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The Most Popular Action Games Out Now 

Kyle Townsend
Updated March 3, 2020 3.5k votes 596 voters 10k views 31 items

Let's rank the greatest action games in 2019 that everyone is playing right now. From over-the-top explosions to unbelievable acts of violence and gunplay, these games are sure to get your adrenaline going. These popular action games are ranked by your votes, so don't be shy about letting your opinion be known.

If you prefer a good story and a stellar atmosphere when it comes to action games, then it's worth checking out God of War, the newest game in the series that shows how beautiful destruction can be. Even some older games are still popular thanks to DLCs, like Destiny 2 and Far Cry 5.

From linear story games, like Devil May Cry 5 and Hitman 2, to open-world titles, these current action games are all jam-packed with action and adventure.

Be sure to vote up the current action games that everyone should be playing right now, and add any titles to the list that aren't already there.

 

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Red Dead Redemption II ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

Red Dead Redemption 2 (stylized as Red Dead Redemption II) is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for ...more
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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2013 (Rockstar Toronto)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Racing video game

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox ...more
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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2017 (Epic Games)
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the former also publishing the game. The game was released as a paid early access title for Microsoft ...more
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Spider-Man

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

Spider-Man is an action-adventure game based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It will be ...more
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Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2017 (Bungie)
Destiny 2 is a 2017 online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. Set in a "mythic science fiction" world, the game features ...more
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Shadow of the Tomb Raide... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2018 (Eidos Montréal)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Montréal in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the third entry of the ...more
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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Resident Evil 2 Released: 2019 (Capcom)
Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998), it follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire ...more
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a 2017 multiplayer online battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge ...more
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God of War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2005 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Hack and slash

God of War is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. First released on March 22, 2005, for the PlayStation 2 ...more
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Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by parent company Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 ...more
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Tom Clancy's The Divisio... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an online action role-playing video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. Played from a third-person perspective, the game takes place ...more
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2018 (Ubisoft Quebec)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, stealth

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It is the twentieth game and the eleventh major installment in the Assassin's ...more
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Hitman 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2018 (IO Interactive)
Hitman 2 is a stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is the seventh entry ...more
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Battlefield V is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2018 (EA DICE)

Genres (Video game): First-person shooter, battle royale

Battlefield V is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, and the seventeenth installment in the Battlefield series. It will be released worldwide ...more
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Just Cause 4 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2018 (Avalanche Studios)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

Just Cause 4 is an action-adventure game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. The game is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on December 4, ...more
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen O... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (Respawn Entertainment)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a single-player action-adventure video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, set in the Star Wars universe shortly after ...more
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Devil May Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (Capcom)
Devil May Cry 5 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, set to be released in 2019. It is the sixth installment in the Devil May Cry series, and first ...more
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twic... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and ...more
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Metro Exodus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (4A Games)
Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter video game developed by a Ukrainian Malta-based studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. It is the third installment in the Metro video game series ...more
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Death Stranding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (Kojima Productions)

Genres (Video game): Action

Death Stranding is an action game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It is the first game by game director Hideo Kojima and his ...more
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Borderlands 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (Gearbox Software)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, first-person shooter

Borderlands 3 is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software, and the fourth main entry in the Borderlands series. It is to be released on September 13, ...more
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Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2017 (Guerrilla Games)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

Horizon Zero Dawn is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The plot revolves around Aloy, a hunter and archer living ...more
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The Legend of Zelda: Lin... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (Nintendo EPD)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo EPD and Grezzo, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is a remake of the 1993 game for the ...more
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The Outer Worlds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (Obsidian Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on ...more
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Astral Chain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Action Games Out Now
Released: 2019 (PlatinumGames)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, hack and slash

Astral Chain is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch. It is directed by Takahisa Taura who was previously lead ...more