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

Action 07 June 2005

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

Action 04 November 2003

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

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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Pirates of the Caribbean (XBOX)
Pirates of the Caribbean (XBOX)

Action 01 July 2003

An action-adventure game with RPG features. It is based on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Except for the title and the presence of some common motives (most of all the Black Pearl ship), the game has little in common with the movie. It was at first developed as sequel to Sea Dogs, another similar game created by studio Akella, but the popularity of the movie caused the change of the title.

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Call of Duty 3 (XBOX)
Call of Duty 3 (XBOX)

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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Half-Life 2 (XBOX)
Half-Life 2 (XBOX)

Action 15 November 2005

A sequel to the Valve Software's best-selling game that set new standards for the FPS genre back in 1998. Half-Life 2 is set several years after the events of the first game. Once again, the player assumes the role of Gordon Freeman – a doctor of physics who used to work in Black Mesa Labs, where an unfortunate incident opened a portal for alien life forms to invade the Earth. This time, the story takes us into a fictional City 17 and its immediate vicinity.

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Halo 2 (XBOX)
Halo 2 (XBOX)

Action 08 November 2004

A sequel to bestselling shooter franchise from Bungie Software, which debuted 2001 as one of the launching titles of the Xbox console. We meet old friends from the first Halo, such as Master Chief or Cortana, who now try to protect the cradle of humanity against the assault of aggressive Covenant forces. The game reuses the best features of its predecessor while taking players to a completely new environment, filled with even more interesting and complex locations.

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Red Dead Revolver (XBOX)
Red Dead Revolver (XBOX)

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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Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (XBOX)
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (XBOX)

Action 18 October 2005

In Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse we have the opportunity to look at the problem of zombies on the other hand and using a wide range of possibilities, fight against people. The game is the work of Wideload Games, a company founded by Alexander Seropian, the former creator of the power of Bungie Software.

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Doom 3 (XBOX)
Doom 3 (XBOX)

Action 03 April 2005

The third installment of the legendary FPS series by id Software which set new standards in the genre’s development back in the mid-90s. The action takes place in a secret research facility of the UAC corporation on Mars, where the protagonist, an ex-marine whom we control, begins his service. Shortly thereafter, strange things begin to happen: the lab comes under attack, the communications with the HQ are severed, and the people we encounter turn into bloodthirsty monsters.

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Star Wars: Republic Commando (XBOX)
Star Wars: Republic Commando (XBOX)

Action 01 March 2005

Republic Commando is another LucasArts game set in the Star Wars world. This time we play the role of a member of an elite unit of commandos, acting under the aegis of the Old Republic, who will have a number of dangerous missions to carry out.

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Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)
Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)

Action 15 November 2001

Halo: Combat Evolved is a futuristic FPP/TPP shooter that was a launch title of the Xbox console and became Microsoft's first system seller. It was developed by Bungie Software, a studio previously known for the Myth series. The game tells the story of a conflict between humans and aliens that are bent on annihilating our kind. We play as a genetically modified soldier and a member of an elite military unit that was established in order to defeat the alien threat.

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Enclave (XBOX)
Enclave (XBOX)

Action 19 July 2002

Action game with RPG elements in fantasy reality, played from TPP or FPP view. The world of the game has divided into the land of good and evil - we have to take one side. The campaign consists of more than 20 levels full of different monsters. Climatic locations and a rich arsenal diversify the gameplay.

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Black (XBOX)
Black (XBOX)

Action 24 February 2006

The Black story takes you to Eastern Europe, where as one of the members of a special strike group you are fighting terrorism. You have at your disposal a standard arsenal, known from FPS games, with the difference that this time it has been truly "pampered".

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Grand Theft Auto III (XBOX)
Grand Theft Auto III (XBOX)

Action 04 November 2003

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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Breakdown (XBOX)
Breakdown (XBOX)

Action 16 March 2004

The player takes on the role of Derrick, a soldier who wakes up in a sterile laboratory, having no idea how he found his way there. It also turns out that in a few moments the laboratory will be destroyed by an elite military unit. With the help of the mysterious Alex, our hero avoids death at the last minute. Now he only needs to discover how miraculously he is in this place, who he is, and at the same time get rid of warriors with superhuman abilities who threaten the world.

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (XBOX)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (XBOX)

Action 13 August 2004

The Chronicles of Riddick'. (in Poland known as "Riddick's Chronicles") became an inspiration to create a game under the same title as the screening itself. This is a fantastic story describing the story of a prisoner gifted with the ability to see in the darkness, who gets into the very middle of a galactic war.

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Ninja Gaiden (XBOX)
Ninja Gaiden (XBOX)

Action 02 March 2004

A remake of Ninja Gaiden — a popular arcade action game, very successful on arcade machines as well as on most major gaming platforms during the late 80s and early 90s — developed with Xbox in mind. In the game, we assume the role of the eponymous warrior named Ryu who seeks revenge on the mysterious organization called Vigoor Empire and its leader, the man responsible for murdering the protagonist’s clan and stealing the magical sword Ryuken.

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WarPath (XBOX)
WarPath (XBOX)

Action 18 July 2006

Representative of first person shooters, set in S-F reality, created by Digital Extremes development studio, responsible for such productions as Pariah or Dark Sector.

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Bad Day L.A. (XBOX)
Bad Day L.A. (XBOX)

Action canceled

A humorous dexterity game that is a parody of everyday life of Americans after the events of September 11, 2001 and dozens of catastrophic films. As a homeless hero, we have to deal with the hordes of enemies who captured the streets of Los Angeles. A wide arsenal of weapons helps him in this task.

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Tomb Raider: Legend (XBOX)
Tomb Raider: Legend (XBOX)

Action 07 April 2006

The seventh major installment of the Tomb Raider series. As the previous parts of the game were not received very well, a new studio – Crystal Dynamics, with Toby Gard, the creator of the original series, in its ranks – was entrusted with the game. Setting-wise, the title goes back to its roots, which means exploring ancient tombs and catacombs. During the gameplay you will visit a number of exotic locations, including Himalayas, Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Ghana, Malaysia, England, and Kazakhstan.

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Metal Slug 3 (XBOX)
Metal Slug 3 (XBOX)

Action 25 May 2004

Re-edition of the classic two-dimensional shooting, which originally debuted on the NeoGeo console. We have a dozen or so different boards to overcome. We only deal with the liquidation of enemies appearing on the screen.

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Hitman: Contracts (XBOX)
Hitman: Contracts (XBOX)

Action 20 April 2004

The third installment in a popular stealth action game series, in which you play as the mysterious assassin known as Agent 47. Story-wise, Hitman: Contracts is made up of a series of flashback missions, beginning in a Parisian hotel, where the protagonist gets into after having been shot in the stomach during one of his missions. Heavily wounded, the protagonist is plagued by visions of his past contracts.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer (XBOX)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (XBOX)

Action 18 August 2002

Action game with a third person perspective (TPP), based on the motives of a popular TV series. Guided by Buffa, a young vampire hunter and her friends, the player must stop the demons planning to create a magical bridge between hell and the human world. The title was produced by The Collective studio.

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Medal of Honor: Airborne (XBOX)
Medal of Honor: Airborne (XBOX)

Action canceled

After a series of spin-off productions released for the 6th-generation consoles, the popular FPS franchise comes back in a full-fledged multiplayer installment. In accordance with the title, the events of the World War II are observed through the eyes of Boyd Travers, a paratrooper of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (XBOX)
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (XBOX)

Action 19 October 2005

Three great items at one price - this is the shortest description of the package, including Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The Trilogy is a collection of the best titles that came out of the Rockstar Games employees' keyboards so far.

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