My Favorite Third Person Action Games

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1. Resident Evil (1996 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror

9.1
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The RPD are investigating strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris, are sent to locate missing team members. While there mutated dogs cause them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion.

Directors: Shinji Mikami, Mitsuhisa Hosoki | Stars: Charlie Kraslavsky, Inezh, Greg Smith, Linda Rodriguez

Votes: 3,822

2. Tomb Raider (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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Lara Croft is the daughter to a rich aristocratic English family. She is also nothing like her family, as she writes about her expeditions for rare artifacts. Natla Industries ("Creator of ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Blond, Nathan McCree

Votes: 2,089

3. Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

8.1
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Adventuress Lara Croft is back, and this time after the mysterious Dagger of Xian. Thought to have powers of the dragon, The Dagger of Xian is wanted by two people: Lara Croft and mob boss ... See full summary »

Stars: Judith Gibbins, Massimo Marinoni, Simon Greenall, Nathan McCree

Votes: 1,390

4. Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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You play as Kyle Katarn, a mercenary whose skills progress into becoming a Jedi knight, to stop a team of dark Jedis from taking the valley of the Jedi's power.

Director: Scott Ewers | Stars: Jason Court, Angela Harry, Christopher Neame, Bennet Guillory

Votes: 963

5. Resident Evil 2 (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Thriller

9.2
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Two months after the mansion events, the deadly T-virus escapes into the streets of Raccoon City. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield find the police office left abandoned. In an underground facility the story of Umbrella Corp. gets unfolded.

Director: Hideki Kamiya | Stars: Paul Haddad, Alyson Court, Sally Cahill, Lisa Jai

Votes: 3,922

6. Metal Gear Solid (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.7
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A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Patric Zimmerman, Peter Lurie, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 8,584

7. Dino Crisis (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.9
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On a remote island, scientist Doctor Kirk has been exploring the deeper reaches of science. After disaster strikes, he is left as one of the only survivors. Regina, a military soldier and 4 teammates deploy on the island.

Director: Shinji Mikami | Stars: Stephanie Morgenstern, Richard Yearwood, Adrian Truss, Alex Karzis

Votes: 1,070

8. Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Fantasy

8.6
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Guts, a swordsman formerly belonging to The Band of the Hawk, stumbles upon a disturbed town while wandering the wilderness with his companions Puck the elf and Casca, a traumatized woman ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshio Togiya | Stars: Michael Bell, Cam Clarke, Paula Tiso, B.J. Ward

Votes: 112

9. Dino Crisis 2 (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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One year after Dr. Kirk was captured by Regina's S.O.R.T. team, another accident occurred. In a desperate emergency, they sent a US Army Special Forces TRAT team.

Director: Shu Takumi | Stars: Gabriel Hogan, Stephanie Morgenstern, Lisa Jai, Eric Hempsall

Votes: 693

10. Metal Gear Solid (2000 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Thriller

9.2
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Solid Snake is called upon from his home in Alaska to infiltrate an enemy base searching for Metal Gear.

Director: Shinta Nojiri

Votes: 748

11. Max Payne (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.3
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A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Stars: James McCaffrey, Haviland Morris, Chris Phillips, Jane Gennaro

Votes: 11,150

12. Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Prequel to the 2000 game Fear Effect, this time with another mercenary-Rain Qin-alongside Hana, Deke and Glas from the original game. The game is set between Hong Kong, Hell's Kitchen, ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Liu | Stars: Wendee Lee, Anthony Gayle Marcotte, Lex Lang, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 92

13. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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Agent 47, a former high-target hitman for an international contractor, has spent his life hunting world-wide criminals, terrorists, arms dealers, mafiosos, and militants (for a price). Now,... See full summary »

Stars: Massimo Agostinelli, Anilla Akbar, Usman Akbar, David Bateson

Votes: 2,336

14. The Thing (2002 Video Game)

Action, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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You play the part of a military team sent to investigate what happened at U.S. Outpost 31, and must face the Thing yourself.

Stars: Per Solli, Michael J. Shea, Kevin Alan Moore, Jesse O'Connell

Votes: 460

15. Splinter Cell (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stealth-mission expert Sam Fisher searches for two US agents in a former Soviet republic and soon uncovers a plot involving a nuclear device.

Directors: Richard M Dumont, Florent-Emilio Siri | Stars: Michael Ironside, Adrian Knight, Alain Goulem, Arthur Grosser

Votes: 2,399

16. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

9.3
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After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City, a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make Vice City his home.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Ray Liotta, William Fichtner, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 17,648

17. Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.3
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You play a 1930s mobster as you act out your confession of your rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Director: Daniel Vávra | Stars: Michael Sorvino, William DeMeo, George DiCenzo, Matt Servitto

Votes: 4,070

18. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (2002 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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You guide mercenary Kyle Katarn, who must stop the evil plot of a renegade Jedi by relearning his skills as a Jedi Knight.

Stars: Jeff Bennett, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Klastorin, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 1,569

19. Freedom Fighters (2003 Video Game)

Action

8.6
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In an alternate present, a vigilante named Chris Stone works to return New York City to its people as the Soviet Union continue their conquest for global rule.

Director: Martin Kramme Guldbæk | Stars: David Thomas, Drew Massey, Henry Dittman, Brigitte Burdine

Votes: 451

20. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.2
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The brooding cop has left the DEA and returned to the NYPD. When his latest case ends up involving the thought-dead femme fatale Mona Sax, he finds that his journey through the night is far from over.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: James McCaffrey, Wendy Hoopes, Jonathan Davis, Vince Viverito

Votes: 7,939

21. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.6
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A young prince with expert fighting skills acquires the Dagger of Time, and unknowingly releases the powerful Sands of Time with it. Now he is trapped in a palace with sand creatures and must undo the unfortunate deed he has done.

Director: Patrice Désilets | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Joanna Wasick, Barry Dennen, William Knight

Votes: 3,765

22. Beyond Good & Evil (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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...On the small island civilization of Hillys, the DomZ creatures are a ruthless alien race which have invaded the Hillyan people. The government has set up the Alpha Section, which is a ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Ancel | Stars: Jodie Forrest, David Gasman, Robert Burns, Eddie Crew

Votes: 1,020

23. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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007 and Serena St. Germaine discover that Katya Nadonova's project, nanobots designed to repair nuclear reactors; have been stolen by Nikolai Diavolo. Together the two set off to new Orleans and beyond to confront Diavolo.

Director: Scot Bayless | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, John Cleese, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 1,909

24. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.6
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A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, is given the task of halting the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Raphael Sbarge, Rafael Ferrer, John Cygan

Votes: 6,141

25. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.4
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A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 27,351

26. Berserk: Millennium Falcon hen seima senki no sho (2004 Video Game)

Fantasy, Horror

8.3
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The game's story covers part of the Millennium Falcon Arc from the manga volumes 22 to 27. With its more detailed polygonal models, it is visually more sophisticated than its five years' ... See full summary »

Director: Masamichi Ito | Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Yûko Miyamura, Yukana Nogami

Votes: 17

27. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

9.1
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A retired Mercenary is called upon by the U.S. government to handle a hostile takeover of an Alaskan military base by his former special forces group. A remake of the classic Metal Gear Solid.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Cam Clarke, Debi Mae West, Jennifer Hale

Votes: 1,243

28. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (2004 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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You play an exiled and depowered Jedi Knight who has returned to the Republic and must restore both your powers and the devastated Jedi Order to challenge the Sith.

Stars: Sara Kestelman, Nicky Katt, Roger Guenveur Smith, Kelly Hu

Votes: 3,850

29. Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, War

8.3
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North Korea seems to be opening up to the outside world under the rule of Choi Kim. However, his son, Choi Song, a top commander of the North Korean army, leads a coup that has the leaders ... See full summary »

Director: Cameron Brown | Stars: Peter Stormare, Jennifer Hale, Phil LaMarr, Amy Lee

Votes: 493

30. Gun (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Western

8.5
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Gun takes gamers to the untamed West of the late-1800s where greed, lust and murder are rampant.

Stars: Thomas Jane, Lance Henriksen, Brad Dourif, Ron Perlman

Votes: 1,747

31. Jade Empire (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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As an orphan you grew up in the Jade Empire under the care of a strict yet loving master,who runs a school for the training in martial and spiritual arts completely ignorant of your past ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk | Stars: Jocelyn Ahlf, Victor Brandt, Cam Clarke, John Cleese

Votes: 862

32. God of War (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.2
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After 10 years of endless nightmares and servitude to the gods of Olympus, Kratos is assigned with a final task, to kill the Ares, the God Of War.

Directors: David Jaffe, Greg Tiernan | Stars: Linda Hunt, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Carole Ruggier, Steve Blum

Votes: 6,803

33. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.7
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Proving you can't keep a good agent down, Sam Fisher returns for this third undercover outing, which takes him deep inside North Korea on an information warfare mission.

Director: Mario Galardo | Stars: Michael Ironside, Claudia Besso, Don Jordan, Thor Bishopric

Votes: 2,154

34. Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.3
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In a technologically advanced future, an elite human soldier takes command of a prototype star ship and works to defend the galaxy from danger.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Steven Barr, Kimberly Brooks, Keith David, Seth Green

Votes: 13,576

35. Stranglehold (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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A third-person video game set in Hong Kong and Chicago where a tough cop battles the mob.

Directors: John Woo, Martin Stoltz | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Rio Ahn, Henry Milton Chu, Jeremy Dunn

Votes: 1,546

36. Heavenly Sword (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

8.1
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The Heavenly Sword - legend says that it was forged in heaven and once wielded by a deity, and that no mortal may wield it in battle without paying the ultimate price. The prophecy says ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Hibon, Nina Kristensen | Stars: Anna Torv, Ewan Stewart, Lydia Baksh, Andy Serkis

Votes: 847

37. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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Treasure hunter Nathan Drake, embarks in the adventure of his life searching for the legendary treasure, El Dorado while fighting a group of mercenaries.

Director: Amy Hennig | Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Simon Templeman

Votes: 10,976

38. Grand Theft Auto IV (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.0
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Niko Bellic comes to Liberty City, America to live the good life, but ends up having to assist his dangerously indebted cousin Roman with his financial troubles, by any (mostly illegal) means necessary.

Directors: Rod Edge, John Zurhellen | Stars: Michael Hollick, Jason Zumwalt, Timothy Adams, Moti Margolin

Votes: 25,881

39. Saints Row 2 (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime

8.1
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Several new upstart gangs have been able to sweep in and make their mark on Stilwater. As leader of the Saints, you'll have to do whatever it takes to protect the members of your gang from ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Carrigan | Stars: Brian Tee, Daniel Dae Kim, Eliza Dushku, Jaime Pressly

Votes: 2,272

40. Dragon Age: Origins (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.2
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After 400 years since the last Blight, a new Archdemon seeks to destroy the land of Ferelden. It is up to the player - as one of the remaining Grey Wardens - to unite the divided armies of Ferelden and save humanity.

Director: Dan Tudge | Stars: Steve Valentine, Peter Renaday, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry

Votes: 5,707

41. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.5
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After being tracked down by Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake goes on a quest for Marco Polo' lost fleet. However when things take an unexpected turn for the worst, Drake must rely on those closest to him in order to find the Cintomani Stone.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Bruce Straley | Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Claudia Black, Richard McGonagle

Votes: 14,156

42. Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.6
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After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Maggie Baird, Adam Baldwin, Michael Beattie

Votes: 14,891

43. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (2011 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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In the grim darkness of the far future, the Imperial planet Graia is under seige by Orks. The Astra Militarum forces are barely holding together if it were not for their leader 2nd L.T Mira... See full summary »

Directors: Raphael van Lierop, Justin Villiers | Stars: Mark Strong, Richard Hawley, Noah Huntley, Christine Roberts

Votes: 345

44. Saints Row: The Third (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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After the Saints have transformed from a small town street gang to pop culture giants, they decide to take over another city called Steelport.

Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Daniel Dae Kim, Hulk Hogan, Sasha Grey

Votes: 4,212

45. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.2
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Treasure hunter Nathan Drake embarks on a quest in search of the Atlantis of the Sands while battling an ancient, sinister organization.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Justin Richmond | Stars: Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, Emily Rose, Claudia Black

Votes: 12,186

46. Spec Ops: The Line (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Set in modern day Dubai, massive sandstorms have buried the city. As Capt. Martin Walker, you're sent in to find any survivors and learn what happened to the original rescue and evacuation team led by Lt. Colonel John Konrad.

Directors: Francois Coulon, Cory Davis | Stars: Nolan North, Christopher Reid, Omid Abtahi, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 1,950

47. Mass Effect 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.2
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Earth is under attack by a monstrous race of gigantic living ships known as the Reapers. Even if Commander Shepard could unite all surviving species in the galaxy, only a miracle could save them. Then again, Shepard did come back from the dead.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, Kimberly Brooks, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 11,479