Combining RPG and Action genres: what to play?

Games at the intersection of genres are the most diverse and interesting. The developers of the following projects know their business.


After the closure of Black Isle and the bankruptcy of Interplay, the Fallout series was purchased by Bethesda. As a result, the series went into a three-dimensional format and turned into an action/RPG. It has since been included in the list of the best role-playing games ever.

However, the third part and New Vegas add-on had mediocre combat systems, and players often used V.A.T.S., an analog of a turn-based real-time combat system. Although the shooter component was not the best, the genre showed its superiority by allowing players to pass even Death’s Claw.

And that was almost impossible in the first two games. The real action in Fallout was in the fourth part, where the combat system was developed with I.D. Software and the role-playing elements were put on the back burner. It was already possible to fight without V.A.T.S.

For example, it became impossible to stop time, but only to slow it down. Some people consider this integration of genres successful. Still, in search of dynamics and convenience, the role-playing system in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. took a huge step backward and needed to be better liked by the gaming community.

Outer Worlds

A role-playing game from Obsidian Studios, creator of such famous Offline Role-Playing Games as Pillars of Eternity and Fallout New Vegas. The Outer Worlds allows you to explore two planets in our galaxy’s farthest part. The world here is more reminiscent of America in its morals of the Wild West.

Obsidian is known for detailed games with numerous gameplay mechanics and an influence of every gamer’s action on the surrounding world. The Outer Worlds is exactly that – bold, feature-rich, and engaging.

Offline Role-Playing Games


A new role-playing game from the creators of Risen and Gothic, combining a post-apocalyptic world with science and magic. The world of E.L.E.X. is small but full of events and possibilities, where your decisions can affect the course of history.

E.L.E.X. is a game about freedom and choice, the consequences of decisions, humanity, and a cruel world without room for the weak. It has flaws, but it will surely leave a vivid impression on your memory.

Code Vein

An anime-style role-playing game in which the author has mixed a post-apocalyptic world with vampires. As one of the immortals, you must survive in this cruel world. Code Vein was developed with an obvious reference to the Dark Souls series of games.

It has all the familiar elements, from “campfires” to high-difficulty battles. In addition, you can relax in the hot springs, steaming the wrinkled sides of the character, and make reliable friends. Using teammates’ capabilities will help pass some locations, but don’t rely too much on their decision-making skills.

If you want to work in a team only with intelligent buddies, you need to play in MMORPG games, where the ideal conditions for such interaction.


Scarlet Nexus takes players into the future, where mutants, hungry for human brains, terrorize the world, and Super-powered psionics confronts them and protects humanity.

The game’s plot revolves around two warriors battling mutants, and gamers can enjoy a dynamic combat system using telekinesis. The developers have created a stunning visual design that combines anime style with cerebral punk and a heartwarming story set in a dying world.

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