Best Action Games for iPhone and iPad in 2020

Although action games are most popularly played on a gaming console, there are plenty of great options on your iPhone and iPad too. They boast spectacular graphics, engaging gameplay, and nonstop thrills. Further, you can customize your character, earn exciting rewards, and join your friends in epic competitions to see who emerges victorious. Take on the challenge with these best action games for iPhone and iPad.

  1. Mortal Combat 5
  2. Call of Duty Mobile
  3. Angry Birds 2
  4. Marvel Contest of Champions
  5. Real Racing 3
  6. Shadow Fight 2
  7. Shadowgun Legends: Online FPS
  8. Gangster New Orleans
  9. Into the Dead 2
  10. Super Mario Run
  11. Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom

1. Editor’s Choice: Modern Combat 5

Modern Combat 5 iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

This shooting game is a must-try for all action fanatics. You can choose from different modes such as Sniper, Assault, Bounty Hunter, Heavy, etc. It guarantees hours of edge-of-the-seat excitement when playing with your squad of friends or even as a single-player against other players worldwide.

Your mission is to save the world from the brink of anarchy by shooting your way through challenging situations. You can play the way you like with customizable, intuitive controls.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $1.99)

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2. Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

Immerse yourself in one of the most iconic action games of all time and see if you have what it takes to take out all the bad guys. It offers a console-level experience even on your iPhone and iPad.

Both the single and multiplayer modes will keep you engaged with amazing graphics and intense challenges. Then there’s the competitive Ranked Mode in which you can use skill and strategy to battle to the top.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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3. Angry Birds 2

Angry Birds 2 iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

For lighthearted action that’s sure to appeal to any age group, it does not get better than Angry Birds 2. The goal in this arcade game is to use the slingshot to hurl the birds at the piggies’ towers.

There are multi-stage levels that guarantee hours of fun. And to make things more exciting, you can compete against other players. There are also daily challenges and lots of other features to tickle your competitive spirit.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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4. Marvel Contest of Champions

Marvel Contest of Champions iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

If superheroes are your jam, you’ve got to check out this epic superhero combat game. You are beckoned by an Elder of The Universe, The Collector, to take on the Marvel supervillain, Kang – The Conqueror.

You must battle your way through classic Marvel universe locations and assemble your favorite superheroes and villains to form a final team of champions. Indulge in extreme fun and action for hours on end.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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5. Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

This racing game boasts of as many as 170 fascinating vehicles from well-known manufacturers like Ford, McLaren, Aston Martin, and more. There are 18 real tracks from famous worldwide locations such as Silverstone, Le Mans, Dubai Autodrome, and more.

With 8-player and cross-platform available, you will have a great time zooming through the tracks. You can take part in more than 4000 events to showcase your skills. Further, you can also have fun customizing your car to your best liking.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $1.99)

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6. Shadow Fight 2

Shadow Fight 2 iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

Enjoy the best of RPG and classic fighting in this top action strategy game for iPhone and iPad. Equip your characters with lethal weapons and armor sets and try out a host of realistic Martial Arts techniques.

Punch, kick, jump, and slash your way through six different worlds teeming with menacing demons. Go ahead and annihilate your enemies with intuitive controls and an immersive interface that’s been designed for touchscreens.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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7. Shadowgun Legends: Online FPS

Shadowgun Legends iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

Step into a futuristic world where humanity is under attack from a deadly alien invader, and it’s up to you to save the day. Embark on over 200 missions across four diverse planets.

You have a range of weapons at your disposal, from handguns and assault rifles to shotguns, machine guns, sniper rifles, and more. Join forces with friends to defeat enemies and gain not just glory but also plenty of loot. Explore different multiplayer game modes and diverse PvP arenas.

Price: Free (Starter – $4.99)

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8. Gangster New Orleans

Gangster New Orleans iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

New Orleans is one of the most unique and fascinating cities in the world. And this game makes it even more exciting with unique underworld characters, fast-paced missions, intense car chases, and thrilling shooting action.

This game is the largest open world ever released on mobile, which certainly makes it worth checking out. Apart from the street adventures, there’s tons of customization like getting your own private island, expanding it into a housing complex, etc.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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9. Into the Dead 2

Into the Dead 2 iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

It’s time to arm yourself with an arsenal of powerful weapons and kill all the zombies. Do you have what it takes to protect the world? Take on seven action-packed chapters, with 60 stages and hundreds of thrilling challenges.

The story keeps evolving, and multiple endings are possible based on what actions you take. Moreover, the gameplay is varied – you can shoot from military gun emplacements, slay the hordes from vehicles, and even go after the zombies on foot.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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10. Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

If you thrive on nostalgia, you’ll love this classic Mario game. It includes four modes, namely, World Tour, Toad Rally, Remix 10, and Kingdom Builder. Super simple one-touch controls make this a breeze to play.

It’s slightly more challenging to collect the pink coins along the way. Run through a plethora of courses to rescue Princess Peach. Compete with friends and build your own kingdom.

Price: Free (All 6 WOrlds – $9.99)

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11. Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom

Sonic Dash 2 iPhone and iPad Action Game Screenshot

Take on the role of Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Sticks, or Shadow as you explore fascinating 3D worlds. You can race with up to three characters in the new team play mode and swap runners midway to rack up your score.

You can even unleash new special powers like Sonic’s Dash Ring Magnet, Knuckle’s Slam, and Amy’s Ring Hammer. Further, you can earn more rewards in the daily challenges and special events.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $1.99)

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Summing Up 

Which action games do you love playing on your iPhone or iPad? Share your favorites with us in the comments below.

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I have been writing about tech for over 10 years now. I am passionate about helping people solve their tech problems with easy and practical solutions. At iGeeksBlog, I write and edit how-to guides and accessory reviews for all things Apple. My work has previously appeared in Live IT and Woman’s Era magazines. When not working, I love reading and traveling.