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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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Genre: Action
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True Crime: New York City (GCN)
True Crime: New York City (GCN)

Action 15 November 2005

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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (GCN)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (GCN)

Action 19 June 2003

The sequel to Io-Interactive's well-received stealth action game from 2000. The game’s story starts in a Sicilian monastery, where the protagonist of the first game, Agent 47, tries to forget about his former deeds by seeking atonement in peaceful life and prayer. Unfortunately, he is soon tracked down by the Russian mafia and forced to get back to work. He quickly learns that he is being manipulated and eventually becomes a target himself, hunted by highly-trained ex-Spetsnaz operatives. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a set of 21 new missions set in six main locations all over the world. As you play, you make use of the protagonist’s talents, such as reconnaissance, camouflage, sneaking, and covering his tracks. The game offers a selection of more than 30 diverse weapons, including brand new tools, such as crossbows, poisonous darts, stun ammo, and even chloroform.

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (GCN)

Action 25 March 2005

The third installment in the popular third-person stealth action game series starring special agent Sam Fisher. The game is set in the near future, where a conflict between North Korea and Japan escalates, unintentionally fanned by the United States. This is when our unfailing protagonist steps into action. His task is to reconcile the interests of all countries involved in the conflict. When compared with previous installments in the series, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory offers a great deal of changes, both in visuals and mechanics. Individual missions are of non-linear structure and you can reach your goal in several different ways, while completing optional objectives along the way. It is also noteworthy that the character can make use of new moves, attacks, and combat techniques, as well as new types of gadgets and weapons. Moreover, there is no shortage of multiplayer modes, starting with the online co-op mode.

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

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

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: Hermiona Granger and Ron Weasley.

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Tomb Raider: Legend (GCN)
Tomb Raider: Legend (GCN)

Action 14 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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Spider-Man 2: The Game (GCN)
Spider-Man 2: The Game (GCN)

Action 28 June 2004

The second entry in the series of third-person perspective action games about Spider-Man. The plot of the game is based on the movie under the same title. The player assumes the role of Peter Parker, a boy who gained spider superpowers during an accident in a laboratory. His main antagonist is Otto Octavius (in the criminal underworld known as Doctor Octopus), a scientist equipped with mechanical arms controlled by his brainwaves. Depending on the platform, the game has completely different mechanics and was developed by different studios. The main console version offers a fully three-dimensional open world with advanced physics and takes place in a faithfully recreated virtual version of Manhattan. Other versions have simplified mechanics that use features of side-scrolling action games and platform games.

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Gun (GCN)
Gun (GCN)

Action 08 November 2005

An open-world action game developed by Neversoft Entertainment, the studio known from the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. Gun takes us to the American Frontier in XIX century and sees us assume control of Colton White – a young cowboy searching for his real family, following the tragic death of his foster father. The game offers an extensive world consisting of vast wastelands, as well as small towns and Indian settlements. Our hero can explore the world both on foot and by riding horses, while the plot is conveyed through cinematic cut-scenes accompanying the story missions. During his journey, Colton encounters a wide range of NPCs, including the virtual versions of Wyatt Earp or Billy the Kid. When it comes to combat, the player takes part in spectacular shootouts using an extensive and fun-oriented arsenal, including revolvers, rifles, or even the Gatling Gun. The game is characteristic for its detailed, three-dimensional visuals.

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

Action 09 December 2003

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 unleash his magical potential in Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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LEGO Star Wars (GCN)
LEGO Star Wars (GCN)

Action 25 October 2005

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (GCN)

Action 11 February 2003

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XIII (GCN)
XIII (GCN)

Action 24 November 2003

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Enter the Matrix (GCN)
Enter the Matrix (GCN)

Action 14 May 2003

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

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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Freedom Fighters (GCN)
Freedom Fighters (GCN)

Action 29 September 2003

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Ultimate Spider-Man (GCN)
Ultimate Spider-Man (GCN)

Action 22 September 2005

Another entry in a video game series, developed by Activision, aimed at fans of Spider-Man. Unlike the previous two games, Ultimate Spider-Man is not based on the movie series directed by Sam Raimi. Instead, the game is based entirely on the comic book under the same name, which is a modernized version of Peter Parker's early years as a superhero. During the game we travel through Manhattan and Queens and visit locations known from the comic book, such as the family home, the university or the Daily Bugle building. All of those locations are part of the plot which focuses on eliminating super villains. What is interesting is that we can play as not only Spider-Man but also as his main antagonist, Venom. Both characters have similar abilities, relying on a combat system with spectacular combos and ability to use spider web.

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Red Faction II (GCN)
Red Faction II (GCN)

Action 31 March 2003

A sequel to a well-received FPS game developed by Volition. Red Faction II is set five years after the events depicted in the original game, when a civil war breaks out in the Commonwealth. The player assumes the role of Alias - an explosives expert belonging to a team of six super nanosoldiers. The protagonist joins a rebellion against Victor Sopot's totalitarian regime. In terms of mechanics, Red Faction II expands the patterns introduced in the first installment. The improved Geo-Mod engine responsible for environmental destruction is a characteristic feature of the game. What returns as well, is the opportunity to steer various vehicles, such as tanks, aircraft or submarines. When juxtaposed with the original Red Faction, the sequel brings a slightly less linear plot and the ending is dependent on the player's decisions. Apart from that, both the visuals and AI of the enemies were improved.

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