Action Games

Clone Hero 0.23.2.2

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While Activision may have run the Guitar Hero franchise into the ground, all is not lost! That is because Clone Hero is the ultimate way for you to rock out to your favorite Guitar Hero songs on your ...

Project Wingman

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With many people referring to this as a spiritual successor to Ace Combat, Project Wingman is a game I have been interested in for quite some time. This is not some kind of complicated, stuffy flight ...

Krunker

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What started life out as a game you can play in your browser has now become a full release on STEAM. Krunker is actually a free-to-play game and while at first glance it may not look that great. This ...

SketchFighter 4000 Alpha 1.2.5

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There’s something to be said for traditional shooters. Hearkening back to the era of Asteroids and Sinistar, with SketchFighter 4000 Alpha taking elements from both of those and distilling them down ...

Postal 2

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Sometimes stirring up controversy can help you with sales and name recognition. After all, bad press is a form of marketing after all - especially if you’re a game that came out anytime between 1992 ...

Duck Game

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Party games are a more modern phenomenon but certainly nothing new. Online gaming has made it easier than ever before and that’s probably why so many of us enjoy this genre. So, what do you get if ...

Call of Duty 2

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It’s hard to believe that Call of Duty has become what it is today. From humble beginnings as a Medal of Honor clone, Call of Duty is now the go-to franchise when it comes to multiplayer first-person ...

Resident Evil Village

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Today we are looking at the brand new (as I write this) Resident Evil Village. I played the PS5 version of the game, but it is also available for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. This was my ...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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The long-running Call of Duty franchise has more laurels to its name than most though, of late, it has become known for one thing: Multiplayer. This wasn’t always the case though, honestly, the ...

Call of Duty

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It’s hard to believe that the famed Call of Duty franchise got its start all the way back in 2003 but it did. Emerging at a time when the Medal of Honor series held the title of best World War ...

Boneworks

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Virtual Reality has been around for a while, and none of us like it much. There aren’t many games for the virtual reality experience honestly, and if there are they don’t really play any differently ...

Action games are the genre of games in which the stress is put on the dynamic action. Such titles demand from the player focus and quick reflexes in response to what’s happening on the screen. Action games incorporate a lot of subgenres such as shooters, racing games, and arcade games.

A good example of a dynamic action game is Call of Duty series. The scripted gameplay is full of cinematic explosions and feels like a Hollywood movie. The pace of the action is mind-blowing and the player is in the center of the events on the screen. Another example is the uncharted series in which the player takes the role of a treasure hunter by the name of Nathan Drake and the gameplay resembles Indiana Jones action movies.

One of the characteristics of an action game is dynamic gameplay. The developers try to create it in different ways. In order to maintain the fast tempo of gameplay, the developers don’t create open worlds for the sake of the linear storyline. It’s easier to build tension knowing which step the player is going to take next.

The games of this genre are usually depicted from the first-person perspective or third-person perspective which makes immersion greater. Action games have also elements of stealth game and platform games, which main role is to slow down the game pace and make the player ready for the final confrontation with the boss. An ideal example is the God of War series, in which spectacular dismembering of the enemies often gives away to platform section which required concentration.

It’s quite difficult to give an exact definition of what action games are. Most of the games of this kind are often a synthesis of many other genres, but in the overwhelming majority of times, they include elements of fast-paced action.

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