12 best action games on PC

Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The world of computer games is gigantic, diverse, flexible, constantly changing, but at the same time preserving many good traditions. Games are released by many studios for a wide variety of platforms – Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo and also for 'regular' PCs. It is for this category of games that the editors have prepared a special rating of games in the 'action' or 'action' genre in a different transcription. But first, we will decide for a complete understanding of what this genre is.

What is the genre of 'action' games

Modern reviewers classify almost everything as an action game in games: shooters, MOBAs, platformers, sea and air simulators, fighters, and more. And, by the way, they are largely right. We will be guided by the classic definition of action, taking into account the modern realities of the video game industry.

So, the word 'action' is a direct copy of the English action, which means action. This means in this context that these very actions are required from the player, the gamer: reaction speed, shooting accuracy, perseverance, endurance, the ability to instantly analyze the situation and predict the actions of the enemy on the screen, and so on. So it's only natural that quite a few subgenres formally fall under the definition of action. Even the antediluvian platformers, where all of the above qualities are needed, are also action games.

Let's emphasize again for a complete understanding. In a game developer, action does NOT mean only dynamic and colorful action on the screen, as they mean in the film industry. Here, this refers to the physical skills of the player himself. But, of course, with a vivid emotional and visual component in the game itself, otherwise, what kind of video game is it?

In the review presented to you, experts have included the best representatives of the action genre, dividing them into nominations by subgenre. And in this case, we consider the technical platform the most universal – the PC. Many of the listed games have been ported to other platforms (or were originally developed for them), but full versions of them have been made for the PC without fundamental restrictions.

Ranking of the best action games on PC

Nomination a place Name rating
The best open world action games for PC 1 Grand theft auto v 5.0
2 Far cry 5 4.9
3 Mad max 4.8
4 Watch dogs 2 4.7
The best fighting games for PC 1 SoulCalibur 6 5.0
2 BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend 4.9
3 Street fighter v arcade edition 4.8
4 Mortal kombat x 4.7
The best platformers for PC 1 Terraria 5.0
2 Starbound 4.9
3 Limbo 4.8
4 Never alone 4.7

The best open world action games for PC

The first nomination of the rating of the best action games for PC according to the version is dedicated to the so-called action games with an open world. Here we mean that the player will have to act in conditions close to reality – real or fictional. In the sense that the action in the game is not linear, and there can be any plot twists. But the main component is still action – dexterity, accuracy, dexterity, cunning, abstract thinking of the player himself.

Grand theft auto v

Action game rating: 5.0

Grand theft auto v

And immediately we can advise the undisputed hit of all times and peoples – the famous GTA-5. This, of course, is not the first game in the GTA series, but one of the most anticipated, and gamers pinned many hopes on it. The game was originally created for PS4 and Xbox One, but the PC version came out pretty quickly, and in many ways this is a standalone product, and not a direct port.

The first thing in which everyone is absolutely unanimous in terms of enthusiasm about this game is the colossal size of the open world, worked out to the smallest detail. Go wherever you want and do whatever you want. Literally. Given the 'inclinations' of the character, his activities are nevertheless often associated with crime: shooting, car thefts, robberies, trade in dubious values ​​and the like.

The second is graphics. None of the parts of the series has yet shone with such bright and beautifully traced details of the city and all its components. The game world is dumbfounded and real, and an unprepared player can be a little discouraged.

The system requirements, of course, for a full-fledged game are monstrous, and this is one of the drawbacks of the game. But still, not so little time has passed since the release of the fifth part, and the technique does not stand still. So the once super-powerful gaming machines don't look so monstrous anymore, and the world of GTA-5 remains the same beautiful. It would seem that there is simply nothing to improve there.

Now about the plot for those who do not know at all. The 'trick' of the fifth GTA is that for the first time in the series we have three protagonists at once: the former bank robber Michael, the ambitious and slightly (slightly?) Nutty Franklin, and the completely frostbitten redneck Trevor. They all lead quite different ways of life. Michael is bored under the witness protection program with a disgusted family, Franklin is building a criminal career by any means, and Trevor strives to fulfill his old dream – to smuggle weapons and drugs.

Depending on the mood and desire, the player can at any time switch between these three, doing either Michael's everyday affairs, or Franklin's crazy life action, or Trevor's cunning and dangerous equipment. From such a 'triumvirate' the game never loses the interest of the player, no matter in what mood he is. Also in this game, the lengthy and sometimes tedious introductory part (like in the fourth GTA) has been abolished. There are some intermediate stages, but they pass quickly and 'do not strain'.

Advantages

  • gigantic huge, multifaceted and detailed game world;
  • stunning graphics;
  • maximum realism in terms of interactions with characters and the environment;
  • three protagonists with different personalities and 'specializations'.

disadvantages

  • high system requirements.

Far cry 5

Action game rating: 4.9

Far cry 5

Next in our ranking, we present the fifth game from the legendary Far Cry series. It is the fifth, and not the entire series, because here, as in the above-described GTA 5, there are significant features that make it exceptional even for such a mega-successful work of Ubisoft.

From release to release in the Far Cry series, only the setting actually changed, and the idea remained the same. The main character finds himself in unknown places, is captured by the enemy, is forced to fight with an unfriendly environment, enemies, make allies, do anything, including primitive gathering, only to survive and, if possible, take revenge on the offenders. All of this from a series in a series was a vivid action and an unforgettable exciting pastime for the player. Actually, in the fifth game, the whole idea is the same. Only the setting has changed and … some other important things. More about them.

The action takes place in Hope County, northern Montana, on the border with Canada. It seems to be a quiet and peaceful place with virgin nature and amazingly beautiful landscapes. But here Evil itself reigned – a gang of fanatics. The Sid family are the most complete scumbags, morally backed by a destructive idea. Save Hope from a gang of bloody murderers and our hero will have to.

It seems to be an ordinary retelling of thousands of other games, isn't it? But many experienced gamers and professional reviewers emphasize the incredible sensory component in Far Cry 5, which qualitatively distinguishes it from previous games in the series and from everything that is generally accepted to berate Ubisoft. Many people feel so deeply emotionally immersed in the game that they literally feel the loss at the end, and start over. Here, in some invisible way, the 'eternal questions' about life, about being, about meanings are really raised. And if such questions are asked by a seemingly soulless NPC, you really believe him. This is perhaps the main advantage of the fifth game in the series.

For the rest, of course, everything has been worked out for 5+. Far Cry has 'survived' a wide variety of settings, including extremely exotic ones. But none of them has become as memorable and familiar to players as Hope County, Montana. Far Cry 5 is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful games of the past year.

Advantages

  • more spontaneous gameplay, unlike previous games in the series;
  • fixed most of the past flaws in the series;
  • full-fledged cooperative;
  • realistic and lively world;
  • visual coloring of the setting.

disadvantages

  • inappropriate and annoying easter eggs and self-quotes from Ubisoft.

Mad max

Action game rating: 4.8

Mad max

Further in our rating follows a vivid example of a seemingly practically dead genre of movie games. In recent years, the industry hasn't (and didn't want to) come up with anything digestible, and Avalanche Studios has successfully broken that trend with the excellent Mad Max game.

Let's say right away that the game has something to blame, and many reviewers are happy to compete in this. This is absolutely no plot, and chaotic locations, and a secondary combat system, and, of course, is still full of all subjectivity. We are considering the game in the context of our theme, and here it is impossible not to admit that the action here is more than fierce. It's upsetting that you have to mess around with putting together your own car and a bunch of settings, but there is no creative scope for customization, as in Need For Speed, and thank God.

Meaningfulness and plot, as already mentioned, are not the strongest points of Mad Max. This means that all the player needs is to methodically (or chaotically) clear the map. There is no sense in any kind of special development, pumping and strategic thinking in general. But the map is literally stuffed with a variety of objects that 'generate' exciting events for the player – fast-paced pursuits with gunfights, seizure of towers, robberies of anything, and other quest-action component. All this happens cheerfully, cheerfully, with a twinkle and will not let you get bored. Although the creators hinted that the game has a very indirect relationship to the film, the style and general mood leaves no doubt.

The technical implementation of the chases deserves some warm words. Everything here is 'like in a movie': you chase the enemy, match him, shoot at the gas tank, press the car sideways, push him into the abyss and much more that is spectacular and adrenaline.

Thus, Mad Max turned out to be an excellent road movie with an atmospheric atmosphere of the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max and mind-blowing action that requires strong nerves and good skill. In the lack of the game, all as one put the complete absence of a plot – there is no special meaning here, and there is no need to look for it.

Advantages

  • atmospheric world;
  • brisk fights on cars;
  • a lot of the 'entertainment' of the world of Mad Max;
  • solid mechanics.

disadvantages

  • bad, even 'no' plot.

Watch dogs 2

Action game rating: 4.7

Watch dogs 2

And the fourth action game in our rating is the continuation of the sensational Watch Dogs. If the genre is precisely defined, then this is an open world stealth action game. It is for fans of such a popular combination that the experts included this game in the review. Actually, there are quite a few games in the stealth-action genre, even modern ones, and in search of the best one cannot get away from taste. We preferred Watch Dogs 2 for some 'features' that are not found in other games of the genre.

So, Watch Dogs 2 is an open-world game where the action takes place from a third person – this should be taken into account by those who are interested in this moment. The events take place in San Francisco, and our main character is a hacker, not alien to crime. He will have to hack all sorts of devices, less often to rob someone and even less often to escape from the pursuit.

The 'trick' of the game is complete control over the important electronic systems of the city. It can be anything – a banking network, traffic lights, terminals, switchboards, etc. All of this the player will have to learn to control dexterously in order to remotely set up traps, ambushes, and simply annoying troubles for enemies. The protagonist can steal money from accounts, change personal data, hand over 'objectionable' to the police on fake evidence and even shock through a payphone! This is the essence of this stealth action game.

However, there is plenty of direct action in the game. You will have to drive a car in order to be in time where you need to, participate in regattas, look for hiding places and other dynamic and interesting things. So, in addition to brains, you will also need dexterity, motor skills, and strong nerves.

A nice moment for many gamers is that Watch Dogs 2 is a multiplayer game. Moreover, you can quickly switch from single player mode to multiplayer. Cooperative missions can be created completely spontaneously during the player's calm walk around the city.

Watch Dogs 2 is too unlike its predecessor to even try to compare the two games. Experts tend to draw parallels with the above GTA 5 than with the first Watch Dogs. And this is definitely a good thing.

And, yes, the unspoken 'aerobatics' in the game is to successfully complete the task, having sat out somewhere far away, beyond suspicion, away from potential dangers, controlling events remotely.

Advantages

  • lively and realistic world;
  • script and ideological ingenuity of the authors;
  • the characters of the characters are well written;
  • many interesting references to games, movies, TV shows and real life;
  • multiplayer component.

disadvantages

  • minor bugs and flaws, rare crashes of the game AI.

The best fighting games for PC

The second nomination in the ranking of the best action games for PC according to the version is devoted to a subgenre, which, according to the mistaken opinions of many, has long remained in the 90s. It's about fighting games. Those very one-on-one (or in other formats) battles, where the personal physical qualities of the character and the outstanding data of the player himself are important – agility, reaction, the ability to predict the enemy's actions and quickly respond to them. In general, here we are dealing with action in the most that neither is the classical sense. If someone from the 'old school' laments the 'that same' Mortal Kombat, then in vain. Now there are quite modern and decent games in this genre, but with completely different graphics, special effects and opportunities for the player and character.

SoulCalibur 6

Action game rating: 5.0

SoulCalibur 6

And the first number in the category of fighting games we will consider an interesting product of the Japanese studio Project Soul – the sixth game in the SoulCalibur series. For six years, fans had to wait for a new game to be released after the fifth edition, and the result as a whole, of course, did not disappoint.

For those who are new to the game, SoulCalibur 6 offers the player not boring hand-to-hand combat, but fierce battles on anything: swords, poles, spears, daggers, rapiers, axes, nunchaku and more. All this takes place in the context of both realistic and unique move lists. At the same time, there are many heroes, as well as arenas where they have to fight. Colorful graphics, spectacular camera angles, extremely attractive outwardly characters (regardless of gender) – all this will definitely delight the new player.

For those who have already dealt with the previous installments, SoulCalibur 6 turns out to be the actual restart of the franchise, in a good way. The game has retained the 'general line' and its own good traditions, while acquiring useful and pleasant features of modern games – remember that more than six years have passed since the release of the fifth.

Oldfugs will be pleased to see old familiar characters, but new ones will also appear decently. In addition, your own heroes can literally be designed from scratch, creating their individual appearance, characteristics, available weapons and fighting styles. This feature is especially useful for the multiplayer mode, which SoulCalibur 6 has in addition to the story campaigns. A separate feature is the presence of a guest character – Geralt of Rivia – the hero of The Witcher series of games.

It is also worth adding that in the sixth game there were also new elements of combat mechanics – new types of blocks, counterattacks, hero enhancements and something else useful and new.

What's upsetting about the game is in some places the primitive graphics of a sample of ten years ago. Fortunately, not everywhere. It is known that the sixth part of SoulCalibur was generally in question, since the developer studio barely persuaded potential publishers from Namco Bandai to cooperate and release the project. So, the budget deficit is quite noticeable in some places. However, for connoisseurs of the genre SoulCalibur 6 still became a balm for the soul.

Advantages

  • entertainment;
  • beautiful heroes;
  • variety of heroes and arenas;
  • character editor;
  • many types of weapons.

disadvantages

  • sometimes primitive graphics.

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend

Action game rating: 4.9

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend

The second number in the nomination of fighting games in our rating is something special. This is the last, so far, game from the BlazBlue series. The developer and publisher is the Japanese studio Arc System Works, which once created Guilty Gear. And there are plenty of special things in this game, but let's talk about everything in order.

Firstly, it should be noted the style, since it is she who largely sets the tone. It is, as some call it, a 'twisted-eyed anime'. Yes, exactly, the game is made in this style – there are a lot of girls in skirts, boys in camisoles and other Japanese clothes, so the 'hikkans' of all nationalities will be delighted.

Secondly, the game in terms of 'pictures' is really incredibly beautiful. All this looks like a colorful Japanese cartoon, impressive with the appearance of characters, locations, special effects (if this term is generally applicable to video games), entourage, heat of passion and something else.

This 'something' is probably unprecedented storyline in a fighting game. Here we must make a small digression and say that the very first game in the series – Calamity Trigger – literally set a record among fighting games for the number of plot inserts, and especially endings, which, in addition, were revealed only in case of losses. This is the most memorable Calamity Trigger. In Chronophantasma Extend, the plot component is significantly reduced, but this only benefited the game, since not everyone wants to delve into the intricacies of what the scriptwriters have done. There are only three storylines in the game, but the creators have kept the general principles completely – the characters are incredibly stylish, bright and charismatic, each of them is an individual with its own character.

As for the specific plot, the eternal theme of the Time Loop, the mutual influence of the past on the future and vice versa, is exploited here. Hence the reasons for everything that happens. Those who are particularly interested in the game will be able to easily immerse themselves in the world of BlazBlue, studying the chronology, history, going through not only direct previous games, but also spin-offs, of which a huge number have spawned.

Chronophantasma Extend is highly recommended for anyone looking to experience a truly fast, dynamic and incredibly colorful arcade game. Not long after the release, the Western press was flooded with rave reviews, the gaming community was also unanimous in the most positive impressions, and the ratings of critics were outrageous. And this is all against the background of a rather depressive state of the genre as a whole.

Advantages

  • colorfulness and entertainment;
  • anime style (whoever likes it);
  • dynamism;
  • characteristic characters;
  • fascinating plot component;
  • many spin-offs for those who are keen on the world of the game.

disadvantages

  • strange logic (or bugs) in online mode.

Street fighter v arcade edition

Action game rating: 4.8

Street fighter v arcade edition

Next in the nomination of fighting games of the rating of the best action games for PC according to the version comes a very controversial, but still noteworthy game for connoisseurs of the genre. Immediately after the release of the fifth Street Fighter, absolutely everything was scolded, and there was something for that. Two years later, the Arcade Edition was released, which solved the most difficult gaps in the product, but the game continued to be criticized … at the same time recommending. We will do the same, if only for the sake of objectivity. This game simply cannot be ignored.

The essence of the game lies in the name – Street Fighter. But, of course, this is not GTA, and the 'streets' themselves there is a very conditional concept, and it is the battles of fighters – hand-to-hand, or with the use of a variety of devices – of paramount importance. Street Fighter V is replete with colorful characters, an abundance of dexterous techniques, spectacular plans, and in general everything that modern fighting games might like. Also, the game is characterized by excellent optimization and excellent physics.

Multiplayer is also implemented here, which, although not from the beginning of the release, still, thank God, has worked. We do not consider the first release at all, since it was such a crude product that it is generally not clear how Capcom managed to release it in this form. The Arcade Edition also has enough technical problems, but their developers are forced to patch up under pressure from angry fans. It's no joke – an esports discipline after all.

The game is still under the scrutiny of fans who do not let the developers down for all the technical flaws, down to the smallest detail. But it's definitely worth playing, especially since there are plenty of people who want to fight around the world – Street Fighter V has a very decent community.

Advantages

  • quality of graphics;
  • combat mechanics;
  • many techniques;
  • multiplayer;
  • large community;
  • optimization.

disadvantages

  • technical flaws that remained in places even after the update.

Mortal kombat x

Action game rating: 4.7

Mortal kombat x

And the nomination of the fighting games of our rating is completed by a game that we, even if we wanted to, could not ignore. Nothing original – a living legend made famous by Mortal Kombat. But, of course, its revived in 2015, the modern version of Mortal Kombat X.

The original face of the game is the story mode. Events unfold 25 years after the 'very' Tournament. Old characters have literally become old, because although they are powerful, they are still people. But they are still quite capable of giving pepper to opponents, among whom will be found their former ones, turned by evil magic to the dark side. The leader of all the bad ones, Shinnok, continues to try to escape from his dark kingdom, and there you don't expect anything good. Scorpio and Sabziro also did not go anywhere with their personal motives.

But the colorful and beloved 'old men' are only part of the story. The developers have brought in a decent number of newcomers to the game. The scale of the whole action also increased. The player constantly moves between locations, which forces him to look at all these epic events from different points of view and taking into account different opinions. A faction system has also appeared. From the very beginning, the player will have to choose which side he will play for.

Yes, and another important point – two-on-two fights have been abolished. Apparently, the creators were afraid to break their heads with balancing, and with such an 'elegant' step they solved the problem.

We will not delve further into the specifics and terminology (all sorts of fatalities, brutalities and other -talities, what it is and how to perform them), here the beginner will need to decently study the materiel. Let's just say that there is still complete order with blood and other dismemberment, despite the serious claims of moralists to this particular game series.

In general, this 'folk fight' was certainly a success. On the Web, you can find a lot of dissatisfied, whose arguments are easily parried by enthusiastic players, and so on in a circle. In any case, Mortal Kombat X is a powerful event in the game world. He simply has no worthy competitors now.

Advantages

  • entertainment;
  • graphic arts;
  • innovations against the background of previous versions;
  • plot component;
  • giant community.

disadvantages

  • it is difficult to identify objective shortcomings.

The best platformers for PC

Finally, the third nomination of the rating of the best action games for PC according to the version represents a subgenre, which, against the background of the above-described giants of the gaming industry, may cause confusion. But, recall, these flat two-dimensional or three-dimensional, but still flat toys under the general name of platformers are also action games. Moreover, they are still produced by serious studios, and they are played not only by children on tablets, but also by serious uncles and aunts. To pass the time, relieve stress, get a dose of adrenaline, etc. They are called platforming in a natural way because the main character needs to run and jump on stationary, moving or crumbling platforms, collecting treasures and dodging pests.

Terraria

Action game rating: 5.0

Terraria

The category opens with the exciting and super popular indie sandbox Terraria. Who can be confused by the visual series, we recommend that you remember Minecraft, and all questions will disappear.

In general, everything here is like in an ordinary sandbox – you need to explore the world, build structures, collect useful items, avoid useless ones, fight monsters. Only all this is done in a platforming form factor. Many reviewers even draw direct parallels with the 'great and mighty' Minecraft, they say, the game is very close to it in spirit, but only in 2D and with its own personality.

At the very beginning of the game, the character receives a minimum set of three tools. With them, he begins to extract his first resources. Not all 'goodies' can be found anywhere – some species are found only in certain areas. In some cases, you will need to tinker with opening the chest. By tradition, some bonuses drop directly from the killed enemy.

Having crafted resources, the main character can create equipment and any other new items possible. There is definitely where to take a walk in the game – there are more than 150 types of enemies here, and the number of items goes to thousands. There are also NPCs that unlock upon reaching certain goals. As for the number of crafting recipes, it is generally huge – several times more than even in Minecraft. But the manufacturing process is simpler.

Before starting the game, you can customize your character and choose the level to which he will go. At the very beginning, you will be accompanied by a guide, from whom you can inquire about the basics. But in general, it is better to read at least some manuals at first, otherwise you may simply not really understand anything in the game.

And one more important point is multiplayer. Here he is present, and plays an important role when you have to go down very deep underground, where there are a lot of monsters, and it is almost impossible to deal with them alone. In this case, playing in a warm company will help you achieve higher and more interesting results.

Advantages

  • unique and interesting worlds;
  • a huge number of recipes and ease of crafting;
  • live multiplayer;
  • pixelated, but eye-pleasing graphics.

disadvantages

  • overestimated difficulty in a single player game.

Starbound

Action game rating: 4.9

Starbound

The second number in the rating of the best platformers is another interesting indie project, which many call the 'second Terraria', but this is completely wrong for many reasons. The similarity is only in the 'pixelated' graphics, but these are different games.

In fact, this is also a sandbox, but only fundamentally different from Terraria in the clear definition of the setting and locations. The action takes place in the distant future, when mankind has mastered distant space flights. The planet of the protagonist is destroyed by alien monsters, but he manages to jump into a spaceship (just before that, having graduated from the military academy) and flies away.

On the way, the hero has to finish off a banal food, land on different planets and extract useful resources, gradually improving weapons, because in the end he will have to fight these very monsters that destroyed his home world.

The game world is huge, and procedurally generated. The number of planets with unknown plants and animals that can be explored exceeds all conceivable limits. There are seven intelligent races living in the galaxy, and you will also have to interact with them in every possible way or advocate for any of them.

A pleasant fact is the presence of multiplayer, so that players can fly to visit each other, having learned the coordinates of the planet. You can also unite and act together to achieve greater goals.

Advantages

  • beautiful worlds of countless planets;
  • open world with limitless possibilities for activity;
  • good and comfortable mechanics;
  • updates and additions are constantly being released;
  • multiplayer.

disadvantages

  • boring storyline;
  • many find too many parallels with Terraria.

Limbo

Action game rating: 4.8

Limbo

Now, in our ranking, we will make a sharp transition from sandboxes to something completely different. In terms of form factor, it is, of course, one hundred percent platformer, but here's the style and the general idea … This is a special game that not everyone will like, some will even reject someone, but the absolute majority will be mesmerized by it. Limbo made such a splash that many studios and startups immediately rushed to race to do something similar, in places sinking to outright vulgar quotation and copying. But Limbo remained one of a kind.

This is a story about a touching boy of about ten, who goes through an eerie and gloomy, gray and foggy place in search of his previously lost sister. On this path, he will have to face countless obstacles, dangers, terrible monsters and, unfortunately, die an infinite number of times. What is this strange place? Why does a boy feel both obsession with purpose and despair? What will he find at the end of the path? These are the questions the player has during the passage of this masterpiece.

The game is executed strictly in black and white, and even a boy we see only a silhouette and brightly glowing eyes. Monsters are often also only vaguely visible through the thick fog, from which they cause even more intense goosebumps. This cartoon kid becomes sincerely sorry for all the monstrous difficulties that he has to go through.

The entourage, sound design, graphic style, violation by the developers of the unspoken ban on the death of children in video games – the combination of all these elements create a devastating game product. Although technically it is in its purest form the most elementary platformer like Prince of Persia. This is definitely not a game for everyone, but it is even more unambiguous that it is an absolute masterpiece of the genre.

Advantages

  • idea;
  • graphic design;
  • sound design;
  • atmosphere and atmosphere again;
  • the founder of a whole subgenre.

disadvantages

  • everyone finds their own.

Never alone

Action game rating: 4.7

Never alone

And at the end of our review, we will tell you about an equally touching, but already much more positive story game than Limbo. This is simply a fairy tale, charming in its beauty, about a little girl from the Inuit people and her faithful friend – a snow-white fox fox.

Girl Nana is still very young, but smart, she already knows how to do everything, and always helps her fellow tribesmen in everything she can. But one day trouble comes to their settlement – a prolonged snow storm deprives people of the opportunity to hunt and fish, thereby putting them on the brink of survival. Nana is also brave, and decides to find out what caused such an element. And for this you need to head towards the wind. The faithful arctic fox, of course, followed her.

Then everything happens 'as if' in a platform game – continuous movement, overcoming obstacles, solving riddles, collisions with spirits (good and not so). But the whole point is 'like'. The action takes place in such incredibly beautiful settings, accompanied by such touching moments (the girl's difficulties and her communication with a comforting whining chanterelle is still a teary theme), and in general in such a charming atmosphere that I just don’t want to blink again so as not to miss more something so wonderful.

An important point is that the game's development team worked closely with consultants on the topic of northern peoples and even with representatives of the Inuit communities themselves. So the game is also interesting with the highest cultural authenticity.

But against the background of all this touching splendor, there is an offensive drawback – Never Alone is inconvenient to play. Literally. Physically. There are two characters, the AI ​​is too 'dumb' to control the Arctic fox normally, they move with completely different speeds and dynamics, and switching between Nana and the fox sooner or later becomes too tiring. The situation is somewhat saved by playing together, but for a 'single' the situation is like this.

And yet, Never Alone is a marvelous piece of art capable of causing 'eyes in a wet spot' in the harshest bearded brutal man.

Advantages

  • stunning scenery;
  • touching and beautiful characters;
  • a reflection of the original culture of the Inuit;
  • atmosphere;
  • emotional component.

disadvantages

  • inconvenient management.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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