19 Awesome Action Games for iPhone & iPad

June 9, 2012

We’ve compiled a list of the best iOS games to help stave off boredom and keep your mind sharp. From exploring ancient Mars to killing evil zombies, we’ve got the games that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Check out the list and let us know what your favorite game is in our comments section. 

Waking Mars - for iPhone & iPad

  • Uncover the mysteries of ancient Mars
  • Cultivate your own ecosystem of alien lifeforms
  • Nearly 2 hours of critically acclaimed original music
  • Share your research progress to friends via Twitter
View on iTunes

Temple Run - for iPhone & iPad

  • Race down ancient temple walls and along cliffs
  • Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles
  • Collect coins and buy power ups
  • Play as 7 different characters
View on iTunes

Zombie Highway - for iPhone & iPad

  • Shoot zombies with 16 handguns, shotguns and automatics
  • Crisp 3D graphics and CD quality audio
  • 8 levels, 3 environments and 4 cars
  • 8 different kinds of jumping zombies
View on iTunes

Jetpack Joyride - for iPhone & iPad

  • Take to the skies with a selection of cool jetpacks
  • Simple one touch controls
  • Avoid electric fences and collect coins and upgrades
  • Fast-paced movement
View on iTunes

Samurai vs Zombies Defense - for iPhone & iPad

  • Play as the heroic Samurai and defend your village against zombies
  • Strategic gameplay and work with allies
  • Upgrade your samurai by buying better weapons, defenses and magical abilities
View on iTunes

Anomaly Warzone Earth - for iPhone

  • Tower defense formula where you’re the attacking side
  • Deploy special weapons to break through alien defenses
  • Choose the right squad and route to guarantee success
  • Strategically gather resources to buy and upgrade powerful units
View on iTunes

DrawRace 2 - for iPhone

  • Drive everything from Arctic Rally Cars to V12 Supercars to become the champion
  • Race against friends local or online
  • Realistic car physics and detailed 3D tracks
  • Use the Turbo Button to gain the edge over opponents
View on iTunes

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation - for iPhone & iPad

  • Be the hero of an explosive apocalyptic battle for the freedom of the US
  • Enter battles for up to 12 players
  • 6 exclusive maps and 7 different modes
  • Fight through a 13-mission campaign from LA to Pakistan
View on iTunes

Crimson: Steam Pirates - for iPhone

  • Mixture of strategy and action where you command your fleet and crew and anticipate enemy moves
  • 16 voyages in Chapter 1 & 2
  • In-app purchase for Chapter 3 featuring 8 voyages
  • 2 Pass and Play multiplayer scenarios
  • Over 20 unique crew members with special abilities
View on iTunes

Starfront - Collision™ - for iPhone

  • Wage war across 5 environments and discover they story of a war for resources
  • Real-time strategy game with intuitive touch controls
  • Play your friends in local or online battles
  • 5 multiplayer maps
View on iTunes

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) - for iPhone & iPad

  • Jump from buildings floating above Boston, Massachusetts
  • Perform stunts, graffiti tag and make split second decisions
  • Game includes 47 levels
  • Amazing tilt controls
View on iTunes

CHAOS RINGS II - for iPhone

  • Immerse yourself in a fantastical world from the Chaos Rings series
  • Storyline molded by the player’s choices
  • A strategic new battle system
  • Includes an array of character voices and music
View on iTunes

Hero Academy - for iPhone & iPad

  • Heroic teams gather to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields
  • Challenge friends to a contest of tactics and skill
  • Random playfields keep battles fresh
  • Easy to learn with highly accessible turn based gameplay
View on iTunes

Infinity Blade II - for iPhone & iPad

  • The Infinity Blade story continues with this addition
  • 3 new styles of combat
  • Explore beautiful and immersive environments that change over time
  • Engage in social global challenges
View on iTunes

Dark Meadow - for iPhone & iPad

  • A role playing game where you explore the decaying ruins of Montclair Hospital
  • Plot stylized as a dark modern fairytale with bizarre twists and turns
  • Gesture based action to control your crossbow and sword
  • Photo-realistic world built with the Unreal 3 engine
View on iTunes

Bug Heroes - for iPhone & iPad

  • Blend of action, adventure, castle defense and role playing elements
  • 10 unique Bug Heroes and over 50 enemies to bash
  • Explore a variety of landscapes from a miniature perspective
  • Multiple profiles and game saves, tons of achievements and online leaderboards
View on iTunes

Hunters 2 - for iPhone & iPad

  • The second installment brings hundreds of new weapons and armor options
  • Take your team of mercenaries across the galaxy to look for the best contracts
  • More missions and an all new game engine
  • New environments and enemy types
View on iTunes

Swordigo - for iPhone & iPad

  • Explore a magical realm of dungeons, towns, treasures and devious monsters
  • Find powerful weapons, items and spells to defeat enemies
  • Precise touch controls and customize to your preference
  • Game Center and OpenFeint Achievements
View on iTunes

SHADOWGUN - for iPhone & iPad

  • You are the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter searching for a maniacal genius and leader of a mutant army
  • Combines intense tactical combat with 3rd person action
  • Immersive storyline with multiple outcomes that you decide
  • Solve hacking mini-games then get back to blasting
View on iTunes

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