Action Games

The action game genre includes thousand of diverse releases. It's also probably the widest and oldest type of video game.

  • Type:Action
Nombre de produits: 10 000+
Helldivers 2 Global Steam
-29%
De  €28.65 €39.99
Nightingale Global Steam
-74%
De  €13.48 €49.99
Terraria Global Steam Gift
-93%
De  €0.72 €9.99
Pacific Drive EU Steam
-26%
De  €14.82 €19.99
Helldivers 2 EU Steam
-28%
De  €29.01 €39.99
Palworld Global Steam
De  €30.08
Baldur's Gate 3 EN Egypt Xbox Series
-76%
De  €17.25 €69.99
Random Junky Game EN Global Steam
-91%
De  €0.99 €9.99
Ready Or Not EN Global Steam
-56%
De  €26.87 €59.99
Elden Ring EU Steam
-58%
De  €44.63 €105.69
God of War Global Steam
-72%
De  €14.12 €49.99
Alan Wake 2 EN Nigeria Xbox Series
-73%
De  €13.64 €49.99
Tekken 8 EN Argentina Xbox Series
-14%
De  €34.70 €39.99
Pacific Drive Global Steam
-24%
De  €15.26 €19.99
7 Days to Die Global Steam
-95%
De  €1.19 €22.99
Remnant II Global Steam
-69%
De  €15.82 €49.99
Valheim Global Steam
-63%
De  €10.07 €27.02
Tekken 8 Global Steam
De  €47.90
Helldivers 2 ROW Steam
-28%
De  €28.84 €39.99
Deep Rock Galactic Global Steam
-77%
De  €6.88 €28.71
Satisfactory EN Global Steam
-35%
De  €13.76 €21.00
Last Epoch EN Global Steam
-13%
De  €29.20 €33.45
Gotham Knights Global Steam
-93%
De  €4.47 €60.38
Alan Wake 2 EN Egypt Xbox Series
-72%
De  €14.17 €49.99
Days Gone Global Steam
-88%
De  €6.82 €56.00

The history of action games

Since Space Invaders first appeared in arcades throughout the world in the middle of the 1970s, action video games have been a thing. The genre has developed since then to rank among the most well-liked in game culture. Action video games provide players of all ages with a distinctive and exhilarating experience with their fast-paced gameplay, dramatic visuals, and captivating narratives. Any action video game's gameplay is its core component. These games need clever techniques to win or finish the task, whether it be hand-to-hand fighting, shootouts with weapons and explosives, or a difficult obstacle course.

Here are some groundbreaking action video games released in the 1970s and 1980s:

  • Space Invaders (1978) -  This game was released by Taito and designed by Tomohiro Nishikado. It revolutionized the gaming industry with its single-screen design, pixelated graphics, and iconic enemies.
  • Asteroids (1979) -  Released by Atari, this was one of the earliest games with simple vector graphics. It also featured random enemy patterns that made it difficult to master.
  • Pac-Man (1980) - Created by Namco and designed by Toru Iwatani, Pac-Man is an arcade classic that was an instant sensation when it was released. It featured 256 levels of mazes and four ghosts which challenged the player to eat all dots in the level without being caught by the ghosts.
  • Donkey Kong (1981) - Developed by Nintendo, this game spawned one of the world's most popular characters: Mario. Players must navigate several platforms while avoiding obstacles and enemies, all while trying to rescue Pauline from the clutches of Donkey Kong.
  • Frogger (1981) - Developed by Konami and designed by Jeff Lee, Frogger is a classic arcade game that combines strategy and luck. Players must guide their frog across busy roads, rivers, and lily pads without being run over or falling in. It's a classic game of skill and patience that has stood the test of time.

Captivating plots

Action video games also lure players into their worlds through their narratives. Action-adventure games are described as works of fiction that feature harrowing, high-octane action alongside a fun narrative and vivid characters. One of the better examples is GTA V. This Rockstar mega-hit transports us to the imaginary city of Los Santos, where you take control of three main characters who manage activities for the criminal underworld. One of the most well-known video games ever made, GTA V has absurd objectives, a vast open environment, and an intriguing story. A version is available online as well. You may collaborate with your pals to explore this virtual environment.

In contrast to GTA V, which takes place in a modern metropolis modeled after Los Angeles, Days Gone allows us to battle for existence in a post-apocalyptic world invaded by zombie-like beasts. Gamers follow the saga of Deacon St. John, a former member of a biker gang who is looking for her wife, who has vanished. Intense battle sequences and open-world exploration are featured in the game. Because adversaries may use his surroundings against him, Deacon must exercise caution.

Another excellent example of an action game with an intricate and intriguing backstory is the Halo series. The game is set in a sci-fi world full of mystery and history. Super-soldier Master Chief is under your command as he sets out on missions to defend the galaxy from alien invaders. The game offers a vast selection of vehicles, weaponry, and tactical skills. Massive settings and outstanding graphics in Halo bring this universe to life. It is understandable why this series has endured for so long, given its compelling narrative and compelling fighting.

Shape the world

While some games use more conventional narrative techniques, others have player-choice systems and branching plots that let players choose the direction of their adventures. RPGs often include components like character development, significant decision-making, and nonlinear storytelling. Action role-playing games are those that incorporate dynamic gameplay with such elements. For instance, the third-person action role-playing game Steelrising. The game was released on September 8, 2022. It revolves around a different version of the French Revolution. King Louis XVI and his mechanical army must be stopped by the player. You will improve the protagonist's skills and equipment during this adventure, as well as your own. It's crucial to note that in Steelrising, you may unlock new skills that will let your character become an unbeatable fighter, an expert in elemental arts, or an elegant yet deadly dancer.

Any fan of action role-playing games must play Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, which concludes the beloved Witcher trilogy. It has a sizable open environment that players may explore. You take control of monster hunter Geralt, who has special powers. He sets out on an adventure that includes exploring and questing. The dynamic combat mechanism in the game guarantees that you won't get tired of fighting both human and non-human adversaries. Even if you can't make up your own characters, your narrative is unique because of all the significant choices and moral judgments you have to make. The Witcher 3 is an action-RPG masterpiece with a gripping narrative and enduring characters.

Play Cyberpunk 2077 if you like science fiction over fantasy. You assume the character of V, a mercenary trying to survive in the neon-lit Night City. A robust character customization system in Cyberpunk 2077 enables you to design your own version of the protagonist. Moreover, each mission may be approached in a variety of ways with real-time fighting and weapon changes. Fans of action role-playing games and sci-fi fanatics will both enjoy Cyberpunk 2077's captivating plot and awe-inspiring graphics.

Feel the rhythm

Action rhythm games are another interesting and popular action games sub-genre. This type of game is all about timing and dexterity. Players have to keep up with the quick tempo of the game while still paying attention to their movements. 

Examples of popular action rhythm games include:

  • Dance Dance Revolution - instead of a keyboard, joystick, or gamepad, this game uses a special platform that players must dance on in order to complete the levels.
  • Beat Saber - this game requires players to swing colored sabers at blocks with matching colors and patterns to the beat of electronic music. 
  • Guitar Hero - players use a dedicated guitar-shaped controller input device to hit color-coded notes on the screen as they move
  • Metal: Hellsinger - it's a first-person shooter with a heavy metal soundtrack. Shooting to the rhythm allows players to deal more damage to the daemons their fighting with.

Action, action, and action!

Naturally, as we've already stated, the gameplay of an action game is what makes it successful. Best action games must be enjoyable. If the game is enjoyable to play, it doesn't matter whether there is little or no narrative. Whether you and your companions plunder in Sea of Thieves, battle orcs in Orcs Must Die! 3, or shoot your foes in Escape from Tarkov, you don't need to be immersed in a complicated narrative. As you can see, there are tons of different types of action games for players to choose from.