Following is a list of some very popular action games for pc. Along with a brief description of the game, its gameplay and plot have also been discussed.
Batman :Arkham Knight.
This game was developed in 2015. It was developed by Rocksteady Studios and was published by Warner Bros. It is an interactive action-adventure game. This game is based on DC Superhero Batman. Also, it is the successor of the Batman :Arkham Origin, which was released in 2013. This game is the fourth release of Batman :Arkham series.
There are many gameplay elements and gadgets in this game which are from the previous games of the series. It includes the batarangs, grapnel gun, the countering system, line launcher, detective vision, and even the remote hacking device. The element – ‘disruptor’has got some upgrades from the previous games. Now it has been upgraded to a rifle which can be used to detonate or disable orthe weapons of enemy.
Drone turrets, boobytrap weapon crates can now be used to surprise the enemies who try to arm themselves. Tag vehicle is for the Batman to track. Also, batarangwhich is a remote controlled weapon is as well upgraded. It has now been made to include a scanner which when thrown out, it can gain some extra information about the surrounding area. Some new gadgets have also been added. They include the Voice Synthesizer. This amazing gadget can be used to imitate the voices of other characters to manipulate and trick thugs into traps.
Grand Theft Auto 5.
This game was released in 2013. It is an action-adventure game. It was developed by Rockstar North. It was published by Rockstar Games. After the release of ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ in 2008, this game is the first release in the series ‘Grand Theft Auto’.
There is a fictional state known as ‘San Andreas’ in which this game is set up. It is mainly based on Southern California. It is a single-player story which starts with three criminals who try to commit heists. They are under pressure from powerful crime figures and a government agency. The design of the city is so open and it lets the players to roam freely in San Andreas’ open countryside. There is also a fictional city called‘Los Santos’, which is based on Los Angeles.
The players in this game use firearms, melee attacks, and also explosives to fight against the enemies. They may swim, run, or jump. They can even use vehicles to navigate the world.
When the health of player depletes, they can also use the help of hospitals. There are law enforcement agencies in the game which play their role if the player commitsany kind of crimes. In the head-up display (HUD) of the player, they can respond as indicated by a “wanted” meter. The current wanted level of the player is displayed using stars displayed on the meter. At the maximum level of the “wanted” meter, which is five-star level, the SWAT teams and police helicopters will swarm to lethally dispatch players. The officers of Law enforcement team will alsouse a search operation for players who attempt to or leave the wanted vicinity.
Dark Souls 2.
This gameis an action role-playing gamefor pc. It was developed by FromSoftware. It was published by Bandai Namco Games. It is the third game in the game series called ‘Souls’. This game was released for Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, and PlayStation 3.
This game has some of the mechanics which are similar to the previous releases in the ‘Souls’ series. This game is widely known for its difficulty level. Both, the bosses and the standard enemies in this game have the power and energy to kill the player in only a few hits.
In this game, if the player exhibits bad play then it is punished severely by most of its enemies. Also, there are very few opportunities for the player to recover its health. In this game, with each death of the player, its maximum health is reduced and is set to a lower limit. This method is continued and the health is reduced till the player expends a rare item to reverse it.
The game begins with the story of a human who has become Undead. The human has been cursed that he would never die. The human has also been doomed to eventually become a Hollow. Hollow is a zombie-like being which has no memories and he has no purpose. The player, which is theundeadhas to travel to the fallen kingdom of ‘Drangleic’to break the curse.
Monster Hunter : World.
It is an action role-playing game for pc. It was developed and published by Capcom. It is a part of the game series known as the ‘Monster Hunter series’. It was released worldwide in January’18 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . The Microsoft Windows version of this game was released in August 2018.
The plot of the game is such that the player has to take the role of a Hunter. He has been given the task to hunt down the monsters that roams and either trap them or kill them. If the player is successful in doing so, then he is rewarded. He is rewarded through loot consisting of parts from the monster. The reward may also contain other things like items that are used to craft armours, weapons and amongst other equipment.
The plot of this game is somewhat similar to the previous games of the series. The player has to take the role of a character which travels to the “New World”.This new world is an unpopulated landmass which is filled with monsters.
The character of the player does not have any intrinsic or different attributes. Although, they are usually determined with the help of what equipment the character is equipped with. This deterministic characteristic can include a weapon.This weapon can be selected from the fourteen archetypes of the series.
These archetypes can behammer, long sword, or bow. These can be used to further define the different types of abilities and combat moves which the player can use. It can also be used to determine the pieces of armour. In this game, some basic equipment can be bought using the in-game money. Also, most of the equipment is made from loot.The loot is obtained by trapping or killing monsters.It can also be made from the rewards which are given on completing quests.
Devil May Cry 5.
This is a hack and slash video game. It was developed and published by Capcom. This game is the sixth release in the franchise. It is also the fifth release of the mainline ‘Devil May Cry’ series. It was released for PlayStation 4,Microsoft Windows, and Xbox One on the 8th of March, 2019. This game was released after five years of the release of previous game of the series which was ‘Devil May Cry 4’. This game follows a trio of warriors who have demonic powers. The three are ‘Nero’, the returning ‘Dante’,and a new protagonist who is named ‘V’. The plot of the game is set at the time when they attempt to stop the Demon King ‘Urizen’, who is tasked to destroy the human world.
The game playof this game features the return of previous characters, Dante and Nero as playable characters. They have returned with a new character, named “V”. The basic game play is somewhat similar to the other games of the titles in the ‘Devil May Cry series’.The main focus is on fast-paced “stylish action”.
The player has to fight with hordes of demons. The demons have a huge variety of attacks and weapons. The player gets new abilities for each of the characters for every time he finds a statue or interacts with the mechanic Nico. Although, the game has three playable characters, still the game forces the player to use only one character per mission.
This game was released in 2004. It is a first-person shooter game. It was developed and published by Valve.This game also combines storytelling, shooting, and puzzles just like the original game. It also adds some features like physics-based game play and vehicles. The control of Gordon Freeman is in the hands of the player.This is the one who fights with the alien combined with allies.It also includesfighting with the resistance fighter Alyx Vance. For this purpose, the player can use weapons like the object-manipulating gravity gun.
This game was made using Valve’s Source engine.It was developed alongside. The development of both of them lasted about five years and also cost a lot, around US$40 million. Valve had announced about the release of Half-Life 2in2003. It was released through the new distribution service Steam.Its release had been delayed by over a year. Although, a hacker stole an unfinished version of the game and leaked it online a year ago.
This game is also single-player game like the previous in the series. It is a first-person shooter game, in which players control Gordon Freeman. This game also has some similaritiesin the mechanics to the previous game, ‘Half-Life’. The similarities include health-and-weapon systems and periodic physics puzzles. Almost everything is same except the Source engine and also the improved graphic
Gears of War.
This is a video game franchise.It was created by Epic Games.It was developed and managed by The Coalition. This game is published and also owned by ‘Xbox Game Studios’. This game series focuses mainly on the conflict between reptilian hominids which are known as the Locust Horde,humanity and their mutated counterparts, which are called as the Lambent. This franchise has six third-person shooter video games in total. These have also been supplemented by 5 novels and a comic book series.
The first release of the series was named ‘Gears of War’. It was released on November 7, 2006 for the Xbox 360. This game has a protagonist named ‘Marcus Fenix’.He is a soldier in the Coalition of Ordered Governments. He has been given the task to save humanity by leading an effort to destroy the Locust Horde. Two next releases of the series, ‘Gears of War 2’ was in 2008, and ‘Gears of War 3’ was in 2011.
The plot of the series is set ona fictional Earth-like planet named ‘Sera’. Human civilization continues developing on Sera. It also endures a millennia-long conflict. The conflict leaves humanity on the brink of extinction on the planet. The leaders of the planet broke an era of peace. After that,the planet ushers an era of scientific advancements and a cultural renaissance. The population of humanity grows and it also demands more energy which is provided by fossil and nuclear fuels.
The scientists of the planet discover Imulsion.It is actually a naturally occurring substance.It can also be refined into a potent energy source. This discovery helps in solving the energy crisis of the planet. But ultimately it creates a great economic disparity. What happens as a result is that the nations which have direct access to the discovery, ‘Imulsion’, prosper, whereas other nations fall into financial turmoil.
The citizens of the country decide to balkanize into two warring factions. The two parts are ‘Coalition of Ordered Governments’ (COG) and ‘Union of Independent Republics’ (UIR). The UIR faction of the planet works and develops the ‘Hammer of Dawn’. This is a system of satellites. This is capable of delivering precise orbital-to-surface laser strikes. The UIR faction has to surrender.They do so after witnessing the devastation caused by the ‘Hammer of Dawn’.It destroyed one of their naval vessels after being completed by Marcus Fenix’s father, scientist Adam Fenix.