If you're looking for high-octane action games, here are our very favorites
A rare action game with real heart. Guardians' combat may not be stellar, but its story and brilliant characters certainly are. Oh, and it's genuinely funny. Like, 'laugh out loud' funny.
An action game that isn't afraid to embrace a dizzying supernatural setting. Whether you're blasting Hiss agents or navigating ever-shifting combat spaces, Control feels both fresh and fierce.
Naughty Dog delivers a 25-hour gut punch. Part adventure-game, part-action experience, Ellie's revenge quest features the most meticulously detailed shooting and stealth mechanics around.
DMC is the action genre incarnate. The latest entry is a pure adrenaline rush of climbing combos and suffocatingly tight combat mechanics; a heavy metal rhythm action game in all but name.
This gothic spin on the Dark Souls formula succeeds on the carefully balanced cadence between attack and defense. A game of full-throated assaults and perfectly-timed retreats.
Combining the best elements of both Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac delivers a truly heroic action experience. Swinging around NYC is a total joy.
Nate couldn't have hoped for a better send-off. This Indy-inspired adventure offers cinematic action at its finest. Oh, and the recent PS5 remaster feels stunning to play at 60FPS.
Kratos' soft reboot is a truly wondrous experience. It captures a sense of fluid motion and control in its combat that few games have ever achieved. The current GOAT of action games.