Action-adventure games combine the elements of action games and adventure games. Action-adventure games have a very tense plot - like Rise of The Tomb Raider has, as in most actions, but also need to solve different puzzles during the gameplay. Scenario and variety of characters are not important in action games, but in action-adventure games, as well as in other adventure games, the plot needs to be well thought-out and exciting. Comprehensive dialogues, like in Hitman are typical for the action-adventure games.
As we have already mentioned, puzzles are an important element in action-adventure games, but usually, they are rather simple in comparison with adventure game, a good example is Just Cause. For example, you may need to find the way out from the room or the way, how to outwit your opponent.
Action-adventure games for PC and consoles are the mix of different elements and genres, and so this type of video games is rather frequent and common, like in beloved The Last of Us. So often together with action-adventure the developers use other accurate definition, for example, survival horror action-adventure games or action-adventure games with open-world.
Due to the high popularity of these games all the gamers go to websites where they can download free action-adventure games or buy action-adventure games. There are a lot of action-adventure games for PC, but also many such games were released exclusively for consoles.
The most iconic action-adventure game is Uncharted.
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