10 best action games on Android

Action games are among the most popular games on any platform. They get the blood pumping, the fingers moving and it’s a great way to test your reflexes and wits. There are a variety of action games out there including shooters, fighting games, adventure games and more which makes narrowing it down a little difficult. Nevertheless, here are the 10 best action games on Android.

Asphalt Xtreme

Asphalt Xtreme is a racing game from Gameloft. It’s an off-road racing game where you race against competitors. There are five game modes, over 400 races, 500 challenges and 35 vehicles to race with more to come. The game also has an online multiplayer where you can race against up to eight opponents. It’s a freemium game. However, Gameloft added a ton of stuff to do and the racing can get intense, especially in multiplayer mode.


Duet is a shockingly intense game for how minimal it is. The premise is that you rotate two balls around a central axis. Your goal is to dodge platforms by rotating the two balls. In practice, it’s harder than it sounds. You’ll also see marks on the platforms where you messed up so you can see it coming next time. You get the main campaign mode for free and you can unlock additional game modes and content with a single in-app purchase. It’s a good minimal game and it shows that you don’t need amazing graphics for an intense experience.

Alto’s Adventure

Alto’s Adventure was one of the most popular runner games of 2016. It’s a rather simple game. You ski down a hill forever while you leap over giant chasms, collect llamas and avoid other dangerous obstacles. The game also contains simple, Material Design inspired graphics and it plays very smoothly. Its endless runner nature means that you’ll be constantly dodging stuff while skiing down the hill. It’s a good option for those who want something cheap that plays well and fits in with other action games.

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is an arcade game that packs a lot of action. You’ll travel around 3D maps destroying a variety of things in fantastical, colorful explosions. The game features over 100 levels, 15 grids to play on, 12 game modes and a range of abilities and companions to take with you. There is also a hardcore mode where you can play without abilities or companions. You can play with a hardware controller if you prefer as well. It’s a $9.99 game which you’ll only have to pay once.

Into the Night

Into the Night is an infinite runner game with zombies. Your goal will be to run along a bleak and silhouetted landscape while you shoot down as many zombies as you can. Your goal is to make it as far into the hoard as you can before you’re overtaken. The game includes a variety of weapons, power ups, and other buffs to help you make it as long as possible. There are even missions to help keep you going. It’s free to download.

Riptide GP: Renegade

Riptide GP: Renegade is a racing game from a critically acclaimed series of titles. It’s a waverunner game where you race jet skis instead of cars. The waves affect the race track and that can make races intense. As you progress through the campaign, you’ll have access to upgraded jet skis and harder competition. The game also includes an online multiplayer mode in case you want to race real people. It comes with local multiplayer mode and you can even race split screen if you have two hardware game pads. It’s a really good game and one of the few good racing games with no in-app purchases.

Sky Force Reloaded

Sky Force Reloaded is a top-down shooter game with tons of action. Each level has you flying through a battlefield, destroying enemies, completing in-level objectives and avoid being destroyed. The game also has various aircraft to unlock, upgrades and card buffs to make things easier. It rounds out the experience with beautiful, colorful graphics, voice over work and a decent soundtrack. It’s a fantastic game and worth a shot.

Sonic 4

Sonic 4 is the latest game in the acclaimed series. It’s the most recent on mobile, anyway. This episodic adventure features the basic Sonic mechanics across a different adventure. The titles also include a new set of villains, new moves, collaborative play, controller support and more. Each episode of the series is its own game so you’ll have to buy Episode I and II separately. Thankfully, they’re both the same price and have no in-app purchases. Classic Sonic games make for excellent, family-friendly action games.


Unkilled is a shooter where you have to kill tons and tons of zombies. The game is developed by Madfinger Games, the same company that created the Dead Trigger series. It includes over 150 story line missions, two online multiplayer modes, tons of guns to collect and upgrade and various challenges, events and extras to engage with. You’ll also be treated to some top notch mobile gaming graphics. The graphics get even better if you have a device with a Tegra X1 processor. It’s a freemium game. However, it’s still one of the best action games out there.

Warhammer 40,000 Freeblade

Warhammer 40,000 Freeblade is one of many games in the Warhammer 40,000 franchise. The campaign mode has you driving a mech and killing bad guys in third person. You can customize and upgrade your mech as you progress to make it more powerful, Or you can make it look cooler. There are daily missions you can complete. The game is still in development and more features such as online multiplayer and more weapons are coming in future updates. It’s worth a shot, especially if you like action games and shooters.


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