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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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Atomic Heart
Atomic Heart

Action 21 February 2023

A first-person perspective shooter, in which the players are taken to a retro-futuristic version of the Soviet Union. In Atomic Heart, the players assume the role of a secret agent tasked with examining a secret facility connection with which had been lost. The protagonist must face an army of hostile robots and hordes of zombies.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Action 10 November 2020

The 12th main installment of the Assassin's Creed series - TPP sandboxes, from 2018 representing the RPG action genre. In Ubisoft's game we travel around the open world (which makes the complex parkour system more attractive), we perform various tasks and eliminate hosts of opponents. We gain experience points for our activities and advance to the next levels, thanks to which the combat potential of our character increases with time.

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2

Action 26 October 2018

The third installment in the Western action game series called Red Dead, started back in 2004 with the release of Red Dead Revolver. The success of its sequel, a third-person sandbox game set in the Wild West - Red Dead Redemption - has established the position of the franchise in the video games industry. The game has been developed by Rockstar Games.

Like a Dragon: Ishin
Like a Dragon: Ishin

Action 21 February 2023

Like a Dragon: Ishin is a remake of the samurai spin-off of the Yakuza series. The game takes us to 19th century Japan and casts us in the role of a samurai searching for the murderer of his mentor. The game offers an open world, an arcade combat system and a rich set of mini-games.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Action 28 October 2022

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person shooter from the studio Infinity Ward. The game is a sequel to 2019's CoD: Modern Warfare and, like the first part, offers a story campaign, a co-op mode, and online PvP skirmishes against other players.

Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2

Action 04 February 2022

A sequel to the popular open-world game created by the Polish developer, Techland. The players get to explore a ruined city infested by zombies.

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V

Action 18 November 2014

The fifth major installment in the massively popular action game series developed by Rockstar North in cooperation with Take Two Interactive. Grand Theft Auto V is set in a fictional city of Los Santos (based on Los Angeles). The story revolves around adventures of three characters: Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips, and Franklin Clinton, men infamous for brushing up against the law.

Valheim
Valheim

Action TBA (early access since 14 March 2023)

Survival action game that takes us to a universe inspired by Nordic mythology. In Valheim, we play the role of a warrior who goes to the Valheim to win the favour of the gods and, consequently, to the mythical Valhalla.

No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky

Action 24 July 2018

A science-fiction, sandbox action game with a focus on multiplayer mode. It was created by Hello Games, company known for the colorful arcade production Joe Danger. The game is set in the distant future in the yet uncharted parts of the cosmos, and the gameplay is presented in two forms. We explore the successive corners of the universe piloting a spacecraft, like we do in typical space-sim productions. Upon landing on a newly discovered planet, the game switches to first-person view.

Dead Island 2
Dead Island 2

Action 21 April 2023

A second major installment in the sandbox action game series created by the Polish studio Techland. This time, the development has been entrusted to Yager Development, an independent developer team mainly known from the shooter Spec Ops: The Line. As far as the plot goes, the game follows the events shown in previous chapter. The plague that transformed people into living dead has gone out of control, and began spreading throughout California.

Mafia: Definitive Edition
Mafia: Definitive Edition

Action 25 September 2020

A remake of the cult game of the 2K Czech studio created by the original developers under the label of the Hangar 13 studio. In Mafia: Definitive Edition as Tommy Angelo we progress in the criminal underworld of the fictional city of Lost Heaven.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Action 26 October 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is an action adventure game by Eidos Montreal studio telling the story of the Guardians of the Galaxy. We play as Peter "Star Lord" Quill and together with Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax we go on another crazy mission.

Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins

Action 27 October 2017

The seventh major installment in the Ubisoft's best-selling action game series. Plotwise, Assassin's Creed: Empire is a sort of prequel to the entire series, taking players so far back in time as none other installment did - to the ancient Egypt, long before the two opposing orders of Assassins and Templars were founded. Players play the part of a slave, a distant ancestor to Altair - the protagonist of the first Assassin's Creed.

Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves

Action 20 March 2018

An action adventure game focusing on multiplayer, set in an open world filled with pirates, treasures and exotic lands to explore. It is a work of the experienced studios Rare – creators of such classic series as Donkey Kong and Banjoo-Kazooie. Players take on roles of corsairs taking part in countless adventures, both on land and open sea.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Action 15 November 2019

An action game set in the Star Wars universe. In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order the action is set between episodes III and IV of the movie saga. Players assume the role of a Jedi Knight who is being ruthlessly hunted by the forces of the Empire.

Assassin's Creed: Mirage
Assassin's Creed: Mirage

Action 2023

A side installment of the series, focusing heavily on stealth action. Assassin's Creed: Rift is a much smaller game than Origins, Odyssey or Valhalla, returning, as it were, to the roots of Ubisoft's series.

Hitman 3
Hitman 3

Action 20 January 2021

Hitman III is a stealth action game by IO Software. During the game, we direct a paid assassin and execute orders, in which elimination of targets can be done in many different ways.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

Action 04 October 2019

Third-person shooter set in the open world, focused on fun in the co-op mode. This is a continuation of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, released by Ubisoft in 2017.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Action 14 September 2018

Another entry in the bestselling series of action-adventure games. It is also the third entry in the saga about the beginnings of Lara Croft’s career that started in 2013. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider the female protagonist journeys to Latin America, where she discovers mysteries hidden within ruins and solves the mystery related to the Order of Trinity and the research conducted by her father.

Destiny 2
Destiny 2

Action 06 September 2017

Destiny 2 is a sequel to the best-selling FPS developed by Bungie Software. This time, Bungie is aided in the development process by Vicarious Visions, creators of Skylanders and some other games. Destiny 2 introduces many new changes and improvements, not only concerning the story (this time, the story will play a bigger part than in the first game), but also in the gameplay mechanics. In Destiny 2, we will visit completely new, enormous locations (i.e.

Far Cry 6
Far Cry 6

Action 07 October 2021

The sixth main part of the popular FPS series, supervised by Ubisoft. In Far Cry 6 we go to the tropical Yara, and our main task is to get the bloody dictator Anton Castillo out of power.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Action 22 March 2019

An action-adventure game developed by From Software studio, which takes us the alternate reality of 15th-century Japan. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice focuses on an exploration of complex levels, sneaking and fights that resemble the Dark Souls series. Other features of the game are the grim atmosphere and a high difficulty level.

Dead Cells
Dead Cells

Action 07 August 2018

An action game with roguelike and metroidvania elements by indie French studio Motion Twin. During the game, you explore a grim castle, whose elements (such as chambers, cloisters, and sewers) are procedurally generated. Given the permadeath system, it means that each new gameplay is a fresh experience, during which you can discover new parts of the fortress. An important aspect of Dead Cells is combat, which is very difficult.

Dying Light: The Following
Dying Light: The Following

Action 09 February 2016

The first official expansion to a survival action game made by Polish studio Techland in 2015. The add-on is set after the events presented in the base game, and take you to the suburbs of Harran city. Playing as Kyle Crane, a character known from the original, you have to infiltrate a camp of a cult, whose members are immune to zombie bites and can use the monsters to their own means.