Action games are among the most popular 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, platformers, and more which makes narrowing it down a little difficult. Nevertheless, here are the best action game on Android and iOS.

The Best Action Games for Apple and Android devices

1. Fortnite Mobile

Fortnite Mobile

  • Publisher: Epic Games
  • Platform: iOS, Android

Fortnite Battle Royal is a free-to-play battle royale video game where 100 players are dispatched on a shrinking island for survival. The players, either alone, in duos or in a squad of four, attempt to be the last one standing by killing off other players. The rounds start with players landing weaponless on an island randomly distributed with loot. Apart from assembling weapons, players can also break things to gather material for fortifications as part of a strategic gameplay.

The game is played in third person perspective with the option to shift into the first person when using weapons. Released in 2018 for both iOS and Android, Fortnite Mobile is at the top position in the game charts.

2. Sniper 3D Assassin: FPS Battle

Sniper 3D Assassin- FPS Battle

  • Publisher: Fun Games For Free
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
Scoring the Number 13 position in AppStore’s action games, Sniper 3D is one of the best shooting game out there. The gameplay is simple in its entirety; take the sniper, aim at the enemy and shoot. The free version of the game lets you assist the cops in their fight against terrorists in 13 different cities. There is also a timing mission where you are killing zombies and robots in your attempt to prevent World War 3. There game also features online battles for killing off other players in the world.
You can also buy the premium version for additional features like weapons customization and for buying new weapons. Highly rated by users, Sniper 3D is the most addictive shooting game on stores.

3. Clash Royale

Clash Royale

  • Publisher: Supercell
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
Clash Royale is a real-time multiplayer strategy video game developed and published by Supercell, the creators of Clash of Clans, in 2016. Two years and the game still ranks Number 9 on AppStore and has more than 100,000,000+ installations on Google Play. The game features combined elements of collectible card games, tower defense, and multiplayer online battle arena. Players can play the game one-on-one or two-on-two where they have to knock off enemy Kings and Princesses off their towers. Clans can be formed among players to share cards which are playable units, buildings, and spells used against enemy’s cards.
The game is free to play however premium versions also exist.

4. Bowmasters

Bowmasters

  • Publisher: Miniclip
  • Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
Just when the mobile games couldn’t be simplified, entered the Bowmasters. As Miniclips, its publisher, puts it, it’s a “hotsy-tosty aim and shoot game.” The fun element lies in unlocking different characters and playing the game in multilayer and PvP mode where you kill off other players with your bow.
The game is amazing for a nice friendly hangout where you can show your friend who’s the boss. Other features include unlocking weapons and unlocking characters with different skills. The game is simple and friendly in its interface. Some reviewers complain about the heavy RAM requirement for a smooth gameplay but most reviews are positive, making it deserving of top 20 on AppStore and a lot of praise on Google Play. Bowmasters successfully hits the, wait for it, Bull’s Eye.

5. Plants vs Zombies 2

Plants vs Zombies 2

  • Publisher: PopCap
  • Platforms: iOS, Android

It’s about time we move on from Plants vs Zombies…… to PLANTS VS ZOMBIES 2! An absolute classic of its time, Plants vs Zombies relied on players’ ability to strategically defend their house from a horde of zombies using, you guessed it, plants. The game had received 200 million downloads on all platforms. This time, the game features hundreds of plants and zombies for a colorful gameplay. There are also fuels to power up your plants.

Plants vs Zombies 2 also features a Battle mode where different players test their planting skills to be the ultimate garden guardian. Also, you will be traveling through time to defend your garden against the zombies. This game is highly addictive and fun in its nature.

6. Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans

  • Publisher: Supercell
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
How can we include Clash Royale but not Clash of Clans in the best smartphones games so far? Coming from Supercell in 2012, Clash of Clans holds the Number 7 rank in AppStore’s strategy games. Six years and counting. It’s an online strategy video game with the catchphrase “Build your empire”.
The game is set in a fantasy world called the World of Clash where players have to build their towns by attacking other players. Players can team up and form a clan and can then compete in the Clan War together. The game features cannons, bombs, traps and other fighting features for players to defend their towns. The battling strategies combine the elements of spells, troops, and heroes!
The game is free to play. Clash of Clans is still getting positive reviews on Google Play and AppStore.

7. PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

  • Publisher: PUBG Corporation
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
100 players on a shrinking island, struggling to land, loot and kill other players in an attempt to be the last one standing. Enters PUBG Mobile, an online battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation in 2018. The game scores Number 1 position in AppStore’s strategy games.
It is a Hunger Games’ inspiration game where you land through a parachute on an island with 99 other strangers. Once the players have landed, they can scout for different items, ammo, weapons to survive by well… killing other players. The game starts on a large map but gradually shrinks the territory forcing the players together. Players can choose to play from first or third person perspective.

8. Dragon Ball Legends

Dragon Ball Legends

  • Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
Coming from Bandai Namco Entertainment, Dragon Ball Legends is an action card battle game that presents you with a battle royale experience right on your fingertips. Players battle in real time globally in their attempt to become the Strongest. Equipped with the series’ favorite Legendary Fighters, the game uses card battle elements for realistic fight actions. Each card comes with its special tricks giving the players a strategic nick.
Dragon Ball Legends is free to play however some features that can enhance gameplay are premium. The game has high ratings and installation on both AppStore and Google Play. An absolute must for the Dragonball franchise.

9. Pixel Gun 3D: Survival shooter

Pixel Gun 3D- Survival shooter

  • Publisher: Pixel Gun 3D
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
Looking for a survival shooter video games not obliging to any rules? Well, Pixel Gun 3D has got your back. The game follows Pixel Man on his expedition to find out the reason behind Zombie Apocalypse and why they have taken over the world in a single night. Will Pixel Man be able to solve this mystery? You have to find it out for yourself.
It is an online multiplayer game that lets you play with your friends, colleagues, or literally anyone around the globe. There are worldwide and local connection modes. The game also lets you create and customize your character for the fun part. Players can upgrade their weaponry and chat with online players. Pixel Gun 3D is free to play and is available for iOS and Android.

10. Angry birds 2

Angry birds 2

  • Publisher: Rovio Entertainment
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
Angry Birds 2 is a 2015 puzzle video game developed and published by Rovio Entertainment. It is the twelfth game in the Angry Birds series and is a direct sequel to the Angry Birds. Players will be flinging birds at towers in an attempt to save their precious eggs.
This version of the game includes additional features like choosing your own bird, upgrading your birds and joining a clan to take the pigs down with your friends. One thing the critics are most impressed with is the game’s detailed graphics.
The game is free to play and has massive installations on both AppStore and Google Play.

11. Marvel Contest of Champions

Marvel Contest of Champions

  • Publisher: Kabam
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
Marvel Contest of Champions is a 2014 superhero fighting game developed and published by Kabam. The game is set in the Marvel universe and loosely follows the plot of the comic book series Contest of Champions. Players assume the role of a Summoner in building a team of Marvel heroes and villains and get them together in combat.
Players can choose from their favorite superheroes and supervillains while assembling a team for their quest against Thanos, Kang the Conqueror and many more. The game offers multiplayer mode and is a best-fit when it comes to playing alliance games with your friends. Why watch a Marvel showdown when you can now be a part of one?
Highly rated, the game has players hooked even after four years. Marvel Contest of Champion is free to play and is available on AppStore and Google Play.

12. Hungry Shark World

Hungry Shark World

  • Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Platforms: iOS, Android

Hungry Shark World is a video game developed by Future Games of London and published by Ubisoft Entertainment. The game is available for free installation on AppStore and Google Play. As the name gives it away, the game focuses on hungry sharks fighting each other for rising through the ranks of the food chain.

The game offers stellar 3D graphics with a range of sharks to choose from. The gameplay focuses on boss battles, missions against men and machine, and exploration.

A sequel to Hungry Shark, the award-winning series, the game has a high rating on gaming charts.

13. Rules of Survival

Rules of Survival

  • Publisher: NetEase
  • Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
Rules of Survival is an online battle royale game developed and published by NetEase Games. It is a multiplayer game and is said to have more than 150 million users registered online. The game was also released on Steam in 2018.
The game follows the classic battle genre where players have to fight to be the last person or team standing. The modes present are Solo, Duo, Squad (four players) and Fireteam (five players). The game offers both first-person and third-person perspective. After landing on an island, players have to loot for items and weapons for a successful gameplay. After the completion of each round, players are presented with currencies depending on the number of players they had killed. Players can use this currency to buy items. Unlike PUBG and Fortnite, up to 300 players can participate in a round.
The game is available on AppStore and GooglePlay and is free to play.

14. Boom Beach

Boom Beach

  • Publisher: SuperCell
  • Platforms: iOS, Android
Released in 2014, Boom Beach is an online multiplayer real-time video game that combines attacks against computer-generated bases. The game was developed and published by Supercell for iOS and Android. It is set on an island with troops and defenses and give a similar feel to Supercell’s Clash of Clans.
The game scored the number 1 position in more than 20 countries on its launch. Boom Beach offers single and multi-player mode on the same map where players can build defenses and upgrade them. They can attack enemy bases to free islanders and unlock various other secrets.
The controversy sees the game as a modern version of Clash of Clans but Boom Beach still has decent reviews on game stores.

15. Asphalt 9: Legends

Best Android Games Asphalt 9 Legends

  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows
Asphalt 9: Legends is a 2018 racing game developed and published by Gameloft. The game is the ninth installment in the Asphalt series. The gameplay is very much similar to the 2013’s Asphalt 8: Airborne with improvement in graphics and design.
Players can unlock their dream cars by winning races. They can collect over 50 cars varying in aesthetics and driving performance. The real challenge is the online multiplayer mode where they have to become the next Asphalt by racing against 7 players globally.
Asphalt 9: Legends is available for iOS, Android and Windows. The game is rated number one on AppStore’s racing games with impressive reviews on Google Play.
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