When looking at having some fun with your Android smart phone or tablet, action and adventure games are easy choices for some instant satisfaction. Some are first person or second person shooters where you plan your attack and then execute it with violence of action. With other games that include an RPG or more tactical element, you have to consider what will be your best strategy that will lead to success. You may be fighting Zombies or entering the game as Batman himself, the Dark Knight, to fly to a damsel’s rescue and fight the worst of the worst in Gotham City.
To help you in your gaming journey, we have put together our list of the Top 20 Action Adventure Games for Android that we have come across recently. They include some first person shooters, the more strategic third person shooters, a trip to Feudal Japan as a Samurai, and a blast to the past with Sonic.
Grand Theft Auto III for mobile devices came out as a 10th year anniversary of this game’s original release back in 2001. Drive, shoot and fight your way through the world as you steal cars and try to outrun the law. All the elements of the original game are present in this mobile version that runs very nicely on a smartphone.
Minecraft Pocket Edition is a good rendition of the classic game. The graphics are not challenging for a mobile device, with the retro block-style. Extremely popular.
Play the game as a miniature Knight, running through the course collecting every coin and hunting down the hidden card. Cool graphics and compelling music keep things interesting.
Console-quality graphics for the ultimate first person shooter. Arm yourself with the latest weapons including the MP5 H&K and even a Javelin missile launcher. Now in the 4th version, this one finally gives “Call of Duty” a real run for its money.
Superhero film tie-in games; you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. The Caped Crusader is kept mighty busy here. 3rd person storytelling and interaction. File size is 3.6GB, so you’ll need better than an 8GB tablet to play the game comfortably.
You play Barry Steakfries, who runs around each level mowing down Zombies left and right. Never-ending fighting, many weapons and all the action you could possible crave. Two joysticks; one for movement, the other for firing. Controls are easy to get used to. Get shooting!
This is a military-based simulation that includes planning ahead of a mission and then conducting the mission. Will interest those who enjoy a bit of strategy beyond pure gun-play.
Gun & Strike 3D is a shooting game with Counter Strike similarities. The graphics are on the same level and the game play is reminiscent too. Full range of weaponry from a P90 to a AK47.
Go back to D-Day, that fateful day. Play in 145 missions across five campaigns. Realistic visuals make you feel like you’re there in the thick of the fighting. Join the war against the Germans in Europe.
N.O.V.A. 3 Near Orbit is a sci-fi fighter where you play Kal Wardin. Hidden under a helmet and in a spacesuit, you shoot your way through problems, jump into vehicles and riding across planetary terrain. Character models and landscape look top notch.
Battle your way through dungeons killing the undead, until they’re, well, more dead that usual. Collect coins dropped by the demons as you slay them and upgrade to a better cache of weapons.
Play the black clothed agent who’s on an endless run. Use swipe controls to leap, slide and sidestep. Collect gems to make acquisitions or make in-app purchases if you’re impatient. Lovely waterfalls and other attractions. Quite similar to “Temple Run,” but with a secret agent slant to it.
A remake of the 1989 game, Prince of Persia. A 2D platform game where you can get into many sword fights. Collect objects as you move around. Not made for the Retina Display. Difficult controls that take a while to get a handle on too.
Go back to Feudal Japan. Let out your thirst for vengeance as you slice your way through the opposition. Avoid deadly obstacles as you go on your way. Enjoy the oriental music and the grunts of your warrior as he does his duty.
This is a turn-based RPG with miniature characters with big heads and large swords. Pick your adventures, tailor your arsenal to the battle to come, then have at it. Simple action, but enjoyable.
With Grabatron, you fly in, grab a car or a building and drop it on something else to destroy it. If you like to destroy, then this one is a blast. Go on quests, avoid being shot and turn on your shield to protect yourself. An unusual, highly addictive game.
Crush, kill and destroy. Intense combat situations, the latest weapons. Five enemy types to grapple with. Great combat A.I. that will keep you guessing. Amazing graphics which run just fine on a Tegra 2 chipset.