GCN Action Video Games

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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Genre: Action
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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GCN)

Action 05 June 2003

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. Contrary to such series as Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon, where the emphasis is put on teamwork and commanding a unit, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell focuses on controlling one character, making it more of a stealth game. There is no shortage of open confrontation opportunities in the title, though. In such scenarios, we can choose from 13 available weapons and other useful gadgets.

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (GCN)

Action 25 March 2005

The third installment in the popular third-person stealth action game series starring special agent Sam Fisher. The game is set in the near future, where a conflict between North Korea and Japan escalates, unintentionally fanned by the United States. This is when our unfailing protagonist steps into action. His task is to reconcile the interests of all countries involved in the conflict. When compared with previous installments in the series, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory offers a great deal of changes, both in visuals and mechanics. Individual missions are of non-linear structure and you can reach your goal in several different ways, while completing optional objectives along the way. It is also noteworthy that the character can make use of new moves, attacks, and combat techniques, as well as new types of gadgets and weapons. Moreover, there is no shortage of multiplayer modes, starting with the online co-op mode.

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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (GCN)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (GCN)

Action 19 June 2003

The sequel to Io-Interactive's well-received stealth action game from 2000. The gameís story starts in a Sicilian monastery, where the protagonist of the first game, Agent 47, tries to forget about his former deeds by seeking atonement in peaceful life and prayer. Unfortunately, he is soon tracked down by the Russian mafia and forced to get back to work. He quickly learns that he is being manipulated and eventually becomes a target himself, hunted by highly-trained ex-Spetsnaz operatives. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is a set of 21 new missions set in six main locations all over the world. As you play, you make use of the protagonistís talents, such as reconnaissance, camouflage, sneaking, and covering his tracks. The game offers a selection of more than 30 diverse weapons, including brand new tools, such as crossbows, poisonous darts, stun ammo, and even chloroform.

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Ultimate Spider-Man (GCN)
Ultimate Spider-Man (GCN)

Action 22 September 2005

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LEGO Star Wars (GCN)
LEGO Star Wars (GCN)

Action 25 October 2005

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XIII (GCN)
XIII (GCN)

Action 24 November 2003

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Gun (GCN)
Gun (GCN)

Action 08 November 2005

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Spider-Man 2: The Game (GCN)
Spider-Man 2: The Game (GCN)

Action 28 June 2004

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Freedom Fighters (GCN)
Freedom Fighters (GCN)

Action 29 September 2003

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True Crime: New York City (GCN)
True Crime: New York City (GCN)

Action 15 November 2005

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (GCN)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (GCN)

Action 11 February 2003

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Conflict: Desert Storm (GCN)
Conflict: Desert Storm (GCN)

Action 17 April 2003

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BloodRayne (GCN)
BloodRayne (GCN)

Action 15 October 2002

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Medal of Honor: Frontline (GCN)
Medal of Honor: Frontline (GCN)

Action 07 November 2002

Another installment in an FPS series tracing its roots back to the PlayStation console. The Medal of Honor series of war shooters is considered to be the predecessor of the Call of Duty franchise. In Medal of Honor: Frontline, the player assumes the role of lieutenant Jimmy Patterson from the American OSS agency. The protagonist is sent to the most dangerous battlefields of World War II, including the spectacular landing on the Omaha beach for example (a mission inspired by the 1998's film Saving Private Ryan). The player will be taken inside a German U-boat, they will fight over a strategically important bridge in Nijmegen, and most importantly, they will hijack a German plane prototype capable of tipping the scales of victory. In terms of mechanics, the game does not stray much from the formula behind the previous installments, giving the player an opportunity to experience a true war horror, which is intensified by the use of convincing sound effects. In the game, the player participates both in open shootouts as well as stealth-action sequences, making use of a massive number of different weapons representing authentic firearms of the period.

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The Simpsons: Hit & Run (GCN)
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (GCN)

Action 16 September 2003

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