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The Best Xbox Action Games 

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Updated October 21, 2019 2.8k votes 252 voters 5.1k views 101 items

List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Xbox at some point.

If you owned a Xbox at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few action games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Xbox action games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling action games that were released for Xbox. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Vote for your favorite items on this poll, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Halo: Combat Evolved and more.

Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2001 (Gearbox Software)
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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Microsoft Studios)
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Grand Theft Auto: San An... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Rockstar North)
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Star Wars: Battlefront I... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2005 (Savage Entertainment)
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice C... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2002 (Rockstar North)
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Star Wars: Battlefront ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Pandemic Studios)
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Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2003 (Rockstar North)
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Star Wars: Knights of th... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Obsidian Entertainment)
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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2001 (Rockstar Toronto)
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The Elder Scrolls III: M... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2002 (Bethesda Softworks)
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Star Wars Jedi Knight: J... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2003 (Raven Software)
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Burnout 3: Takedown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Criterion Games)
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Medal of Honor: Frontlin... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2002 (Electronic Arts)
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Fable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Big Blue Box Studios)
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Call of Duty 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2006 (Exakt Entertainment)
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Doom 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (id Software)
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Star Wars: Republic Comm... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2005 (LucasArts)
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Tom Clancy's Splinter Ce... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2006 (Ubisoft Montreal)
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Star Wars Jedi Knight II... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2002 (Raven Software)
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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Aspyr)
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Jade Empire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2005 (BioWare)
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Lego Star Wars: The Vide... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2005 (Aspyr)
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Mortal Kombat: Deception... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2004 (Midway Games)
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Hitman 2: Silent Assassi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2002 (IO Interactive)
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Gun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Xbox Action Games
Released: 2005 (Rebellion Developments)