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Ico

Ico (ICO) mixes puzzles and action-adventure like many games before it but does so more impressively than most. With Team Ico behind the game, who has a strong history of development the PS2 title was eventually bundled with Shadow of the Colossus for release on PS3. Playing as a young boy name... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(1 votes)
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Bully: Scholarship Edition

If you are looking for a change of setting in theaction adventure genre then Bully from Rockstar Games just might be the answer. The game takes place in a school setting and has players taking on the role of a rebel teenager. Players play as James (Jimmy) Hopkins who has a history of misbehavio... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(29 votes)
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Okami

Okami is a critically acclaimed Zelda like experience where the player controls a wolf goddess. The game has a very beautiful presentation and feel to its game world that is definitely a unique offering. Okami was originally released on PlayStation 2 and eventually made its way to the Nintendo ... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(25 votes)
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Syberia 2

Syberia 2 was released nearly two years after the success of the original. The game is similar to the first Syberia game incorporating third person gameplay and puzzle solving while again following the adventures of Kate Walker. While a sequel the game has included an overview of the first game... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(12 votes)
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Syberia

Syberia is an adventure game released in 2002 that also incorporates some detective elements into its gameplay. The game uses a unique mixture of new art and steampunk in its game setting. In Syberia players will follow the story of Kate Walker and her attempts at finalising a sale for her law ... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(14 votes)
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Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman: Blood Money is the fourth game in the popular series of Hitman stealth video games and lets you jump into the shoes of Agent 47 once again. Just like in previous iterations of the series players will accept a number of hits as Agent 47 that come from a number of different clients. These... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
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Psychonauts

Psychonauts is a unique and beautifully presented game that follows the adventures of Raz, a boy who has powerful psychic abilities. The game has gained a cult like following and is available on numerous platforms. Pyschonauts takes place in a fictional summer camp that acts as a secret trainin... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(11 votes)
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Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil is a popular action adventure game that was first released in 2003 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows. Its widespread popularity led to a HD remake for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011 which is available on their respective online stores. The game is set in the f... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(14 votes)
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Scarface: The World Is Yours

Scarface: The World Is Yours is heavily based on the popular Scarface film and offers a great adventure for fans of crime based video games. Gamers who have seen the film will definitely get most from the experience though. The plot for the video game picks up right after the film ends and has ... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(15 votes)
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True Crime: Streets of LA

True Crime: Streets of LA tells the story from the other side of the tracks with players playing the game as a police officer rather than the many crime based GTA clones out there. The game is the first in the True Crime series and released in November 2003. As you might expect Streets of LA is... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(15 votes)
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Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

Mercenaries 2: World In Flames is all about huge explosions and the open world environment. The game was released in 2008 and is available for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows. In the game you’ll take on the role of a mercenary (in case you hadn’t gathered that from the name) and battle against a... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(12 votes)
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Gun

Gun is an open world action adventure game set in the Wild West. The game has been compared to the Grand Theft Auto series and was developed by Neversoft with a release in 2006. In the game players take on the role of Colton White as he attempts to take revenge on those that have wronged him. B... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(13 votes)
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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is the first game of the Mafia series. It features third person shooter gameplay with some free roam elements similar to that of the GTA series. The game was originally released in 2002 for Windows and eventually made its way to Xbox and PlayStation 2 with console... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(28 votes)
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Red Faction

Red Faction is a first person shooter adventure released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, Windows and Mac. Set on Mars in the 21st century players take part in the revolution on the planet against the oppressive Ultor Corporation. The plot in Red Faction is set on Mars where you take control of P... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(3 votes)
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Just Cause

Just Cause is an action adventure game that has players taking control of an agent and exploring an open world tropical environment. The game launched in 2006 with its success leading to a sequel 4 years later. In the game players will jump into the shoes of Rico Rodriguez, one of the top agent... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(14 votes)
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Red Dead Revolver

Red Dead Revolver is the spiritual predecessor to the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption. The game launched for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 in 2004. Just like the game that came after it players will be experiencing the Wild West through a third person perspective. The game depicts this se... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(1 votes)
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fast paced and brutal hack and slash action game that has some ties to the film that shares the same title. The Uncaged Edition of the game was developed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 while a different game version was released for other platforms that toned down the go... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(10 votes)
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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

The third game in the Splinter Cell franchise with Tom Clancy’s name is Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and is just as stealthy as the other games in the series. Following Sam Fisher who works as an agent in the covert-ops branch of the NSA known as the Third Echelon. Optin... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(3 votes)
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Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus will take you on an action adventure in a game world that is linked to that of Ico (a previous game from the same developer). Originally launching in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 the game was re-released with Ico in a bundled HD version for PS3 in 2011. The game is set in a... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(18 votes)
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Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)

Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit outside of North America) is a cinematic adventure with thriller and even paranormal elements. The game launched in 2005 for Windows, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Indigo Prophecy is set in New York City where a string of strange and bloody murders have recently taken ... Read More »

User Score
8.9
(17 votes)
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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is a Japanese RPG that has you taking on the role of a high school student. The game originally launched on PlayStation 2 in 2008 and received an enhanced Golden edition in 2012 for the PlayStation Vita. The game is set in a rural town with emphasis on the high sch... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
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Ghost Master

Think you’d make a good ghost? Put that thought to the test in Ghost Master where you get to control a team of ghastly ghouls and attempt to scare people out of their homes. The game features puzzle and strategy elements and was released on multiple platforms starting in 2003. At the start of e... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(6 votes)
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The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale is a unique and quirky action role playing game that pokes fun at most of the stereotypes in fantasy RPGs. The game was originally released in 2004 on consoles (PlayStation 2 and Xbox) but eventually found its way to Windows and Mac (2009) with iOS and Android releases in 2012. ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(12 votes)
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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Welcome to the Netherworld! The world that Disgaea takes place in. Follow the narcissistic protagonist Prince Laharl in this humour filled RPG adventure. Laharl took a nap that unexpectedly lasted two years, and has been awakened by his loyal vassal and fellow protagonist Etna to find that his ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(13 votes)