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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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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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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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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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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (GCN)

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The third part of the series of tactical action games, created in the Red Storm team under the supervision of the popular writer of sensational novels - Tom Clancy. The action of this production takes place in 2013 in Mexico City.

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

Action 11 February 2003

Another tactical action game promoted by Tom Clancy's name. This time its heroes are members of the elite unit of soldiers "The Ghosts", who can be found everywhere where there is armed conflict.

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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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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. It’s 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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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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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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XIII (2003) (GCN)
XIII (2003) (GCN)

Action 24 November 2003

Action/FPS game based on the themes of one of the most interesting comic series created by Jean Van Hamme. The player becomes an agent who has to overcome the dangers hanging over the world.

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

Action 15 November 2005

Continuation of the famous action game from 2003. We play the role of a black policeman Marcus and set off on the streets of the title "The Great Apple". The player can perform tasks related to the main thread or numerous additional missions.

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Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (GCN)
Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (GCN)

Action 06 January 2004

Sequel of the three-dimensional tactical action game TPP, which was released in 2002 and honored with the prestigious international EMMA (Electronic Multimedia Award). The story again shows us the first armed conflict in the Gulf region in the early 1990s.

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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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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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Freedom Fighters (GCN)
Freedom Fighters (GCN)

Action 29 September 2003

In alternative history, the Soviet Union wins the Cold War with the West and the Red Army invades the United States. The player becomes a member of the resistance movement fighting against the occupation forces.

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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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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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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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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 (GCN)

Action 22 March 2005

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 is the second installment of a series of tactical shootouts signed with the name of a well-known American writer. The action of the game was set in North Korea, where the title unit - the ghost - is sent to. Commanding soldiers of the elite unit, the player is to eliminate the forces of the Korean general, which threaten stability in this part of the world.

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

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Hunter: The Reckoning (GCN)
Hunter: The Reckoning (GCN)

Action 18 November 2002

A brutal and very spectacular action game in which we fight with the forces of darkness. Several different levels to overcome. The game also has multiplayer modes for up to 4 people.

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BloodRayne (GCN)
BloodRayne (GCN)

Action 15 October 2002

TPP action game about the adventures of the title character - a sexy agent and a half-vampire. The production takes place in an alternative version of history just after the end of the First World War. Rayne's task is to stop the Nazis who intend to use an ancient power to return to power. Extremely brutal gameplay consists of numerous battles and platform scenes.

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