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The Most Popular Action Games Out Now

Updated November 20, 2020 7.0k votes 782 voters 12.6k views66 items

List RulesAction role-playing, action-adventure, and action-shooter games all count.

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular action games in 2020. 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 voicing your opinion. What do you think are the top 10 best action games right now?

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 latest game in the ongoing series that shows how beautiful destruction can be. Watch Dogs: Legion, the third and latest installment in the series, is another epic action-adventure game. Even some older games are still popular thanks to DLCs, like Destiny 2 and Far Cry 5. Linear games like Devil May Cry 5 and open-world titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 are still some of the best-selling games right now.

Vote up all the most popular action games that everyone should be playing right now. Games from every major console are featured, including both PC and mobile games.

 

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  • Red Dead Redemption II1

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Stadia

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  • Grand Theft Auto V2

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  • Spider-Man3
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    2018

    PlatformPlayStation 4

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt4

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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  • God of War5
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    PlatformPlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

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  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider6

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, macOS Linux, Google Stadia

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  • Fortnite7
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    PlatformWindows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Resident Evil 28
    115
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    Resident Evil 2

    2019

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order9

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • Fallout 410
    22
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    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim11

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

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  • Destiny 212
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    PlatformPC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

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  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey13

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia

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  • Watch Dogs: Legion14

    PlatformStadia, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Project Scarlett

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    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Watch Dogs 216

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

  • Hitman 217
    108
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    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End18

    PlatformPlayStation 4

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  • Ghost of Tsushima19

    PlatformPlayStation 4

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain20

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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  • Dark Souls III21

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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  • Far Cry 522
    110
    132

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • Doom Eternal23
    17
    11

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

  • Bloodborne24

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  • Call of Duty: WWII25

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One