Action Games

Defeat a horde of monsters, master the art of Karate, or shoot down an alien armada. If you're seeking for some cool Action Games, then you've come to the right place. These free action games come in all shapes and forms from third-person 3D shooting games, to 2D Metroidvania platformers, to cater to the need of everyone. Just pick a quality game from our list and let the action begin.

Best Action Games

What are Action Games?

Action Games are video games that focus on physical challenges. In this genre, the players are mostly required to overcome various challenges like defeating an opponent, surviving against waves of enemies, or shooting down targets. This genre includes a vast array of sub-genres from first-person shooter (FPS), third-person shooter, and action platformers, to beat'em up arcade games, arena-style fighting, and hack and slash adventures. Pick a game from our vast selection and get ready to be thrilled and challenged. Have fun.

Dominating the battlefield with your sheer strength, overcoming great trials with your combat prowess, or saving mankind with your overwhelming firepower are what awesome Action Games are all about. If you are in the mood for some thrilling action, then browse through the titles Arcade Spot has to offer. There are all sorts of action-packed games out there. Knowing what suits you best at the moment will guarantee your enjoyment. 

Types of Action Games

As one of the major genres, Action Games have more than a dozen sub-genres. While many sub-genres overlap with other major genres, titles in this genre are mostly fast-paced, thrilling, fun, and generally somewhat violent in nature - with the exception of Rhythm games. Some titles can also fall under this genre despite being different. One example is Gun Spin.

  • Action-Adventure: The combination of two major genres. This includes titles under Action Role-Playing (ARPG), Open World, Stealth, Survival, Survival Horror, and Battle Royale.
  • Beat'em Up: titles that are mostly side-scrolling in nature where the main character brawls or fights with a weapon (hack and slash).
  • Fighting: Competitive 2D and 3D fighting video games of all types.
  • Action-Platformer/ Platform-Adventure: Also known as "Metroidvania". Action-platformer incorporates a lot of action-based mechanics more commonly seen in titles like Metroid and Castlevania.
  • Shooter: Including all its minor genres and categories such as rail-shooter, hero shooter, first-person shooter, third-person shooter, vertical shooter, shoot'em up, and more.
  • Rhythm: Also known as Rhythm Action is a music-themed action that revolves around dancing or playing instruments. 

Top Played Action Games

Super Smash Flash 2 is a 2D fighting video-game with a huge selection of popular characters ranging from Mario to Pikachu. With a total of 28 characters to choose from, coming from different kinds of titles and anime series. As the second entry, Super Smash Flash 2 also has a series of mini-games to choose from, if you feel up for it. If you are up for some competitive first-person shooter, then check out Army Force Strike. Previously known as CoD Online, this game is a multiplayer online shooter with everything that you're looking for on a modern FPS, and more. Just login with your username and join with other players in a competitive match across dozens of maps.

A notable title in the entry is Yandere Simulator. This unique game pretends to be a charming high-school simulator where you get to play as a lovely highschool girl. However, when it comes to love, the main protagonist, Yandere-chan is actually really violent and deadly. If you feel like hacking your stress away, then you might want to give this one a try. But if you're not old enough, or you just don't like excessive violence, then you might want to try something fun and light-hearted like the ragdoll fighting game Gang Beasts instead.