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Action Definition: Broad category of games that feature fast reflexes as the primary mechanic. (Castlevania)


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Silent Hill 2 (2001) 4.50/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation 2
US Release Date: 09/24/2001
JP Release Date: 09/27/2001
Genre: Action (Survival Horror)
ESRB Rating: M
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Synopsis: James Sunderland receives a letter from his wife, Mary, asking him to meet her in their "special place" in Silent Hill. James goes off to find her, even though she has been dead for some time. Entering the fog-shrouded town he encounters Maria, who looks like Mary but is much more provocative, along with the morose Angela Orosco and the jolly giant with a dark secret Eddie Dombrowski. All have been drawn to Silent Hill to face their pasts - will James be able to survive his?


BioShock (2007) 4.23/5 Add to game list

Platform: Xbox 360
US Release Date: 08/21/2007
JP Release Date: 02/21/2008
Genre: Action (First-Person Shooter)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Irrational Games, 2K
Publisher: 2K
Synopsis: After a plane crash, a survivor finds himself in the crumbling underwater city of Rapture in an alternate version of 1960. As her explores the could-have-been utopia, he discovers mutants overcome by addiction and defense systems. He also unlocks the power of plasmids, which alter the body and release abilities such as pyrokenesis, telekenisis and mind control - powers that have devastated the population of Rapture. He soon learns coming here was no accident and the mysterious Little Sisters hold the key - will he release them or use them for his own means? Would you kindly join him?


Super Mario World (1991) 4.33/5 Add to game list

Platform: Super Nintendo (SNES)
US Release Date: 08/13/1991
JP Release Date: 11/21/1990
Genre: Action (2D Platformer)
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: Going on a much-deserved vacation, Mario, Luigi and Peach visit Dinosaur Land when Peach goes missing. Trying to find her, the brothers stumble upon an egg that hatches out a young dinosaur named Yoshi. After hearing that Yoshi's friends have been imprisoned in eggs, they deduce Bowser and his Koopalings are behind the attack and vow to stop him once again and rescue Peach along with the other dinosaurs.


Minecraft (2009) 4.58/5 Add to game list

Platform: PC
US Release Date: 05/10/2009
Genre: Action (Sandbox)
ESRB rating: E10+
Developer: Mojang AB
Publisher: Mojang AB
Synopsis: A game limited only by your imagination as you take control of an avatar to create and destroy various blocks in a 3D environment. Whether you create structures or works of amazing artistic design is up to you as you share your creations across multiplayer servers across many game modes.


Portal 2 (2011) 4.78/5 Add to game list

Platform: PC (Steam)
US Release Date: 04/19/2011
Genre: Action (First-Person Shooter)
ESRB Rating: E10+
Developer: Valve Corporation
Publisher: Valve Corporation
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Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002) 4.50/5 Add to game list

Platform: GameCube
US Release Date: 06/23/2002
JP Release Date: 10/25/2002
Genre: Action (Survival Horror)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Silicon Knights
Publisher: Nintendo
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The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (2003) 4.64/5 Add to game list

Platform: GameCube
US Release Date: 11/17/2003
JP Release Date: 04/01/2004
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure)
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: This compilation disc includes the original "The Legend of Zelda," "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link," "Ocarina of Time," and "Majora's Mask" on a single GameCube disc. Also included are promotional materials concerning "Wind Waker" and a "Timeline of Zelda" retrospective featurette.


Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004) 4.69/5 Add to game list

Platform: GameCube
US Release Date: 03/09/2004
JP Release Date: 03/11/2004
Genre: Action (Stealth)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Silicon Knights
Publisher: Konami
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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) 4.69/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation 3
US Release Date: 11/16/2007
JP Release Date: 12/06/2007
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure, Third-Person Shooter)
ESRB Rating: T
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony
Synopsis: Nathan Drake is about to uncover his families' legacy: after discovering the location of explorer Sir Francis Drake, it leads him on a path towards the fabled treasure of El Dorado. Dodging modern pirates and a fellow treasure hunter, Drake will have to use his wits and skills to survive the expedition and uncover the secret behind this long-lost treasure.


Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) 4.60/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation 2
US Release Date: 11/17/2004
JP Release Date: 12/16/2004
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure, Stealth)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Synopsis: A prequel to the Metal Gear series, during the Cold War you play as Naked Snake, who has been sent to the wilderness of Russia to stop the Brezhnev faction and the deadly Cobra Unit after a nuclear explosion threatens to shatter the peace between the U.S. and Russia. As he proceeds on his mission, Snake discovers it's a cover for something far more coveted - with implications for the future of the world.

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