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Third-person perspective

We pick the best action/adventure games of 2010 that are a must play.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2010 16:54 IST
Ashish Koshy
Ashish Koshy
Hindustan Times

In recent times, games with the dynamic third person view have started to come up for the action/ adventure genres. Although it’s not a new concept, it’s become a definite favourite among the millions of gamers around the world.

However, it’s not only the graphics or gameplay that we’re talking about here; the very fact that gamers get to see how well they bash up those fiends gives them immense pleasure!

We’ve listed five games that came out this year and are amongst the best in third-person action categories. Surely, an avid fan must have played at least one of these, or all of them for that matter. But for the uninitiated, here’s a list that can help you start out with gaming!

Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light
Tomb Raider comes to life! After what seemed to be ages, we finally get to control the gun wielding babe again, and this time with a sidekick! With some new moves, weapons, modes of gameplay and puzzles leading you to artefacts, rest assured that you’ll be entertained for hours together. The previous Tomb Raider games are testament that they don’t mess with their graphics. Grab this title!

Red Dead Redemption
This is one of the most awaited third-person action games of the year. Red Dead Redemption has all the ingredients to make you a cowboy of the Wild West! The environment of the game will make you want to just look around and breathe in the surroundings! Gameplay is one of the best of all time and, truth is, this has been a critic’s favourite! So in simple words, if you’re not planning on playing it, you definitely must watch someone else play this one!

Crackdown 2
While Crackdown wasn’t a game that you would want to waste your time on, its sequel, Crackdown 2, seems on all fronts to be an improvement. It is loads of fun to play in both single player and multiplayer modes, and the addition of various in-game mechanics, modes, enemies and weapons are one reason why this game is next to addictive.

It may not be the best in this segment, but it surely does have a lot to offer.

Heavy Rain
You may not really categorise Heavy Rain in the action category very simply because it is more drama than action. Nevertheless, it’s on the list for the simple reason that gamers think it surely is entertaining. Because honestly, how many titles let you shape your own destiny? The story tends to change depending on how you play the game, and it sure is a visual treat. This undoubtedly has to be a game you own because it’s something quite unique.

Lost Planet 2
Sequels normally have the same flow: return of the protagonist, same environment, and an alternative ending which might make you wonder whether there’s more to the game. Lost Planet 2, however, seems to be something quite different. The game is more multiplayer than single-player, but the fact is that you still get to fight larger-than-life creatures in your vital suits. The action is exciting and so are the graphics. That makes this a title you must play from start to end to actually appreciate its worth.

First Published: Aug 31, 2010 13:33 IST