Action games to play on the weekend

Sometimes we ask ourselves: “What’s better than a long weekend?” While we’re sure there’s a lot going on, using a long weekend to play may be exactly what we need to recharge, especially when they’re packed with action!

Whether you’re traveling or settling in with your pets for a long weekend, these games will keep you entertained with plenty of action.

When Ekko discovers a plot that threatens the city of Zaun, the young inventor must use a device he has created to save his city by going back in time and outwitting his enemies. Immerse yourself in this 2D story-driven action platformer that focuses on dynamic combat and exploration.

Escape an ever-changing island filled with secrets, branching paths, and challenging enemies in Dead Cells. Each kill can help unlock levels, knowledge, and permanent upgrades to give your character a fighting chance. Expand the story with additional content, such as the Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC*.

After investigating a distress signal, intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran discovers that Space Pirates are conducting terrifying genetic experiments in orbit above Tallon IV. She explores the planet, investigates its dark secrets, and hunts down Samus’s old nemesis, Meta Ridley, in this remastering of the classic first-person adventure.

Lead a cast of colorful characters in turn-based battles with two classic campaigns from the beloved Advance Wars series, completely remade from the ground up! Move units across the battlefields, wipe out enemies and ensure victory for your side. Play alone or fight against your friends in Versus** mode or 1v1*** online mode.

As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you will wield the mythical powers and weapons of Olympus to free yourself from the clutches of Hades, God of the Dead. Grow stronger and unravel more of the story with each escape attempt from the ever-changing underworld.

Join Noah and Mio on a heartfelt journey across a vast and rich world to end the cycle of violence between two opposing nations. Traverse massive, fantastical landscapes and master real-time RPG combat as you expose the real enemy pulling the strings.

Invaders from another world have unleashed weapons known as “mechanical life forms” on Earth, forcing humanity to take refuge on the Moon. As a member of an android military force, she explores a dystopian landscape as you join the fierce battle to reclaim Earth from these otherworldly invaders.

As the CEO of Death Inc., you’ll play as… well, Death! In this fast-paced hack n’ slash, you must regain control of the company and ensure a well-deserved vacation. From the Toxic Waste department to the Physical Illness department, visit each brand to remind your minions who’s boss… the hard way.

Through the changing seasons, explore a world vibrant during the height of “Quietus,” a disaster that comes at the end of each season. In the main town of Lethe, create a base of operations, tend your crops, engage enemies in dynamic combat, and unravel the mystery of the station of death, Quietus.

Explore a familiar yet mysterious land teeming with diverse life, lush biomes, and rich resources. But this paradise is on the brink of destruction. The piglins have arrived, spreading Nether corruption throughout the overworld. Plan your strategy and face the piglins in epic battles. But be careful: they always defend themselves.

The most cheeky Umbra Witch is back in the game Bayonetta 3! This time, she must face man-made biological weapons known as homunculi. Armed with her signature weapons, the time-slowing Witch Time ability, and a bit of sass, Bayonetta is ready to begin her next battle.

Forced to transfer to a high school in Tokyo, the protagonist experiences a strange dream that changes his life. With the goal of “rehabilitation” looming over his head, he must save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief, a group of do-gooders who can change corrupted hearts.

*The full version of the game is required to use DLC. Sold separately.

**Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer. Games, systems and some accessories are sold separately.

***Additional games, systems, accessories and/or Nintendo Switch Online membership required for multiplayer. Any Nintendo Switch Online membership and Nintendo Account are required for online features. Membership automatically renews after initial term at current price unless cancelled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Nintendo Switch Online games, systems, some accessories and memberships sold separately.