A character action game or a stylish action game is the one. When it comes to this genre, you need to know three important things, including:
- The first thing is a combo system. You will get a variety of ways and weapons to deal with the enemies.
- The next thing is that the game will reward you for completing everything well. That means the better you perform, the more bonuses you will get.
- The last thing is that you can experience difficult levels after Hard mode to push your skills to the limit.
Sounds exciting, right? But, do you have any idea of the best character action games? Since you’re here, we will introduce a list of top 8 games that you can try.
8 best character action games ever
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
To be known as the foundation for the best choice in this genre, Devil May Cry 4 has become a standard for other character action games. Published in 2008, this game still looks more fantastic at present. Besides, the Special Edition updates three new characters and a series of great features to experience. One of the most significant developments that this game offers is to allow Dante to access all his Devil Arms, Styles, and Firearms as well as updating the Style meter. Wonderfully, you can find new ways to improve Dante. And that’s how deep the battle system goes.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Some reckon that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is quite annoying. The plot is odd while the environment is gloomy. However, we recognize that the combo system in this game is incredible. It’s mostly unspoiled from the previous version including the Focus mechanic. Furthermore, having Dark and Light magic forms and availing the Combat Cross is the highlight. What’s more, you possess an ice sword and flaming gauntlets to prevent against the enemies.
Based on Transformers franchise and created by PlatinumGames, everything in Transformers: Devastation is indeed a selling point. This edition tells an original story, in which the Autobots combine to stop Decepticons from changing the Earth to metal. Start guiding one of five characters including Optimus Prime, Wheeljack, Sideswipe, Bumblebee, and Grimlock and take advantage of its unique ability and powerful attack to fight against Decepticons. This game also offers seven different chapters with lots of side missions to overcome. Depending on your performance, you can gain rewards for the next ones.
Killer is Dead – Nightmare Edition
When Killer is Dead was published on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, it created BIG fame. One year later, Nightmare Edition was released to satisfy the desire of PC players. Aside from introducing the available features, this game includes a new mode, called Nightmare. And to eliminate the enemies, the players have to avail three different attacks including Dodge Burst, Adrenaline Burst, and Headshots.
In our list of the best character action games, Bayonetta is described as the pinnacle of this genre. This game occurs in a fictional city in Europe, called Vigrid, and starts a character, a witch. She can shapeshift, use different firearms, cast magical attacks, and avail her hair to summon demons. There are five main modes, and your task is to guide the witch to reach the final one successfully. Since Bayonetta is also created by Hideki Kamiya, the Devil May Cry series’ creator, you can find the same rating system here. It will rank your position depending on your performance in this game.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a third-person character action video game that highlights elements similar to its previous version in Yaiba series. The players can jump, run, attack, and block enemies by using Yaiba’s blade. When playing, always observe a score multiplier on the right side to collect the hit-count on the enemy. Especially, remember to avail “Bloodlust” mode to eliminate multiple enemies around you in a quick row.
Developed by FromSoftware in 2009, Ninja Blade allows you to play as a modern ninja and asks you tokill all hostile creatures in the city. Your main weapons include twin swords, a katana, and a broadsword. Additionally, you receive a chi bar to perform unique abilities. While playing Ninja Blade, you soon discover that this game also offers the similar combat system like Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden.
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
By using the similar real-time control scheme like Devil May Cry and God of War, Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death permits the players to attack with weapons, grasp and throw enemies, and avail magical attacks. Besides, they might launch a quick strike or a slow yet powerful one via hitting one button. And their number will be kept counted on the screen for the greater rewards after all.
With all 8 best character action games above, we suggest you should give them a try so that you can pick up the one you like most. Or if you have any idea of this topic or have other cool names, don’t mind sharing with us. We’d love to hear.