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Action-Adventure games have been a staple in the gaming industry since Superman released in 1979 and it doesn’t look like they’ll quit being a thing anytime soon. This massively popular gaming genre has a plethora of fans and it can be a slightly daunting task trying to pick out the right gift! Check out these video games for the action-adventure fan, (whether it’s you, or someone you’re gifting for!)
These are Some of the Best Video Games for the Action-Adventure Fan
If you’re having trouble picking out a title with the hundreds that are currently on shelves, have no fear! We’re here to help in that regard. We’re going to make sure that you get that special person in your life the perfect gift with these 40 Action-Adventure games that we’ve scoured the gaming world for!
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
The latest in the legacy of the Tomb Raider series, this entry is definitely no slouch. There’s plenty of tombs, puzzles and gunplay to be had. You can’t go wrong with this gift!
God Of War (Ps4)
This Ps4 exclusive is an absolute masterpiece of a game! Praised by critics and fans alike, it managed to breathe fresh life into a series that has been around for over a decade. If the gamer in your life is a fan of Action-Adventure games, they’ll definitely be a fan of this one!
This is a wonderful narrative-driven single player adventure game for gamers looking for a nice throw-back experience. Put your feet up and enjoy this indie title that provides you with an enjoyable experience you won’t soon forget.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Every gamer likes a challenge, right? Remind them of that when you present them with this game. From the developers of Dark Souls, this game is a brutal, albeit addictive, dive into Japan during the 1500s. Not a game to pass on!
Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (Wii U/Nintendo Switch)
The Legend Of Zelda is a juggernaut in gaming and from the looks of this game, the series doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Breath Of The Wild brings a wonderfully immersive world for the player to enjoy, packed with hundreds of hours of gameplay. They are sure to enjoy this one!
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
The Witcher series has always been a fantastical adventure dealing with mythological creatures and ways to help them meet their demise and this part of the series is no exception. Give your gamer the gift of joining Geralt of Rivera on his journey, leading him into battles against creatures like Gryphons and Wraiths!
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One/Ps4)
Rockstar is a pillar of the gaming community and is known for making action-packed games that are filled with hours and hours of entertainment. Red Dead Redemption is the sequel that fans have been clamoring for for nearly a decade. Give the gift of the old school West at its wildest!
Grand Theft Auto V (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Another Rockstar entry on our list? Absolutely! Ever wonder what it would be like to be a criminal and run amok doing whatever you please? I’m sure we all have. You can help your adult gamer scratch that itch with this title!
Hollow Knight (PC/Nintendo Switch)
Team Cherry’s first foray into gaming is a challenging one! Hollow Knight is an action-adventure title primarily based on exploring the underground kingdom of Hallownest. With unique graphics and difficult gameplay, it’s sure to keep even the most hardcore gamer entertained for hours!
Ori And The Blind Forest (PC/Xbox One)
This artistic masterpiece of a video game was published by Microsoft in 2015 and has been a hit since its initial release. Full of visual and musical elegance and a gripping storyline, this game is an absolute emotional journey for the gamer. Maybe you’ll catch them crying after they finish it!
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PC/Xbox One/Ps4/Nintendo Switch)
Known for having an accurate portrayal of psychosis, Hellblade is a trip to play. Filled with unique puzzles, wonderful storyline and compelling visuals, you’d be hard pressed to find a better title than this one!
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Xbox One/Ps4)
On the lighter side of the genre, may we humbly suggest some Spyro? If your gamer has been playing video games for awhile, they most likely have a nostalgic spot in their heart for this little purple dragon and you can help them embrace that with the first three games remastered in HD!
Diablo 3 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4/Nintendo Switch)
Diablo 3 can be classified in so many ways. Action-Adventure? Yes. RPG? Check. An absolute joy to play? Without question. If the gamer in your life hasn’t experienced the unadultered bliss that this game can bring, you can solve that for them. It’s been a staple in anyone’s collection since 2012 and it should definitely be one in theirs as well.
Dark Souls III (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Dark Souls is notorious for being some of the most difficult gaming content to ever grace gamers’ monitors and television screens. Despite the fact that it’s been responsible for countless broken controllers, it’s still a fan favorite by a landslide. Give the gift of seething rage to your gaming loved one!
Resident Evil 7 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
The Resident Evil franchise is known for putting out some of the creepiest games that keep you on the edge of your seat and this game is definitely no exception. Boasting some of the best graphics found in the entire series, it is guaranteed to be one of the scariest gifts you could give to the gamer in your life!
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC/Xbox One/Ps4/Nintendo Switch)
Bethesda created a game in which to compare future Action-Adventure RPGs to with this addition to the Elder Scrolls collection. Give the gift of an immense and immersive environment to your gamer. Guaranteed to provide hundreds of hours of gameplay and enjoyment!
The Evil Within 2 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Another horror game thrown into the list, The Evil Within 2 is a fitting sequel to the first game. Playing as Detective Sebastian Castellanos, you take on the task of rescuing your daughter, going through hell and back. Give your gamer the gift of horror as they take on terrifying enemies with limited ammo.
Middle Earth: Shadow Of War (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Lord of the Rings has always been an incredibly popular franchise and this game helps you become part of that action. With the storylines of this game and the one before it, you learn more of the history of the person responsible for the creation of the ring. This is a must play!
Watch Dogs 2 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Watch Dogs 2 gives you the power to hack into traffic systems and other things in a massive urban environment. Playing as a white hat hacker that’s working to show just how dangerous the automated system is that is supposed to be making things safer, you work to give the power back to the people. A wonderful addition to any collection!
Far Cry 5 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Religious cults are scary. That’s the biggest lesson you learn from Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5. Placing you in Hope County, Montana, it’s your job to stand up to these religious fanatics and start the resistance that will eventually lead to the downfall of their group, “The Heralds”. This one is sure to provide some awesome entertainment!
Mafia 3 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Another crime based game in our list, this one takes place in 1968. Lincoln Clay is back from the Vietnam War and looking to build a crime organization from the ground up. You expect most organized crime games to take place in New York (typical, right?) but this one actually takes place in a fictional city based loosely on New Orleans!
Uncharted 4 (Ps4)
Nathan Drake gets brought out of retirement for another treasure hunt in this Ps4 exclusive game. This time, he’s after a fabled pirate treasure and he’s going to have to travel the globe and defy some serious odds to get ahold of it. An adventurous gift bound to put a smile on anyone’s face!
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Latest in a line of several games in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Odyssey tackles the story of a Spartan hero and gives a view on a new timeline to the series. Filled with countless hours of gameplay and applauded by critics and fans, we’re sure this one would make a fantastic gift for your gamer.
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can…on Ps4. Sorry to say, Spider-Man fans, this game is a Ps4 exclusive, but gift givers rejoice! If your gamer owns the latest Playstation console, they can join Spidey on his open world, web slinging adventures. This one has been deemed the best game adaptation of the web crawler to date!
Ratchet And Clank (Ps4)
Another Ps4 exclusive on the list, most gamers should recognize the smiling faces of Ratchet and his robot companion Clank! This Ps4 remake brought back the much desired duo on a brand new adventure with brand new graphics to match. Definitely a gift to give, if not for the stellar gameplay, then for nostalgia alone!
Ah, Bloodborne. Yet another entry by the developers From Software. The lovely bunch that brought us the Dark Soul series and Sekiro. Feeling like infuriating your favorite gamer for awhile? Give them the trinity of rage from this list. Dark Souls III, Sekiro, and Bloodborne!
Hitman (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Hitman was a popular series over a decade ago and it’s taken its place as a popular series in current day. This reboot certainly made sure to breathe fresh life into the game and is guaranteed to provide entertainment for your gamer. Who doesn’t want to be a contract killer sometimes, right?
Rage 2 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Know what’s relaxing sometimes? Chaos? What’s more chaotic than an open world, dystopian, anarchic world? Rage 2 brings that to the table with this sequel. Shoot anything! Blow everything up! We know that we’ve said to give them the gift of rage but you can literally give them the gift of Rage with this one.
Dying Light (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Zombies and Parkour go together like….Well, we’ll be honest, we don’t really have a comparison here. That’s the wonderful part about this game: There’s no comparison! This game has a sprawling open world filled with zombies and free running just waiting for the gamer in your life to explore. This one will really knock ‘em dead!
Dead Rising 4 (PC/Xbox One)
Another zombie game on the list? Alright, but hear us out: True to the Dead Rising franchise, you can use just about anything as a weapon! How wonderful of a world is it to run around in a world where you can mow zombies down with a shopping cart or run them through with a chainsaw? Definitely a great way to unwind after work!
Tom Clancy’s The Division (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
In this game, the term “Black Friday” lives up to its name as an outbreak of smallpox hits in New York City. Ingenious terrorists use banknotes to pass it through civilians and it brings chaos to the city. Complete with a multiplayer mode that’s sure to keep them busy, this game is a critical success and sure to make the gamer in your life happy!
The Order: 1886 (Ps4)
Taking place in 1886 (obviously), this game introduces an alternative view of Victorian-era London. An order of knights use advanced technology to battle powerful enemies known as “Half-Breeds”. Fusing together fact and fiction and including historical figures, this game is definitely an interesting addition to any collection
Days Gone (Ps4)
Zombie games never get old. Especially when they’re filled with things like compelling storyline, a sandbox environment, and customizable crafting. Playing as Deacon St. John, previously a bounty hunter, now an apocalyptic survivor, you make your way through this harsh wasteland, slaying zombies by the dozen!
Dishonored 2 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Play as a supernatural assassin in this game that’s won over 100 “Game of the Year” awards and make your way through a storyline that changes based on the decisions that you make. Given the choice between two characters, the ending and missions are tailored to the path you take!
Yakuza Kiwami (PC/Ps4)
A remake of 2005’s “Yakuza”, this game brings an updated look and feel to the popular game of the Ps2 era. Treat that gamer in your life to the gift of being a Yakuza brawler, complete with being surprised by a one-eyed maniac randomly jumping out and challenging them to combat with Yakuza Kiwami’s “Majima Everywhere” mechanic!
Devil May Cry 5 (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
The newest entry in the Devil May Cry series may be the most ambitious one yet. Filled with more of the over the top combat style that fans have come to know and love, you have multiple characters to play as and thousands of demons to slay in many different forms. Truly a game that’s hard to put down!
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Wolfenstein is one of the oldest game franchises still active today and had a hand in revolutionizing first person shooter titles. There’s never a shortage of Nazis to mow down and in this game, there’s a reimagining of Nazi evil with Nazi robots and supersoldiers. Give your gamer the gift of an alternate timeline and defeating the Reich!
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
The Latest and perhaps last addition to the Metal Gear Solid saga, this one is filled with open world missions for Snake to accomplish. Besides the wonderful open world gameplay and amazing storyline, the game also includes a squad based multiplayer version! If your favorite gaming guru hasn’t played this one, they’re sure to enjoy it!
Conan Exiles (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
An open world survival game based in the world of Conan the Barbarian, you are one of thousands of exiles that have been cast out in a desolate wasteland. Build your kingdoms and wage war using swords, shields and siege weapons! This has been a popular game since its launch in 2018!
Mad Max (PC/Xbox One/Ps4)
Following the wake of success with Mad Max’s revival film “Fury Road”, this game truly brings the spirit of the movies to the gaming industry! Wander the wastelands and fight off enemies with your bare hands or behind the wheel of a vehicle that you’ve customized yourself! A game you’re truly able to sink your teeth into and enjoy for hours!
What a list, right? There was action! There was adventure! A very fitting list for Action-Adventure titles, we’d say! Whether you have a fledgling gamer that’s just starting to find their way in this digital world or you’ve got an older, more seasoned veteran, we’re absolutely certain that there is bound to be a treasure in this trove of 40 Action-Adventure games for the gamer in your life! Have you played any of these games before? Which of these was a gift hit for your gamer? Give us a shout out and let us know on Twitter (@ugifter) or Instagram (@uniquegifter)!