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The Most Popular Action Games Out Now

Updated November 20, 2020 6.1k votes 722 voters 11.7k 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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  • 1
    Red Dead Redemption II

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Stadia

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  • 2
    Grand Theft Auto V

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

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  • 3
    Spider-Man
    208
    154

    Spider-Man

    2018

    PlatformPlayStation 4

  • 4
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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  • 5
    Fortnite
    296
    305

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

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  • 6
    God of War
    126
    117

    PlatformPlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

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  • 7
    Resident Evil 2
    108
    104

    Resident Evil 2

    2019

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • 8
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • 9
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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

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  • 10
    Destiny 2
    138
    147

    PlatformPC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

  • 11
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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

  • 12
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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

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  • 13
    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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

  • 14
    Dark Souls III

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

  • 15
    Hitman 2
    99
    118

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • 16
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    PlatformNintendo Switch, Wii U

  • 17
    Superhot
    11
    4

    PlatformLinux, PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch

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  • 18
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • 19
    Far Cry 5
    104
    128

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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  • 20
    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

    PlatformPlayStation 4

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  • 21
    Bloodborne
  • 22
    Devil May Cry 5

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • 23
    Watch Dogs 2

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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  • 24
    Doom Eternal

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

  • 25
    Ghost of Tsushima

    PlatformPlayStation 4