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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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Resident Evil 4 (GCN)
Resident Evil 4 (GCN)

Action 11 January 2005

The fourth major installment of the cult series of survival horrors created by Capcom. In the game the player assumes the role of ex-cop Leon S. Kennedy, a character well known from the second entry in the franchise. As a special agent responsible for protecting the presidential family, he goes to Europe in order to find the missing daughter of the US president. The trail leads to a small village in Spain. The village is controlled by a mysterious sect and the citizens are infected with a virus which causes mutations. During the game one will face hordes of zombies as well as more demanding bosses, such as giant monsters or the powerful leader of the sect, Osmund Saddler. Resident Evil 4 retains the dark feel of the previous installments and the game contains puzzles, but gameplay mechanics were greatly changed and the new engine allowed the developers to create faster and more dynamic action sequences. The game also contains many quick-time events.

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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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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 gameís 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 protagonistís 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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Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone (GCN)
Harry Potter and the Sorcererís 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 Ė Harry Potter. The main protagonist is trying to develop his magical potential in Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (GCN)
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (GCN)

Action 18 November 2002

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is the third part of Raven Software's series of first person shootouts set in the world of Star Wars. The player once again takes on the role of Kyle Qatar. This time, the Jedi Knight has to face the mighty Dark Jedi, who is working on power limiting technology in the Galaxy.

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Medal of Honor: European Assault (GCN)
Medal of Honor: European Assault (GCN)

Action 07 June 2005

Another console installment of the series of World War II first-person shooters developed by Electronic Arts. After a short trip to the Pacific this time the series goes back to European countries. The player assumes the role of Lieutenant William Holt, a commander who, together with his new squad, is selected to complete many secret special missions. He and his team can impact the outcome of four great battles that took place in France, North Africa, Stalingrad and in Ardennes. Medal of Honor: European Assault consists of 12 scenarios filled with various main and side objectives. During them the player will use 35 different weapons. In addition to improved graphics and physics, thanks to the use of the realistic engine Havok 2.0, a special Rally Mode was introduced to the series. After activating it the protagonist becomes temporarily invincible, moves faster and is able to kill enemies with a single shot.

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Medal of Honor: Frontline (GCN)
Medal of Honor: Frontline (GCN)

Action 07 November 2002

Another installment in an FPS series tracing its roots back to the PlayStation console. The Medal of Honor series of war shooters is considered to be the predecessor of the Call of Duty franchise. In Medal of Honor: Frontline, the player assumes the role of lieutenant Jimmy Patterson from the American OSS agency. The protagonist is sent to the most dangerous battlefields of World War II, including the spectacular landing on the Omaha beach for example (a mission inspired by the 1998's film Saving Private Ryan). The player will be taken inside a German U-boat, they will fight over a strategically important bridge in Nijmegen, and most importantly, they will hijack a German plane prototype capable of tipping the scales of victory. In terms of mechanics, the game does not stray much from the formula behind the previous installments, giving the player an opportunity to experience a true war horror, which is intensified by the use of convincing sound effects. In the game, the player participates both in open shootouts as well as stealth-action sequences, making use of a massive number of different weapons representing authentic firearms of the period.

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

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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Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GCN)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GCN)

Action 09 March 2004

The Twin Snakes is a remake of the sneakdown game TPP Metal Gear Solid, originally released for PlayStation in 1998. We play the role of a retired commander, who has to filter the terrorist-controlled base in Alaska alone. In addition to improved graphics, the design of the rooms has also been changed, adding, among other things, more places to hide.

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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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Spider-Man: The Movie (GCN)
Spider-Man: The Movie (GCN)

Action 20 April 2002

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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GCN)
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GCN)

Action 11 October 2004

Paper Mario 2 is a continuation of the adventures of the famous plumber. Again, we are faced with the task of saving the princess from the hands of the evil Koopa. Sequel has quite strong cRPG accents and numerous riddles and arcade elements.

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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 Ė Crystal Dynamics, with Toby Gard, the creator of the original series, in its ranks Ė 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. Laraís 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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Conflict: Desert Storm (GCN)
Conflict: Desert Storm (GCN)

Action 17 April 2003

Tactical action game that takes us in the realities of the military operation Desert Storm, during the war in the Persian Gulf. The commando unit must oppose the Iraqi elite army.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GCN)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GCN)

Action 08 November 2002

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers is a spectacular third person perspective action game (TPP) based on Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: Two Towers". Guided by Aragorn, Legolas or Gimlie, the player has to fight against the hosts of servants Saruman and Sauron. The work of Stormfront development studio is considered to be one of the best adaptations of a film in the history of the video games industry.

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Spartan: Total Warrior (GCN)
Spartan: Total Warrior (GCN)

Action 07 October 2005

Spartan: Total Warrior is a dynamic action adventure game with a story set in antiquity. Players play the role of one of the famous Spartan warriors fighting against the power of Rome.

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Ikaruga (GCN)
Ikaruga (GCN)

Action 15 April 2003

Re-edition of the popular shumpa. We sit at the controls of a futuristically designed fighter, eliminating enemy units appearing on the screen. We play alone or work with a second player in cooperation.

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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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Call of Duty: Finest Hour (GCN)
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (GCN)

Action 16 November 2004

A first-person shooter that takes place during the World War II. The game was developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Activision. Call of Duty: Finest Hour is a console version of the PC title Call of Duty that was created by Infinity Ward. Itís not a typical port but a sort of expansion that offers modified plot. The game contains six interweaving stories during which the player assumes the role of three soldiers of allied countries: USA, Great Britain and Soviet Union. The soldiers participate in fictional depictions of actual World War II operations that happened in years 1942-1945, including the battle of Stalingrad and battles in North Africa, Belgium and Germany. During fifteen missions the player participates in various shootouts during which he will use historic weapons. In addition to singleplayer campaign, Call of Duty: Finest Hour offers few multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.

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Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (GCN)
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (GCN)

Action 11 November 2003

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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (GCN)
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (GCN)

Action 01 November 2005

An alternative version of Call of Duty 2 - a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch for PC and Xbox 360. Big Red One was created exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube consoles. Similar to the original Call of Duty 2, the story here is set during the Second World War, but focuses only on the actions of a single American infantry unit. The player assumes the role of the squad leader, who coordinates the actions of his subordinates. As usual, it is a dynamic action game focusing on first-person shooting sequences. The story-based missions are linear, and the player visits North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany, taking part in the most recognizable military operations carried out by the Allied forces during the war. Apart from the single-player campaign, the game offers several multiplayer modes. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One utilizes the improved engine used in Call of Duty: Finest Hour. As a result, the game displays more mobile elements, such as tanks or planes.

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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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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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Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku (GCN)
Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku (GCN)

Action 23 March 2004

Action game where sword sword and warlike "kia" is a daily bread, during the extermination of enemies (24 levels, 4 main stages to visit and of course a multitude of varied opponents). The title is based on a known Cartoon Network cartoon and in the same, somewhat bizarre, convention is made.

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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: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

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