (GBA)
Tomb Raider: The Prophecy (GBA)

Action 12 November 2002

The next installment of Lara Croft's adventures. This time the archaeologist tries to bring about the fulfillment of a prophecy. In order to do so, almost 30 levels have to be overcome. The action is shown in isometric projection.

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (GBA)

Action 18 November 2003

Not too complicated arcade game referring to the famous action film. We play the role of the title Terminator sent to save the leader of the resistance movement, John Connor. In the game we visit many locations known from cinema production.

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X-Men 2: Wolverine's Revenge (GBA)
X-Men 2: Wolverine's Revenge (GBA)

Action 15 April 2003

X-Men 2: Wolverine's Revenge is a third person perspective action game (TPP) based on the popular comic book series and Bryan Singer's film "X-Men 2". The player takes on the role of the title superhero, who is infected with the deadly virus X and has to get an antidote within 48 hours. Larry Hama, one of the creators of Wolverine's characters, is responsible for the script of the game. The title was produced by GenePool Software studio.

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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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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (GBA)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (GBA)

Action 04 May 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a dynamic action game with a third person view (TPP), based on cinema superproduction. The player directs the actions of the main characters in the film, fighting spectacular battles on light swords, participating in battles and fulfilling various tasks. Developers from The Collective studio took care of attractive audio-visual setting and the possibility of playing with a live opponent.

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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (GBA)
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (GBA)

Action 12 September 2006

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a continuation of one of the best made electronic and entertainment products of 2005. According to the subtitle, this time the developers focused on three episodes of the Star Wars film cycle, shot by George Lucas in 1977-1983.

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Earthworm Jim (GBA)
Earthworm Jim (GBA)

Action 10 June 2001

An absurdly humorous, sidescrolled 2D platformer created by Shiny Entertainment development studio. The title character is an earthworm dressed in a cosmic suit, who tries to save the princess "As Her Name is" from the danger that threatens her. The game is maintained in the style of classic arcade run & guns.

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DRIV3R (GBA)
DRIV3R (GBA)

Action 14 October 2005

The next installment of the popular series of three-dimensional action games, launched in 1999 on the Sony PlayStation. Again, we are directing the actions of an uncompromising policeman named Tanner, who infiltrates criminal structures to destroy them from inside.

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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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Shrek 2: Beg For Mercy (GBA)
Shrek 2: Beg For Mercy (GBA)

Action 27 October 2004

"Shrek 2: Beg For Mercy" belongs to the genre of classic, often encountered on the GameBoy Advance console platform games, in which we will find many elements known from racial action games. Shrek 2: Beg For Mercy" is the responsibility of a very experienced Vicarous Visions company.

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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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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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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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