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The Most Popular Action Games Out Now

Updated November 20, 2020 6.5k votes 755 voters 12.2k 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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  • Grand Theft Auto V1

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

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  • Red Dead Redemption II2

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Stadia

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  • Spider-Man3
    218
    161

    Spider-Man

    2018

    PlatformPlayStation 4

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt4

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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  • God of War5
    139
    120

    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
    303
    319

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

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  • Resident Evil 28
    111
    107

    Resident Evil 2

    2019

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order9

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim10

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

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  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey11

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

  • Destiny 212
    142
    154

    PlatformPC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

  • Dark Souls III13

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

  • Fallout 414
    15
    4

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain15

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

  • Watch Dogs 216

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

  • Hitman 217
    103
    120

    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

  • Doom Eternal20

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

  • Batman: Arkham Knight21

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • Watch Dogs: Legion22

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

  • Bloodborne23
  • Far Cry 524
    106
    131

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice25

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One