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Top Action Games

Best Action games are calculated by game ratings and members "Top Action Games" list. List updated daily.

Action Definition: Broad category of games that feature fast reflexes as the primary mechanic. (Castlevania)


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Team Fortress 2 (2008) 4.00/5 Add to game list

Platform: PC (Steam)
US Release Date: 04/08/2008
Genre: Action (First-Person Shooter)
ESRB Rating: M
Developer: Valve Corporation
Publisher: Valve Corporation
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Resident Evil 2 (1998) 4.27/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation
US Release Date: 01/21/1998
JP Release Date: 01/29/1998
Genre: Action (Survival Horror)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Synopsis: Two months after the events of Resident Evil, rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and Clair Redfied, Chris' sister, arrive in the town of Raccoon City only to find the town completely overrun by the undead. Seeking answers, and a means to escape, the two split up on separate quests but whose stores intertwine and both lead to an ultimate showdown.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013) 4.31/5 Add to game list

Platform: Nintendo 3DS
US Release Date: 11/22/2013
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure)
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: An all new adventure set in the fan favorite world of A Link to the Past - the classic top-down world has been improved with all new 60 fps visuals and now the dark world has been transformed into a world where you can become a living painting as you work to save both worlds. Inventory management has never been easier as the touchscreen gives instant access to your item.


Metal Gear Solid (1998) 4.24/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation
US Release Date: 10/21/1998
JP Release Date: 09/03/1998
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure, Stealth)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Synopsis: Solid Snake is forced out of retirement after the rouge group FOXHOUND leads an uprising on Shadow Moses island, taking hostages and control of a nuclear mecha, threatening retaliation against the U.S. unless their demands are met.


Mortal Kombat (2011) 4.28/5 Add to game list

Platform: Xbox 360
US Release Date: 04/26/2011
Genre: Action (2D Fighting)
ESRB Rating: M
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Synopsis: Emperor Shao Kahn has finally achieved victory over Raiden and his allies after centuries of fighting, but Raiden has one more plan: to travel back in time to the first Mortal Kombat tournament and strike Shao Kahn when he is most vulnerable. Features upgraded fatalaties, 4-player tag-team combat and Co-op arcade mode to appeal to veterans and newcomers of the series alike.


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) 4.21/5 Add to game list

Platform: Nintendo 64
US Release Date: 11/23/1998
JP Release Date: 11/21/1998
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure)
ESRB rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: Set in the past, Ganondorf, the Gerudo King of Thieves, plans on stealing the Triforce and using its power to control the land of Hyrule. Link is given the task to stop him and must find a way to convince the various races of Hyrule to help him, along with the Ocarina of Time, in order to prevent darkness from overtaking his world.


Metroid: Zero Mission (2004) 4.25/5 Add to game list

Platform: Game Boy Advance
US Release Date: 02/09/2004
JP Release Date: 05/27/2004
Genre: Action (2D Platformer, Action/Adventure)
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: This enhanced remake of the original "Metroid" features an expanded world, story cutscenes, and more of everything that makes the series popular. Samus Aran, intergalactic bounty hunter, must track down and eliminate the crustacean-like Space Pirates on the planet Zebes, only to discover their secret weapon: a parasitic, energy-draining creature known as the Metroid.


ActRaiser (1991) 4.33/5 Add to game list

Platform: Super Nintendo (SNES)
US Release Date: 11/01/1991
JP Release Date: 12/16/1990
Genre: Action (2D Platformer), Strategy (Simulation)
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Developer: Quintet
Publisher: Enix
Synopsis: A combination platformer and world-building game you play as "The Master" who has been asleep for centuries after losing a battle with "The Evil One" Tanzra who has turned the people of the land to evil. In order to restore his power, The Master will have to defeat Tanzra's six lieutenants, win back the people of the land and finally face Tanzra at his stronghold Death Heim.


Donkey Kong (1994) 4.33/5 Add to game list

Platform: Game Boy / Color
US Release Date: 06/01/1994
JP Release Date: 06/14/1994
Genre: Action (2D Platformer, Arcade)
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
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Pikmin (2001) 4.33/5 Add to game list

Platform: GameCube
US Release Date: 12/02/2001
JP Release Date: 10/26/2001
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure), Strategy
ESRB rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: Captain Olimar is taking a much-deserved vacation when a rogue comet causes him to crash on a strange, unknown planet. The atmosphere is filled with deadly Oxygen and he only has 30 days to gather the parts for his spaceship and make it back to Hocotate. Lucky for him, he has the loyal Pikmin to help hims gather parts, defeat the dangerous denizens of the planet and help him survive until he can make it back home.

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