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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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Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve

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.

Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto 2

Action 22 October 1999

A sequel to the very popular, and rather controversial, game from DMA Design (currently Rockstar North), which offered a taste of criminal lifestyle, letting you commit progressively more brazen and bloody acts of violence. The second part once again takes you to the streets of a virtual metropolis, and although it features only one city, it is much bigger than those in the first game. It is divided into three districts controlled by three local gangs. Players do various jobs for the gangs.

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

Action 31 October 1999

A cinematic FPP World War II shooter created by DreamWorks Interactive, co-founded by Steven Spielberg. In Medal of Honor, we play as former pilot Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson, recruited by the OSS. The action takes place in the final period of the war and our hero's task is to perform various tasks in such countries as France, Germany and Norway.

Driver 2: Back on the Streets
Driver 2: Back on the Streets

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.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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.

Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid

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.

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

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.

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

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.

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

Action 22 November 1999

Another installment in the popular action adventure game series by Core Design, featuring the sexy archaeologist as the main role. The action of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation starts in Cambodia, in the Angkor Wat temple, but the main part of the plot takes place in Egypt, where the heroine happened to have released the evil god Seth, which threatens the whole humanity.

MediEvil 2
MediEvil 2

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.

007 The World is Not Enough
007 The World is Not Enough

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.

Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft
Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft

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.

Tomb Raider (1996)
Tomb Raider (1996)

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.

Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis

Action 01 July 1999

"Dino Crisis" is the second after "Resident Evil" series of survival-horrors performed by Japanese Capcomu. The main difference between the series is the fact that in this position, instead of zombies and other masks, the player has to deal with the title dinosaurs.

Quake II
Quake II

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.

Star Wars: Dark Forces
Star Wars: Dark Forces

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.

Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins
Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins

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.

Parasite Eve II
Parasite Eve II

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.

Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter

Action 11 February 1999

Re-edition of the cult action game with elements of a sneaky, which was originally released on the PlayStation in 1999. In this game we play the role of a secret government agent Gabe Logan, who tries to prevent a threatening terrorist attack in Washington using a dangerous biological weapon called Syphon Filter. In subsequent missions, our protagonist faces many different challenges, from open fire to silent sneaking behind enemies' backs.

Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto

Action 12 December 1997

A controversial action game developed by the Scotch studio DMA Design. The game takes place in three American cities, based on Miami, New York and San Francisco. The objective of the game is to complete various missions received from mafia bosses. At first the missions are simple (for example, stealing cars), but as player’s reputation increases, the objectives become more complicated and player starts participating in bank robberies, murders and other insolent crimes.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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.

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

Action 01 September 2000

Telling the story of one of the most famous comic book heroes 3D action game. The title tells its own story of Spider-Man and actively uses a wide list of superheroes and villains from the world of Marvel.

Return Fire
Return Fire

Action 12 April 1996

An arcade military shooter in which the action is presented in an isometric view. Players take control over vehicles, fighting on successive maps to take over the enemy flag.