Best video games for those who love action adventure

Looking to escape into the boots of a fortune hunter or under the cape of a 19th century avenger? We have some glorious suggestions.

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Tomb Raider Tomb Raider (Photo: Crystal Dynamics)

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'Tomb Raider'

"Tomb Raider" puts players in control of archaeologist Laura Croft on her very first adventure; rebooting a celebrated video game franchise that began in 1996.

Like "Uncharted," the game features a third-person perspective, but includes the addition of a crafting system, stealth gameplay, side quests, and other elements. Because it plays as an origin story, players progress Laura's character from an inexperienced adventurer to a battle-hardened heroine over the title's roughly 11 hours of gameplay.

"She’s an intelligent, academic young woman, quite zestful," English writer Rhianna Pratchett, the scribe behind "Tomb Raider," told VentureBeat. "She starts out on her first big adventure. She’s 21 and she thinks she knows everything, like you do when you’re 21. Then the world gets its teeth into her. She has to reassess things and pull herself up by her bootstraps."

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