Dark Messiah of Might and Magic has the best first-person melee combat in a game I’ve played yet. The thing that makes it stand out is that the character you play has a real body. Real physics, weight, balance, strength, stamina, all factors most games doesn’t even touch upon, especially not in an action-oriented game. It’s refreshing and fun, and adds a new gameplay element that gives the game more immersiveness.
Check out this video I recorded when I played through earlier so you can see what I’m talking about: