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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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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (NDS)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (NDS)

Action 25 June 2010

A licensed LEGO action-adventure game, set in the fantasy universe of Harry Potter, created by the British writer J. K. Rowling. The story was based on the first four Harry Potter books and their movie adaptations by Warner Bros. During the gameplay, you witness the adventures of Harry and other characters, explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and fight many enemies, including the main antagonist of the cycle, the evil Lord Voldemort. Mechanics-wise, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 combines the features of the earlier productions by Traveller's Tales, including the distinct sense of humor, with more serious elements of Harry Potter productions by e.g. EA. The game is set in a partially open world and features many varied activities, such as magic lessons, potion making or flying a broomstick.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (NDS)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (NDS)

Action 16 November 2010

An action game based on the highly-popular series of books and movies about the adventures of Harry Potter. The newest interactive adaptation makes the young wizard face the merciless Lord Voldemort. The developers focused on dynamic battles and some additional action-adventure features.

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (NDS)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (NDS)

Action 15 November 2011

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is the sequel to a 2010 release, an action adventure game by Traveller's Tales, combining the world of LEGO with the universe from the popular series of books and their movie adaptation. The plot of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is based on the last three books in the series, and the story is focused on Harry's fight against the powerful Lord Voldemort, who, after gathering more followers, becomes a real thread to the whole world of magic. During the game, the players can control various characters known from the universe created by J.K. Rowling, and visit a number of equally well-known locations, which at the same time feel completely new, since they are built out of LEGO blocks. The game is filled with adventure and arcade elements, but it also has its share of logic puzzles. Compared to the prequel, this game presents a gloomier and more serious world.

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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (NDS)
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (NDS)

Action 22 March 2011

A 3D action-adventure platformer that came out as the third installment in the LEGO Star Wars game series. The story of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is based on the popular animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Players can take part in the galactic conflict between the Republic and the Separatists. The developers prepared 3 campaigns, each consisting of 6 missions corresponding to the consecutive episodes of the TV show. The gameplay focuses on fighting opponents, overcoming obstacles, and solving puzzles. The game also features special levels, in which you pilot a space fighter or control the massive AT-TE walker. Moreover, the developers from Traveller's Tales implemented some improvements in visuals, including brand new lighting system.

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (NDS)
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (NDS)

Action 10 May 2011

Another installment in the popular arcade action games series by the British studio Travellerís Tales that re-imagines famous pop culture universes as LEGO bricks. This time around, it is the Pirates of the Caribbean movie saga. Plot-wise, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game covers themes from four movies dealing with the adventures of captain Jack Sparrow, starting with The Curse of the Black Pearl and ending with On Stranger Tides. The well-known events are presented with a light sense of humor that is typical of the series. In the title, around 70 characters with various skills make an appearance, including Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann. There are also more than 20 levels full of arcade sequences (platformer levels, combat) and simple logic puzzles. Each stage is focused on certain events from the movie original and enriched with cinematic cut-scenes. One of the novelties of this installment is the possibility of visiting one location multiple times in search of additional treasures. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean can be played either solo or in cooperation mode with another player on a split-screen.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (NDS)
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (NDS)

Action 06 November 2007

Complete edition of two bestselling games from the LEGO series, based on the first six movie episodes of Star Wars (divided into classic and new trilogy). LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga consists of 2005ís LEGO Star Wars and its year younger sequel, LEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy. They are no different from the earlier productions from TT Games studio (previously known as Travellerís Tale), both games being colorful action adventure games with platformer features. During the game (alone or in cooperation for two players) we play as numerous characters from the legendary galactic saga and visit locations shown in the movies. Plotwise, both titles have been combined into a single, epic tale, with additional stage in episode V and completely new Challenge mode in the form of time trials, in which the players have to collect a required number of items as quickly as possible.

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (NDS)
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (NDS)

Action 17 March 2009

A spin-off to the bestselling Grand Theft Auto series, at first developed for Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable handhelds and later converted to mobile devices as well. The story takes place in Liberty City, a place well known to the fans of the series. As Huang Lee, member of a Chinese criminal group, the player is trying to prove his worth, avenge the death of his father, and reclaim a valuable sword that for centuries was the symbol of his familyís power. The gameplay mechanics are similar to previous installments in the series, except for the missions being slightly shorter and the fact that the player can repeat failed actions. Other important changes include an auto-aim system, simplified driving mechanics, and the necessity of destroying police cars. A new interface and various mini-games were added to the game as well. The graphics of the game utilize cel-shading technology, combining the classic top-down view and isometric perspective.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (NDS)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (NDS)

Action 12 July 2011

An adaptation of the extremely popular series of books about Harry Potter's adventures. This is the last adventure of the famous sorcerer, in which he faces a decisive confrontation with Voldemort. The authors put emphasis on dynamic battles, and the fun is additionally diversified by adventure elements.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (NDS)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (NDS)

Action 05 November 2007

The fourth installment in an overwhelmingly popular first-person shooter series from Infinity Ward. This time the developers from Encino, California, have decided to break away from the tradition of making World War 2 games and set the action of their new game in modern times. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfareís story features a conflict with Russian ultranationalist faction, led by an unpredictable individual named Imran Zakhaev. Players get to witness the events through the eyes of several soldiers, including members of the British SAS and US Marines. The main story campaign consists of a series of missions set in different parts of the world. Gameplay relies heavily on cinematic, scripted shooting sequences. In addition to the single player mode the game includes expanded online multiplayer. When it comes to technology, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is powered by IW Engine.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (NDS)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (NDS)

Action 30 June 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is an action game based on a best-selling novel written by J.K. Rowling. The game revolves mostly around dueling other wizards. Moreover, the game features Quidditch matches again, and the potion brewing system has been expanded.

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (NDS)
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (NDS)

Action 19 June 2012

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a sequel to the action game LEGO Batman: The Video Game released in 2008. The game was developed by Travellerís Tales, who also created such product as LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Harry Potter. As the title suggests, the player becomes The Dark Knight, and together with other DC Comics super heroes (such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and others) has to save Gotham City from the villains. Gameplay mechanics are based on solutions familiar to the fans of the original game, combining elements of an action game and a 3D platformer. The developers of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes also provided a large area for players to explore and ransack in search of dozens of collectibles.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops (NDS)
Call of Duty: Black Ops (NDS)

Action 09 November 2010

A first-person shooter, the seventh installment in the Call of Duty series, and a start of a new sub-series. The game was developed by studio Treyarch, the team responsible for Call of Duty: World at War. The story campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops is presented in the form of flashbacks suffered by the main protagonist, Alex Mason. Having previously worked for the CIA as a field operative, in his memories Mason returns to the age of Cold War. The game offers several single and multiplayer modes, including cooperation and zombie mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops is is powered by modified versions of IW Engine 3.0 and Demonware.

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Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (NDS)
Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (NDS)

Action 05 February 2008

Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles is the prequel to the familiar Assassin's Creed game. The player's task is to find a secret object, which allegedly has the power to end the wars plaguing the Holy Land.

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Call of Duty: World at War (NDS)
Call of Duty: World at War (NDS)

Action 11 November 2008

A spectacular first-person shooter (FPS) set during the Second World War. The game was developed by Treyarch, Activisionís subsidiary. Itís three-chapter campaign spans across the years 1942-1945, being set on Southern Pacific and the Eastern front. We observe the events from the perspectives of three soldier (two Americans and one Russian), and we get to take part in such military operations as the defense of Stalingrad or the Battle of Okinawa. As usual in the Call of Duty series, the missions are heavily scripted to make the action seem more cinematic. Gameplay boils down to shooting sequences, in which we use a variety of historical weapons. In addition to a single player campaign the game also includes online multiplayer with new game modes: co-op and Nazi Zombie.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - The Game (NDS)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - The Game (NDS)

Action 23 June 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is an action game embedded in the popular science fiction universe based on film. Players have the opportunity to embody their favourite robots and take part in the struggle between the Autobots defending humanity and the Deceptikons threatening it.

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Toy Story 3: The Video Game (NDS)
Toy Story 3: The Video Game (NDS)

Action 15 June 2010

Toy Story 3: The Video Game is an action game produced by Avalanche Software, based on the motifs of the popular animated film by Pixar. The player directs the actions of Buzz and Woody, who are trying to remedy the difficult position of toys they found themselves in after their owner - Andy grew up and went to college.

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (NDS)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (NDS)

Action 18 May 2010

Another major installment in the famous action adventure game series. In terms of story, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is set between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and focuses on the events that caused the drastic, dark change within the Prince. Upon reaching his brotherís realm, the Prince finds the capital city about to fall, besieged by an enemy army. In an attempt to protect the citizens from a massacre, the cityís ruler resorts to using a powerful, yet dangerous magic that eventually turns against him. The game itself is based on the core mechanics of the series. Therefore, we can expect multiple platforming sequences, environmental puzzles, and battles against powerful enemies. An interesting addition is the ability to control the forces of natures, which comes in handy both in combat and when traversing subsequent locations. Of course the seriesí landmark feature ó the ability to reverse and slow down time ó is back. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is powered by the Anvil engine, the technology previously used in the two first Assassinís Creed games.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (NDS)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (NDS)

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 Ė the players are given an action adventure game, in which they observe the action from the third person perspective.

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Avatar: The Game (NDS)
Avatar: The Game (NDS)

Action 01 December 2009

Avatar: The Game is an action game based on the blockbuster movie Avatar and developed by Ubisoft. The game depicts the events that took place before the action of the movie. Players end up on Pandora, right in the middle of the conflict between Na'vi - the locals, and the RDA corporation. Ryder, our protagonist, has to join one of the fighting parties. This decision influences the game's plot, ending, and gameplay mechanics. We will use fourteen types of weapons during our adventures and eighteen combat abilities (nine for each side). If we side with RDA, we will use various vehicles to move around Pandora. If we chose Na'vi, we will do the same on the backs of various animals. No matter the platform we play on, Avatar: The Game features high-quality visuals.

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The Simpsons Game (NDS)
The Simpsons Game (NDS)

Action 30 October 2007

The Simpsons Game is the twenty-second video game based on the popular animated series. Its producer and publisher is Electronic Arts, and the premiere took place on the occasion of the creation of the first full-length film with Simpsons in the leading roles.

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The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (NDS)
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (NDS)

Action 13 January 2009

An action game set in the universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien. The game shows a vision of the aforementioned universe inspired by the movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Developed by Pandemic Studios, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest allows the player to participate in a number of battles determining the fate of Middle Earth. One can side with the forces of good and fight side by side with the characters from the books and movies, or join Sauron as he conquers consecutive territories and enslaves the peoples of Middle Earth. The gameplay mechanics have been based on the formula featured in the first two installments of the Star Wars: Battlefront series. During the battles, one controls standard units diversified in terms of their specialties - the players can become warriors, archers, scouts, or mages. Occasionally, one can also assume the role of giants and characters known from the movie adaptations. The two available single-player campaigns (one per each faction of the conflict) have been divided into several diverse missions - the multiplayer experience, however, features three game modes Ė Skirmish, Conquest, and Capture the Ring. The game delivers high-quality visuals - the player is bound to appreciate the character models highly resembling the actors who starred in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

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Tomb Raider: Underworld (NDS)
Tomb Raider: Underworld (NDS)

Action 18 November 2008

Developed once again by Crystal Dynamics, another installment of the third-person perspective adventure series started in 1996. Tomb Raider: Underworld is a continuation of the events from previous parts of the series and concentrates on the search for artifacts connected with the Nordic god Thor. On her journey, Lara Croft visits new locations, like Thailand and south Mexico, and dives in the Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic Ocean. The game offers elements characteristic for the series, like exploring tombs in places associated with mythical realms of death: Xibalba, Valhalla, or Niflheim. The gameís mechanics remain mostly unchanged, but the gameplay has become more non-linear. Lara has a new set of tricks and a useful gadget Ė a rope with a grappling hook. Graphics were changed also and now they have more dark and gloomy atmosphere.

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Mini Ninjas (NDS)
Mini Ninjas (NDS)

Action 08 September 2009

An action fighting game. The players assume the role of a young ninja named Hiro who together with his friends is tasked with banishing evil from the virtual world. The game features simple RPG mechanics. During the adventure, the protagonist and his friends are constantly improving their skills.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender (NDS)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (NDS)

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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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (NDS)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (NDS)

Action 01 May 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a third party action game produced by Raven Software, based on the popular comic book series and a film directed by Gavin Hood. The player has the opportunity to get to know the dark past of the title superhero before he became a member of the X-Men team. The advantage of the game are spectacular combat sequences using elements of the environment and Wolverine's supernatural skills.

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Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (NDS)
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (NDS)

Action 15 November 2007

Rayman: Crazy Daughters 2 is a continuation of the skill game Rayman Raving Rabbids, produced in 2006 by Ubisoft Entertainment. Originally the title was supposed to be released only on Wii and Dual Screen consoles, but after the release of the game on Nintendo platforms, the authors decided to make an exception for PC owners and released the Crazy Daughters 2 also on the PC.

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