Top iPhone Action Games of All Time

Welcome to's top action games of all-time, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 16.

    Metal Gear Solid Touch

    It’s a shame there are no stealth elements, but what is on offer is a thoroughly enjoyable on-rails shooter that utilises the iPhone's touch screen to full effect. When Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released... more

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  • 15.

    Car Jack Streets

    If you can put your faith in Tag sorting out the relatively easy to resolve control issues through updates then Car Jack Streets is definitely worth a look. It's hard to look at screenshots of Car Jack Streets (CJS) and not... more

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  • 14.

    Iron Sight

    With a real deficit of 3D strategy games available from the App Store Iron Sight is bound to attract some fans. You only have to look at the media's incessant grooming to realise it's only a matter of time before we're all... more

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  • 13.

    Circuit Strike.One

    If mastering a very solid control scheme appeals to you more than visual diversification then CS.One is a title you’ll definitely want to look into. For many the phrase 'computer hacking' means trying to second-guess a friend's... more

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  • 12.

    RAGE: Mutant Bash TV

    Rage might well be short, shallow, and shoddy in the control department, but it's still well worth the price of admission. With Rage HD, John Carmack has rolled up his sleeves, placed a huge bicep on the App Store table and... more

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  • 11.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    A few control issues bringing the overall quality of the product down, but that doesn't mean Guardian of Light isn't worth a look. Discard any dusty, out of date preconceptions you might have about raiding tombs; unlike previous... more

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  • 10.

    Super Crate Box

    The Crate Escape It's impossible not to feel a large pang of sympathy for Vlambeer, the prominent two-man indie developer who's had to put up with two of their games being ripped off with App Store copies in the last year.... more

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  • 9.

    iDracula - Undead Awakening

    A leading example of pocket gaming. Two-stick arcade shooters have become very popular since the advent of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The pick up and play nature of such games happens to be very well... more

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  • 8.

    Galaxy on Fire

    If you can forgive its overly ambitious first segment then you’ll find yourself graced with a clever little shooter that inspires a real sense of ‘play it until you can afford it’ gameplay. There is something tremendously... more

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  • 7.

    Terminator Salvation

    Terminator Salvation is still very much worth the attention of anyone looking for a solid third-person shooter. The beginning of Terminator 2 Judgment Day makes us think 'wow this would make an awesome video game setting'.... more

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  • 6.


    Minigore's presentation is top class and the dual-stick controls work well, but we can't see the fun lasting for more than a few weeks and the odd cheap death might annoy high score junkies. Minigore is the latest "twin stick"... more

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  • 5.


    Driver struggles at times to work here as well as it did on a games console, but it's still an excellent port that has managed to retain the majority of what made it so much fun back in the day. I've got fond memories of... more

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  • 4.

    Infinity Blade

    Buy it safe in the knowledge that you're not only getting the best looking game on the App Store, but a fantastic little action RPG in its own right. I remember moaning about how dull Infinity Blade seemed after seeing it... more

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  • 3.

    Death Worm

    the most well produced variation on the Deadly Giant Worm genre That feeling of déjà vu is thanks to the heap of games throughout 2010 that are identical to Death Worm. It's bad timing for the poor guy. Back in August a similar... more

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  • 2.


    This is the perfect game to sit around on an iDevice for occasional high-score runs. Deathsmiles on the iPhone is, for the most part, the same game as we saw released earlier this year on Xbox 360. Building on the earlier... more

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  • 1.

    Dodonpachi Resurrection

    It might be ten times more expensive than the average App Store game, but it's also a shining example of what a good developer and Apple's shiny iDevices can achieve if they work together. Sometimes the unlikeliest success... more

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