On any platform, action games are some of the most played. They get your heart going and your fingers moving, and they’re a great way to test your reflexes and your mind. Action games come in many forms, such as shooters, fighting games, adventure games, platformers, and more. But what makes a good action game good is that it keeps you going. There are a lot of games to choose from, so here are some of the best action games for Android.
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Ailment and Endurance
Ailment is a top-down shooter in the old-school style. It’s a lot like a typical arcade shooter game. You can choose from a lot of different weapons, play with other people, and do a lot of violent things. Obviously, this isn’t a good one for little kids. In any case, it’s easy enough to figure out how to play, and the retro graphics are cute. It also has little extras like hidden Easter eggs and a story to follow. This one keeps the action going in all its retro glory, even if you have to watch an ad every time to wake up. Endurance, the game’s follow-up, is also very good and uses many of the same game mechanics.
Blackmoor 2 is a hack-and-slash platformer with some fun parts. You get a typical platformer game, like the old Castlevania games. But the game also has a co-op mode, online PvP, and a mode where you can build. We like the build mode a lot because it lets you make your own levels and share them with other players. This is a cool addition to a mobile game. In any case, you get the usual good stuff, like saving Google Play Games to the cloud and some other things. It has a few bugs now and then, but nothing major.
Supercell, the company that made Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, has made a new action game called Brawl Stars. This game is like a beat ’em up because it puts players against each other. Most of the game modes are battles between teams of three players. But you can also fight with two against two and one against one. There are different kinds of games, like killing certain players or taking their stuff. No matter what, though, every game mode can get intense. Sometimes the online matchmaking can make the experience less fun, but that’s usually how online PvP works. We also like how easy and quick the games are to play.
Call of Duty: Mobile
At the time this article was written, Call of Duty: Mobile was the most popular first-person shooter game on mobile. It has everything that a good online shooter should have. There are different PvP modes and things to unlock, and both the graphics and the gameplay are great. It has a 100-player battle royale mode like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, which are also great action games, and a standard deathmatch mode like Modern Combat and Critical Ops (another two excellent action games). But Call of Duty: Mobile is the best game in this genre right now, so we’ll recommend that one first. Any of the other four games we talked about would also work well on this list.
One of the more recent action games on the list is Dead Cells. You play as a failed experiment and use platforms to move through the game’s levels until you reach the end. There are different types of enemies, environments, and hack-and-slash gameplay to keep you tapping the screen. It’s also a roguevania, which means that the whole map is linked and you can move anywhere on it. The controls can be changed, hardware controllers can be used, and the game has a single price with no in-app purchases. You can also play it without an internet connection.
The action genre can span various other genres and so does Evoland 2. The game features hack-and-slash, trading card, 2D RPG, 3D fighter, and arcade mechanics across its story and mini-game lineup. Players traverse through the game’s story. As you progress, the graphics and mechanics change. You may be playing a retro Legend of Zelda style hack and slash one moment, and a match-three combat game the next. The first game in the series is very similar and much cheaper. You really can’t go wrong with way. Evoland 2 is $7.99 with no in-app purchases or ads and is frequently on sale for less than that.
GRID Autosport is a new racing game that came out in 2019 and is one of the best games of the year. It has 100 events to race through and 100 cars that you can unlock. You also get all of the DLC from the original game, and the difficulty can be changed so you can play at a level that is challenging but not too hard. It’s a big and complicated game, but it always stays true to its arcade racing roots. Even though the price is a little high, this is one of the really good ones. In another version, you can buy the DLC in pieces instead of all at once. Here is the Play Store link for that version.
Half Brick Studios
Halfbrick Studios is a name that most people know. They have a lot of big action games in their library, and all of them are good. Some of the games are “beat ’em ups” like Dan the Man and “arcade” games like Fruit Ninja and “Jetpack Joyride” (endless runner). There are also a lot more. All of the games have bright, colourful graphics, content that is good for kids, and easy controls. Action games don’t always have to have guns, explosions, and other things like that. The lineup of games from Halfbrick Studios is proof of this. Most of the games are free to play, and they are all classic action-arcade games for mobile. Also, Fruit Ninja 2 came out near the end of 2020, so the developer is putting out new games pretty often.
Here’s another action role-playing game for you loot fans (hi!). AnimA pays a lot of attention to Blizzard’s Diablo series, unlike Titan Quest, which is different from Diablo because of its setting and the different ways you can build. And what do you know? We don’t mind, though, because the game is great on its own.
Even though the fonts look familiar, any fan of Diablo will enjoy the game loop, the dark and ominous atmosphere, and all the enemies to kill. I wasted a lot of time in AnimA just trying to get more loot. Yes, it’s free-to-play, so there are microtransactions. They’re not too bad, though.