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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
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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.

Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden

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.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean

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.

Ninja Gaiden Black
Ninja Gaiden Black

Action 20 September 2005

After an extremely successful and warm welcome remake of a hit from years ago, Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo decided to release a richer, more complete version. In Ninja Gaiden: Black, we again play the role of a deadly, revenge-hungry warrior.

Doom 3
Doom 3

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.

Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Combat Evolved

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.

Painkiller: Hell Wars
Painkiller: Hell Wars

Action 25 July 2006

A fast-paced first-person shooter developed by Polish studio People Can Fly. In Painkiller the player assumes the role of Daniel Garner, who upon dying has been assigned to stop the armies of hell led by Lucifer himself. The story told in the game is linear and the campaign is split into five chapters, each one consisting of several levels. The gameplay is based on fighting hordes of enemies – all sorts of creatures coming straight from hell as well as even more powerful bosses.

Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2

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.

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

Action 25 November 2003

A continuation of the extremely successful action game from 2001. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne is once again developed by the Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment with the help from the publisher Take-Two Interactive. The action takes place one year after events of the first installment. Max Payne is back in NYPD. Unfortunately, the dark past still haunts him – the life of the hero is threatened by Mona – a beautiful killer, who steals his heart.

Thief: Deadly Shadows
Thief: Deadly Shadows

Action 11 June 2004

The third installment in the bestselling first-person stealth series, Thief, developed by Ion Storm studio - team composed mostly of developers responsible for the first two parts of the series. The story of Thief: Deadly Shadows is independent from its predecessors, though once again we play the part of well-known thief named Garrett who was the main protagonist of the previous games as well.

Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III

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.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

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.

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

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.

Halo 2
Halo 2

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.

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil

Action 05 October 2005

An official expansion pack for Doom 3. It was developed by Nerve Software, under the auspices of the base game's creators. Resurrection of Evil continues the storyline established in the core game, once again taking the player to the secret research facility on Mars. It turns out that defeating the powerful Cyberdemon and destroying the portal leading to hell were not the only problems of the Union Aerospace Corporation.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Action 28 November 2002

A third-person stealth action game by Ubisoft Montreal, inspired by the works of the famous Tom Clancy and the NetForce novel series. We assume the role of Sam Fisher, a federal agent and an operative of a secret unit within NSA (National Security Agency). The protagonist's task is to perform missions given to him by the agency, usually involving elimination of incredibly dangerous enemies, destroying documents, or infiltrating secret installations.

Enclave
Enclave

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.

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.

Black
Black

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".

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Action 18 November 2003

This installment of the Jedi Knight video game series has been developed by Raven Software. The action of the game takes place 6 years after the events shown in the previous Jedi Knight game. The player gets the opportunity to become a student at the Jedi Academy led by Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn on Yavin IV. What is interesting, upon starting the game the player has to create his or her own character by choosing the race, sex, clothing and physical appearance.

Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix
Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix

Action 18 June 2003

Soldier of Fortune 2 is a sequel to a well-known action game in which we again play the role of John Mullins and fight against a terrorist group, this time in possession of a dangerous virus.

DRIV3R
DRIV3R

Action 20 June 2004

The next installment of the popular series of three-dimensional action games, launched in 1999 on the Sony PlayStation. Again, we are directing the actions of an uncompromising policeman named Tanner, who infiltrates criminal structures to destroy them from inside.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Action 01 November 2005

An alternative version of Call of Duty 2 - a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch for PC and Xbox 360. Big Red One was created exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube consoles. Similar to the original Call of Duty 2, the story here is set during the Second World War, but focuses only on the actions of a single American infantry unit. The player assumes the role of the squad leader, who coordinates the actions of his subordinates.