Top Action Games of All Time
Cor blimey mate, action’s brilliant innit? You seen that Expendables? Everything blowing up, Statham getting a one-liner, morgues overflowing with moustachioed baddies. Bleedin’ nora. Well, action games, right, action games do that, except they’re games. So it’s YOU leaping off an improvised zip-line to plunge a sword into someone’s skull, it’s YOU exploding a load of poorly placed cannisters of flammable liquid and not even bothering to look at the resulting carnage, as you speed away on a motorbike, rolling a tab.
Action games are the meat and potatoes of the medium. As much as we all love our complex RPGs, our patient stealth games, our impenetrable turn based strategy, sometimes you just want to bullet some git in the face with a gun that you shoot, like a proper hard bastard.
Health and safety? Don’t make me laugh. Check our list to see which bone-crushing, man-deceasing, gun-shooting blow-em-ups made it in. Then go and chin the next geezer who looks at you funny, innit.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is trying to have its cake and eat it.
Borderlands 2 surpasses the original with sharper focus, better quests and more enjoyable blasting.
This is no longer Bungie's Halo, but much of what made the series such an irresistible proposition has remained intact for this new beginning.
Far Cry 3 shines in its campaign, which is more layered and compelling than any game proffering a power trip through escapist ultraviolence has any right to be.
A great action title and one of the best offerings on Nintendo's console.
This is The Walking Dead: The Simulator, and it’s every bit as good as that sounds.
A fine port of the original game.
A brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages
GTA's online offering lives up to its billing.
An exceptionally gorgeous and superbly-balanced multiplayer game marred only by a hollow single-player campaign.