The new era of video games have focused more on online multiplayer game modes. The genres of battle royale, FPS, and MMORPG, which is a multiplayer game with large pool of players in it, have become common. However, the old school singleplayer storyline games have not become a thing of past. In fact, they have become better, exciting and more intricate than ever before.
The feel of playing an action game with a solid storyline and a thrilling climax is something single-player gamers thrive on. Even open world games like GTA Vice City and Mafia II were legendary.
On the other hand, Action-Adventure games like Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and the Devil May Cry series were fun playing and brilliant for killing time on the boring weekends. Here are top five games which will help you revive the love for delightful action and adventure.
5. Devil May Cry 5
Released in March 2019, Devil May Cry has been one of the best action-adventure games. The graphics, special effects and design of this game will surprise you for sure. The fighting sequences are just mind-blowing, heart throbbing but challenging at the same time.
The best part about the game is its fighting combos; even if you press some random buttons in panic it sometimes fires a deadly long combo which will shock you. The combos are awesome to watch as they are highly in-depth and upgrade-able.
Even the characters of the game have a well-assigned role to play and though the story sometimes feels hurried it is fun to play and unveil the next chapter. There are secret missions which come along the way which give really good rewards in game. These mission are hard to find but are fun to complete. Developer Capcom has done a brilliant job and has a shining future with this part.
4. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
The amazing series of Lara Croft’s adventure trilogy comes to an end with this part as its final piece. The story has got some critics about being fast and poorly narrated, and it is, if you nitpick. However, the game is very praiseworthy for the most part. The previous part of the game was a huge success and this one comes very close, if not equal to it.
Firstly, the gameplay of this title is outstanding. The world around you is just waiting to be explored and there are so many interactions you can do. The shooting and stealth mechanics of the game are also supreme and possibly even better than the last part.
The role of Lara who is the protagonist of the game is strong and well done. The weapons most commonly used are a bow, pistol, rifle and shotgun. The weapons are upgradable as you proceed in the game. Lara can hide in bushes, mud and on top of trees and can orchestrate attacks without using a single bullet and that is how stealth works in the game.
3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, The Division 2 is the successor to its first part. It has massively improved from the last iteration of the game and it also seems that the developers have addressed the issues and have fixed or changed it.
The game is based in Washington D.C., where a unit of civilian sleeper agents works to stop the enemy from completely taking over the city after a viral epidemic breakout. The game has a fantastic world and greatly improved loot systems. The story missions of the game are amazing too.
One will love the statistical details of every weapon. Talking of weapons, the fighting and shooting mechanics of the game are very well polished and it is seamless to play and have fun doing so.
ere is absolutely no lack of content in this game and to top things off there are side mission and arcade game modes to keep you involved when you don't want to follow the storyline.
2. Far Cry 5
This is an open world first-person shooting game. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto, the game is highly interactive with the open world. The best part is it does not restrict the gamer to do anything, basically, you do whatever you feel like and go wherever you want to.
The possibilities are countless. You can go mountain hiking top fishing or blow things up everywhere with your ammunition and weapons. It is difficult to get bored playing this game.
The story is alright for the most part and character plots are well defined. There is absolutely no lack of content in this game and to top things off there are side mission and arcade game modes to keep you involved when you don't want to follow the storyline.
1. Apex Legends
The only odd one out on the list, but just because Apex: Legends is a battle-royale shooter does not mean that the game lacks pure thrills of an action game. In fact this game is more than just action - it is dependent on communication with online teammates.
Game characters have powerful abilities and use different weapons to fight. Just like other battle-royale games, it is mandatory to learn weapons and what they do but it is also crucial to know about the characters.
This game is a revolution in the gaming industry because it synergizes character abilities and rules of battle-royale together. The game’s gunplay is based on Titanfall 2 mechanics, which were brilliant but are even better here.Published 24 Mar 2019, 14:05 IST