The action genre, by definition, includes a multitude of varying styles. The most defining characteristic, however, is fast-paced frenetic gameplay. PlayStation 4 has a ton of fantastic action games to offer. Here are some of the best available to PS4 owners.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Do you want fast-paced action? Wolfenstein II has it along with some of the most satisfying shooting mechanics I have experienced in a while. If the idea of running around with some really awesome guns and turning Nazis into pink mist sounds enticing, then you are probably going to want to pick up a copy of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

$20 at Amazon

Raising hell


Yet another ancient franchise that Bethesda stuck a finger in, DOOM languished in id Software development hell until it was finally released in 2016. If you've ever played a DOOM game before, then you know storyline is somewhat irrelevant. You run around with comically large guns and kill equally massive demons. It manages to capture the spirit of the earliest entries of the franchise while expanding, deepening, and polishing the gameplay.

$20 at Amazon

Save the city

Marvel's Spider-Man

Nothing's quite as action-packed as superhero movies are, and that stands for superhero games as well. There's no shortage of crime for Spider-Man to stop all around New York City, from lowlife street thugs to some of his most famous arch nemeses. There's never a dull moment when you're busy saving lives.

$43 at Amazon

Gotham's caped crusader

Batman: Arkham Knight

Hardcore DC fans may scorn Marvel products, so if Spider-Man isn't for you then Batman has your back. Batman: Arkham Knight suffered from notoriously rough problems on PC when it launched, but those thankfully didn't transfer to the PlayStation 4 version. Bruce faces his most difficult mission yet as he takes on the Arkham Knight, a mysterious figure with connections to his past.

$20 at Amazon

One ring to rule them all

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Before there was Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, there was Middle-earth: Shadow of War… at least, chronologically within the universe's timeline. Taking place before the famous book franchise, Middle-earth: Shadow of War follows ranger Talion and the spirit of Celebrimbor as they journey to Mt. Doom to forge a new Ring of Power in the hopes of defeating Sauron. Epic battles await you in Middle-earth.

$20 at Amazon

Chaos in Hope County

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 leans into the craziness that the series has become increasingly known for. Sure, you can fly planes and crash trucks to create mayhem, but how can you top controlling a grizzly bear named Cheeseburger as your very own attack dog– er, bear. And there's an insane religious militia taking over the town, so you'll always have them to keep your life exciting.

$15 at GameStop

Team heroics


There's nothing quite like an Overwatch match to get your blood pumping, especially when your team doesn't play the objective. Regardless of your frustrations, it's hard to put Overwatch down for too long, a testament to its continued popularity. Blizzard channels Pixar's amazing charm with dozens of lovable characters and a beautiful art style, all wrapped into a fine hero shooter.

$31 at Amazon

There is a vast amount of fantastic action games available on the PS4 that it's nearly impossible to list them all. As the console continues to age, we are only going to see more quality action titles like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

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