There are two types of gamers in the world: people who play for scores, and those that play for the story. Games can create this impact through a variety of techniques from good writing to environmental storytelling. Below is a list comprising of some of the best single player action adventure games of all time.
Best single player action adventure games :
9) Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 is a 2010 open-world action-adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios, published by Eidos Interactive and distributed by Square Enix for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox360. The sequel to 2006’s Just Cause.
Just cause 2 is game which will burst you to the world of action and adventure.
In just cause, 2 user play’s as Rico Rodriguez, A charming and Rugged person who is ready to take control over the continents. The game’s story is clearly not the focal point of the experience, but it does its job well enough
8) Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Action and adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider and the eleventh entry in the Tomb Raider series. The game was released by Microsoft Studios for Xbox and Xbox360 in 2015. Square-Enix released the game for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in 2016.
If you are an Action and adventure as well as stealth game lover, Then you must play this game. This game is filled with Action and Cinematic Scenes that will burst you into the story of the game.
The player plays the role of Lara Croft.
She is equipped with tomb tools which come in handy as the game goes through.
Rise of the tomb raider is a great scene open world crafted with great imagination provides the incentive to hunt for it.
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The Darksiders is a hack and slash action and adventure game developed by Vigil Games and Published by THQ.
The story goes through the rivalries of gods and demons which results in war taking place in the human world which is the Earth.
The story is about a Horsemen named “War” whose duty is to Stop the clash between the gods and Devil. This will eventually lead to the destruction of the human world.
6. Alan Wake
Alan Wake is an action-adventure video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios, released for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.
A psychological thriller game in which an author named Alan Wake and his wife travels to the city of bright falls where the author writes horror stories which leads him to psychological disorder of having thriller and horrific nightmares of the shadow enemies who are trying to kill his wife and he has to save her using the flashlight and a pistol which avoids or disables the shadows for a period of time.
The story has many twists and turns and cinematic scenes which makes a gamer fully go into the story.
5. Grand Theft Auto 4
Grand Theft Auto IV is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on 29 April 2008, and for Microsoft Windows on 2 December 2008.
Grand theft auto 4 is another masterclass game developed by Rockstar North and Rockstar Games portraying the criminal activities of the underworld
In Grand Theft Auto 4, the player plays as Niko Bellic who arrives in liberty city to reunite with his cousin Roman. After some days he gets to know about the struggle his cousin his facing due to Mafia and underworld and decides to join one of them and take over the city
4. The Prince of Persia (TRILOGY)
The Prince of Persia Trilogy is a collection of “The Sands of Time”,” Warrior Within” and “The Two Thrones” released on PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows and subsequently on PlayStation 3 as part of the Classics HD range.
The Prince of Persia is based on the fictional character Dastan who fights through the Persia Killing all sand demons with his fighting skills like parkour and martial arts using all sorts of swords and obviously the mighty and magical power of sands in his hands to save his kingdom from the rule of sand Monsters. The whole story of Dastan is covered in 3 sequels that are “Sands of time”, “Warrior Within” and the last “Two Thrones”.
3. Assassins Creed (Altair and Ezio Series)
Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure stealth video game franchise created by Patrice Désilets, Jade Raymond and Corey May, developed and published by Ubisoft using the game engine Anvil and its more advanced derivatives.
Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Trilogy is a collection of the four main series Assassins Creed games that features Altair ibn-La’Ahad and Ezio Auditore de Firenze including game sequels: Assassins Creed, Assassins Creed II,Assassins Creed Brotherhood and Assassins Creed Revelations
The story is based on fictional characters Altair and Ezio who are skilled assassins. The main objective is to assassinate the templars from all over the world and bring justice to the people.
Fact: Every character you kill in Assassins Creed was a real person and the date and location of their death was accurate
2. Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on September 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on November 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on April 2015 for Microsoft Windows.
The Grand Theft Auto 5 is another masterclass developed by Rockstar North and Rockstar Games. GTA 5 is a massive open world which will burst you in its city skyline as well as the countryside. It is the biggest success of Rockstar games till now. GTA 5 provides you with 3 playable characters: Fraklin Clinton, Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips. Each having different behavior depending upon the situation. Players would love to play this game as it has 3 playable characters which make the game more open and realistic.
1. Mafia II
Mafia II is an open world action-adventure video game developed by 2K Czech and published by 2K Games. It was released on August 2010 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows; titled Mafia II: Director’s Cut was released by Feral Interactive in December 2011.
The story is based on the cruel and dark side of the Underworld Mafia. Mafia II largely takes place in the early 1950s, with the first few chapters set in 1943 to 1945. The player plays as VitoScalettawho reunites with his old friend Joe Barbaro. Vito is pushed into the dark world of the underworld by Joe Barbaro who is a badass guy connected to underworld mafia. It is a typical Mafia game as the name suggests. Mafia II is a game that will take you into its world and experience many realistic Mafia situations of the early 1950s Underworld.
This list of best single player action adventure games means nothing if you didn’t try any of them. Make sure you try them and let us know if we missed your favorite game.