Action RPGs have become incredibly popular due to their ability to combine elements of action and RPG, creating diverse gameplay that players can enjoy. Unlike traditional offline RPGs that rely heavily on the system, controlling each throw of the virtual dice, Action RPGs give players a strong influence on how events will evolve, making gameplay faster and more unpredictable.
This cult franchise, considered a calling card of the Action/RPG genre, even has its holiday called “World N7 Day”. The series began in 2007 with a unique battle system, graphic design, and a stunningly detailed fantasy universe. Despite criticism of the trilogy’s first game, fans believe Mass Effect 1 and 2 are the best the genre has to offer.
Over time, the active component of the game became more complex, allowing the series to retain classic RPG characteristics. The Andromeda addition completely redesigned the combat concept, adding so-called vertical gameplay, a large variety of combat skills, personal profiles, and an extensive range of weapons to make it the best combat system ever.
This game is famous for its fascinating storyline, cyberpunk atmosphere, and late 90’s style that enhances the gaming experience. The diverse leveling system makes the game unique, and some locations are only accessible with the necessary skill, making the game even more immersive and challenging. Despite its appearance, Deus Ex, like Morrowind, is one of the legendary Action/RPGs.
NieR: Automata is a fascinating game that combines several gaming genres, including a slasher, shoot them up, and general mockery of platformers, but it’s initially an Action/RPG. The game has a developed leveling system and the ability to dialogue with NPCs.
The intensive fights with robots in a post-apocalyptic world are another highlight of the game, and the story raises important questions that gamers will remember for a long time. The 2B character is also a fan favorite.
Horizon Zero Dawn
The game occurs in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has had to return to the caveman age, and machines in the shape of animals inhabit the planet. The main character is a rogue girl on a journey that can change the usual way of life and uncover every secret of this beautiful but dangerous world.
Although Horizon Zero Dawn leans more towards action, the sparse character progression system, and a dialogue that has almost no impact on the story, the game is a fascinating adventure accompanied by unexpected plot twists and exciting battles. The game is also known for its stunning graphics and atmosphere that immerse players in an amazing but dangerous world.