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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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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)

Action 25 October 2004

The seventh installment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series – one of the most popular game franchises in history that brought Rockstar Games company international fame. The series has been letting the player start as a petty criminal and work his way to the top of the criminal underground. This next part of the series is the biggest one so far, featuring world – the State of San Andreas – almost three times larger than Vice City.

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (PS2)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (PS2)

Action canceled

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.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)

Action 27 October 2002

A new installment in the bestselling series of action games. The game expands the ideas introduced in the third entry in the franchise, released in 2001. The game was developed by the authors of the previous installments who, after having been bought by the American giant, were transformed into Rockstar North. The game takes place in the 80's in a completely new metropolis called Vice City.

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God of War II (PS2)
God of War II (PS2)

Action 13 March 2007

A follow-up to the Sony's bestselling slasher released in 2005, whose plot is loosely based on the characters and events from Greek mythology. In God of War II we, once again, take on the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior seeking vengeance, who, after having killed Ares, has become the new god of war. Tormented by nightmares of his past, the hero – despite the goddess Athena’s warnings – descends to Earth to help his fellow Spartans in conquering Rhodes.

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Drakengard (PS2)
Drakengard (PS2)

Action 02 March 2004

An arcade action game in the fantasy world, in which we fly a dragon and sow pogroms among countless enemies. As a former prince of the Union, we intend to inflict a powerful blow on the sinister Empire as compensation for earlier murders and destruction. During the game we can ride a flying mount, use dozens of spells and various weapons.

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Shadow of the Colossus (2005) (PS2)
Shadow of the Colossus (2005) (PS2)

Action 14 October 2005

A third-person perspective fantasy action game created by Sony. It is one of the best-reviewed games in the history of PlayStation 2. Shadow of the Colossus follows a young traveler named Wander who explores a fantasy world on his horse. He is looking for a way to resurrect a girl burdened with a cursed fate. The only way to do it is by defeating the sixteen colossi that live in various regions of the world.

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)

Action 17 November 2004

The third major installment in the stealth game series developed and published by Konami and a continuation of the Metal Gear franchise, created by Hideo Kojima back in the eighties. The game takes place in 1964 on Soviet Union territory. The player becomes a special operative, code-named Snake, whose current task is to extract a Russian scientist working on a mobile, nuclear-capable launch platform.

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Red Dead Revolver (PS2)
Red Dead Revolver (PS2)

Action 03 May 2004

A third-person perspective action game developed by Rockstar Games, a company known for Grand Theft Auto and Midnight Club series. The game features a Western setting, starting during the final years of 19th century and the player assumes the role of Red, a man filled with lust for revenge. During his early years he witnessed the death of his parents at the hands of Mexican bandits that wanted to claim possession of a gold mine located on Red’s parent’s land.

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God of War (2005) (PS2)
God of War (2005) (PS2)

Action 22 March 2005

An action-adventure game that tells the story of Kratos – once a Spartan warrior, currently the servant of Olympus. The protagonist isn’t a flawless, noble warrior – he is a specialist when it comes to “dirty work”.

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Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)

Action 23 October 2001

Another installment in the controversial series of action games started in 1997. Grand Theft Auto III was developed by the authors of the original game, the DMA Design studio, this time under the wings of Rockstar. The third entry revolutionized the series by unleashing the players into an open, fully three-dimensional world brimming with virtual life. This was possible thanks to the RenderWare technology. The game takes place in Liberty City, a virtual adaptation of New York.

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Resident Evil 4 (PS2)
Resident Evil 4 (PS2)

Action 25 October 2005

The fourth major installment of the cult series of survival horrors created by Capcom. In the game the player assumes the role of ex-cop Leon S. Kennedy, a character well known from the second entry in the franchise. As a special agent responsible for protecting the presidential family, he goes to Europe in order to find the missing daughter of the US president. The trail leads to a small village in Spain.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PS2)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PS2)

Action 03 November 2003

An action game with RPG elements – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, developed by Visceral Games in cooperation with EA Redwood Shores, is based on the license of a hit movie by the same name. The game allows the players to assume roles of over a dozen characters known from the silver screen – one can play as Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and many others. Player’s task is to destroy The Ring of Power and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron.

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Yakuza 2 (PS2)
Yakuza 2 (PS2)

Action 09 September 2008

Yakuza 2 is a continuation of the action game with a view from the perspective of a third person, Yakuza, released in 2006. The plot presents the further fate of Kazum Kiryu, a former member of the title mafia organization. This time he has to alleviate the conflict between two influential clans. Developers from Sega remained faithful to the mechanisms of the original game, enriching it with new elements, including a large number of new moves and interesting mini-games.

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LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (PS2)
LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (PS2)

Action canceled

A continuation of one of the entries in the LEGO series developed by Traveller’s Tales. The players once again assume the role of Indiana Jones, a famous archeologist/adventurer, and lead him through a number of events that took place in the original trilogy and the newest entry in the series – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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Drakengard 2 (PS2)
Drakengard 2 (PS2)

Action 14 February 2006

Drakengard 2 is the work of Square Enix, behind the production of the popular Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series. This position is a combination of RPG and action game, and the whole is watered with a mysterious, Japanese atmosphere.

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2)

Action 06 June 2006

A spin-off to the iconic Grand Theft Auto series. The game was first developed for the PlayStation Portable handheld console. The story of Liberty City Stories takes place a few years before the events shown in GTA3, on the streets of the same metropolis. During the game player becomes Tony Cipriani who after coming to the city is caught up in the dirt of corruption, mafia wars, and drug traffic.

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (PS2)
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (PS2)

Action 28 January 2004

A 3D action game that takes the players to the 1930’s USA, the time when criminal underground flourished. The game was created by Czech developer Illusion Softworks, mainly known for the highly acclaimed tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous. The story focuses on a rookie gangster named Tommy, who takes his first steps on the path of criminal life by doing jobs for an influential mafia family.

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Killzone (PS2)
Killzone (PS2)

Action 02 November 2004

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Medal of Honor: Vanguard (PS2)
Medal of Honor: Vanguard (PS2)

Action 23 March 2007

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PS2)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PS2)

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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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2)

Action 06 March 2007

Another spin-off to the legendary series of sandbox action games, developed by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation Portable console. As the title of the game suggests, its action is related to GTA: Vice City. The title takes place in 1984, two years before the events shown in the other game. The main protagonist is Victor Vance – an ex-soldier who currently works for various gangsters.

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Call of Duty 3 (PS2)
Call of Duty 3 (PS2)

Action 07 November 2006

The third main installment in the popular FPS series, Call of Duty. It is also the first game in the franchise (not counting the console spin-offs) that in the end was not released on PCs. In contrast to the previous installments, this time the game was developed by Treyarch – the authors of the console version of Call of Duty 2. The plot of the game once again takes place on various fronts of World War II. This time one can play as American, British, Canadian, and Polish soldiers.

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Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2)
Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2)

Action 19 May 2006

Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire is an FPS game set in a metropolitan environment. We take control of Nick Mason, a member of the elite law enforcement team created after numerous gangster incidents on the streets of the metropolis. Our protagonist often gets to the very centre of riots in order to pacify the troubled people and restore the statutory order in this way.

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Half-Life (PS2)
Half-Life (PS2)

Action 30 November 2001

An FPS set in a science-fiction world, created by the debuting American studio Valve Software. The story takes place in secret research facility of Black Mesa and begins the main character of the game – Gordon Freeman - arrives at the facility.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PS2)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PS2)

Action 08 November 2005

Another virtual adaptation based on a book belonging to the series written by J.K. Rowling. The series revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter and his two friends: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PS2)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PS2)

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

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