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

Action 31 October 1999

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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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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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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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Nightmare Creatures (PS1)
Nightmare Creatures (PS1)

Action 30 September 1997

Nightmare Creatures is an expanded action game with elements of adventure, in which we observe the action from the third person's perspective (TPP view). The whole climate resembles such series as Resident Evil or Castlevania.

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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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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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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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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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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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Final Doom (PS1)
Final Doom (PS1)

Action 01 October 1996

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (PS1)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (PS1)

Action 31 August 1999

Based on the motifs of the film opening the Star Wars saga an action game with a third person's perspective. As Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn, Queen Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other Star War heroes, the player has to face the dangers lurking on the planets of Naboo and Tatooine, as well as in the capital of the Republic - Coruscant.

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Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian (PS1)
Tomb Raider II: The Dagger of Xian (PS1)

Action 31 October 1997

A sequel to a groundbreaking action-adventure game released in 1996. In the original game, the player followed the adventures of the extraordinary Lara Croft - an archeologist exploring ancient tombs located all around the world, searching for valuable artifacts. In Tomb Raider II created again by Core Design, the plot focuses around the search for a mythical dagger from the Xian temple. The item itself is capable of turning a human being into a powerful dragon. Following the traces of the legendary dagger, the protagonist visits different locations, such as the Great Wall of China, Venice, Tibet, an oil rig or undersea depths. When it comes to the mechanics, the sequel remains faithful to the original game, delivering an alluring combination of an action-adventure game with platformer elements in third person perspective. However, the game features a number of new elements as well, such as different movements added, new weapons or enemies. Thanks to the modern-day 3D accelerators, the visuals were noticeably improved as well.

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

Action 23 October 2000

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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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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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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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Akuji the Heartless (PS1)
Akuji the Heartless (PS1)

Action 31 December 1998

Three-dimensional action game with a view of TPP, in which console owners play the role of a murdered warrior and voodoo priest, trying to escape from hell and save his loved ones.

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The Mummy (PS1)
The Mummy (PS1)

Action 22 November 2000

Take on the role of the characters in The Mummy, and on your own monitor take on a mystical Egyptian story, fight dangerous enemies, and finally defeat Imhotep himself.

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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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Terracon (PS1)
Terracon (PS1)

Action 25 August 2000

Three-dimensional action game with a view from the perspective of a third person, whose action takes place on several planets of the Solar System. The story tells the story of a cosmic warrior who tries to stop the rebellious artificial intelligence.

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