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PS1 Action Video Games

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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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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MediEvil (1998) (PS1)
MediEvil (1998) (PS1)

Action 01 October 1998

Legendary arcade humorous action game, in which we play the role of a dead knight, who in the form of a skeleton tries to blur a stain on the honor and make revenge on his killers.

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

Action 31 October 1999

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

Action 23 November 1999

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

Action 23 October 2000

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Driver 2: Back on the Streets (PS1)
Driver 2: Back on the Streets (PS1)

Action 13 November 2000

Continuation of the 1999 hit. This is an action game set in the open world of cars, in which the player takes on the role of a policeman acting under the cover. The missions focus mainly on impressive chases or the shortest possible route from A to B. A novelty in relation to the first part of the cycle is to allow the main hero to leave the vehicle he controls.

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Final Doom (PS1)
Final Doom (PS1)

Action 01 October 1996

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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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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (PS1)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (PS1)

Action 20 November 2000

Brawler based on the motifs of an animated series known in Poland as Batman of the future. Players take on the role of Terry McGinnis, the new Nietoper Man, whose task is to solve the mystery behind the return of the famous Joker and stop him from implementing the next evil plan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (PS1)
Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (PS1)

Action 30 September 1998

Action game with TPP view released exclusively on PlayStation. The title abandons the assumptions of previous productions with the famous Duke, but retains the characteristic climate of the cycle. The title character sets off on a journey in time to thwart the plans of the cosmic race.

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Star Wars: Dark Forces (PS1)
Star Wars: Dark Forces (PS1)

Action 30 November 1996

The first FPS game from the LucasArts stable, set in the world of Star Wars. The player plays the role of a former soldier of the Empire, now a mercenary, whose task will be to stop Darth Vader and his elite army: Dark Troopers.

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C-12: Final Resistance (PS1)
C-12: Final Resistance (PS1)

Action 06 April 2001

A futuristic action game in which the player takes on the role of a soldier equipped with cybernetic implants, defending the planet from alien invasion. The protagonist performs this task first with a laser sword, and later also with a firearm. The production was one of the last high-budget titles published on the first Sony console.

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Batman & Robin (PS1)
Batman & Robin (PS1)

Action 31 July 1998

An action game which is a loose adaptation of a film under the same title. Players play the title characters, accompanied by Batgirl, and try to foil the plans of the villains threatening Gotham City, led by Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.

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