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

Action 25 June 2010

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. Mechanics-wise, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 combines the features of the earlier productions by Traveller's Tales, including the distinct sense of humor, with more serious elements of Harry Potter productions by e.g. EA. The game is set in a partially open world and features many varied activities, such as magic lessons, potion making or flying a broomstick.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Wii)
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Wii)

Action 06 November 2007

Complete edition of two bestselling games from the LEGO series, based on the first six movie episodes of Star Wars (divided into classic and new trilogy). LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga consists of 2005’s LEGO Star Wars and its year younger sequel, LEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy. They are no different from the earlier productions from TT Games studio (previously known as Traveller’s Tale), both games being colorful action adventure games with platformer features. During the game (alone or in cooperation for two players) we play as numerous characters from the legendary galactic saga and visit locations shown in the movies. Plotwise, both titles have been combined into a single, epic tale, with additional stage in episode V and completely new Challenge mode in the form of time trials, in which the players have to collect a required number of items as quickly as possible.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Wii)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Wii)

Action 30 June 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is an action game based on a best-selling novel written by J.K. Rowling. The game revolves mostly around dueling other wizards. Moreover, the game features Quidditch matches again, and the potion brewing system has been expanded.

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Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Wii)
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Wii)

Action 25 June 2007

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. The village is controlled by a mysterious sect and the citizens are infected with a virus which causes mutations. During the game one will face hordes of zombies as well as more demanding bosses, such as giant monsters or the powerful leader of the sect, Osmund Saddler. Resident Evil 4 retains the dark feel of the previous installments and the game contains puzzles, but gameplay mechanics were greatly changed and the new engine allowed the developers to create faster and more dynamic action sequences. The game also contains many quick-time events.

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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii)
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii)

Action 22 March 2011

A 3D action-adventure platformer that came out as the third installment in the LEGO Star Wars game series. The story of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is based on the popular animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Players can take part in the galactic conflict between the Republic and the Separatists. The developers prepared 3 campaigns, each consisting of 6 missions corresponding to the consecutive episodes of the TV show. The gameplay focuses on fighting opponents, overcoming obstacles, and solving puzzles. The game also features special levels, in which you pilot a space fighter or control the massive AT-TE walker. Moreover, the developers from Traveller's Tales implemented some improvements in visuals, including brand new lighting system.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii)
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii)

Action 09 November 2010

A first-person shooter, the seventh installment in the Call of Duty series, and a start of a new sub-series. The game was developed by studio Treyarch, the team responsible for Call of Duty: World at War. The story campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops is presented in the form of flashbacks suffered by the main protagonist, Alex Mason. Having previously worked for the CIA as a field operative, in his memories Mason returns to the age of Cold War. The game offers several single and multiplayer modes, including cooperation and zombie mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops is is powered by modified versions of IW Engine 3.0 and Demonware.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex (Wii)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex (Wii)

Action 10 November 2009

The fourth installment in an overwhelmingly popular first-person shooter series from Infinity Ward. This time the developers from Encino, California, have decided to break away from the tradition of making World War 2 games and set the action of their new game in modern times. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s story features a conflict with Russian ultranationalist faction, led by an unpredictable individual named Imran Zakhaev. Players get to witness the events through the eyes of several soldiers, including members of the British SAS and US Marines. The main story campaign consists of a series of missions set in different parts of the world. Gameplay relies heavily on cinematic, scripted shooting sequences. In addition to the single player mode the game includes expanded online multiplayer. When it comes to technology, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is powered by IW Engine.

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Wii)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Wii)

Action 26 October 2010

Created by Aspyr Media in collaboration with LucasArts, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is a full-fledged sequel to a Star Wars action game about Darth Vader’s secret apprentice named Starkiller, reprising his role as the protagonist in the sequel. Together you get to explore an array of iconic locations set in the universe created by George Lucas, take part in many epic battles, and use the Starkiller’s unique skills as well as the power of the Dark Side of the Force. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II features slightly altered mechanics with balance equally distributed between combat, tactics, and puzzle solving. The main hero has also gained new abilities (e.g. Mind Trick or Force Fury), and the game features more demanding opponents, some of which are resistant to certain attacks, thus forcing you to use different tactics. Apart from ordinary “walking” levels the game includes sequences in which you fight as a TIE Fighter pilot or moments when you are falling down while fighting and avoiding obstacles.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Wii)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Wii)

Action 16 November 2010

An action game based on the highly-popular series of books and movies about the adventures of Harry Potter. The newest interactive adaptation makes the young wizard face the merciless Lord Voldemort. The developers focused on dynamic battles and some additional action-adventure features.

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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)

Action 08 December 2009

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a survival-horror action game with a third person perspective (TPP), which is a creative reworking of the first installment of the cycle, released in 1999. Compared to the original, developers from Climax studio introduce a few important changes in the plot and mechanics of the game, and also took care of a much more impressive audio-visual setting.

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Wii)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Wii)

Action 18 May 2010

Another major installment in the famous action adventure game series. In terms of story, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is set between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and focuses on the events that caused the drastic, dark change within the Prince. Upon reaching his brother’s realm, the Prince finds the capital city about to fall, besieged by an enemy army. In an attempt to protect the citizens from a massacre, the city’s ruler resorts to using a powerful, yet dangerous magic that eventually turns against him. The game itself is based on the core mechanics of the series. Therefore, we can expect multiple platforming sequences, environmental puzzles, and battles against powerful enemies. An interesting addition is the ability to control the forces of natures, which comes in handy both in combat and when traversing subsequent locations. Of course the series’ landmark feature — the ability to reverse and slow down time — is back. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is powered by the Anvil engine, the technology previously used in the two first Assassin’s Creed games.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Wii)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Wii)

Action 12 July 2011

An adaptation of the extremely popular series of books about Harry Potter's adventures. This is the last adventure of the famous sorcerer, in which he faces a decisive confrontation with Voldemort. The authors put emphasis on dynamic battles, and the fun is additionally diversified by adventure elements.

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LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii)
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii)

Action 10 May 2011

Another installment in the popular arcade action games series by the British studio Traveller’s Tales that re-imagines famous pop culture universes as LEGO bricks. This time around, it is the Pirates of the Caribbean movie saga. Plot-wise, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game covers themes from four movies dealing with the adventures of captain Jack Sparrow, starting with The Curse of the Black Pearl and ending with On Stranger Tides. The well-known events are presented with a light sense of humor that is typical of the series. In the title, around 70 characters with various skills make an appearance, including Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and Elizabeth Swann. There are also more than 20 levels full of arcade sequences (platformer levels, combat) and simple logic puzzles. Each stage is focused on certain events from the movie original and enriched with cinematic cut-scenes. One of the novelties of this installment is the possibility of visiting one location multiple times in search of additional treasures. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean can be played either solo or in cooperation mode with another player on a split-screen.

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Super Paper Mario (Wii)
Super Paper Mario (Wii)

Action 09 April 2007

Super Paper Mario is another hybrid of platformer and cRPG elements, presenting the adventures of the most famous electronic-entertainment plumber.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Wii)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Wii)

Action 08 November 2011

The third part in the first-person shooter series being one of the spin-offs of the Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was developed by Infinity Ward with the assistance from other development studios owned by Activision – e.g. Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games. The plot continues the action of the first two installments of the game. Players are presented with the further fates of the members of Task Force 141 as they try to eliminate the leader of the Russian Ultranationalists responsible for the outbreak of the international conflict. Developers draw on the well-proven formula employed by the previous installments, such as the spectacular, yet heavily-scripted single player campaign, dynamic shootouts and numerous multiplayer modes. The fourth generation of the IW Engine provides high-level audio-visuals.

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Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Wii)
Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Wii)

Action 15 June 2010

Toy Story 3: The Video Game is an action game produced by Avalanche Software, based on the motifs of the popular animated film by Pixar. The player directs the actions of Buzz and Woody, who are trying to remedy the difficult position of toys they found themselves in after their owner - Andy grew up and went to college.

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Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (Wii)
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (Wii)

Action 20 March 2010

Reissue of the second part of the cult series of action games Metal Gear, which was originally released in 1990 on MSX computers. In this part of the cycle, Snake, known from the original commandos cryptonym Snake tries to free the Czech scientist kidnapped by the Asian regime, who developed a way to overcome the world fuel crisis.

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No More Heroes (Wii)
No More Heroes (Wii)

Action 22 January 2008

No More Heroes is another work of talented Far East developers, responsible for an interestingly designed item called Killer 7. This time Japanese artists have prepared a dynamic action game exclusively for the stationary Wii console. The main character of the virtual adventure is Travis Touchdown, who leads the life of a contract killer.

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Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii)
Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii)

Action 27 June 2007

Pokemon Battle Revolution is another game whose heroes are popular creatures known, among others, from animated films. The name Pokemon comes from a combination of the word pocket and monster, which can be translated as a pocket monster. These words perfectly reflect the idea of the game, which consists in collecting these creatures, training and putting them to fight.

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

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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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Wii)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Wii)

Action 15 November 2011

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is the sequel to a 2010 release, an action adventure game by Traveller's Tales, combining the world of LEGO with the universe from the popular series of books and their movie adaptation. The plot of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is based on the last three books in the series, and the story is focused on Harry's fight against the powerful Lord Voldemort, who, after gathering more followers, becomes a real thread to the whole world of magic. During the game, the players can control various characters known from the universe created by J.K. Rowling, and visit a number of equally well-known locations, which at the same time feel completely new, since they are built out of LEGO blocks. The game is filled with adventure and arcade elements, but it also has its share of logic puzzles. Compared to the prequel, this game presents a gloomier and more serious world.

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Far Cry: Vengeance (Wii)
Far Cry: Vengeance (Wii)

Action 12 December 2006

Far Cry: Vengeance is the first attempt to transfer a popular brand of FPS games to the Wii platform. People from Ubisoft Entertainment corporation made great use of the wireless remote control and the included Nunchuk.

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Call of Duty: World at War (Wii)
Call of Duty: World at War (Wii)

Action 11 November 2008

A spectacular first-person shooter (FPS) set during the Second World War. The game was developed by Treyarch, Activision’s subsidiary. It’s three-chapter campaign spans across the years 1942-1945, being set on Southern Pacific and the Eastern front. We observe the events from the perspectives of three soldier (two Americans and one Russian), and we get to take part in such military operations as the defense of Stalingrad or the Battle of Okinawa. As usual in the Call of Duty series, the missions are heavily scripted to make the action seem more cinematic. Gameplay boils down to shooting sequences, in which we use a variety of historical weapons. In addition to a single player campaign the game also includes online multiplayer with new game modes: co-op and Nazi Zombie.

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Manhunt 2 (Wii)
Manhunt 2 (Wii)

Action 29 October 2007

Manhunt 2 is a sequel to a controversial action game released in 2003 by people from Rockstar Games. We play the role of a scientist named Daniel Lamb, who becomes a pupil of a psychopathic murderer.

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Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii)
Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii)

Action 23 March 2007

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Alice in Wonderland (Wii)
Alice in Wonderland (Wii)

Action 02 March 2010

Another virtual adaptation of Alice's adventures, set after both novels by Lewis Carroll. The game was based on a film by Tim Burton, a master of the grotesque known from such productions as Nightmare Before Christmas, the first two Batmans, or the Headless Rider.

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