Aside from their fame for remarkable daily productivity, the iPhone and iPad are also fantastic platforms to have pretty good gaming fun. These iOS devices now have tons of innovative games in diverse genres releasing every year in the App Store. Despite this, the absence of certain factors like no convenient gaming buttons leave the iPhone and iPad still underrated as gaming platforms for specific game genres.

Though initially a majority of iOS games fell into the casual genres, a growing number of games are catered towards core gaming audience. A lot of console-based iOS action games have been successfully launched in the App Store. These action games have amazing presentation, game-play on par with other platforms. Take a look at ten such top action games that can keep you engrossed and entertained.

Best Action Games for iPhone and iPad

Best Action Games for iPhone and iPad

#1. Modern Combat 5 Blackout

Modern Combat 5 iPhone and iPad Game IconGameloft’s Modern Combat 5: Blackout is a realistic version in the first person shooter iOS series. Although it may have striking similarities to Call of Duty, it vastly contains novel ideas that can contribute great entertainment to the users. This installment of Modern Combat has splendid graphics, a thrilling plot along with multiplayer mode. Designed with a new class system that comes with highly customizable options, the Modern Combat 5 is one of the best first-person shooter games for your iPhone and iPad.

Price: $0.99
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#2. Zombieville USA 2

Zombieville USA 2 iPhone and iPad Game IconZombieville USA 2 is a shooter game containing 2-D level graphics and a good share of animated blood that’s vivid, but not violent. You have to combat hordes of zombies to terminate them using an astounding armory at your disposal. Due to this reason it is better if you don’t allow children at your house to play this game. You can buy most of the weapons with the in-game cash as you advance. But, there is no option within the app to buy cash within the game in exchange for the real money. It is integrated with the game center to share your high scores.

Price: $0.99
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#3. Red Nova

Red Nova iPhone and iPad Game IconApp Store is rich in space shooter games and Celsius Game’s Red Nova is one among this lot. But, Red Nova surely stands out from the crowd. It has many original features including an exciting storyline that entertains greatly. The premise is about a hostile group of aliens preparing themselves to invade your land. The aliens have no knowledge of the existence of your spaceship yet. Hence, you cannot fire up the engine of your spaceship, alerting the hostile aliens. Your mission is to avert any kind of attacks by the aliens on the Red Nova, thereby saving people’s lives and helping the spaceship notify your folks of the threat.

Price: $0.99
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#4. Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War

Brothers in Arms iPhone and iPad Game IconOf the various settings for shooting genre video games, the World War II is always a popular one. With a simple premise set during the 1940s, Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War involves shooting, stabbing and exploding your way against large numbers of Nazis and destroying the Axis powers. You will find many familiar settings and characters in the game with top-notch graphics. Brothers in Arms 3 is an entertaining game which will take you to the times of World War II.

Price: Free
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#5. Marvel Contest of Champions

MARVEL Contest of Champions iPhone and iPad App IconThere is nothing more fascinating than a superhero combat game, which is what Marvel Contest of Champions exactly is. You are beckoned by an Elder of The Universe, The Collector, to a challenge of epic scale. The epic contest is to take on the Marvel super villain, Kang – The Conqueror. You must battle your way through classic Marvel universe locations and assemble your favorite Marvel super heroes and villains to form a final team of champions. If you are a fan of superheroes, you don’t want to miss this game as it offers extreme fun and action.

Price: Free
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#6. BattleLore: Command

BattleLore iPhone and iPad Game IconBattleLore: Command by Fantasy Flight Games is a turn-based strategy game. The game is staged upon a battlefield laid out in grid structure. The turns are divided into three parts with which you need to accomplish your objectives. Taking turns you must tactically assemble troops, plan their movements, align them into battle positions and finally attack. You must either destroy the rival force or meet the map’s objective to win. If you don’t achieve any one of the above-mentioned tasks, then the victory is your enemy’s.

Price: $9.99
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#7. Chopper 2

Chopper 2 iPhone and iPad Game IconChopper 2 is a uniquely designed game that will leave you in awe. It innovatively facilitates integrating both your iPhone and iPad to play the game. Chopper 2 allows you to use the iPhone as a controller for the iPad. Likewise, it lets you hook up your iPad to a HDTV, for a HD output. The playing style of Chopper 2 is quite similar to its prequel. You fly through side-scrolling levels to save civilians by shooting the rivals. At the same time, you need to evade attacks from your enemies by means of missiles, gunfire and choppers. You are allowed to carry eight weapons at once from your armory consisting of explosives and artillery.

Price: $2.99
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#8. Infinity Field

Infinity Field iPhone and iPad Game IconInfinity Field is one of those common iOS games where you need to survive the attacks from your enemies to make high scores, except, it comes with a slight twist. As the name of the game suggests, your primary goal is to stay alive without succumbing to an incoming onslaught from an infinite number of enemies. The entire action takes place in a small space bordered by a neon fence. You must dodge the attacks and fire back using the virtual, dual-sticks to survive long enough. As long as you keep surviving you will reach higher scores and unlock various upgrades and weapons.

Price: $0.99
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#9. Wars and Battles – Turn-based Strategy Wargames

Wars and Battles iPhone and iPad Game IconA turn-based strategy game, Wars and Battles depicts the historic World War II. You get to choose to be alongside either with the Axis powers or the Allies. You need to pick your side, play and finish an extensive campaign that will involve bloodshed and sacrifices, just like in a real war. Wars and Battles offers sophisticated graphics and an insightful gameplay that can engage you for longer hours. It is a game with intense plot and rich details that will entertain all the war, strategy and military game lovers.

Price: $6.99
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#10. Vainglory

Vainglory iPhone and iPad Game IconIf you are a fan of multiplayer online battle arena, then Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory should not skip your attention. It is a beautifully designed multiplayer strategy game with heaps of lively characters to play with. It consists of eye-catching graphics and presents a brilliant gameplay. You must confront your enemy in a 3-on-3 battle, working through war horses, miserable cronies and tanks to destroy their center of operations.

Price: Free
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