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GBA Action Video Games

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
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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.

Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Legend

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.

Max Payne
Max Payne

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.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

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.

Medal of Honor: Underground
Medal of Honor: Underground

Action 02 December 2002

Medal of Honor: Underground is a sequel to the World War II-based FPP shooter from DreamWorks Interactive, released in 1999 exclusively on PlayStation. The story of Medal of Honor: Underground is a prequel to the events described in its predecessor, and you play as a woman named Manon Batiste, a member of the French Resistance recruited by the US Bureau of Strategic Services.

DRIV3R
DRIV3R

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.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

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.

The Hobbit
The Hobbit

Action 07 November 2003

The Hobbit is an action adventure game based on the famous novel by J. R. R. R. Tolkien, created by the development team of Amaze Entertainment studio. The player plays the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and together with Gandalf and a team of dwarves sets off on a dangerous journey. The gameplay combines elements characteristic of action, adventure, cRPG, arcade, logic and even "sneaking" games.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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.

Jazz Jackrabbit
Jazz Jackrabbit

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 Długouszka, kidnapped by the wicked king of turtles, Devan Skorupa. The creators have prepared 90 levels, where you have to demonstrate considerable dexterity and cunning.

Doom II
Doom II

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.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

Action 23 March 2004

The sequel to the highly acclaimed third-person action game by Ubisoft Montreal studio, in which we play as Sam Fisher - a secret government agent and member of a special operations group called the Third Echelon. The action of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow takes us from heavily urbanized areas to the tropical region of Indonesia, where a host of new tasks await us, such as sabotage of a submarine base or infiltration of a local village where secret documents are hidden.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

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.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Action 14 March 2006

Skillboard for younger players based on the popular film for children by 20th Century Fox. The game boils down to overcoming various terrain obstacles, dealing with dangerous enemies and collecting items. There are four different characters to choose from, and the gameplay is enriched by mini-games.

Grand Theft Auto Advance
Grand Theft Auto Advance

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.

Sonic Advance
Sonic Advance

Action 03 February 2002

Classic adventures of Sonic and his friends, this time on GameBoy Advance. The game is very much reminiscent of its predecessors, also when the quality of graphics is taken into account.

Medal of Honor: Infiltrator
Medal of Honor: Infiltrator

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.

Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D

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 Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk

Action 27 May 2003

The Incredible Hulk is an arcade game in which we take control of the titular superhero, known from the comics. The game refers to the 2003 film Hulk, starring Jennifer Connelly and Erik Bana.

Tomb Raider: The Prophecy
Tomb Raider: The Prophecy

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.