Best Action Games Apps

Action games are found in this category. These games involve fast-paced or time-sensitive gameplay mechanics. Types include role-playing, sport, and puzzle action games. Action games are great for those who enjoy the thrill of testing their timing and strategy skills.

Last updated 04-24-2017

Evoland
1st

Evoland

Android
iOS

Seller: Playdigious

40 4

Video games have certainly come a long way and this hilarious RPG demonstrates just how far things have changed. It presents the classic story of a dragon knight entrusted to save his world, but goes on to tell his tale using different RPG types across the decades!

It starts with a 2D side-scroller before a treasure chest instantly puts you in a larger, free-moving map. Discover more treasure chests in the area and pick up other items that evolve the game. From “Turn-Based Battles” to “3D Sprites,” the whole world keeps on transforming as the story progresses.

One moment, you could be dodging traps and bosses like old-school adventure games and in the next moment, you are facing off a squad of enemies alongside a party of friends! It even makes parody references to certain RPGs along the way! It is both an entertaining an educational experience for all video game history buffs.

▲ The story begins in the memorable style of sprite-based action adventure.

▲ Open special treasure chests to transform the game and incorporate new graphics and gameplay!

Android
Evoland

Evoland

$4.99

iOS
Evoland

Evoland

$4.99

Super Mario Run
2nd

Super Mario Run

Android
iOS

Seller: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

45 4.5

It’s-a me, Mario! The well-loved plumber in red and blue makes his world debut on mobile devices - in a splash of his classic palette of vivid colors and quirky characters - to test your tapping finesse as you work to save Princess Peach from the evil clutches of Bowser!

You are always running forward and jump over smaller obstacles and enemies automatically, so it is up to you to jump up to reach higher platforms and whack those question-marked boxes with well-timed taps.

The longer you hold the screen while jumping the higher you can reach, and you can also pull off a spin by double tapping. Aim to collect as many coins that are scattered across each stage and held by enemies as possible, and rush to reach that level-ending flagpole before the timer ticks to zero!

▲ Breaking open those yellow boxes can reward you with coins or power-ups that can help you speed through the stage quicker!

▲ Unlock ‘Coin Rush’ by filling up the gauge in ‘Rally’ mode to grab dozens of coins before it runs out for an extra boost.

▲ By unlocking items such as Luigi or Yoshi’s house in ‘Build’ mode, you can play as other characters from the franchise!

From the home screen, you can either tap the green ‘Tour’ mode to play level-by-level or the red ‘Rally’ mode to compete against AI and other players. In split-screen ‘Rally’ mode, your goal is to go up against the shadow of your opponent and gather as many coins as you can while impressing Toad spectators with fancy moves. If you win, the amount of Toads who cheered you on will move to your kingdom!

Unlock new buildings and decorations to adorn your kingdom with, from classic Mario-themed items to special mini-game houses, by winning over enough Toads to level up. Tap onto ‘Build’ at the bottom of the screen to buy new items at the shop or move currently placed buildings and ornaments, and build a unique kingdom that Princess Peach would be delighted by!

Android
Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run

Free

iOS
Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run

Free

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
3rd

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

Android
iOS

Seller: ZeptoLab

35 3.5

Cats can be sly and regal. In some cases, they can also craft the most amazing war machines! Join the felines as they intensely fight it out in the street arenas with their battle bots – create a machine of your own with collected parts, test its strength and dealing damage in a real fight, and then use everything that you earned to vamp up your ride!

Learn what it takes to become a true war machine engineer – accumulate enough points to easily discover other gadgets and even crazier weapons. Outwit your opponents by thinking of the slyest machine design. If you feel confident to become the ultimate champion, prove your worth against the most skilled fighters from around the world!

▲ Put your crafting skills to the test by engaging in intense machine battles!

▲ Treat your ride to even better upgrades so it will have more fighting advantage in future fights.

▲ Breeze through the stages as a boss feline! Get bonuses for every fight you win in the championships!

Android
CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

Free

iOS
CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars

Free

Caveboy GO
4

Caveboy GO

Android
iOS

Seller: Appxplore Sdn Bhd

40 4

Caveboy once proved himself as master of the maze. Little did he know that the very venue he proved his worth in was a trap, something he and his friends blindly fell into! Now Caveboy does not know where his friends are, only that he knows he has to find and save them!

Caveboy needs all your help in navigating different mazes. He can only go the end of maze by sliding along three or more tiles that match. Press and hold down on Caveboy and start swiping in the direction you feel is the fastest way to get him out. Some mazes will have timers to test how quick you can solve your way out, so always maintain your focus and be wary!

▲ Some mazes will collapse after a given period, so do your best to get Caveboy out of them fast!

▲ Win stashes of gold after you successfully level up Caveboy!

Android
Caveboy GO

Caveboy GO

Free

iOS
Caveboy GO

Caveboy GO

Free

Color Switch
5

Color Switch

Android
iOS

Seller: Fortafy Games

40 4

Do you enjoy playing endless tapping games? If so, then this app could be right up your alley! It requires patience, concentration, timing, accuracy, and determination. Do you have what it takes to put your name up in the leaderboard?

All you have to do is tap, but hold your horses because there is more. The circle or dot can only pass if it goes through the part that shares its color. If you cross a different color, then the game is over.

Also, try your hand at the different game modes: Challenges, Clow, Brick, Dodge, and many others! This is the kind of game that will have you saying, "Just once more." or "Just until I beat my high score."

Android
Color Switch

Color Switch

Free

iOS
Color Switch

Color Switch

Free