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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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Quake II (PS1)
Quake II (PS1)

Action 05 October 1999

The sequel to the groundbreaking first-person shooter by id Software that, just like its predecessor released the year before, set new visual standards thanks to the enhanced idTech 2 engine. The action of Quake II takes place in the distant future where humanity established contact with a biomechanical race of the technologically advanced Stroggs. When it turned out that the alien secretly plan to conquer Earth, a special space marine unit was sent into action. They were completely crushed, though, and the player assumes the role of the sole survivor on whom the further fate of the humanity depends. Compared to the original, Quake II is characterized by a significantly richer plot and modified weapon arsenal. The levels were also greatly expanded, following different stylistics than in the previous game. Multiplayer remains the title’s strength. In Quake II, up to 16 players can play in several varied game modes.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PS1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PS1)

Action 16 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.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PS1)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PS1)

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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Parasite Eve (PS1)
Parasite Eve (PS1)

Action 29 March 1998

The first production by Squaresoft studio, which was addressed to adult audiences. Parasite Eve combines elements of horror with mechanics known from action games and RPGs in an innovative way.

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Medal of Honor (1999) (PS1)
Medal of Honor (1999) (PS1)

Action 31 October 1999

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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (PS1)
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (PS1)

Action 01 November 1996

Opening the series Legacy of Cain adventure game in which the camera presents events from the bird's eye view. The main character is an aristocrat turned into a vampire, who is looking for a way to regain his humanity.

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Medal of Honor: Underground (PS1)
Medal of Honor: Underground (PS1)

Action 23 October 2000

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (PS1)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (PS1)

Action 23 November 1999

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Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins (PS1)
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins (PS1)

Action 07 August 2000

Continuation of a sneaky ninja about warriors from 1998. Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins takes place before the events presented in the first part of the cycle and focuses on the fate of three young ninjutsu art adepts who stand on opposite sides of the barricade during the devastating civil war. In addition to an extensive feature campaign, the production also offers a mission editor.

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MediEvil 2 (PS1)
MediEvil 2 (PS1)

Action 19 April 2000

Continuation of the action adventure game released in 1998. Again, we play Sir Daniel Fortesque, a dead knight who was brought back to life to defeat the evil sorcerer.

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Tomb Raider (1996) (PS1)
Tomb Raider (1996) (PS1)

Action 14 November 1996

A TPP action game with platformer elements, in which we play as the brave and attractive female archaeologist Lara Croft. Our protagonist sets out in search of a mystical artifact named Scion, which lies inside the tomb of Qualopec, located deep in the Peruvian jungle. After her guide dies at the very beginning of the journey, Lara is forced to face all the dangers waiting within ancient structures, tunnels, and catacombs on her own. And this is just the beginning of her adventure, which will lead her from ancient Rome, through Egyptian pyramids, and to several other exotic places. Tomb Raider’s gameplay skillfully combines the elements of an adventure game with the features of a platformer (e.g. climbing rock shelves) and action sequences, during which you will be facing wild animals and armed humans.

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Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
Metal Gear Solid (PS1)

Action 03 September 1998

A tactical action game with stealth features, developed by Konami, as well as continuation of the Metal Gear series, which began over a decade earlier on 8-bit MXS computers. The story takes place in the not-so-far future and tells about an attack of a dangerous terrorist organization on a secret military base in Alaska. Players take role of Snake, the special forces soldier known from previous titles, whose objective is to infiltrate the base, save the hostages and stop the terrorists, who threaten to launch nuclear missile. Unlike its predecessors, Metal Gear Solid has been created in full 3D, though the game premises remained unchanged. Gameplay focuses on stealth elements: acting in secrecy and avoiding guards, cameras, and direct confrontation. Nonetheless, the game doesn't lack action sequence, where the protagonists makes use of a vast arsenal of weapons and useful gadgets.

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Vigilante 8 (PS1)
Vigilante 8 (PS1)

Action 01 June 1998

An action car game maintained in the style referring to the American culture of the 70s of the 20th century. The production tells the story of a conflict between two groups of drivers and allows you to take part in spectacular battles with various vehicles on large maps.

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Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS1)
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PS1)

Action 31 August 1998

Skradanka set in feudal Japan with a touch of fantasy. The production offers ten different missions in which the player takes on the role of a warrior or ninja warrior and, by means of various equipment such as rope launchers or shurikens, tries to silently infiltrate locations and eliminate selected targets. Before each task it is possible to choose the equipment that will be taken on the mission, but failure makes the equipment forfeited and should be retrieved from scratch.

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Shadow Man (PS1)
Shadow Man (PS1)

Action 30 September 1999

Acclaim's third person perspective action game. The main character is voodoo warrior Michael LeRoi, who tries to prevent the apocalypse of the living world.

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Heart of Darkness (PS1)
Heart of Darkness (PS1)

Action 04 July 1998

A climatic platform game featuring logical puzzles, developed by the French Amazing Studio led by Eric Chahi - the creator of Another World. In Heart of Darkness, we play as a boy named Andy, whose dog Whisky is kidnapped by Forces of Darkness during an eclipse. Despite the dangers, the protagonist sets out to rescue his pet, equipped with self-made plasma weapon and vehicle. In terms of game mechanics, the title is a classic platform game, with the hero jumping, running, swimming and – naturally – fighting various enemies: from spiders, worms, and shadows, up to the Lord of Darkness himself. But Andy won’t be alone during his journey, as he can rely on the assistance of the strange flying creatures, which resisted the darkness. Another ally of our hero is magical energy, which allows him to use nearby trees in different ways.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)

Action 20 March 1997

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is an extended game from the famous series about vampire hunters. Two-dimensional platformer belongs also to the species of metroidvanii.

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Crusaders of Might and Magic (PS1)
Crusaders of Might and Magic (PS1)

Action 29 February 2000

Crusaders of Might and Magic, developed by 3DO Company, is an action RPG spin-off of the popular Might and Magic series. We play as a young warrior named Drake who seeks revenge for the slaughter that took place in his home village in the past. After years spent on training and exercising, he decides to face the force that ravages the country - Legion of the Fallen, led by the demonic Necros who sold his soul for magical powers. During our adventures we explore new locations and fight with the encountered enemies. We have various weapons at our disposal and thirty powerful spells. Like in most RPGs, our character levels up and improves their skills. The game features full-3D visuals.

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Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol (PS1)
Spec Ops: Stealth Patrol (PS1)

Action 05 June 2000

A tactical action game in which we lead a two-person branch of American rankings, performing various missions in different parts of the world. One of the distinguishing elements of production is the cooperation mode for two players on a split screen.

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Parasite Eve II (PS1)
Parasite Eve II (PS1)

Action 16 December 1999

Continuation of an unusual combination of horror and action game with elements associated so far with RPG productions. The title tells the story of Ayi Brei, an officer who traces monsters that threaten people.

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Apocalypse (PS1)
Apocalypse (PS1)

Action 31 October 1998

An action game in which the main character is given a voice and image by the actor Bruce Willis. The production story takes place in a distant future, on a cosmic colony, where the evil pastor created a cult condemning science and preaching an imminent apocalypse; in fact, he himself intends to bring the world to an end. This can only be prevented by his former co-worker, in whom the player plays. The production is distinguished by an interesting control, in which the left analog knob is responsible for movement, while the right one is used for targeting and shooting.

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Duke Nukem 3D (PS1)
Duke Nukem 3D (PS1)

Action 30 September 1997

One of the most famous first-person shooters and, at the same time, the third installment of the series about the adventures of an arrogant hero. The title focuses on dynamics and effectiveness, serving a lot of humour at the same time.

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Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft (PS1)
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft (PS1)

Action 20 November 1998

The third installment in a popular series of action-adventure games developed by Core Design and following the story of the fearless Lara Croft - an archeologist searching for legendary artifacts all around the world. In Tomb Raider III, the protagonist tries to find four mysterious artifacts carved from an ancient meteorite. In so doing, she visits five different locations, including a jungle in India, islands in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, dark rooftops of London, an underground secret base known as Area 51 and the frosty Antarctica. Interestingly, the game is non-linear to a specific extent, for the player sets the order of visiting particular locations, excluding the first and one which comes the last. The next installment is based on the best mechanics of the predecessors, although several improvements were made. These include the addition of new movements, previously unavailable vehicles and weapons, as well as the increase in the number of different enemy types.

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Spider-Man (2001) (PS1)
Spider-Man (2001) (PS1)

Action 01 September 2000

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Doom (1993) (PS1)
Doom (1993) (PS1)

Action 16 November 1995

A first-person shooter set in a science fiction realm, created by id Software studio, previously known mainly for the arcade series Commander Keen and the groundbreaking Wolfenstein 3D. Action of Doom takes place in the near future, and players play the part of a cosmic Marine who, for insubordination, is sent to UAC corporation's secret research facility on Mars. When, in the fallout of an interdimensional gate experiment, the base gets overrun by bloodthirsty monsters from outer space, we have to provide reconnaissance and, of course, eliminate all potential threat. In each of nearly 30 levels of the game the player's task is to find an exit, the keys to open it, and to eliminate all encountered monsters using a wide arsenal of both classic and futuristic weapons. The game features a large dose of brutality, claustrophobic atmosphere, and three-dimensional graphic design.

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007 The World is Not Enough (PS1)
007 The World is Not Enough (PS1)

Action 08 November 2000

Based on "The World is Not Enough" he plays with agent 007 in the lead role. This time James Bond faces a pair of demonic lovers - the heir to the oil empire Elektra King and terrorist Viktor Zokas.

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