BEST ACTION GAME
Bit of a cheat here, of course, but how do you go past Bayonetta? Perhaps more to the point, why would you? It remains the pinnacle of its genre. ADAM RORKE
WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS
Like any other game even came close to beating this one for best action game. Shoot them Nazi’s dead! BOOM! BANG! KABOOM! DANIEL WILKS
The way the camera shifts and changes the gameplay in Nier Automata is genius, and it does all styles of gameplay well. Camera moves to the side and suddenly you’re in a tight, well designed action/platformer, it moves overhead and you’re in a wellpaced twinstick shooter. Behind the shoulder and it’s hack and slash, but sometimes it’s also bullethell. Amazing. KOSTA ANDREADIS
ASSASSIN’S CREED: ORIGINS
The year off was a wise move. Assassin’s Creed Origins reinvigorates the franchise and reiterates its place in the landscape as one of the most interesting open world action titles in a historical setting. DAVID WILDGOOSE
It’s not really an action game. Hob’s more an explorationfocused action/adventure with some neat environmental puzzles and a light upgrade system. It’s so good though that I had to find a category for it.